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 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 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...

January 23, 2009  2:15 PM

CIMI Corp. analysis on critical telecom vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Ciena, Cisco, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper, Nokia-Siemens Networks, telecom equipment vendors, Tellabs

The February, March and April issues of our newsletter, Netwatcher, will include a special series on eight critical telecommunications vendors. We will present a SWOT analysis of each vendor based on our assessment of the critical market issues in 2009 and beyond.      -...

January 22, 2009  2:33 PM

Low financials pose strategic change challenges for vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Nokie, telecom equipment vendors

Nokia reported worse-than-expected numbers, which puts additional pressure on the broad-based players in the space, including Alcatel-Lucent. The problem these giants, which include Nortel, face is the need to combine their massive product families into symbiotic groups that can build better and...


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