Week of 01 Sep 2014 Carriers move to virtual routers; AT&T's business mobility push (03 Sep 2014)
In telecom news, virtual routers are increasingly popular for carrier services, while provider router and switch revenue was up 20% from last quarter.
Week of 25 Aug 2014 LTE tested on unlicensed spectrum; AT&T, Google face off over fiber (27 Aug 2014)
In telecom news, tests show that deploying LTE over unlicensed spectrum can offset growing data usage, and Silicon Valley is ripe for fiber competition.
Week of 18 Aug 2014 U.S. Internet connection speeds growing; Samsung jumps into IoT (20 Aug 2014)
In telecom news, an Akamai report shows Internet connection speeds in the U.S. are growing, while Samsung acquired a home automation software startup to compete in the growing IoT market.
Week of 11 Aug 2014 Cloud Ethernet Forum builds testbed; enterprises slow to adopt 100GbE (13 Aug 2014)
This week in telecom news, the Cloud Ethernet Forum is building a network testbed for vendors and providers to develop cloud Ethernet standards, and a report found enterprises are slow to adopt...
Enterprises call on OTT providers for UC services (SearchUnifiedCommunications.com | 14 Aug 2014)
Voxbone, like other over the top (OTT) providers, is seeing more interest from enterprises and call centers for unified communications (UC) services like SIP. Learn why in this Q&A.
Week of 04 Aug 2014 Cloud may spur 25G Ethernet use; Verizon throttles 4G speeds (06 Aug 2014)
In telecom news, cloud providers may be the first to adopt 25G Ethernet to upgrade their server access connection. The FCC is criticizing Verizon for its plan to slow 4G speeds for unlimited data...
Week of 28 Jul 2014 IT job growth report; AT&T cloud vendor list expands (30 Jul 2014)
This week in telecom news, several reports show the IT sector is booming with increased IT job growth, and Alcatel-Lucent and Fujitsu were named to the AT&T cloud vendor program.
Week of 21 Jul 2014 Verizon tests 100G Ethernet; House bill pushes Wi-Fi spectrum access (23 Jul 2014)
This week in telecom news, Verizon said it successfully completed a 100G Ethernet trial while maintaining carrier-grade performance, and the House introduced a companion bill to the Senate's Wi-Fi...
Week of 14 Jul 2014 Bell Labs' XG-FAST boasts 10 Gbps speeds; Peering hurts IP transit (16 Jul 2014)
In telecom news this week, Alcatel-Lucent's Bell Labs division is boasting a 10 Gbps broadband-over-copper speed record, and a TeleGeography report on peering agreements spells bad news for IP...
Week of 07 Jul 2014 Users opt for faster broadband speeds; U.S. falls in Akamai report (09 Jul 2014)
This week in telecom news, an FCC report shows more users are opting for faster fixed and mobile broadband speeds, but an Akamai report saw the U.S. dropping out of the top 10 for global broadband...
Week of 30 Jun 2014 Private undersea cable is growing networking trend; IoT drives IPv6 (01 Jul 2014)
This week in telecom news, potential Google undersea cable project underscores networking trend; the Internet of Things may drive IPv6 adoption.
Week of 23 Jun 2014 Bill to ban Internet taxes progresses; AT&T sole Fire Phone carrier (25 Jun 2014)
This week in telecom news, a bipartisan bill to permanently ban Internet taxes progresses in the House, while AT&T became the exclusive carrier of Amazon's Fire Phone.
Week of 16 Jun 2014 Level 3 to acquire tw telecom; AT&T wins gigabit broadband bid (18 Jun 2014)
This week in telecom news, Level 3 Communications announced its $5.7 billion acquisition of tw telecom; AT&T won its bid to bring gigabit broadband to two cities in North Carolina.
Week of 09 Jun 2014 Internet of Things market thriving; Sprint's T-Mobile acquisition next in line? (11 Jun 2014)
This week in telecom news, a T-Mobile/Sprint merger may be in the works after a reported $32 billion acquisition deal by Sprint, and the latest IDC report estimates the Internet of Things market will...
Week of 02 Jun 2014 Electricity industry next tech battle; mobile data traffic growth (04 Jun 2014)
Mobile data traffic growth creates industry opportunities, while tech companies go head-to-head with utilities to disrupt the electricity industry.
Engineers envision a messy future if ISPs win Net neutrality debate (SearchNetworking.com | 03 Jun 2014)
Network engineers predict the FCC's proposed Net neutrality rules won't work. The public may have to reclaim the Internet's last mile.
Network engineers on Net neutrality debate: Protect 'Open Internet' (SearchNetworking.com | 03 Jun 2014)
In debating Net neutrality, the FCC needs to recognize that Internet service providers are both utilities and monopolies, network engineers say.
