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July 28, 2010  3:47 PM

Juniper’s SMobile acquisition accentuates vendor’s security focus

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, Junos, Mobile, operating system, Security, smartphone

Juniper has made another acquisition, this one in the mobile security space. SMobile provides anti-malware software for mobile phones, and the deal likely...

July 28, 2010  1:15 AM

App development group specs will need vendor buy-in

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application developer progam, Wholesale Application Community

The Wholesale Application Community, a body dedicated to creating an application set and developer program across carrier boundaries, has named its initial board (all from service providers) and...

July 23, 2010  12:32 PM

iPhone for T-mobile? Look out AT&T and Verizon

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, iPhone, T-Mobile, Verizon

There are now rumors that T-Mobile will be offering the iPhone when AT&T's exclusivity expires, probably in addition to rather than instead of Verizon, and possibly even sooner than Verizon.

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...

July 16, 2010  2:24 AM

Google’s rising costs could limit broadband ventures

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, financials, Google

Google reported a good jump in earnings for the quarter but missed analyst estimates on earnings largely because of the stronger dollar versus the Euro; Google gets about 40% of its revenue from Eurozone activities. The...

July 9, 2010  11:40 PM

FCC modest broadband goal fits U.S. geography

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband plan, Congress, FCC

Even some democrats in Congress are yapping at the FCC over the modest broadband speed goals of the National Broadband Plan. The plan calls for universal broadband service...

July 8, 2010  6:57 PM

AT&T mobile upload speed problem could lead to usage caps

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, iPhone, wireless

A reported problem with AT&T’s mobile upload speeds -- so severe as to bring back performance levels not seen since dial-up days -- was first thought to be an example of carrier traffic shaping. But AT&T says it’s a

July 7, 2010  3:59 PM

Cisco data center strategy goes with pre-standards product

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center, standards

Cisco has delivered its own data center strategy, one that includes specific “pre-standard” support for a kind of layer 2/layer 3 convergence to improve the scaling of networks with a large number...

July 6, 2010  2:37 PM

New France Telecom unveils plan to remake the business

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, France Telecom, FTTH, Video

France Telecom’s new CEO Stephane Richard has stepped up with four “conquests” he says will remake its business and (obviously) re-establish its road to continued profitability...

July 1, 2010  11:58 AM

RIP for Microsoft Kin; cloud over cloud-to-phone concept

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Microsoft, Open API, smartphone, Verizon

Just days after Verizon announced a price reduction on the Kin, Microsoft pulled the plug on the whole concept. We’re not surprised but we’re disappointed. The concept behind the Kin was, in our view, a...

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