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November 18, 2010  2:37 PM

Juniper Blackwave acquisition fills content delivery gap

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Blackwave, content delivery, Juniper, M&A, Storage, stream management, video on demand, VoD

Juniper added to its content portfolio today, acquiring the intellectual property of a video delivery firm called Blackwave.  This is a small deal by recent Juniper...

August 16, 2010  12:23 PM

FTTH customers happier than DSL and cable — but at what cost?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
cable, DSL, fiber to the home, FTTH

Probably to no one’s surprise, FTTH customers are happier with their service than cable or DSL customers, according to some recent research commissioned by...

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August 9, 2010  11:48 AM

Q2 reports show cause for concern for CenturyLink-Qwest

Posted by: Tom Nolle
CenturyLink, CenturyTel, fiber to the home, FTTH, mergers and acquisitions, Qwest, wireless

The CenturyLink acquisition of Qwest is starting to look like an alliance of the weak, much as we'd feared. Neither company did all that well in their latest quarter in our view. Qwest reported better profits but sharply...

May 10, 2010  5:55 PM

Verizon CEO eyes fiber-fueled future sans ‘voice-only’ service

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, FTTH, Ivan Seidenberg, mobile services, telecom networks, telecom service providers, Verizon, Verizon FiOS, wireless, wireline

Verizon CEO Ivan G. Seidenberg is no shrinking violet, as we all know. His recent comments on the company's plans suggest that Verizon is essentially dividing...

March 4, 2010  2:38 PM

FCC proposing additional national broadband subsidies, targeting FTTH

Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband plan, FCC, fiber to the home, FTTH

The FCC is preparing to propose up to $25 billion in additional federal spending to subsidize national broadband access as a part of its forthcoming national broadband plan, according to a number of sources. Technology like fiber to...

February 22, 2010  2:08 PM

FCC broadband plan update causes concerns

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, fiber to the home, Regulations

The FCC released an "update" on its national broadband plan -- due next month -- and it does nothing to calm our concerns about where the plan is going. The sudden focus on 100...

February 17, 2010  5:37 PM

FCC chair pushes 100 Mbps Internet expansion, stays mum on major concerns

Posted by: Tom Nolle
100 Mbps Internet, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, fiber to the home, pass costs

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski this week jumped out to praise the notion of expanding 100 Mbps Internet to 100% of U.S. homes. We think that goal...

February 11, 2010  2:51 PM

Misinterpreted Google broadband test jolts telecom industry

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, fiber to the home, Google, ISP, regulation

In the latest of many moves that the media and industry are apparently determined to misinterpret (probably with some encouragement from Google), search giant Google is being portrayed as the next...

November 4, 2009  1:11 PM

Cisco/EMC joint venture: private & public cloud data center strategy

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Cloud computing, data center, EMC, network computing, Storage, Virtualization, VMware

Cisco, EMC and VMware have formed a joint venture called “Acadia” to promote a new vision of the data...

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October 28, 2009  11:36 PM

Juniper/Dell OEM deal validates rising IT power in the data center

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cloud computing, data center, Dell, Juniper, Storage, Virtualization

Juniper has announced an OEM deal with Dell that will have the latter re-skinning the MX, EX, and SRX products and offering them as a part of the Dell PowerConnect brand. The deal is a...

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