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April 15, 2009  6:08 PM

Skype IPO could be worst-case for telcos



Posted by: Tom Nolle
IMS, Mobile, PSTN, service delivery platform, VoIP, Web 2.0, wireless

eBay will be spinning Skype off in an IPO in 2010 instead of selling it to its founders. As we had suggested, the founders could not meet the price eBay hoped for, due we’re told to the reluctance of...

December 18, 2008  2:29 PM

Over-the-top players: A race to the bottom



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Google, mergers and acquisitions, network monetization, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, third-party platforms, venture capital, Web 2.0

One of the forgotten truths of the current economic crisis is that while telcos worldwide will certainly be deferring some projects and obsessing even more about monetization, their competitors are likely to be even more concerned. The guys at the greatest risk, in fact, are the darlings of the...


December 17, 2008  2:30 PM

Cisco and blade server plans



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Juniper Networks, Network equipment, service delivery platform, Web 2.0

Cisco has not been shy in pushing the envelope of what a networking company does, and one extension that’s been rumored for quite a while has now appeared in public—though still as a rumor. Cisco is said to be working on a blade server product family, something that would extend the company’s...


December 12, 2008  3:29 PM

Alcatel-Lucent position could be game-changer



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Alcatel-Lucent, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, third-party platforms, Web 2.0

Alcatel-Lucent has posted a press release with more color on its new strategy, one that makes it clear just how dramatic its new position is. The company is now committed to a program of facilitation for the composition of services by partners as a primary strategic thrust, a position that is...


December 10, 2008  6:32 PM

Cisco’s new broad, vague Web 2.0 program



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Cisco, Next Generation Networks, service delivery platform, social media, Social networking, third-party platforms, Web 2.0

Cisco announced a broad if somewhat vague program to bind the Elements of Web 2.0 applications into a cohesive whole. The details on this vision were extremely difficult to extract, and we could find no Cisco material online to offer more insight. But it appears to us that Cisco is proposing a...


June 27, 2008  2:14 PM

Telcos look at open source



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Open source, Web 2.0

Telcos are apparently working harder to make their APIs suitable for a broader range of web developers, providing more Web 2.0-like or “RESTfull” interfaces (an acronym for the normal interaction between web clients and servers). We believe that the move is positive in that it shows the...


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