- April 16, 2009
Time Warner Cable expands its bandwidth cap program to make broadband profitable, but customer resistance and legal threats could scuttle the initiative.
- April 09, 2009
Emerging network virtualization technology could enable telecom service providers to cut redundant hardware and carrier network management costs to create more efficient telecom networks.
- April 02, 2009
With hosted unified communications (UC) and telephony, service providers can generate new revenues even while delivering cost savings to enterprises.
- March 26, 2009
While carriers aren't getting a big cut of the app store pie, their revenues still depend on the increasingly popular e-storefronts to cut churn and draw in new customers -- as well as sell new, ARPU-driving services.
- March 19, 2009
3G and 4G services are slowly becoming mainstream, but don't expect new arrivals to shake up the scene. And though many are benefiting from the investments, Nortel is unlikely to find much solace.
- March 12, 2009
Increasing use of femtocells and distributed antenna systems can help telecom service providers cut wireless backhaul costs by a third and increase service quality for customers.
- March 05, 2009
Verizon's choice of Alcatel-Lucent to provide its IMS backbone gives the technology a boost in 2009, but most of the IMS action is likely to take place in Europe.
- February 26, 2009
Between operational and capital savings, wireless backhaul gives operators a new level of flexibility, and the technique appears to be gaining traction in the market.
- February 19, 2009
At the Mobile World Congress, Verizon finally announced its LTE partners, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. While the winners divvy up the spoils, LTE loser Nortel touts its own achievements.
- February 12, 2009
Even as carriers look to cut costs, customer service remains a strategic asset, for both consumer and corporate customers. There are ways to cut costs, but analysts caution against being penny wise and pound foolish.
- February 05, 2009
A host of telecom network optimization techniques promise more efficient networks and data transmission, but falling bandwidth prices complicate the calculations.
- February 03, 2009
While consumer groups have pushed for a delay of the digital TV changeover, carriers will see their own expensive properties being pushed back months from utilization, which could delay everything from infrastructure rollout to precious investment ...
- February 02, 2009
Wireless service contracts and prepaid calling cards are high on the agenda for a consumer activist group that hopes the Obama Administration and a new FCC will act to protect consumers from what it considers excessive fees.
- January 27, 2009
Managed wide area network (WAN) optimization services are primed to boom, if carriers can match their services to the needs of businesses.
- January 22, 2009
Despite Nortel's current bankruptcy woes, most of its customers are likely to give it a chance, as long as a viable plan is made public -- and soon.