Uncommon Wisdom:

December, 2010


December 28, 2010  3:02 PM

The FCC net neutrality order and murky pay-for-priority issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, net neutrality, pay-for-priority, regulation, Title II

I had a chance to review the full text of the FCC’s Net Neutrality Order (number 10-201 if you’re into the FCC’s numbering system). And while there were no real surprises in...

December 21, 2010  7:47 PM

FCC issues net neutrality order, but don’t expect much change



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, regulation, Title II, usage-based pricing, wireless

The FCC’s neutrality vote went as expected, with commentary by various people involved in the process, including the Commissioners. I found a lot that I agreed with, but I disagreed with...


December 21, 2010  6:14 PM

How quickly can Alcatel-Lucent’s Open API program adapt to the market?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, APIs, application development, application enablement, application program interface, Open API, open APIs, OTT, over-the-top

Alcatel-Lucent continues to showcase the developer side of its Application Enablement approach, including its


December 21, 2010  5:30 PM

What’s behind Oracle moving its enterprise apps to Amazon’s EC2?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, Cloud computing, cloud computing services, EC2, enterprise applications, IaaS, Infrastructure as a Service, JD Edwards, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SaaS, Software as a Service

Fresh off of ramping up its server/networking connections for the year ahead, Oracle announced that it will be supporting at least some of its PeopleSoft and JD Edwards...


December 21, 2010  3:23 PM

NSN’s three vendors standing vision — but which ones?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application enablement, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, NSN, procurement zones, service layer, telecom equipment vendors

NSN’s CEO has recently suggested that the telecom sector will consolidate with only three major players remaining; Ericsson,


December 20, 2010  3:07 PM

Considering the dual logic behind the FCC’s net neutrality order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality, regulation, Regulations

The FCC will be releasing its net neutrality order tomorrow, though it's not fully baked at this point and might still be pulled from the agenda. The order appears to be a...


December 16, 2010  2:47 PM

Consumer-driven public networking hits financial watershed



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, Online advertising, peering, Quality of Service, regulation

The holiday season is always dominated by consumerism, but it should be pretty clear to everyone that networking itself is increasingly dominated by the consumer. We’re headed very quickly for a time when the consumer essentially funds all public networking,...


December 16, 2010  1:01 PM

Potential NSN minority stake sale has good news/bad news



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, NSN, outsourcing, service layer

There are renewed stories that NSN is looking to sell about a third of the company to a private equity consortium. The stories aren’t...


December 8, 2010  12:28 AM

Google’s Chrome OS: Framework for cloud client device and platform



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Chrome OS, Cloud computing, Comcast, Google, OTT, over-the-top, peering, usage-based pricing

Google let the industry have its first look at its Chrome OS, which it sees as the framework for a...

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December 7, 2010  1:37 PM

Oracle ramps up server/networking IT connections for 2011



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data centers, database networking, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Networking, Oracle, servers, software

Oracle has rolled out a new high-end Sparc-based cluster server, a 16-core T3 version that seems to close off any...


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