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July 12, 2011  11:49 AM

It’s Groundhog Day in the networking biz, Google+ and all

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Facebook, Google, Huawei, IMS, Microsoft, networking revenue, Skype, Social networking, voice services

As some things change, others stay the same. That’s about how I see things fresh from two weeks in Brazil.  We’re seeing changes in the networking business space as Google vies anew with Facebook and Twitter, and yet the moves raise the same issues we’ve faced all along. In the economic...

May 10, 2011  4:01 PM

Microsoft’s $8.5 billion for Skype: The road to an ecosystem?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, IP voice, LTE voice, Microsoft, Skype, TDM, Verizon

Skype and Microsoft? There have been rumors...

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September 3, 2010  6:26 PM

Rumored Skype buy could be monster service layer move for Cisco

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Google Voice, P2P, peer-to-peer, service layer, Skype, Telepresence, voice services

If it's true that Cisco has offered to buy Skype, it would be a truly revolutionary development. We can't get any specifics on this particular story, other than that Cisco is indeed...

July 26, 2010  3:15 PM

Google eyeing voice, SMB market with Google Voice desktop client?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Google Voice, net neutrality, Skype, voice services, VoIP

Google is soliciting user input on how to improve its Google Voice offering, particularly for mobile users. According to our surveys, what users want most is something Google's management said they weren't going to offer...

June 14, 2010  3:20 PM

Google Gizmo5 buy to compete with Skype, possibly telcos

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, Skype, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Google has arguably had its eye on the VoIP space for more than a year, and the acquisition of Gizmo5 only made a move more likely. Now the story is that an announcement is...

February 23, 2010  1:52 PM

Sprint’s WiMAX phone: A voice competitor to itself?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, Skype, smartphones, WiMAX

Sprint is expected to release its first WiMAX phone this summer, and the launch may open a bunch of issues and opportunities in the world of evolving voice services. The issue is less whether something like...

January 20, 2010  6:39 PM

Soaring Skype may force 4G voice choices among network operators

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, 4G voice, IMS, network operators, Skype, voice migration, VoIP, wireless voice

Skype is now reportedly the largest carrier of international voice traffic, something that has to be making waves among carrier...

December 23, 2009  11:27 PM

Telefonica’s possible VoIP startup purchase with UC overtones

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Skype, Telefonica, unified communications, voice services, VoIP

Telefonica may be interested in VoIP service startup Jajah, and there’s some speculation that the deal would be done to create a Ribbit-like web front-end and developer program to Telefonica’s services. We’re...

August 24, 2009  12:25 PM

Google and wireless regulation in the U.S.

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Google, iPhone, net neutrality, Skype, T-Mobile, VoIP

There’s more debate on the smartphone VoIP front as both Google and T-Mobile deny there were any deliberate restrictions placed on Skype for the T-Mobile Android handsets....

May 4, 2009  1:24 PM

BT sends signal on future voice services

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, BT, femtocells, Fixed-mobile convergence, FMC, LTE, P2P, Skype, voice services, VoIP

A securities analyst has reported that BT may be slow-rolling 21CN and may in particular be rethinking its notion of migrating from TDM/PSTN voice to VoIP, at least in the near term. The information came out as it...

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