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December 19, 2008  1:38 PM

AT&T’s “business U-verse”: Focus on data



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Broadband, IP services, SMS

AT&T is launching a business service on U-verse, but the service focuses on data delivery rather than on video. The new offering will offer users 18 Mbps download speed and the option for static IP addresses to allow businesses to host their own sites or provide services on the web via their...

December 1, 2008  3:00 PM

FCC to address free wireless



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, IP services, Mobile, Wireless broadband

The FCC is expected to take up the issue of a free wireless Internet service, must-carry rules, and other pending issues in December, the last meeting in which Republicans will be in control. The wireless Internet issue has been the most visible of the group to be discussed. The industry clearly...


October 24, 2008  2:22 PM

Metered Internet use causing a stir



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, ISP, network monetization

October 24 2008 regarding metered Internet trends.
Metered Internet usage is stirring comment in the UK and the U.S. trials of the idea, put on hold by the hurricane season, are now expected to get underway shortly at TW Cable.

The notion of reducing capacity growth and slowing...


October 14, 2008  1:45 PM

Who’s growing the managed services trend?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
capital expense, IP services, managed services

There are indications that some smaller providers are going to make an entry into the enterprise managed services and applications market, including Reliance and Tata. The goal is to make a wide-ranging network with ample capacity into a financial asset by relying less on its commoditizing bits...


May 2, 2008  2:55 PM

Software-driven network services — lots of talk



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, Software as a Service

Network operators at a UK software event talked about more aggressive plans to focus on software-driven network services and features, and included goals of delivering software modules as elements or units of basic service functionality. This vision mirrors what we have heard in private dialogs and...


January 4, 2008  8:59 PM

Verizon’s FiOS plans cause more cable angst



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Cabling, IP services, Optical Networking, Triple play services

Verizon's FiOS plans in 2008 include obtaining some franchises in major metro centers and increasing its HD channel count to 150, both of which are likely to cause further angst for the cable companies. In the former area, Verizon faces the issue of efficient delivery to multiple dwelling units...


December 24, 2007  2:35 PM

AT&T To Revamp BellSouth FTTC strategy?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, Triple play services

AT&T is rumored to be considering a revamp of the BellSouth FTTC strategy, based on Tellabs, in favor of an FTTC/FTTP strategy based on Ericsson. Ericsson had, via its Marconi unit, a history with BellSouth’s fiber plans and there is some sign that the carrier is now breaking its original...


December 19, 2007  1:20 PM

Sprint readies for IPv6, federal mandate or not



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Internet, IP services, IPv6

The Federal government agency mandate to run IPv6 by the summer of 2008 is now approaching, and Sprint at least is planning to be ready in case the government actually goes through with what it has mandates, far from a sure thing. IPv6 is a new version of IP that has considerably more address...


December 10, 2007  9:50 PM

Dueling Cisco/Juniper Ethernet switch rumors



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Ethernet, Internet, IP services

Rumors continue to spin around a new Juniper enterprise Ethernet switch and a competing Cisco product launched, not surprisingly, at about the same time. As we reported last week, financial analysts were predicting that Juniper would launch its Ethernet switch on January 29th in New York at a...


December 4, 2007  12:51 PM

Motorola shakeup to cause industry trickle-down?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IP services, Networking

Motorola's president, Ed Zander, stepped down and will be succeeded by Greg Brown. The company has been under pressure because of poor stock performance, and it is this that makes the departure of Mr. Zander interesting. There are many companies that Wall Street believes have not met shareholder...


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