Uncommon Wisdom:

June, 2010

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June 30, 2010  12:03 PM

Cisco’s enterprise tablet designed for cloud, video and UC



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Cisco, Cloud computing, iPad, tablet

Well, here’s something we didn’t see coming -- Cisco has announced an enterprise-targeted tablet called Cius...

June 29, 2010  1:21 PM

Alcatel-Lucent buys API clearing house purchase for developers



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application development, Open API, Web developers

Alcatel-Lucent announced it was buying ProgrammableWeb, an API clearing house service site for developers. The deal will augment Alcatel-Lucent’s Open API Program that seeks to create a federation...


June 28, 2010  1:13 PM

FCC may step in to regulate rules on mobile ‘bill shock’



Posted by: Tom Nolle
billing, FCC, Mobile, Regulations, wireless

The mobile industry has been hit with a number of stories involving high monthly bills created by either a


June 24, 2010  1:38 PM

AT&T network architect advocates simpler wireless QoS mechanisms



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3GPP, 4G, 4G wireless, AT&T, IMS, LTE, mobile backhaul, network architecture

AT&T addressed a backhaul/convergence event in New York and made it clear that the network of the future would be shaped in large part by wireless in general and


June 22, 2010  7:09 PM

Smartphone war ahead: Android competitors to turn up heat on iPhone



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, BlackBerry, Captivate, iPhone, RIM, Samsung, smartphones, Verizon

Wall Street is looking at the fall as a critical time for Apple and the iPhone. What's critical is that it may mark the beginning of a smartphone price war with highly functional models based on the


June 22, 2010  6:42 PM

Could Telstra-NBN deal serve as model for U.S. broadband deployment?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Australia, Broadband, CLECs, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, legislation, National Broadband Network, NBN, regulation, return on investment, ROI, Telstra

It looks like Telstra and the Australian government have finally struck a deal for the acquisition of Telstra's access infrastructure for the rollout of Australia's


June 18, 2010  1:15 PM

FCC broadband service inquiry introduces ‘third way’ proposal



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, regulation

The FCC released a Notice of Inquiry on net neutrality, the first step in taking affirmative


June 16, 2010  12:16 PM

ZTE, Huawei winning in wireline broadband ROI calculations



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Huawei, ROI, ZTE

ZTE, according to Ovum data, has taken the second spot in wireline broadband after Huawei, displacing Alcatel-Lucent from that position and creating more


June 15, 2010  3:45 PM

Canada may lift foreign ownership rules to increase telecom ROI



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Canada telecom market, return on investment, ROI

Canada is considering lifting all restrictions on offshore ownership of its telecom and broadcast companies, a move that would presumably help an industry that’s struggling with low ROI and corresponding...


June 14, 2010  3:20 PM

Google Gizmo5 buy to compete with Skype, possibly telcos



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Skype, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Google has arguably had its eye on the VoIP space for more than a year, and the acquisition of Gizmo5 only made a move more likely. Now the story is that an announcement is...


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