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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

April 22, 2009  2:14 PM

Mobile DTV goes to Washington: And the effect on streaming?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
mobile digital TV, streaming content, Wireless handsets

The Open Mobile TV Coalition will be testing mobile DTV in the Washington DC area by the end of 2009. Mobile DTV is a significant development for broadcasters because...


October 3, 2008  3:17 PM

Nokia indicates shift to service market



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Integrated devices, Mobile, Nokia, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets

Nokia’s launch of its touch-screen high-end smartphone was also a bully pulpit for the company to make it clear that their activities with Symbian and smartphones are not the main event, but a shift into the services market.

Nokia noted that Blackberries were not successful because of...


October 2, 2008  2:15 PM

Nokia strategy reflects capex shift



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Carrier Ethernet, Mobile, mobile backhaul, mobile data, Nokia, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets

Nokia is launching “Tube,” its newest smartphone today, and is expected to articulate its mobile strategy in greater detail. The company, like others, is addressing what appears to be a capex shift to wireless for 2009, a shift that would increase sales of RF and handsets and reduce that of...


August 19, 2008  5:54 PM

Death of analog TV could benefit telecoms



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Open source, Wireless handsets

The upcoming death of analog TV broadcasting may save the U.S. cellular providers from one of the risks of an open handset -- the deployment of cellphones able to tune into analog TV. This type of phone is sold by ZTE in China, where analog service will continue for another six years. There may...


August 11, 2008  1:45 PM

IBM focuses on enterprise mobile applications



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, IBM, Integrated devices, mobile data, Wireless handsets

The boom in enterprise use of smartphones and the fact that carriers are anxious to promote business customers’ use of data services combines to make the space an attractive target for IBM, not as a provider of equipment but as a facilitator of mobile enterprise applications.

The...


August 4, 2008  1:26 PM

Open handsets: It’s about the apps



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Google, Wireless handsets

While the number of iPhones sold is a popular metric of mobile change, the more significant metric may be the number of applications sold for iPhones. The iPhone phenomena, more than Google’s Android, is responsible for the open handset movement that is reducing the barriers to application...


June 11, 2008  6:25 PM

Apple MobileMe as major competitor?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Apple, Cisco, Wireless handsets

Apple’s MobileMe may be more than an “Exchange Killer” (or at least a competitor); it may be the beginning of Apple’s challenge to Microsoft’s Connected Services Framework (CSF) and also a challenge to network operators. Finally, it may be a boon to Cisco. The reason is that MobileMe is...


March 20, 2008  12:07 PM

Verizon open handset policy could promote loyalty



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, Verizon, Wireless handsets

Verizon Wireless is launching its “open handset” strategy, a move that may have more impact on cellular voice pricing than its cap plan did a short time ago. Under the new program, handset makers can certify against what Verizon says will be minimal requirements and then sell directly to...


February 21, 2008  3:18 PM

T-Mobile takes VoIP/wireless integration step



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Fixed-mobile convergence, Wireless broadband, Wireless handsets

T-Mobile has announced it will be offering a limited trial of an unlimited VoIP calling service to broadband customers of any sort for $10 per month plus the cost of the equipment ($50). The new service may be a step toward integration of home voice services and wireless voice using dual-mode...


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