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October 16, 2008  2:19 PM

Verizon reveals SMS monitization plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
network monetization, SMS, Verizon

Verizon has shown some of the teeth behind the monetization frenzy among operators, revealing a plan to reassess the charges levied on bulk SMS generators such as the companies who send phone alerts and market messages.

The decision is linked to a general view that SMS will become...

October 8, 2008  3:30 PM

WiMax needs “lifestyle” purpose to make it



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Integrated devices, Intel, Mobile, WiMAX, Wireless broadband

At WiMAX World, panelists sparred with attendees over questions of when WiMAX would become more than another access technology, and this is what we believe the major question is for WiMAX. If the technology is simply another way to get on the Internet from a phone or PC, it is threatened by...


October 1, 2008  2:33 PM

AT&T reorg favors market-target structure



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, capital expense, Wireless broadband

AT&T is reorganizing to eliminate its original service-based management structure in favor of market-target structuring. The move will put the former wireless head, de la Vega, as head of consumer services, and could thus also be interpreted as a shift toward a wireless-centric policy. We...


September 26, 2008  2:32 PM

Using DPI: Behavioral targeting and privacy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, DPI, Verizon

AT&T and Verizon have pledged not to track online users for behavioral targeting unless the user opts in, a move that we believe is being taken to help position both companies for later use of DPI for more direct user surveillance. In fact, without DPI it is difficult for someone other than...


September 24, 2008  8:42 PM

Cisco’s collaboration launch conclusions



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration, Google, Telepresence

Cisco launched its long-awaited collaboration strategy, a move that is not only a giant step and risk for Ciscom, but an indicator of a major disruption in the networking market. Cisco is telling the world that selling bits is not enough, that margins and growth will have to come increasingly...


September 23, 2008  1:59 PM

Comcast traffic management: Sign of the future?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, FCC, net neutrality, Peer2Peer

Comcast’s response to the FCC on its traffic management policies seems to promise a future where operators may be moving to metered capacity or to pay-for-excess plans like those already adopted elsewhere. The network operators who provide broadband access to the Internet have, for years,...


September 22, 2008  6:16 PM

Cisco to launch collaboration strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, collaboration, Telepresence

Cisco will shortly be launching its collaboration strategy, and will be changing its “Human Network” advertising campaign (a good branding exercise for Cisco) to reflect a more collaborative theme. The Cisco strategy, we believe, will be to link its collaborative and telepresence offerings and...


September 16, 2008  1:52 PM

Juniper continues software transformation



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper Networks, Routers, Security, Switches, Virtualization

Juniper has announced the first major innovation in its Service Layer Technology area, something it calls the Dynamic Services Architecture. This is a new product set, the first of which is the SRX Services Gateway, built on a platform that tightly couples service feature hosting and both...


September 15, 2008  12:28 PM

Microsoft focuses on software in network planning



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft, service delivery platform

Microsoft has released a new TV platform for advertising, Mediaroom, but the product won’t actually be available until June of 2009 according to sources. The release marks a major initiative by Microsoft to become the platform provider for a wide variety of service components in both emerging...


August 12, 2008  7:36 PM

P2P/BitTorrent fall on hard times



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Internet, Peer2Peer, service delivery platform

P2P may be falling on hard times in at least one sense; BitTorrent confirmed a 20% layoff but said the move had nothing to do with the Comcast throttling issue. In some ways it would have been better for the company had Comcast been the culprit, since the FCC has ruled that Comcast can’t strangle...


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