Uncommon Wisdom:

August, 2010


August 12, 2010  4:28 PM

Cisco cautious after Q4 report, but could increase market share

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Cisco reported a quarter in line with analyst estimates, but the company was cautious about its next quarter and its guidance in year-on-year growth would suggest that the next quarter could be flat relative to the...

August 12, 2010  4:06 PM

Amartus’ connectivity service layer play: Close, but no cigar

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

At least one network software player is now embracing some elements of the new-age operations model we've been touting -- Amartus is promising a "connectivity service layer" that...


August 12, 2010  3:50 PM

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

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

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

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August 9, 2010  11:48 AM

Q2 reports show cause for concern for CenturyLink-Qwest

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The CenturyLink acquisition of Qwest is starting to look like an alliance of the weak, much as we'd feared. Neither company did all that well in their latest quarter in our view. Qwest reported better profits but sharply...


August 6, 2010  5:23 PM

Verizon/Google rumors halt FCC net neutrality talks

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

The FCC called off its multilateral talks with stakeholders on net neutrality in the wake of a


August 5, 2010  1:35 PM

Possible Verizon/Google content fast-lane deal: net neutrality issues?

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Verizon and Google are said to be nearing a deal that would establish "fast lanes" for content delivery to consumers paid by portal players (like YouTube) willing to pay a charge for...


August 3, 2010  8:45 PM

Wireless carriers consider mobile service move into credit card space

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Major U.S. wireless carriers are looking to establish an alternative to the credit card companies' mobile commerce services -- and some tell us they have hopes of actually competing with credit cards overall. AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon are looking at a venture in partnership with some...


August 2, 2010  6:02 PM

MPLS standards dustup smacks of Ethernet PBT wars, metro concerns

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

One of the recent standards flaps in networking is the debate over MPLS-TP versus the older T-MPLS. Standards types can be incredibly obtuse at best, and in arguments they're likely to fall into jargon and acronyms and lose communication with the real world. The publicity on this particular...


August 2, 2010  5:11 PM

AT&T hedges bets, taps three top vendors as domain suppliers

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

AT&T named Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco and Juniper as three suppliers in its IP/


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