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June 3, 2011  2:24 PM

Alcatel-Lucent video analytics tools — OTT and operator CDN uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, CDNs, content delivery networks, content monetization strategy, OTT content providers, QoE, quality of experience, streaming video, video performance

In the media space, Alcatel-Lucent has announced a tool that’s designed to help operators tune their delivery infrastructure to video needs. AppGlide Video Analytics is a combination of analytic...

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June 1, 2011  1:52 PM

Cisco’s managed service offering for SMBs — who needs it?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, managed services, SMBs

Cisco is announcing a new white-label managed service offering that’s designed to be resold by network operators (presumably Cisco customers) to rebrand for the SMB space. Cisco would provide the actual remote management resources. The move is yet another interesting slant on how Cisco thinks...


May 26, 2011  1:46 PM

Verizon, AT&T position for the big cloud money



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, cloud, cloud computing services, OSS/BSS, PaaS, SaaS, Verizon

Verizon has taken yet another “leadership” step in defining how operators see their revenue futures. The company has indicated it would be likely acquiring small software companies to create


May 20, 2011  6:18 PM

Tablet evolution depends on consumer and enterprise uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, collaboration, e-reader, Nielson, tablet devices, tablets, UC, UCC, WiFi

Some data from Nielson suggests that tablet users are perhaps more focused on social media than on streaming video. The data shows that while e-readers outnumber tablets by an enormous margin, people are relatively unlikely to be e-reading while watching TV, but are rather likely (presuming they...


May 18, 2011  1:51 AM

Cloud players: Who gets the highest marks?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amazon, AT&T, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, IBM, Microsoft, Verizon

Among cloud players, IBM and Microsoft get the highest marks on practical cloud strategies, and the second-highest go to the common-carrier cloud services, even though AT&T's cloud offerings are still developing and Verizon's (via Terremark) are only recently branded by the carrier. The reason...


May 17, 2011  1:58 AM

Cisco’s financials: Time for a proactive plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper

Cisco reported its results, which the Street has described as those of a "company in transition." I disagree; they're the results of a market in transition and a company not yet transitioning. The signs of the conditions that have dumped Cisco's stock and fortunes have been clearly visible for...


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...


May 10, 2011  4:01 PM

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion for Skype: The road to an ecosystem?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, IP voice, LTE voice, Microsoft, Skype, TDM, Verizon

Skype and Microsoft? There have been rumors...

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