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May 10, 2011  1:02 PM

OpenFlow concept embodies challenges to Cisco’s resurgence



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, control plane, OpenFlow

It’s hard not to wonder at the way a company that was once a model of tech success (“I want to be the next Cisco”) is now seen as a model of a transition failure. The idea of breaking Cisco up into pieces so that valuable parts can grow faster than “legacy”...

May 5, 2011  12:54 PM

Brocade’s CloudPlex: Strong story, but architecture needs details



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cisco, cloud architecture, Cloud computing, Ethernet switching, Juniper, Virtualization

UBS released an Ethernet switching report that confirms the trends my surveys have shown for two years now—including the fact that the data center network evolution is driving enterprise network equipment spending. What my data has also shown is that enterprises are not likely to see data center...


April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...


April 19, 2011  1:41 PM

Looking behind Juniper’s new Emerging Technologies executive hire



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, emerging technologies, Juniper, service layer platforms, software, unified communications, Verizon Digital Media Service

While we don’t typically cover management changes and executive hires, I do think it’s significant that Juniper has announced a new VP (from Cisco) in a new position. Nawaf Bitar has been...


April 14, 2011  1:23 AM

Cisco’s consumer reorg misses the service layer cure



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, service layer, Telepresence, video conferencing

Cisco announced today that it would be “restructuring” its consumer business, dropping the Flip video line and focusing its home networking activities to gain better profits. The steps neither fix Cisco’s...


April 11, 2011  3:49 PM

Is the FCC’s wireless data roaming mandate beyond its scope?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Telecom Act of 1996, Wireless broadband, wireless roaming

Continuing on a relatively rare activist track, the FCC has ordered wireless operators to establish reasonable data roaming agreements among themselves, something that is seen as increasing wireless...


April 8, 2011  2:41 PM

Cisco’s makeover: It all depends on execution



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, content delivery networks, middleware, service layer architecture, UC/UCC, Verivue

Let's look at Cisco. The company has been a major disappointment to Wall Street for years now, and there’s been ongoing grumbling about a Cisco breakup or drastic changes in style and management. That now may be coming to a head as


April 7, 2011  7:17 PM

AT&T/T-Mobile deal: What reality lurks below the surface?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FCC, mergers and acquisitions, return on investment, T-Mobile, Verizon, wireless networks

With a lot of interesting and potentially pivotal happenings in tech, perhaps the most interesting thing is that the real meanings are more important than the surface topics.


March 16, 2011  2:58 PM

Vendors/operators weighing necessary cloud strategies



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, cloud, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SMBs, XO

HP’s CEO is promising a more cloud-engaged HP, which seems a smart move given that it’s clear that cloud computing will in some way be the driver of virtually all...


March 9, 2011  2:01 PM

Net neutrality debate highlights need for financial settlement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC Congrebandss, financial settlement, net neutrality, usage-based pricing

Politicking over the net neutrality rules continues, with the House holding a hearing on the matter. It’s pretty


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