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October 6, 2011  4:58 PM

Steve’s legacy: Don’t lose sight of the service layer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cloud monetization, cloud provider, Cloud Services, mobile cloud, service delivery platform, service layer architecture, Steve Jobs

There’s no way that any blogger in technology could not, today, offer a tribute to the greatest innovator that the technology industry has ever known. Steve Jobs was a true giant in a world of pretenders, a man who...

December 2, 2009  10:53 PM

TM Forum says multiple types of service delivery platforms essential



Posted by: Tom Nolle
SDP, service delivery platform, service layer architecture, standards, telecom equipment vendors, telecommunications service providers

The TM Forum has released a report that says that it’s essential for service provider higher-layer success to recognize that there’s more than one kind of service delivery platform (SDP). OK, we...


May 19, 2009  1:27 AM

Cisco expands UCS to carrier market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, service delivery platform

Cisco, to no one’s surprise, has expanded its Unified Computing System (UCS) positioning to the service provider market, taking advantage of the interest of operators in cloud...


April 15, 2009  6:08 PM

Skype IPO could be worst-case for telcos



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Mobile, PSTN, service delivery platform, VoIP, Web 2.0, wireless

eBay will be spinning Skype off in an IPO in 2010 instead of selling it to its founders. As we had suggested, the founders could not meet the price eBay hoped for, due we’re told to the reluctance of...


March 17, 2009  3:38 PM

Cisco’s generalized data center solution — risky business



Posted by: Tom Nolle
blade servers, Cisco, dta center, network virtualization, service delivery platform, telecom service providers

Cisco made its long-awaited “California” announcement, but the event didn’t fully address the critical questions of just how the new products will be positioned. At one level, Cisco announced itself as a general-purpose...


December 18, 2008  2:29 PM

Over-the-top players: A race to the bottom



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Google, mergers and acquisitions, network monetization, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, third-party platforms, venture capital, Web 2.0

One of the forgotten truths of the current economic crisis is that while telcos worldwide will certainly be deferring some projects and obsessing even more about monetization, their competitors are likely to be even more concerned. The guys at the greatest risk, in fact, are the darlings of the...


December 17, 2008  2:30 PM

Cisco and blade server plans



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Network equipment, service delivery platform, Web 2.0

Cisco has not been shy in pushing the envelope of what a networking company does, and one extension that’s been rumored for quite a while has now appeared in public—though still as a rumor. Cisco is said to be working on a blade server product family, something that would extend the company’s...


December 12, 2008  3:29 PM

Alcatel-Lucent position could be game-changer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, third-party platforms, Web 2.0

Alcatel-Lucent has posted a press release with more color on its new strategy, one that makes it clear just how dramatic its new position is. The company is now committed to a program of facilitation for the composition of services by partners as a primary strategic thrust, a position that is...


December 12, 2008  2:05 PM

Alcatel-Lucent strategy: Focus on third-party access



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, third-party platforms

Alcatel-Lucent has announced job cuts and predicts a decline in global telecom spending of between 8 and 12%, which is much larger than any dip we can see based on any credible set of economic trends.

The forecast appears to be based on the presumption that the recession will continue not...


December 10, 2008  6:32 PM

Cisco’s new broad, vague Web 2.0 program



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, social media, Social networking, third-party platforms, Web 2.0

Cisco announced a broad if somewhat vague program to bind the Elements of Web 2.0 applications into a cohesive whole. The details on this vision were extremely difficult to extract, and we could find no Cisco material online to offer more insight. But it appears to us that Cisco is proposing a...


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