Uncommon Wisdom:

June, 2011


June 30, 2011  2:06 PM

Tiering up: The carrier shift toward usage-based pricing is starting



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile data, network monetization, network operators, streaming video, tiered pricing, usage-based pricing, Verizon, Video

Verizon is preparing to move to tiered pricing for mobile data in early July. There's a growing conviction among operators...

June 24, 2011  4:02 PM

Diving deep on Alcatel-Lucent’s FP3 announcement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
100 Gigabit Ethernet, Alcatel-Lucent, edge networks, FP3, network monetization, routers and switches

Alcatel-Lucent provided its own ballyhoo with the announcement that the company had promised would make the Internet faster. I'm not big on ballyhoo, and I have to...


June 23, 2011  12:09 PM

Verizon keeps cloud under the Terremark brand



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud monetization, Cloud Services, Terremark, Verizon

Verizon has decided to keep its cloud offerings under the Terremark brand, which I think is a good idea because the cloud and cloud-hosted services fall outside the...


June 22, 2011  9:08 PM

Taking a closer look at mobile broadband’s two connected futures



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet video, mobile broadband, mobile services, wireline broadband

I've got good news for providers of wireline broadband services and their equipment vendors: Mobile isn't going to destroy wireline! Actually, nobody who took the time to think about the reality of mobile infrastructure ever really believed that. But the comment does offer some opportunity to...


June 22, 2011  7:42 PM

While others make service layer and CDN plays, Ciena and RIM stagnate



Posted by: Tom Nolle
BlackBerry, Ciena, RIM, RIM PlayBook, telecom equipment vendors

Ericsson deciding to buy Telcordia and Amdocs...

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June 20, 2011  1:26 PM

Level 3′s CDN play — upping its game to compete



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDN, content delivery networks, content monetization

Level 3 has been gradually morphing itself from being an Internet backbone play to being a CDN play. Backbone revenue per bit is almost at the vanishing point, and that was the


June 17, 2011  8:28 PM

Vendors get a clue about the service layer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amdocs, Bridgewater, Ericsson, OSS/BSS, service layer, service management, Telcordia

An interesting potpourri of tech events might be telling us something about the business future of tech in general and the networking space in particular. Didn't Ericsson just...

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June 16, 2011  6:23 PM

IBM at 100: Vendors and competitors should take a lesson



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, ecosystem, HP, IBM, product line

IBM, a company now known for computers but once in the more pedestrian business of time-clocks and scales, turns 100 years old today. If you consider this for a moment you’ll see that makes IBM perhaps the longest-standing tech success in all of history. Considering the tumult that it’s...


June 16, 2011  1:46 AM

Ericsson’s OSS/BSS buy and the ripple effect on competitors



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper, NSN, OSS/BSS, Telcordia

There was probably joy in finance-land when Ericsson made its move to acquire Telcordia. The company -- formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore -- was at the same time the “labs” of the RBOCs and the foundation for the support of and


June 7, 2011  1:54 PM

Apple’s WWDC — iMessage interest beats iCloud announcement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
app developers, Apple, Cloud computing, Google, iCloud, iMessage, Microsoft, streaming

Well, Apple had its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) and Steve Jobs was there, and for the Apple aficionados it was pure love. For the less indoctrinated, it was a bit of a yawn. The iCloud -- Apple's online...


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