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content delivery networks


September 8, 2011  1:52 PM

CDN model of the future evident in ALU and NSN offerings, startups



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, content delivery networks, iPhone, multi-screen applications, next-gen content delivery and video, NSN, tablets, Veravue

In video, we’re seeing a bit more focus on the kind of features more likely to be associated with monetized video than passive streaming. Vendors are jumping onto this, not with what we’d like to see (a true, architected, service layer) but at least with silo video offerings. I noted that

August 22, 2011  11:25 PM

Hope for Clearwire: Sprint desperately seeking cable partners



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable operators, Clearwire, content delivery networks, mobile services, MSOs, Sprint, TV everywhere

It looks like there may be some hope for Clearwire; Sprint is said to be seeking cable partners to help fund a buyout of the firm. There’s some logic to this move, I...


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 6, 2011  1:54 PM

Operators’ consumer content role beyond voice could be wholesale platform



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDNs, consumer broadband, content delivery networks, streaming content, streaming video, usage-based pricing, wholesale services

This is the week of Apple’s WWDC, and everyone is watching to see what Steve Jobs will say about “iCloud”, Apple’s next-gen network service that might be anything from a simple music streaming strategy to an enveloping cloud concept for the consumer. While iCloud is critical to the future...


June 3, 2011  2:24 PM

Alcatel-Lucent video analytics tools — OTT and operator CDN uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, CDNs, content delivery networks, content monetization strategy, OTT content providers, QoE, quality of experience, streaming video, video performance

In the media space, Alcatel-Lucent has announced a tool that’s designed to help operators tune their delivery infrastructure to video needs. AppGlide Video Analytics is a combination of analytic...

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April 8, 2011  2:41 PM

Cisco’s makeover: It all depends on execution



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, content delivery networks, middleware, service layer architecture, UC/UCC, Verivue

Let's look at Cisco. The company has been a major disappointment to Wall Street for years now, and there’s been ongoing grumbling about a Cisco breakup or drastic changes in style and management. That now may be coming to a head as


November 24, 2009  2:52 PM

Google’s YouTube automated captioning: Making video searchable



Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery networks, Google, speech recognition, video content, YouTube

Google has launched an automated captioning system for some of its partner channels, based on speech recognition algorithms. The move is aimed at making content...


July 30, 2009  12:00 PM

Qwest to go for delivery conduit, not content broker



Posted by: Tom Nolle
content delivery networks, over-the-top, Qwest, video on demand

Qwest suggested during its second-quarter earnings call that the company would be pursuing a video strategy that would make it less a content broker and more a delivery conduit. Just what the technology...


July 30, 2009  1:48 AM

Velocix purchase positions Alcatel-Lucent in CDN market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, content delivery networks, Deep Packet Inspection, telecom equipment

The growing interest of telcos in content delivery networks (CDNs) is the driver behind the acquisition of CDN specialist Velocix by Alcatel-Lucent. We’ve noted both here and in...


December 15, 2008  4:06 PM

Net neutrality breakdown?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, content delivery networks, Google, Microsoft, net neutrality

There are strong indications that the “net neutrality” coalition of portal giants is breaking down. Microsoft and Yahoo have withdrawn from a cooperative agreement to support net neutrality and Google has been in discussion with access providers to come to some deal on “fast lane” content...


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