Uncommon Wisdom:

December, 2009

December 31, 2009  1:58 PM

2010 net neutrality and handling premium services

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

We may well get “net neutrality” in 2010, but that may not answer all of the...

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December 30, 2009  12:21 AM

Google, the FTC and the AdMob acquisition

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

There’s a growing number of requests to the FTC to turn down the Google deal to buy AdMob,...

December 29, 2009  12:18 AM

FCC eyes content piracy; attention affects P2P brokers

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Another federal judge in another copyright case has ruled that a P2P broker who acted as a clearinghouse for creating torrents to share copyrighted content was deliberately facilitating piracy. Further, the judge ruled that the provider (IsoHunt) was not entitled to the safe-harbor protection of...

December 28, 2009  11:37 PM

Enterprises look to cut telecom spending; commodity threat on the horizon

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Enterprises are looking to cut telecom costs in a variety of ways in 2010, according to a report that mirrors some of our survey findings and model predictions. They’re expected to put pressure on providers to lower WAN...

December 24, 2009  11:27 PM

Nortel VoIP asset auction: Is there much to win?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The last significant asset in the Nortel portfolio will likely be decided in the next two weeks or so, and NSN is again expected to be a bidder according to Avian Securities,...

December 23, 2009  11:27 PM

Telefonica’s possible VoIP startup purchase with UC overtones

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Telefonica may be interested in VoIP service startup Jajah, and there’s some speculation that the deal would be done to create a Ribbit-like web front-end and developer program to Telefonica’s services. We’re...

December 23, 2009  2:46 PM

HP and service provider cloud tools

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

HP has unveiled a set of tools that will help service providers offer cloud-based services, but they’ will also help build service-layer infrastructure. The tools include HP Operations Orchestration, HP Communications as a Service, and an update to the HP Cloud Assure management platform....

December 22, 2009  11:11 PM

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

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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 21, 2009  4:20 PM

Verizon, the Droid and the iPhone: Network preparations in progress

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Verizon seems to be backing away from its “anti-iPhone” Droid ads and preparing to offer the most popular smartphone when the AT&T exclusivity ends (whenever that is). Verizon...

December 17, 2009  2:42 PM

FCC’s national broadband plan updated with gap analysis

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The FCC has released another status update on its national broadband policy initiative, and we don’t fault any of the points in the document. We’re even impressed by its...

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