Alan Weissberger

Alan Weissberger is a renowned researcher in the telecommunications field. Having consulted for telcos, equipment manufacturers, semiconductor companies, large end users, venture capitalists and market research firms, we are fortunate to have his critical eye examining new technologies.
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Sprint to Shut Down WiMAX Service ~Nov 6, 2015

October 9, 2014
Cell Tower

Overview: At long last, Sprint has confirmed it will be turning off of its WiMAX service on or around November 6th, 2015.  That’s a little over 1 year for owners of WiMAX mobile devices (including laptops with WiMax cards/dongles) to switch to LTE .  WiMAX mobile devices will still work in 3G mode after that, but one doesn’t buy…

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Peter Thiel – the Ultimate Enigma- at Commonwealth Club Event

October 3, 2014
An image of a cloud as a metaphor for SDN.

Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal, VC/hedge fund manager and author of Zero to One, was interviewed by NY Times’ Quentin Hardy on Sept 30, 2014 at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley event in Santa Clara, CA.   While I agreed with several things Mr. Thiel said, he seems to be a man of many contradictions.  Hardy…

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Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center- Operator Keynotes, Security & Summary-Part 2

September 25, 2014
An example of what the NFV Framework looks like from the Orange perspective.

Introduction: This second article on Light Reading’s NFV-Data Center conference summarizes telco keynote speeches from Orange and NTT-America. We then look at security challenges and wrap up with our summary and conclusions. Part 1. on the Heavy Reading NFV survey results and CenturyLink keynote may be read here. Orange Keynote: Christos Kolias, Sr. Research Scientist,…

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Highlights of Light Reading’s NFV and the Data Center Conference-Part 1.

September 23, 2014
Inside a typical data center.

Introduction: The telco data center¹(DC) is likely to be the first place network operators deploy Network Virtualization/Network Functions Virtualization (NFV).  That was the opening statement at the Light Reading conference on NFV and the Data Center, held Sept 16, 2014 in Santa Clara, CA.  A network virtualized data center was defined by the conference host…

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Viodi View – 09/19/14

September 19, 2014
A collage of Alex Best, Jim Farmer and the iconic 6350 modulator they designed.

The best part of conferences are the face-to-face meetings. Next week’s NTCA Fall Conference will provide ample opportunities to meet with Viodi View readers and viewers. One operator I am looking  forward to meeting with is Paul Bunyan Communications. PBC’s had a blockbuster announcement yesterday about their all-fiber, GigaZone offering, which provides symmetric Gigabit speeds at…

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