Uncommon Wisdom:

December, 2009


December 17, 2009  2:31 PM

Juniper acquisition rumors swirl around Bytemobile

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At least one financial analyst (Avian Securities) says Juniper is considering a bid for Bytemobile, a provider of specialty service tools and mobile optimization solutions for the wireless space. There...

December 15, 2009  1:09 PM

Amazon introduces EC2 open market pricing for excess cloud capacity

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Amazon has announced something totally new and potentially game-changing in cloud computing —spot pricing. Amazon's Spot Instances will allow Amazon Web Services (AWS) customers to bid on


December 14, 2009  1:26 PM

TeliaSonera’s commercial LTE launch: The industry is watching

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Whether there’s seasonal joy in Who-ville these days may be less important than whether there’s LTE joy in Scandinavia. There, operator TeliaSonera has launched the first commercial LTE service, and it will offer...


December 11, 2009  4:36 PM

Ciena’s Q4 report points to core incumbency challenges

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Ciena reported its fourth-quarter numbers on Thursday morning, which showed sales down about 18% from last year but somewhat better than expected in the current quarter. Guidance was cautious, and investors took the stock...


December 11, 2009  3:56 PM

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

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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


December 8, 2009  4:27 PM

Cisco’s growth targets: Increase market, but what of the service layer?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cisco is expected to take a bold step this week and tell the financial community it can return to its historical targets of 12-18% growth, owing in part to the economic recovery and in part to Cisco’s radical moves to increase...


December 7, 2009  12:57 PM

Alcatel-Lucent service-layer solution has some, not all, details

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Alcatel-Lucent announced the details (or at least some of them) of its Service Enablement architecture, its service-layer solution. The strategy includes an Exposure Suite that’s designed to...


December 7, 2009  12:49 PM

FCC looks at Internet via TV to promote broadband adoption

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The FCC is looking at Internet-to-TV connection boxes as a way of building more perceived value for broadband and increasing its adoption in the U.S.,...


December 2, 2009  10:53 PM

TM Forum says multiple types of service delivery platforms essential

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The TM Forum has released a report that says that it’s essential for service provider higher-layer success to recognize that there’s more than one kind of service delivery platform (SDP). OK, we...


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