Uncommon Wisdom:

July, 2010


July 29, 2010  12:00 PM

Sprint gains customers, but MNVOs/wholesale dominates



Posted by: Tom Nolle
MNVO, smartphones, Sprint, wireless

Sprint gained customers overall in the last quarter, turning around a problem that it’s had for three years, but it continued to lose people in the post-pay market where most profits are found. The gains were also largely...

July 28, 2010  3:47 PM

Juniper’s SMobile acquisition accentuates vendor’s security focus



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, Junos, Mobile, operating system, Security, smartphone

Juniper has made another acquisition, this one in the mobile security space. SMobile provides anti-malware software for mobile phones, and the deal likely...


July 28, 2010  1:15 AM

App development group specs will need vendor buy-in



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application developer progam, Wholesale Application Community

The Wholesale Application Community, a body dedicated to creating an application set and developer program across carrier boundaries, has named its initial board (all from service providers) and...


July 26, 2010  3:15 PM

Google eyeing voice, SMB market with Google Voice desktop client?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Google Voice, net neutrality, Skype, voice services, VoIP

Google is soliciting user input on how to improve its Google Voice offering, particularly for mobile users. According to our surveys, what users want most is something Google's management said they weren't going to offer...


July 23, 2010  12:32 PM

iPhone for T-mobile? Look out AT&T and Verizon



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, iPhone, T-Mobile, Verizon

There are now rumors that T-Mobile will be offering the iPhone when AT&T's exclusivity expires, probably in addition to rather than instead of Verizon, and possibly even sooner than Verizon.


July 22, 2010  12:55 PM

FCC broadband report claims regulation authority; will court follow?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, national broadband plan, regulation

The FCC released another broadband report, and while this one is replete with arcane FCC jargon and not easily followed, it’s a pretty revolutionary change. The jist of the report is that the FCC concludes that broadband services are not being provided to “all Americans” as Section 706 of the...


July 21, 2010  4:40 PM

Tyco ADC acquisition could signal metro plant changes



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband equipment, infrastructure, mergers and acquisitions, metro networks

With the acquisition of broadband network connectivity vendor ADC for $1.25 billion in cash, Tyco Electronics may be looking at profiting from the broadband-driven changes to metro plant for incumbent local exchange providers...


July 20, 2010  11:36 AM

NSN’s Motorola wireless deal helps but still lacks service-layer strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDMA, LTE, Motorola, NSN, service layer architecture, WiMAX, wireless vendors

NSN has officially started the process of acquiring the wireless networking assets of Motorola. The deal includes all of the base station and femtocell technology but doesn’t include handsets or any of the wireline...


July 19, 2010  11:58 AM

Huawei wins managed services deal, ups credibility among carriers



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Huawei, managed services

Huawei won a relatively small cable carrier deal in Spain, but what could make it important is that the deal is for managed services. Up to now, managed service, integration and professional services have...


July 16, 2010  2:24 AM

Google’s rising costs could limit broadband ventures



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, financials, Google

Google reported a good jump in earnings for the quarter but missed analyst estimates on earnings largely because of the stronger dollar versus the Euro; Google gets about 40% of its revenue from Eurozone activities. The...


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