- June 24, 2010
When each service lived in its own access network, multiple and disparate telecom network monitoring systems were manageable. But as IP networks enable operators to offer network-agnostic services, they will need a more unified monitoring system.
- June 17, 2010
At a time when many service providers are scrambling to build and monetize new telecom services, peering point provider Telx has simplified interconnections for its customers' Carrier Ethernet services.
- June 08, 2010
AT&T's tiered pricing plan offers operators a way to monetize surging mobile data usage, but carriers must balance the promise of increasing ARPU with the need to give subscribers visibility into their data usage.
- June 04, 2010
4G long-term evolution (LTE) is front and center in terms of telecom industry buzz, but finding out where the market stands is like playing a game of telephone. It's hard to figure out what's fact and what's fiction.
- June 03, 2010
If Tier 1 operators want to recover the billions of dollars that wholesale telecom services units used to reel in, their approach to wholesale will have to mirror their consumer and enterprise strategies -- focus less on access and more on services.
- May 27, 2010
Carriers have to consider the financial health of LTE vendors to ensure investment protection. A confluence of factors -- a worldwide recession, reduced carrier spending, and a young and volatile LTE market -- makes it difficult for carriers to ...
- May 20, 2010
A recent case involving a Boston-area teen and his $18,000 cell phone bill highlights the need for smarter real-time billing systems to avoid "bill shock" as more third-party retailer apps flood the market.
- May 13, 2010
The reckoning day for IPv4 address exhaustion and IPv6 migration is nearing: IPv4 numbers will run out in about 480 days, according to John Curran, CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), who addressed operators at a recent ...
- May 06, 2010
As NTT America saw its carrier customers fend off IP traffic growth by gobbling up 10-Gigabit Ethernet, port density became a problem for the wholesale IP backbone transit provider. With the Cisco ASR 9000, NTT America halved its edge router ...
- April 28, 2010
Following a Court of Appeals ruling that basically curbed FCC authority over broadband regulation and net neutrality efforts, the commission basically has three options. In this Q&A, telecom consultant Tom Nolle , president of CIMI Corp., explains ...
- April 22, 2010
Wholesale VoIP services proved to be a boon for one operator, but troubleshooting TDM to IP glitches threatened success. Replacing manual diagnostics with a passive test probe paid off with improved optical network monitoring and faster resolution ...
- April 16, 2010
Service providers are expanding their roles in customers' lives, to become "experience providers," all while they transform themselves internally. AT&T is launching a new video service, looking to online gaming for inspiration, and using SOA to ...
- April 15, 2010
In this Q&A, Ruckus Wireless talks about how carriers' deployment of Wi-Fi hotspots is maturing as smartphone Wi-Fi capabilities offer mobile network operators opportunities for 3G offload, helping them cope with bandwidth-hungry applications.
- April 08, 2010
The pressing need to offload 3G traffic from overloaded cell towers and backhaul networks has led carriers to incorporate both Wi-Fi hotspots and femtocells into their overall telecom network management programs.
- April 08, 2010
Mobile data consumption is forcing wireless carriers to move quickly with alternative approaches to telecom network management that they had once snubbed or leisurely shelved -- an overdue embrace that is pushing new business models for femtocell ...