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August 8, 2011  1:55 PM

Brocade cuts guidance over Ethernet uptake, economy, cloud



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Brocade, Cloud computing, content delivery, Ethernet, metro networking, Video

With Brocade’s cut in guidance on its earnings call, the company joined what seemed a parade of network equipment vendors who’ve called the future of network spending into...

August 4, 2011  1:15 PM

Videoscape shakeup: Cisco consolidates video into single unit



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Video, Videoscape

Cisco is consolidating its video activities into a single unit and its Videoscape head is leaving. The decision seems an odd one to me if you look at things from a market...


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...


June 30, 2011  2:06 PM

Tiering up: The carrier shift toward usage-based pricing is starting



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile data, network monetization, network operators, streaming video, tiered pricing, usage-based pricing, Verizon, Video

Verizon is preparing to move to tiered pricing for mobile data in early July. There's a growing conviction among operators...


June 1, 2011  1:31 PM

Collaboration market moves from VMware and Apple



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, collaboration, social media, Social networking, Virtualization, VMware

VMware is buying enterprise social/collaboration player Socialcast, and the move is demonstrating a lot of interesting things about the future of collaboration, virtualization, and of course VMware. We may be on the...


May 20, 2011  6:18 PM

Tablet evolution depends on consumer and enterprise uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, collaboration, e-reader, Nielson, tablet devices, tablets, UC, UCC, WiFi

Some data from Nielson suggests that tablet users are perhaps more focused on social media than on streaming video. The data shows that while e-readers outnumber tablets by an enormous margin, people are relatively unlikely to be e-reading while watching TV, but are rather likely (presuming they...


May 18, 2011  10:48 PM

Market alert: Netflix now N.A.’s top source of downstream traffic



Posted by: Tom Nolle
bandwidth, Internet traffic, Internet video, MSO, Netflix, next-gen content delivery and video, online video, pricing, streaming video, tiered pricing, traffic management, TV, Video, video content, video on demand, video streaming

Netflix has been named the number one source of downstream traffic in all of North America, accounting for just under a third of all bandwidth consumed. Obviously, that...


April 26, 2011  4:08 PM

Verizon financials point to the problem with copper, broadband mobile



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, copper, DSL, FTTH, local loop, Verizon

Verizon reported its numbers and demonstrated why voice and legacy is out and FiOS and mobile is in. The company beat AT&T on subscriber ads, something the media links to the iPhone...


April 26, 2011  3:37 PM

Barnes & Noble color Nook ‘tablet’ signals tablet price wars



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Android, Apple, LTE voice, mobile backhaul, tablets, usage-based pricing

Barnes & Noble has finally brought out a true (if dated) Android version of its color Nook, which likely makes it the cheapest tablet around. It’s clear from both the performance and...


April 14, 2011  1:23 AM

Cisco’s consumer reorg misses the service layer cure



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, service layer, Telepresence, video conferencing

Cisco announced today that it would be “restructuring” its consumer business, dropping the Flip video line and focusing its home networking activities to gain better profits. The steps neither fix Cisco’s...


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