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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

June 22, 2010  6:42 PM

Could Telstra-NBN deal serve as model for U.S. broadband deployment?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Australia, Broadband, CLECs, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, legislation, National Broadband Network, NBN, regulation, return on investment, ROI, Telstra

It looks like Telstra and the Australian government have finally struck a deal for the acquisition of Telstra's access infrastructure for the rollout of Australia's

June 16, 2010  12:16 PM

ZTE, Huawei winning in wireline broadband ROI calculations

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Huawei, ROI, ZTE

ZTE, according to Ovum data, has taken the second spot in wireline broadband after Huawei, displacing Alcatel-Lucent from that position and creating more

June 15, 2010  3:45 PM

Canada may lift foreign ownership rules to increase telecom ROI

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Canada telecom market, return on investment, ROI

Canada is considering lifting all restrictions on offshore ownership of its telecom and broadcast companies, a move that would presumably help an industry that’s struggling with low ROI and corresponding...

December 11, 2009  3:56 PM

AT&T’s iPhone traffic jam and the prospect of a usage cap solution

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple iPhone, AT&T, ROI, smartphone, smartphones, traffic management, Wireless broadband, wireless data

The old 80/20 rule is now the 40/3 rule, according to AT&T.

Everyone knows that smartphone users generate between five-to-seven times more traffic than other wireless users, but AT&T says that

November 3, 2009  5:14 PM

Telstra’s separate susidiary buzz: Government plan could zap ROI

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access network, Broadband, ROI, service layer architecture, Telstra

Telstra, Australia’s national carrier, remains locked in a dispute between its shareholders and the Australian government, which proposes to break Telstra up to support its broadband network initiative. Telstra believes it can play a role in NBN, as the network is called, without structural...

June 24, 2009  2:10 PM

Femtocell deployment to test 4G pricing and ROI

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, femtocells, ROI, Vodafone

Vodafone is planning to release the first European femtocell offering in about a week, using Alcatel-Lucent products. AT&T is also planning to expand its currently limited set of trials immediately, and to have a national...

June 16, 2009  11:33 PM

Senate FCC hearings tied to open handset & broadband policy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, FCC, mobile service, open handset poicy, ROI

Obama’s pick to chair the FCC starts his confirmation hearing today, and there’ll certainly be a lot of inane questions and evasive answers. The primary focus is likely to be the national broadband policy that’s on the FCC’s plate and is even to be featured as a topic in the next open...

March 13, 2009  5:21 PM

25 years after the Bell breakup….price stability needed

Posted by: Tom Nolle
CLECs, Regulations, ROI

We’re 25 years out from the Modification of Final Judgment that broke up the Bell System, and there’s been a lot of recapitulation of that time. Not surprisingly, most of it’s not particularly insightful. The truth is...


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