Archive for the ‘Telecom’ Category.

OSS/BSS worldwide

Having been involved in the very early days of independent OSS and BSS companies—in the very distant past (nostalgia sounding background music) it is rather interesting to see the demands placed upon current OSS/BSS providers by their customers.
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2011 Telecom Predictions India

What are the trends in telecom for the next few years? Who knows, who cares? Actually a lot of people care—it’s just that not many of us are good at figuring out what is likely to be important. Beryl M over at India’s Voice & Data has some interesting opinions for one of the world’s largest telecom markets. Continue reading ‘2011 Telecom Predictions India’ »

AT&T skeletons from 1930

In a story that sounds like it came from a Hollywood movie script, Tim Wu’s new book The Master Switch discloses one of the secrets AT&T did not want the world to have. Its an interesting story in applied paranoia that large corporations are often very good at. We love telecom for it’s paranoid nature and it’s rationalization of any decision—but was this really smart or really stupid? Continue reading ‘AT&T skeletons from 1930’ »


I managed to listen to Verizon’s Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Tom Tauke’s speech to US policy makers about his vision for a realigned telecom mandate to update the now crumbling Telecom Act of 1996. Continue reading ‘FCC IMO’ »

Neutrality Futility

In a recent effort to fuddle up the whole net neutrality discussion a fake website launched by students sets the press ablaze with rumours of big telecom conspiracy.
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Broadband Wherefore Art thou?

Just when you get all of your analysis tools sharpened out comes another report that slags Canadian broadband services. Hmmm… Maybe some analysis is in order?
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Pioneer Philanthropy

In  a recent road trip through Georgia I was walking about a rest stop and noticed a granite block at the bottom of a flag pole. Curious as I am I wandered over to it and was amazed to find a commemorative stone obviously laid as a reminder of the good work that the Telephone Pioneers of America have done over the years. The Pioneers will have a 100th anniversary of during 2011.

Another interesting fact is that Alexander Graham Bell was a founding member! If you are interested in becoming a member or just want to learn more about the Pioneers check out a local group in your area.

Nortel Necropsy-The Novel

Nortel was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of the burial was signed by the bankers, the accountants, the auditor, and the retired employees. Old Nortel was as dead as a door-nail (with our apologies to Dickens).
However, it took James Bagnall, a journalist for the Ottawa Citizen to attempt the full autopsy while the vultures carried away the tasty bits.
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Social Studies

In a recent move, that we applaud, Telstra recently has attempted to educate it’s employees about acceptable online behavior. They’ve done it by posting some of their guidelines online—a novel idea.
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Award Reward

It’s getting to be that time where everyone is creating their best of / worst of lists for 2009. All this year end hype is just great fodder for what usually is a slow news time. What’s surprising about the Internet Telephony’s awards is who has shown up.
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