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July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...

May 10, 2011  4:01 PM

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion for Skype: The road to an ecosystem?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, IP voice, LTE voice, Microsoft, Skype, TDM, Verizon

Skype and Microsoft? There have been rumors...

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October 7, 2010  12:29 PM

Alcatel-Lucent sheds light on Open API, LTE & IMS strategy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, IMS, LTE, open APIs

Alcatel-Lucent had an invitation event for industry analysts this week, and since the group was small relative to normal events, it was a good opportunity for discussion and engagement. The goal was to give us an idea of where Alcatel-Lucent was going in the near term and in a more strategic...

June 24, 2010  1:38 PM

AT&T network architect advocates simpler wireless QoS mechanisms

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3GPP, 4G, 4G wireless, AT&T, IMS, LTE, mobile backhaul, network architecture

AT&T addressed a backhaul/convergence event in New York and made it clear that the network of the future would be shaped in large part by wireless in general and

January 20, 2010  6:39 PM

Soaring Skype may force 4G voice choices among network operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, IMS, network operators, Skype, voice migration, VoIP, wireless voice

Skype is now reportedly the largest carrier of international voice traffic, something that has to be making waves among carrier...

January 6, 2010  4:50 PM

Google’s Nexus phone: Eyes on hosted services and IMS killers

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Google Android, Google Nexus, IMS, smartphone

Google launched its Nexus One Android smartphone, which will be available both unlocked and through T-Mobile (now, and with an HSPA 7.2 upgrade to its network) and soon from Verizon/Vodafone. AT&T’s high-speed HSPA 7.2 service won’t be supported, which we’re hearing (unconfirmed) is...

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,...

July 9, 2009  1:14 PM

Operators look to more effective traffic analysis and management

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, DPI, femtocells, IMS, traffic management

O2 has been deploying DPI for traffic analysis (and possibly management) in its upgraded 7 Mbps upgrade to 3G, and some of the information the company has gained could have a significant impact on 3G/4G planning...

June 1, 2009  1:48 PM

Google’s Wave: Early assessments a bit “off”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, IM, IMS, UC, unified communications

Google’s Wave is gathering a lot of comment, but in our view, much of it is missing the key points about the notion. Part of that problem lies with Google’s own...

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May 27, 2009  10:16 PM

Voice over LTE models challenge vendors/operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, IMS, LTE, smartphones, VoIP, VoLGA

The impending LTE rollout is creating questions about how voice will be handled, and the answer may have a big impact on the fortunes of vendors. There are

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