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June 1, 2011  1:52 PM

Cisco’s managed service offering for SMBs — who needs it?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, managed services, SMBs

Cisco is announcing a new white-label managed service offering that’s designed to be resold by network operators (presumably Cisco customers) to rebrand for the SMB space. Cisco would provide the actual remote management resources. The move is yet another interesting slant on how Cisco thinks...

December 16, 2010  1:01 PM

Potential NSN minority stake sale has good news/bad news



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, NSN, outsourcing, service layer

There are renewed stories that NSN is looking to sell about a third of the company to a private equity consortium. The stories aren’t...


September 3, 2010  6:48 PM

FCC revises net neutrality NPRM with eye toward Google/Verizon plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, managed services, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a revision/expansion to its net neutrality notice of...


July 19, 2010  11:58 AM

Huawei wins managed services deal, ups credibility among carriers



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Huawei, managed services

Huawei won a relatively small cable carrier deal in Spain, but what could make it important is that the deal is for managed services. Up to now, managed service, integration and professional services have...


July 16, 2009  12:10 PM

SaaS impact felt on software market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud-based services, Google, managed services, software as a service (SaaS)

Showing that oversimplification isn’t unique to network reporting, there’s recent discussion that SaaS will have a major impact on the software market by making it harder to justify incremental functionality in “resident”...


July 10, 2009  2:06 PM

Outsourcing operations trend appeals to carriers, too



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, network operations center (NOC), outsourcing, Sprint

Sprint is outsourcing its network operationst o Ericsson, the latest player in a series who have taken this sort of step. Alcatel-Lucent has been the beneficiary of most of...


May 28, 2009  1:06 PM

Carriers increase managed home electronics services, surveillance



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, in-home networking, managed services, on-premises surveillance, Telcordia, triple-play, Verizon

AT&T is touting the value of home networking standard G.hn in supporting


May 1, 2009  1:32 PM

Alcatel-Lucent focuses in on management contracts



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, managed services, services, telecom equipment

Alcatel-Lucent announced yet another managed service deal, this one with Bharti Airtel. We’re starting to believe the company is making a very specific and broad shift into the service space, focusing on its...


April 1, 2009  4:42 PM

Telepresence: A hotel-based services options



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, Cisco, managed services, Telepresence, unified communications

AT&T is expanding the commitment it’s made to Cisco Telepresence by doubling the number of conference rooms available. AT&T offers a


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...


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