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May 16, 2011  2:30 PM

Battle for the data center — where are the vendors?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Android, Android@home, Apple, Cloud computing, Cloud Services, data center, data center networking, data centers, EC-OS, embedded control, embedded control device, Interop, network operators, OTT, over-the-top, smart home, telecom service providers

The big takeaway from Interop so far has been the battle for the data center, which is no surprise given that particular item has been on top of my surveys for both enterprises and...

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...

October 15, 2010  12:53 PM

Discrepancy alert between network-builders and vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, aggregation networks, core networks, Ethernet, infrastructure, metro networks, network operators, Networking, telecom service providers

It's always fascinating to listen to network operators and even large enterprises talk about their infrastructure projects, and I'm just starting to analyze the first round of our fall strategy survey, so I'm getting that chance on a large scale. It's too early to say how everything is going to...

May 17, 2010  4:27 PM

Grand unified market theory: How ubiquitous broadband affects everything

Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Adobe, Apple, HP, mobile devices, Palm, rich media, service provider networks, smartphone OS, smartphones, social applications, social computing, tablets, telecom service providers, Wireless broadband

We're confronting several classic "forest and trees" problems in the marketplace today. We have sweeping changes in handsets, apparent power shifts in the software that will be used on tablets, revolutions in

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...

May 7, 2010  7:19 PM

Individual FCC comments on broadband may tell whole story

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband access, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, net neutrality, telecom service providers

The FCC today released a number of comments from individual commissioners on the regulation of broadband access. None of these statements represents a firm policy, which the FCC can develop only through a very specific public process, but together, they reflect the goals of the public process the...

May 7, 2010  7:18 PM

As expected, FCC moves to reclassify broadband as telco service

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, Regulations, telecom service providers, Wireless broadband, wireline

EDITOR'S NOTE: This entry was written on May 6, prior to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releasing a number of commissioners' comments on regulating broadband...

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May 7, 2010  7:18 PM

DT to lead industry shift to new ‘telco plus’ strategy?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
app stores, Deutsche Telekom, Mobile, next-gen carrier strategies, telecom service providers

Deutsche Telekom (DT) may have become the first of the big telcos to step up and admit that it plans to be something more than a telco down the line. The shareholder speech of the CEO indicated that DT will be transitioning into something that includes being an Internet company, and that mobile...

March 18, 2010  6:58 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes envelope with Open API Service expansion

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, APIs, bundled APIs, Open API Service, open APIs, OTT, over-the-top, social applications, telecom service providers, third-party platforms

Alcatel-Lucent has expanded its Open API Service with a group of new "bundled APIs" that combine third-party and service provider elements to create functional building blocks with a more...

April 23, 2009  2:13 PM

Lack of monetization strategy hangs over telcos/vendors

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, commoditization, equipment vendors, Hauwei, legacy services, network monetization, telecom service providers

Huawei’s quarter put it on track as a big gainer in the ranks of major equipment vendors, with fourth place in the bag and second place within its grasp if it can meet its targets. As we said in our Huawei...

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