Alan Weissberger

Why Telco Mergers Destroy Jobs and Stifle Competition

Telco Mergers Result in Job Losses: Management from CenturyLink and Level 3 talked up their announced merger (CenturyLink will acquire Level 3) at the Citi Internet, Media and Telecommunications Conference this past Wednesday, January 4th. Combining Level 3’s backbone network with CenturyLink’s small and medium size business customers has definite advantages. While the synergies, cost savings […]

Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Software Defined Network

IDC Directions 2015: Major Network Transformations Needed to Adopt to 3rd Platform

Introduction: Network realignment was a very hot topic at IDC Directions 2015 last Wednesday in San Jose, CA. We review selected presentations that cover the types of new mobility and cloud network transformations that will reside on the 3rd platform (cloud, mobile, social business, big data/analytics). The major wide area network (WAN) transformation needed is […]

Autonomous Vehicles, New Mobility & the Built Environment

Looking at the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles on How We Live

“It’s time to think about the built environment,” said Shannon McDonald, an architect and Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. McDonald was referring to the impact that autonomous vehicles will have on the design of streets, buildings and associated infrastructure. She indicates that this is an important and timely discussion to have, […]

Broadband Regulatory

Rural America Needs Advanced Services & Competition – Part 1

The above title is by no means an original thought; this belief has been documented in policy statements and legislation at the Federal and individual state level many times over the years.  Technology and other social factors have resulted in many changes to telecommunications policy for the common good of our country.  A significant number […]

Alan Weissberger Cloud Computing Technology

Role of Telecommunications & Benefits of Cloud Computing (ITU-T FG Cloud)

Editors Note:  This article is based entirely on the October 7, 2011 ITU-T FG Cloud document “Cloud Benefits” which is based on their recent meeting in Seoul, South Korea.  We have not provided any editorial content or opinion on this work in progress.  The article is provided as further background information for the October 12th IEEE ComSocSCV […]