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December 17, 2009  2:42 PM

FCC’s national broadband plan updated with gap analysis

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband stimulus, FCC, national broadband plan, service layer architecture, wireless

The FCC has released another status update on its national broadband policy initiative, and we don’t fault any of the points in the document. We’re even impressed by its...

December 17, 2009  2:31 PM

Juniper acquisition rumors swirl around Bytemobile

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, handset technology, Juniper, mobile solutions, service layer architecture

At least one financial analyst (Avian Securities) says Juniper is considering a bid for Bytemobile, a provider of specialty service tools and mobile optimization solutions for the wireless space. There...

December 8, 2009  4:27 PM

Cisco’s growth targets: Increase market, but what of the service layer?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, data center, mergers & acquisitions, service layer architecture, telecom equipment vendors

Cisco is expected to take a bold step this week and tell the financial community it can return to its historical targets of 12-18% growth, owing in part to the economic recovery and in part to Cisco’s radical moves to increase...

December 7, 2009  12:57 PM

Alcatel-Lucent service-layer solution has some, not all, details

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, applications enablement, Juniper, NSN, open APIs, service layer architecture

Alcatel-Lucent announced the details (or at least some of them) of its Service Enablement architecture, its service-layer solution. The strategy includes an Exposure Suite that’s designed to...

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...

November 3, 2009  5:25 PM

Juniper service-layer middleware: Get the latest report

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Juniper, platform as a service, service layer architecture

We have completed a full report on the critical service-layer middleware announced October 29th by Juniper Networks, called Junos Space. The report is free; Download it now.

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...

October 21, 2009  10:17 PM

Cisco’s ISR G2 and Borderless Networking: Service layer implications?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, control plane, equipment vendors, Linux, service layer architecture, Virtualization

Cisco has announced a new generation of its popular ISR platform (G2, fittingly), and also announced an initiative/architecture called Borderless Networking. The ISR upgrades...

October 14, 2009  11:26 AM

Cisco’s Starent acquisition could be LTE procurement zone play

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Juniper, LTE, M&A, procurement zones, service layer architecture

Cisco wrote another big check, this time to acquire Starent, a major player in the mobile/LTE space. And with the move, it may have leapfrogged a number of competitors. Starent and Cisco were somewhat competing previously, and Wall Street reports that it expected Juniper to announce a partnership...

September 15, 2009  6:56 PM

CA/NetQOS deal shows OSS is hot and getting hotter

Posted by: Tom Nolle
CA, OSS/BSS, service layer architecture

If anyone doubted that OSS/BSS was getting hotter, the deal by CA to acquire NetQOS should put that doubt to rest. Telcos have two basic issues to face in the coming years: 1)They have to control operations cost growth,...

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