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October 24, 2011  2:46 PM

What’s up, what’s down: Oracle pushes into cloud CRM, hardware investments languish



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cloud CRM, Cloud Services, Oracle, Oracle Public Cloud, RightNow, SaaS, telecom capex, Verizon

Some things are up, some are down, I guess.  That seems to be true with regard to tech signals this morning, anyway.  Oracle is buying RightNow, a CRM cloud player, and the Street is...

May 26, 2011  1:46 PM

Verizon, AT&T position for the big cloud money



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cloud, cloud computing services, OSS/BSS, PaaS, SaaS, Verizon

Verizon has taken yet another “leadership” step in defining how operators see their revenue futures. The company has indicated it would be likely acquiring small software companies to create


May 18, 2011  1:51 AM

Cloud players: Who gets the highest marks?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, AT&T, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon

Among cloud players, IBM and Microsoft get the highest marks on practical cloud strategies, and the second-highest go to the common-carrier cloud services, even though AT&T's cloud offerings are still developing and Verizon's (via Terremark) are only recently branded by the carrier. The reason...


April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...


April 7, 2011  7:17 PM

AT&T/T-Mobile deal: What reality lurks below the surface?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FCC, mergers and acquisitions, return on investment, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless networks

With a lot of interesting and potentially pivotal happenings in tech, perhaps the most interesting thing is that the real meanings are more important than the surface topics.


February 18, 2011  3:05 PM

VoLTE migration faces regulatory and revenue questions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FMC, Mobile World Congress, Verizon, voice over LTE, VoIP, VoLTE

In the telco space, Mobile World Congress seemed to bring out support for VoLTE; both AT&T and Verizon indicated they’d be making the Big Move, though over a period of...


February 16, 2011  12:41 AM

Signs of future mobile and online trends at Mobile World Congress



Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications development, AT&T, Google, mobile devices, mobile services, smartphones, three-screen strategy

A couple of talks at Mobile World Congress may be signs of important future trends in mobile and online. First AT&T CEO Stephenson said the difficulties in moving content between devices was hampering mobile content opportunity. He also commented that AT&T believed that apps should run...


February 4, 2011  4:54 PM

Supply-side struggles in demand-side networking world to weed out players



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cisco, Cloud Services, demand-side networking, equipment vendors, networking market, Nokia, platform as a service, Software as a Service, Verizon

One of the issues that now faces the networking market is the fate of Nokia, the once-giant smartphone and networking company that has seemed to stumble in every...

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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...


August 3, 2010  8:45 PM

Wireless carriers consider mobile service move into credit card space



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Broadband, credit cards, mobile services, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless carriers

Major U.S. wireless carriers are looking to establish an alternative to the credit card companies' mobile commerce services -- and some tell us they have hopes of actually competing with credit cards overall. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are looking at a venture in partnership with some...


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