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New Nokia Faces Competition & Challenges from Software Megatrend – Part 1

Introduction: On December 2nd, Nokia shareholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent . The only remaining full service telecom equipment company in either North America or Europe is being sold to Nokia in a 15.6 billion Euro (€) deal which could make the “new Nokia” a market leader in network equipment and cloud services for […]

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Alan Weissberger Networking Optical Networking Software Defined Network Wireless

Competition for the New Nokia – Part 2

[Editor’s Note: To see part 1 of this article, click this link.] In addition to Huawei, which is also a global leader in smart phones, the new Nokia will surely face competition from the recently announced partnership between Cisco and Ericsson in which the companies will jointly develop new products for telecom and cloud service […]

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Alan Weissberger IPTV Mutliscreen Video Technology

Multi-Screen Video Content and OTT Partnerships Enabled by New Video Network Architectures – Part 2 of 2

Introduction: This is the second of a 2 part article on the 2013 OTTCON.  The first article looked at how Pay TV providers could offer OTT content on second screen devices and also how OTT and local providers (Pay TV or ISPs) could partner together to offer OTT content to subscribers.  This second article examines […]

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Alan Weissberger Technology

NSN in Talks to Sell Majority Stake after Motorola & Huawei Settle Dispute

Trade Secret Dispute Settled Clears Sale of Motorola Networks to NSN: The settlement of the legal dispute between Motorola and Huawei paves the way for Motorola to complete the sale of its network equipment business to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). The acquisition, which had originally been expected to be completed late last year, was delayed […]

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Alan Weissberger Wireless

A Tale of 2 Meetings: Mobile Telecom in Crisis

1.  SVC Wireless March 10th Meeting: Mobile in Crisis- How to Survive and Thrive through the Economic Tsunami With the current credit crisis, economic meltdown, and stock market crash, both business and individuals are facing significant challenges: Big corporations are cutting cost and downsizing workforce while startups are struggling with shrinking market and drying capital […]