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June 23, 2009  1:15 PM

DOCSIS 3.0 spurs cable/telecom broadband “speed wars”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Add new tag, AT&T, Broadband, DOCSIS 3.0, Verizon FiOS

There are some signs that the DOCSIS 3.0 broadband speed wars are already having an impact on the market. Both Verizon and AT&T have been

June 18, 2009  3:07 PM

Alcatel-Lucent/HP alliance important sign in converged networking and IT

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, HP, network convergence, service layer management

Alcatel-Lucent and HP have formed a global alliance to deliver converged network and IT strategies to service providers and enterprises, perhaps the most direct validation yet presented of the service layer...

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June 15, 2009  1:05 PM

Unresolved: Broadband traffic, profits and investment

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, capex, content provider, tiered services

BT is apparently throttling some video download traffic to optimize experiences overall, in the words of the company. The news shouldn’t be a surprise given that operators worldwide are facing shrinking margins on broadband, demands for more capacity that would drive the need for incremental...

June 11, 2009  10:50 PM

The lessons of digital TV: Don’t follow this model

Posted by: Tom Nolle
digital TV, Internet

The digital television transition might be something that service providers, OTT players, and their vendors need to look to as an object lesson. When DTV was first proposed it was seen as more of an alternative approach to entertainment than as a way to get a bigger or slightly clearer picture....

June 9, 2009  1:55 PM

Municipal broadband projects with questionable benefit

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, regulation

A Minnesota Appeals Court has ruled that municipalities can fund broadband infrastructure with bond issues, something that a local telco objected to on grounds that the use of public bond issues for the application wasn’t legal. The court said that telecom was a utility and thus could be...

June 5, 2009  6:37 PM

Broadband stimulus and the unsmart debate

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband stimulus, FCC

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 82% of all Internet users were on broadband and that about 62% of those broadband users were on the Internet, as of 2007. The FCC says that broadband was available in over 99% of zipcodes at that same date.

That’s an interesting set of numbers...

June 1, 2009  1:48 PM

Google’s Wave: Early assessments a bit “off”

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, IM, IMS, UC, unified communications

Google’s Wave is gathering a lot of comment, but in our view, much of it is missing the key points about the notion. Part of that problem lies with Google’s own...

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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 27, 2009  10:16 PM

Voice over LTE models challenge vendors/operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, IMS, LTE, smartphones, VoIP, VoLGA

The impending LTE rollout is creating questions about how voice will be handled, and the answer may have a big impact on the fortunes of vendors. There are

May 26, 2009  10:16 PM

Tech IPOs show need for monetized online services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
ARPU, Internet advertising, network monetization

The IPO success of OpenTable last week may be an indicator that the Internet advertising bubble is bursting. There have been a host of ad-related IPOs this decade following up on the ever-popular “you don’t have to pay for…” theme that was briefly tried for Internet services in the late...

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