Uncommon Wisdom:

April, 2008

April 29, 2008  6:02 PM

IBM cloud computing focused on networking control?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cloud computing may be heading for a major role in the marketing plans of major vendors like Sun, HP, IBM, and Microsoft. Since the Internet is really an information network, it is really as much or more about storage and software as about network routers and other bit-moving gear, and IBM’s...

April 4, 2008  4:55 PM

New open source initiative from CIMI Corporation

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

We have launched an open source project to develop service logic execution environments (SLEEs) and service management execution environments (SMEEs) for NGN services. The initiative is called "ExperiaSphere," and we are now actively seeking contributors and partners in the process. We've...

April 3, 2008  12:54 PM

Comcast to test faster cable speed in Qwest territory

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Comcast will be rolling out a DOCSIS 3.0 trial in Minnesota, with the top download speed 50 Mbps (5 Mbps upload). The service will be the first deployment of the faster cable modem standard, and the interest level will be high since DOCSIS 3.0 is the only architecture that can rival FTTH in...

April 2, 2008  12:32 PM

Intel’s non-voice mobile devices to jumpstart WiMAX?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

In what may well be a key announcement for the industry, Intel revealed that it had 25 partners working with it on portable Internet devices, or “mobile Internet devices” (MIDs) in the new-speak. These boxes will be designed for use while away from home or work but not mobile as the driver of a...

April 1, 2008  1:39 PM

RF over Glass: Cable’s answer to telco FTTH

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The cable companies are taking the threat of FiOS seriously and promoting technologies that are more suitable for deep fiber and FTTH in their own plants. The activity is concentrated in what is called “RFoG” or RF over Glass, meaning mechanisms to perform the opto-electrical transformation...

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