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October 3, 2011  10:08 PM

More clouds, if that’s possible!



Posted by: Tom Nolle
cloud computing services, iPhone, Juniper, nosql, Oracle, service layer

Apple is expected to launch its iPhone 5 this week, and like all Apple events, this one is generating more than its share of speculation. It’s like a red carpet event for the Apple...

August 1, 2011  2:14 PM

Beyond price, Huawei makes strategic gains with security effort



Posted by: Tom Nolle
ExperiaSphere, Huawei, network equipment vendors, Security, security services, service layer

Huawei, which has been gaining influence by leaps and bounds simply because it’s the network industry price leader, showed real gains in strategic insight in our most recent survey. Huawei is demonstrating that it intends to keep up its “build-a-strategy” trend by naming a kind of “


June 17, 2011  8:28 PM

Vendors get a clue about the service layer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Amdocs, Bridgewater, Ericsson, OSS/BSS, service layer, service management, Telcordia

An interesting potpourri of tech events might be telling us something about the business future of tech in general and the networking space in particular. Didn't Ericsson just...

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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...


April 14, 2011  1:23 AM

Cisco’s consumer reorg misses the service layer cure



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, service layer, Telepresence, video conferencing

Cisco announced today that it would be “restructuring” its consumer business, dropping the Flip video line and focusing its home networking activities to gain better profits. The steps neither fix Cisco’s...


February 11, 2011  3:11 PM

Alcatel-Lucent financials due to linking network service opportunities?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, lightRadio, service layer

Alcatel-Lucent announced its earnings yesterday and the results were a sharp contrast with Cisco’s, sending Alcatel-Lucent’s stock up more than


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...


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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