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October 13, 2009  11:18 AM

Policy clues surface as FCC hits its stride

Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, open handsets, voice

The FCC is hitting its stride in regulatory policy terms, primarily relating to the issues of next-gen voice. In one matter, the FCC has already asked Google for specific details on Google Voice, in response to AT&T filing a complaint that the service was really a regulated voice service and...

March 12, 2009  4:34 PM

Over-the-top VoIP: Comparing Google and Skype

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Google, over-the-top, Skype, voice, VoIP

Over-the-top (OTT) voice over IP may be finally coming into its own, driven primarily by a desire to make cheap international calls. In its last earnings call, eBay reported good numbers for Skype, which has so far failed to create any of the often-touted...

November 21, 2008  4:16 PM

Global broadband to become universal service?

Posted by: Tom Nolle
access networks, Broadband, CIMI Corp., FTTH, voice

Worldwide broadband subscribers have reportedly passed the 400 million mark, and some telco planners are now seriously looking at broadband as their “dialtone” service in both wireline and wireless—but beyond 2011.

The decision to move to a universal broadband delivery would...

October 12, 2007  8:58 PM

New Spec for Voice over Cable

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, voice, Wireless broadband

CableLabs is releasing a new version of the PacketCable specification used for voice services over cable. The 2.0 release will include support for business features and also support for IMS-based FMC, presumably to support either a cable company push into wireless or an MVNO relationship with a...

October 11, 2007  8:58 PM

Cable/Telco Competition Rests on ARPU

Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cabling, Triple play services, voice

Business Week and S&P are now publishing reasonable analysis of the cable/telco competition. The recent work concedes that cable will likely take some market share from the telcos in voice services, but that telcos will take share in both data and video services. As we've said many...


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