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September 10, 2011  12:48 AM

Is technology-strategy planning season beginning or stalling out?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application development, Cisco, content monetization, enterprise neteworking, Ericsson, network operators, networking strategy, networking vendors, NSN, service layer platforms, technology planning

We’re heading into the fall now, and with the change in season will come a new period of technology-strategy planning for both enterprises and the service providers. I’ve tracked the former group with a formal fall survey since 1982 and the latter since 1991, and the results of the surveys are...

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 16, 2011  2:30 PM

Battle for the data center — where are the vendors?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android@home, Apple, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, data center, data center networking, data centers, EC-OS, embedded control, embedded control device, Interop, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, smart home, telecom service providers

The big takeaway from Interop so far has been the battle for the data center, which is no surprise given that particular item has been on top of my surveys for both enterprises and...


May 16, 2011  2:05 PM

Service layer moves: Carriers eye cloud/hosting customers, revenues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud Services, hosted business services, Netflix, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, service layer, service layer architecture

There are rumors that the telcos might sweep up some hosting companies the way they've swept up cloud providers. That's a reasonable guess, but not because they need the servers. Telcos know that they can provide better IT economy of scale off future service-layer IT deployments than any cloud...


May 16, 2011  1:50 PM

Do Verizon’s new programs signal a move toward service partnerships?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
network operators, network services, OTT, over-the-top, partnerships, service layer, VDMS, Verizon, Verizon Digital Media Service, Verizon Digital Media Services, Verizon Strategic Initiatives Council

Verizon's Digital Media Services initiative (VDMS) has been somewhat of a yawn to the press, but it's of great...


October 15, 2010  12:53 PM

Discrepancy alert between network-builders and vendors



Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, aggregation networks, core networks, Ethernet, infrastructure, metro networks, network operators, Networking, telecom service providers

It's always fascinating to listen to network operators and even large enterprises talk about their infrastructure projects, and I'm just starting to analyze the first round of our fall strategy survey, so I'm getting that chance on a large scale. It's too early to say how everything is going to...


August 12, 2010  4:06 PM

Amartus’ connectivity service layer play: Close, but no cigar



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amartus, connectivity service layer, network management, network operations, network operators, service layer architecture, service layer management

At least one network software player is now embracing some elements of the new-age operations model we've been touting -- Amartus is promising a "connectivity service layer" that...


January 20, 2010  6:39 PM

Soaring Skype may force 4G voice choices among network operators



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, IMS, network operators, Skype, voice migration, VoIP, wireless voice

Skype is now reportedly the largest carrier of international voice traffic, something that has to be making waves among carrier...


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