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April 15, 2009  6:08 PM

Skype IPO could be worst-case for telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Mobile, PSTN, service delivery platform, VoIP, Web 2.0, wireless

eBay will be spinning Skype off in an IPO in 2010 instead of selling it to its founders. As we had suggested, the founders could not meet the price eBay hoped for, due we’re told to the reluctance of...

March 4, 2009  12:50 PM

Wireless operations costs explode with 4G complexity

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, IMS, standards, wireless, Wireless broadband

Even in the wireless space, network operators are becoming concerned about the growth (nay, explosion) of operations cost arising out of the complexity of their networks. In a recent interview, AT&T...

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...

August 12, 2008  7:36 PM

P2P/BitTorrent fall on hard times

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Internet, Peer2Peer, service delivery platform

P2P may be falling on hard times in at least one sense; BitTorrent confirmed a 20% layoff but said the move had nothing to do with the Comcast throttling issue. In some ways it would have been better for the company had Comcast been the culprit, since the FCC has ruled that Comcast can’t strangle...

May 12, 2008  7:08 PM

Common P2P architecture could threaten IMS

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Peer2Peer

A number of developments, especially a rumored suggestion of cooperation among 15 common carriers to produce a P2P-model IMS-competing, voice-over-IP architecture that would be open to developers, suggest that the telco space is shifting its view of the future to accommodate the death of voice as a...

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