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Fixed-mobile convergence

December 24, 2009  11:27 PM

Nortel VoIP asset auction: Is there much to win?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Fixed-mobile convergence, IMS, Nortel, VoIP, wireless voice

The last significant asset in the Nortel portfolio will likely be decided in the next two weeks or so, and NSN is again expected to be a bidder according to Avian Securities,...

May 4, 2009  1:24 PM

BT sends signal on future voice services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, BT, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, LTE, P2P, Skype, voice services, VoIP

A securities analyst has reported that BT may be slow-rolling 21CN and may in particular be rethinking its notion of migrating from TDM/PSTN voice to VoIP, at least in the near term. The information came out as it...

February 19, 2009  2:54 PM

T-Mobile to shake up prices; pressure mobile market

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, IMS, Mobile, T-Mobile, wireless

T-Mobile may be about to launch the Great Mobile Price War, with dramatic consequences for the whole market. The company is expected to announce a $50 per month unlimited usage plan, undercutting competitors by half...

January 30, 2009  1:34 PM

Verizon and AT&T planning FMC transitions this year

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cloud computing, content delivery network, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, Verizon, VoIP

Verizon has discontinued its Voicewing VoIP service, a move that some find contradictory to the earlier introduction of “the Hub” a VoIP phone, and Verizon's femtocell announcement made this week. It’s actually the first logical step in the Verizon evolution.


January 26, 2009  2:08 PM

Verizon “Hub” VoIP to be FMC flagship

Posted by: Tom Nolle
femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, service delivery platforms, Verizon, VoIP, wireless

Verizon will be launching a VoIP product, “the Hub”, that will also be the flagship of its FMC and likely femtocell position. The new product is designed to deal with the end-of-life issues facing TDM voice and to provide a lower-cost way of offering voice services without risking loss of...

October 15, 2008  2:20 PM

Metro and access drive ’09 deployment focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FTTH, GPON, Metro Area Networks

It is becoming increasingly clear that 2009 will see the most action in the metro and access space. Worldwide, operators are looking very hard at FMC and femtocells, and we believe that there will be some deployments even in the US by 2H09. There are also a number of competitive initiatives from...

August 11, 2008  1:45 PM

IBM focuses on enterprise mobile applications

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, IBM, Integrated devices, mobile data, Wireless handsets

The boom in enterprise use of smartphones and the fact that carriers are anxious to promote business customers’ use of data services combines to make the space an attractive target for IBM, not as a provider of equipment but as a facilitator of mobile enterprise applications.


June 25, 2008  6:28 PM

Fixed mobile convergence makes global progress

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, Integrated devices, Wireless broadband

T-Mobile is launching its broadband voice @Home service throughout the US, which prepares them for an agressive FMC position. French telecom carriers are also expected to push harder on FMC and wireline broadband expansion as the consolidation in the market finally draws to a close, but that we...

May 20, 2008  2:02 PM

Verizon backs LiMo

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, mobile data, Verizon

Verizon’s backing of LiMo is being perceived increasingly as a shot across Google’s bow, and also something that may be linked with an operator shift toward FMC and a more software-driven mobile strategy that moves away from IMS. The latter issue is, we believe, an important one for the...

March 20, 2008  12:07 PM

Verizon open handset policy could promote loyalty

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, Verizon, Wireless handsets

Verizon Wireless is launching its “open handset” strategy, a move that may have more impact on cellular voice pricing than its cap plan did a short time ago. Under the new program, handset makers can certify against what Verizon says will be minimal requirements and then sell directly to...

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