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September 6, 2011  1:58 PM

Cable operators back away from wireless in fast-changing market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, cable operators, iPhone, quadruple play, service layer architecture, tablets, TV everywhere, WiFi

One of the more interesting wrinkles in the ongoing tablet wars is a decision by more cable companies to back away from any commitments (on...

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...


February 14, 2011  4:11 PM

Tablet wars pivotal with devices that are ready or not



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Huawei, iPhone, smartphone, tablets, WiFi, ZTE

It’s clear from Mobile World Congress that tablets are the pivotal product in the mobile space. All the financial analysts have estimated iPad growth will beat that of the iPhone. You can tell that everyone is frightened of an Apple market sweep by the fact that tablets are being rushed out for...


November 16, 2010  3:21 PM

Juniper Trapeze Networks acquisition: Not just an enterprise play



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Juniper, service layer platforms, tablets, WiFi, wireless LAN

Juniper acquired Trapeze Networks from Belden, a move that’s been expected by Wall Street for some time. Trapeze is an


November 11, 2010  12:47 PM

Verizon’s iPad approach bundles mobile WiFi hub



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G FiOS, femtocells, iPad, Verizon, VoIP, WiFi

Verizon has started to advertise its iPad deal, and it’s a bit more complicated than the rumors had suggested. What the big telco is doing is bundling an iPad with a mobile WiFi hub, a gadget that links to a 3G service and then creates a mini-hotspot to which


April 27, 2009  12:53 PM

WiFi use validates WiMAX for “migratory users”?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
AT&T, hotspots, migratory users, Sprint/Clearwire, WiFi, WiMAX

AT&T has reported an enormous surge in WiFi hotspot use, triple the normal amount, in the first quarter 2009. The increase, in our view, is an indication that “migratory"...


April 8, 2009  1:41 PM

Government-sponsored broadband: Hard track record to overcome



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband stimulus package, FCC, Regulations, WiFi, Wireless broadband

You’d think that municipal and state governments in the U.S. were drinking too much Fosters. Many of them are looking actively at applying for some of the broadband stimulus dollars to create government networks for their citizens, following the same model as Australia but on a smaller...


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