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May 20, 2011  6:18 PM

Tablet evolution depends on consumer and enterprise uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, collaboration, e-reader, Nielson, tablet devices, tablets, UC, UCC, WiFi

Some data from Nielson suggests that tablet users are perhaps more focused on social media than on streaming video. The data shows that while e-readers outnumber tablets by an enormous margin, people are relatively unlikely to be e-reading while watching TV, but are rather likely (presuming they...

April 26, 2011  3:37 PM

Barnes & Noble color Nook ‘tablet’ signals tablet price wars



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Android, Apple, LTE voice, mobile backhaul, tablets, usage-based pricing

Barnes & Noble has finally brought out a true (if dated) Android version of its color Nook, which likely makes it the cheapest tablet around. It’s clear from both the performance and...


February 23, 2011  3:54 PM

As operators speed 4G LTE migration, complications follow



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, metro networks, mobile backhaul, mobile operators, packet-based backhaul, smartphones, tablets, TDM

The smartphone and tablet wars are putting pressure on mobile providers, and in particular, creating competitive drive to migrate to LTE. Operators tell us that their LTE migration strategies have been...

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November 18, 2010  3:20 PM

AT&T, Verizon mobile broadband announcements miss social-change component



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, AT&T, Facebook, HSPA+, LTE, mobile broadband, Verizon

AT&T is moving to HSPA+, which is faster than 3G but slower in terms of potential than 4G.  Like T-Mobile, AT&T may advertise its move as 4G and spawn the usual market debate on what that...


November 11, 2010  1:21 PM

Verizon’s “everywhere” video unloads networks using content downloads



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, content delivery, digital rights management, Verizon, video on demand

Verizon is taking “TV Everywhere” to more places, or at least taking it places under more conditions. Its new


November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...


November 4, 2010  5:11 PM

The handwriting on the tablet: Users, mobility and wireless networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, mobile devices, mobility, tablet, tablets, user behavior, Wi-Fi, wireless, wireless networks

One of the prime areas of focus for tech recently has been the tablet PC space. Tablets are far from new — in fact, some of the "new" models are more like reprises of earlier tablets, in that they're little more than a keyboard-less notebook. The


October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Apple, Broadband, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, Google, mobile broadband, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI, smartphones, Verizon

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the


October 28, 2010  5:45 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes a ‘European approach’ to 4G broadband, but why?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, Broadband, Cisco, Ericcson, Juniper, mobile 4G services, NSN, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing and strategy officer Stephen Carter talked about the need to


September 23, 2010  5:10 PM

Verizon’s 4G LTE tiered pricing: The only answer for ROI?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, pricing, Verizon

 Verizon’s announcement that it would be delivering LTE services with tiered pricing shortly is an important if not-unexpected indicator of a harsh reality in networking. We have a...


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