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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...


February 23, 2011  3:58 PM

Video streaming causing wireline broadband and cable planning issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, Comcast, FCC, OTT, video streaming, wireline broadband

It is very clear that video streaming services are growing, partly in response to the tablet opportunity, and this creates special problems for broadband operators, most of whom...


February 7, 2011  6:31 PM

Content is again king — but in a less cool, grown-up business way



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AOL, Comcast, Google, NBC, online content, OTT, portals, Yahoo

There are some new indications that the momentum of the web is shifting more decisively toward content, but not in the simplistic “content is king” sense. What’s happening is a combination of fairly complicated and interrelated shifts, and these are gradually changing the way the online...


December 21, 2010  6:14 PM

How quickly can Alcatel-Lucent’s Open API program adapt to the market?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, APIs, application development, application enablement, application program interface, Open API, open APIs, OTT, over-the-top

Alcatel-Lucent continues to showcase the developer side of its Application Enablement approach, including its


December 8, 2010  12:28 AM

Google’s Chrome OS: Framework for cloud client device and platform



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Chrome OS, Cloud computing, Comcast, Google, OTT, over-the-top, peering, usage-based pricing

Google let the industry have its first look at its Chrome OS, which it sees as the framework for a...

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October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Apple, Broadband, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, Google, mobile broadband, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI, smartphones, Verizon

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the


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


October 26, 2010  11:47 AM

Apple’s unified developer environment: How far will it go?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Adobe, Android, Apple, application development, Google, Microsoft, operating system, OTT, over-the-top, RIM, service layer, smartphones, tablets, telecom service providers

Apple's moves to converge its iOS and MacOS platforms over time and to create a unified developer environment among their disparate devices are smart responses to the realities of the market and the present competitive environment. The questions are how far Apple will go, and what impact the...


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