Archive for the ‘Telecosm’ Category

Ivan Seidenberg shines the “light” on Verizon’s FIOS strategy

Dave Burstein at DSL Prime reports that Ivan Seidenberg effectively says the the wireline voice telecom business is dying: “we have to pivot and make a shift from the voice business to the data business and eventually to the video business. … we must really position ourselves to be an extremely potent video-centric asset.”  He […]

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Latin America Wireless

Like most of the Middle East and Africa, Latin America is skipping the 100% wired stage of telecoms. Governments in those countries were too financially unstable &/or corrupt to mandate buildouts beyond the wealthy enclaves and business districts of their major cities. The beauty of wireless is that it is so much less capital intensive. […]

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Competition in the “Last Mile”

Via Susan Crawford, we learn that at least one government official understands what’s at stake in the telecom regulatory environment in Washington.  In support of a recent report from the FTC’s Internet Access Task Force Commissioner Jon Leibowitz opines: Let me begin by commending the staff for this Report. It begins the process of identifying […]

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Danger Ahead! Telcos Seek to Destroy the Internet

These quotes aren’t linked because they were carried in numerous publications.  The first one is a "mashup" of irrelevant irrationality, economic idiocy, and illogical childish "that’s not fair!" temper tantrum.  Said differently, its just stupid! "During the hurricanes, Google didn’t pay to have the DSL restored," said BellSouth spokesman Jeff Battcher. "We’re paying all that […]

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"Cellular Networks Suck"

From Broadband Reports: "Cellular networks haven’t taken off [for data] because cellular networks currently suck. Badly. It’s our fault – we’ve done it badly," states Nokia’s Markku Hollstr�m to Silicon.com. Hollstr�m insists that while Wimax wireless broadband will have its niche, "WiMax is hype at the moment – and it’s pretty bad hype."

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Government as Communications Infrastructure Provider

In spite of being an ardent free market propronent and a believer that less government is better than more, I am beyond beginning to believe, although not yet completely sure, that government would be the best WiFi provider. And I should add that maybe, maybe that could also be true for the physical wired network […]

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Financial Supply Chain

While wandering the Web, I stumbled across a company, Prime Revenue, that offers to optimize the "financial supply chain" of its customers.  PrimeRevenue is the key to a financially optimized supply chain.  For Buyers and Suppliers. Our program is an innovative and unparalleled solution that brings the benefits of information technology to the financial supply […]

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PBS – Unfair and imbalanced "journalism" in action

Bruce Bartlett vividly illustrates PBS’s "agenda journalism by providing readers with facts regarding the astounding macroeconomic impact of Walmart on the US economy over the last decade. PBS, having been supplied the same facts during its "investigation" of the issue, chose to omit them entirely from its negative presentation about Walmart. I also pointed out […]

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