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December 7, 2010  1:37 PM

Oracle ramps up server/networking IT connections for 2011



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data centers, database networking, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Networking, Oracle, servers, software

Oracle has rolled out a new high-end Sparc-based cluster server, a 16-core T3 version that seems to close off any...

December 2, 2010  1:17 PM

FCC net neutrality order could be fraught with disappointment



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality, Regulations, Title II

The FCC has released some comments on the Order it will be presenting on net neutrality at its December 21st meeting (if it doesn’t postpone or change the agenda again!) and the position is disappointing. At a high...


November 30, 2010  1:18 PM

Level 3/Comcast transport dispute bigger than peering issue



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Comcast, net neutrality, Netflix, peering

With Cyber Monday turning in good numbers, it’s ironic that we’re also seeing more stress cracks in the business model of the Internet in its broadest sense. The popular hope that somehow things will just get better and cheaper forever is colliding with hard economic reality within the...


November 18, 2010  3:20 PM

AT&T, Verizon mobile broadband announcements miss social-change component



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, AT&T, Facebook, HSPA+, LTE, mobile broadband, Verizon

AT&T is moving to HSPA+, which is faster than 3G but slower in terms of potential than 4G.  Like T-Mobile, AT&T may advertise its move as 4G and spawn the usual market debate on what that...


November 16, 2010  3:21 PM

Juniper Trapeze Networks acquisition: Not just an enterprise play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Juniper, service layer platforms, tablets, WiFi, wireless LAN

Juniper acquired Trapeze Networks from Belden, a move that’s been expected by Wall Street for some time. Trapeze is an


November 12, 2010  1:20 PM

Cisco financials, net neutrality, privacy: Rocky tech road ahead?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, net neutrality, privacy, regulation, technology industry

Last week was challenging in a number of ways, not the least of which being the shock generated by Cisco’s cautious comments on its quarterly call. That was...


November 11, 2010  12:47 PM

Verizon’s iPad approach bundles mobile WiFi hub



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G FiOS, femtocells, iPad, Verizon, VoIP, WiFi

Verizon has started to advertise its iPad deal, and it’s a bit more complicated than the rumors had suggested. What the big telco is doing is bundling an iPad with a mobile WiFi hub, a gadget that links to a 3G service and then creates a mini-hotspot to which


November 9, 2010  12:47 PM

Net neutrality loses momentum, highlights broadband difficulties



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality

The latest political wisdom, arising from the results of the mid-terms, is that net neutrality as an issue hurt those who supported it. That combines with the Democratic loss in...


November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...


November 4, 2010  5:11 PM

The handwriting on the tablet: Users, mobility and wireless networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, mobile devices, mobility, tablet, tablets, user behavior, Wi-Fi, wireless, wireless networks

One of the prime areas of focus for tech recently has been the tablet PC space. Tablets are far from new — in fact, some of the "new" models are more like reprises of earlier tablets, in that they're little more than a keyboard-less notebook. The


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