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September 10, 2011  12:48 AM

Is technology-strategy planning season beginning or stalling out?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application development, Cisco, content monetization, enterprise neteworking, Ericsson, network operators, networking strategy, networking vendors, NSN, service layer platforms, technology planning

We’re heading into the fall now, and with the change in season will come a new period of technology-strategy planning for both enterprises and the service providers. I’ve tracked the former group with a formal fall survey since 1982 and the latter since 1991, and the results of the surveys are...

September 8, 2011  1:52 PM

CDN model of the future evident in ALU and NSN offerings, startups



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, content delivery networks, iPhone, multi-screen applications, next-gen content delivery and video, NSN, tablets, Veravue

In video, we’re seeing a bit more focus on the kind of features more likely to be associated with monetized video than passive streaming. Vendors are jumping onto this, not with what we’d like to see (a true, architected, service layer) but at least with silo video offerings. I noted that


June 16, 2011  1:46 AM

Ericsson’s OSS/BSS buy and the ripple effect on competitors



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper, NSN, OSS/BSS, Telcordia

There was probably joy in finance-land when Ericsson made its move to acquire Telcordia. The company -- formerly Bell Communications Research or Bellcore -- was at the same time the “labs” of the RBOCs and the foundation for the support of and


December 21, 2010  3:23 PM

NSN’s three vendors standing vision — but which ones?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, application enablement, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, NSN, procurement zones, service layer, telecom equipment vendors

NSN’s CEO has recently suggested that the telecom sector will consolidate with only three major players remaining; Ericsson,


December 16, 2010  1:01 PM

Potential NSN minority stake sale has good news/bad news



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, managed services, NSN, outsourcing, service layer

There are renewed stories that NSN is looking to sell about a third of the company to a private equity consortium. The stories aren’t...


November 23, 2010  12:45 PM

Rumors swirl on NSN IPO



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IPO, NSN

There are reports that Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) might consider an IPO to provide an exit for its somewhat-in-disagreement partners as an alternative to a restoration of their pact or a complicated private equity deal.  We’re not sure how this would fare given


October 28, 2010  5:45 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes a ‘European approach’ to 4G broadband, but why?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, Broadband, Cisco, Ericcson, Juniper, mobile 4G services, NSN, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing and strategy officer Stephen Carter talked about the need to


September 22, 2010  1:20 PM

Will tech M&A activity fill need for broad-based product strategy?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, equipment vendors, Ericsson, Huawei, M&A, mergers and acquisitions, Nortel, NSN, OEM, technology industry, ZTE

Companies are now actively pursuing mergers and acquisitions to consolidate and improve economies of scale. Even when mergers and acquisitions don't directly consolidate the companies (


July 20, 2010  11:36 AM

NSN’s Motorola wireless deal helps but still lacks service-layer strategy



Posted by: Tom Nolle
CDMA, LTE, Motorola, NSN, service layer architecture, WiMAX, wireless vendors

NSN has officially started the process of acquiring the wireless networking assets of Motorola. The deal includes all of the base station and femtocell technology but doesn’t include handsets or any of the wireline...


January 14, 2010  1:35 PM

NSN/Ericsson won TeliaSonera LTE deal, displacing Huawei



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Ericsson, Huawei, LTE, NSN, packet infrastructure

NSN has apparently scored a big win at TeliaSonera, displacing Huawei from the list of vendors the Scandinavian provider approved for its national LTE rollout. Ericsson is the other national player, and Huawei is now limited to...


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