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February 23, 2011  3:54 PM

As operators speed 4G LTE migration, complications follow



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, metro networks, mobile backhaul, mobile operators, packet-based backhaul, smartphones, tablets, TDM

The smartphone and tablet wars are putting pressure on mobile providers, and in particular, creating competitive drive to migrate to LTE. Operators tell us that their LTE migration strategies have been...

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November 18, 2010  3:20 PM

AT&T, Verizon mobile broadband announcements miss social-change component



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, AT&T, Facebook, HSPA+, LTE, mobile broadband, Verizon

AT&T is moving to HSPA+, which is faster than 3G but slower in terms of potential than 4G.  Like T-Mobile, AT&T may advertise its move as 4G and spawn the usual market debate on what that...


November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...


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...


September 23, 2010  5:10 PM

Verizon’s 4G LTE tiered pricing: The only answer for ROI?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, LTE, pricing, Verizon

 Verizon’s announcement that it would be delivering LTE services with tiered pricing shortly is an important if not-unexpected indicator of a harsh reality in networking. We have a...


July 20, 2010  11:36 AM

NSN’s Motorola wireless deal helps but still lacks service-layer strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDMA, LTE, Motorola, NSN, service layer architecture, WiMAX, wireless vendors

NSN has officially started the process of acquiring the wireless networking assets of Motorola. The deal includes all of the base station and femtocell technology but doesn’t include handsets or any of the wireline...


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


May 28, 2010  2:47 PM

Deutsche Telekom to launch LTE trial, add Wi-Fi hotspots



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Deutsche Telekom, DT, femtocells, hotspots, Long-Term Evolution, LTE, traffic management, Wi-Fi

Deutsche Telekom (DT) is planning its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) trial this year, even as it also expands its Wi-Fi


February 25, 2010  2:30 PM

WiMAX data apps find success; roaming agreements to come?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
LTE, WiMAX, wireless data

Canada is about to get its first WiMAX service, since Craig Wireless plans to launch WiMAX in Vancouver this spring. The services will be similar to those offered in the U.S. by Sprint and...


February 18, 2010  2:09 PM

Femtocells highlighted for heavy LTE network demand



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G wireless, femtocells, LTE

Guess what? Femtocells are coming! We’ve been talking about the role of femtocells in LTE as extending far beyond the home and extending to hospitality and enterprise sites. Now that’s being...


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