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April 11, 2011  3:49 PM

Is the FCC’s wireless data roaming mandate beyond its scope?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Telecom Act of 1996, Wireless broadband, wireless roaming

Continuing on a relatively rare activist track, the FCC has ordered wireless operators to establish reasonable data roaming agreements among themselves, something that is seen as increasing wireless...

October 26, 2010  1:37 PM

Message to FCC: Wireless policy won’t cure U.S. economic issues



Posted by: Tom Nolle
economy, FCC, Wireless broadband

There’s a significant potential for some swings in stock prices this week (not that we haven’t seen them in the past!) because of the volume of economic news and the number of earnings reports due out this week. The number to watch closely is 3Q gross domestic product (GDP) growth, which our...


September 3, 2010  6:48 PM

FCC revises net neutrality NPRM with eye toward Google/Verizon plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, managed services, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released a revision/expansion to its net neutrality notice of...


August 12, 2010  3:50 PM

A closer look at the Google/Verizon joint net neutrality proposal



Posted by: Tom Nolle
broadband access, broadband services, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, Google, net neutrality, regulation, Verizon, Wireless broadband

Google and Verizon have issued a joint proposal on the regulation of net ...

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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 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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April 22, 2010  12:18 PM

AT&T earnings: Even the iPhone can’t carry the day



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, AT&T, iPhone, Wireless broadband

AT&T reported earnings 21% lower than a year ago, and the result appears to be linked with the dynamics of its mobile business. While AT&T activated almost a million iPhones going to new customers, it showed only about half that number in net subscriber growth. That means the provider...


December 22, 2009  11:11 PM

4G’s impact on metro networking: Focus on simplicity to win



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, bandwidth, LTE, Wireless broadband

One of the biggest questions about any market is whether it should be viewed from the supply or demand side. Supply-side markets are those where the product/service is in demand and where the demand is essentially controlled and manipulated by changes in the supply. Voice telephony has been such...


December 11, 2009  3:56 PM

AT&T’s iPhone traffic jam and the prospect of a usage cap solution



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple iPhone, AT&T, ROI, smartphone, smartphones, traffic management, Wireless broadband, wireless data

The old 80/20 rule is now the 40/3 rule, according to AT&T.

Everyone knows that smartphone users generate between five-to-seven times more traffic than other wireless users, but AT&T says that


August 28, 2009  11:57 AM

FCC on wireless: Defining competition is task one



Posted by: Tom Nolle
FCC, regulation, wireless, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets

The FCC voted unanimously to move both of its wireless investigations to the formal


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