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August 25, 2011  1:25 PM

Apple’s Jobs steps down; what/who now for the mobile revolution?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Android, Apple, Chrome OS, cloud ecosystem, Google, mobile behavior, smartphones, tablets

Apple's Steve Jobs has finally decided that his health won’t permit him to head Apple and has passed control to Tom Cook, the Apple COO who has been the administrative head since Jobs...

July 18, 2011  12:03 PM

Google’s Android sweep and its implications for Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Apple, Google, Google+, iCloud, smartphones, tablets

Google reported its numbers, and by any measure it had a stellar quarter. Revenues were up 32%, and they beat Street estimates across the...


June 30, 2011  2:06 PM

Tiering up: The carrier shift toward usage-based pricing is starting



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile data, network monetization, network operators, streaming video, tiered pricing, usage-based pricing, Verizon, Video

Verizon is preparing to move to tiered pricing for mobile data in early July. There's a growing conviction among operators...


May 18, 2011  10:41 PM

Embedded control and top-flight appliances: How Intel can face the future



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android OS, Apple, appliance, appliances, embedded control, embedded control device, embedded system, Intel, iPad, iPad 2, iPads, Microsoft, Phone 7, smartphone, smartphones, tablet devices, tablets, Windows Phone 7, Wintel

Intel has embarked on what might be the biggest battle of its corporate life—the battle to become relevant in the embedded system and appliance space. While Intel has a license to produce ARM chips, it realizes...


May 3, 2011  12:51 PM

RIM’s hard lesson: Differentiate or die



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, BlackBerry, iPad, iPhone, RIM, smartphones, tablets

RIM's earnings statement speaks volumes. It’s not a surprise that RIM disappointed; it has been forced to accept much lower margins and has lost market share to every smartphone option out there. This is a classic story of how not being innovative will hurt you, perhaps fatally. The...


April 11, 2011  3:49 PM

Is the FCC’s wireless data roaming mandate beyond its scope?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Telecom Act of 1996, Wireless broadband, wireless roaming

Continuing on a relatively rare activist track, the FCC has ordered wireless operators to establish reasonable data roaming agreements among themselves, something that is seen as increasing wireless...


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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February 16, 2011  12:41 AM

Signs of future mobile and online trends at Mobile World Congress



Posted by: Tom Nolle
applications development, AT&T, Google, mobile devices, mobile services, smartphones, three-screen strategy

A couple of talks at Mobile World Congress may be signs of important future trends in mobile and online. First AT&T CEO Stephenson said the difficulties in moving content between devices was hampering mobile content opportunity. He also commented that AT&T believed that apps should run...


December 21, 2010  7:47 PM

FCC issues net neutrality order, but don’t expect much change



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, regulation, Title II, usage-based pricing, wireless

The FCC’s neutrality vote went as expected, with commentary by various people involved in the process, including the Commissioners. I found a lot that I agreed with, but I disagreed with...


December 16, 2010  2:47 PM

Consumer-driven public networking hits financial watershed



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, FCC, ISPs, net neutrality, Online advertising, peering, Quality of Service, regulation

The holiday season is always dominated by consumerism, but it should be pretty clear to everyone that networking itself is increasingly dominated by the consumer. We’re headed very quickly for a time when the consumer essentially funds all public networking,...


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