Week of 26 May 2014 Hushed Apple CDN plans; Global Internet users to reach three billion (28 May 2014)
Apple's CDN plans may include deals with ISPs, while an ITU study estimates three billion global Internet users by the end of 2014.
Week of 19 May 2014 AT&T announces DirecTV acquisition; study shows customer data usage (21 May 2014)
AT&T announced its DirecTV acquisition plans, while Sandvine's latest study shows the data usage trends for Internet customers.
Week of 12 May 2014 NTT DoCoMo names Alcatel-Lucent 5G vendor; carrier Wi-Fi's evolution (14 May 2014)
In telecom news, NTT DoCoMo names Alcatel-Lucent a vendor in 5G trials and Infonetics' latest carrier Wi-Fi survey shows the technology's future.
Week of 05 May 2014 Sprint fights FCC spectrum plan; Magic Quadrant reveals telecom trends (07 May 2014)
In telecom news, Sprint contests proposed changes to the FCC spectrum screen and Gartner's Magic Quadrant reveals telecom trends and leaders.
Week of 28 Apr 2014 Lifting Net neutrality rules can't promise long-term carrier climate (29 Apr 2014)
FCC Net neutrality rules may be eliminated, allowing carriers to charge for priority services, but that may have long-term challenges, too.
In telecom news, FCC Chair Tom Wheeler voices support for Open Internet and, AT&T threatens to boycott the FCC's 2015 spectrum auction.
Week of 22 Aug 2011 Verizon buys cloud broker to boost user experience in Terremark cloud (25 Aug 2011)
With its acquisition of CloudSwitch, a cloud broker software vendor that helps enterprises move cloud data more easily, Verizon aims to accelerate sales of its Terremark cloud.
Week of 18 Jul 2011 Smartphone adoption spurs advanced services demand in Latin America (20 Jul 2011)
Latin American smartphone adoption is more robust than North America's, and the consumers are more mobile-friendly than their peers in developed economies.
Week of 11 Jul 2011 AT&T sees opportunity in mobility, e-commerce for CDN services (14 Jul 2011)
Consumers have short attention spans for online content, and AT&T hopes this will sell businesses on its AT&T CDN services, as part of a broader content monetization strategy.
Part 2 of our discussion with Verizon Terremark president Kerry Bailey focuses on the cloud ecosystem, enterprise cloud issues, tying 4G to the cloud and the future of hybrid clouds.
The president of Verizon's Terremark talks about upcoming changes in the cloud provider market, what it takes to create enterprise cloud services and the 4G M2M cloud play.
Week of 27 Jun 2011 Telecom cloud services must differentiate with security, provisioning (30 Jun 2011)
By offering telecom cloud services that do more than spin up servers and software, carriers can shed their reputations as slow-moving phone companies.
Week of 13 Jun 2011 NFC mobile wallet services require downstream deals to be lucrative (16 Jun 2011)
NFC mobile wallet services look cool, but "cool" doesn't make money. The opportunity for carriers is to market their positions as intermediaries to merchants and advertisers.
Week of 06 Jun 2011 Operators plan inter-carrier global video conferencing network exchange (09 Jun 2011)
A new consortium of operators will make inter-carrier B2B video as simple as phone calls by stitching together a global video conferencing network to form a private exchange.
Week of 30 May 2011 Online video growth prompts new content monetization strategies (02 Jun 2011)
Carriers must differentiate their content monetization strategies by offering advertisers something pure-play CDN providers cannot: subscriber usage data and video QoE metrics.
Week of 23 May 2011 Verizon LTE rollout: CTO talks outage, AT&T/T-Mobile, Wi-Fi offload (26 May 2011)
Verizon CTO Tony Melone told reporters at TIA 2011: Inside the Network that Verizon's LTE rollout will handle whatever subscribers throw at the network.
Week of 16 May 2011 Carriers unsure when telecom cloud services investment will pay off (19 May 2011)
Service providers at the TIA 2011: Inside the Network show are daunted by the billions they're investing in telecom cloud services, but they cannot afford to be left behind.
Week of 09 May 2011 Verizon and SAP partner for cloud-enabled enterprise managed mobility (10 May 2011)
Verizon moved to increase its visibility to enterprises as a managed mobility cloud provider by enhancing its mobile applications cloud platform and a partnership with SAP.
Week of 02 May 2011 How to convert IPv4 to IPv6: A network architect’s view (05 May 2011)
Deciding when and how to convert IPv4 to IPv6, service providers face numerous technical and business issues; find out what matters most in this Q&A.
Week of 18 Apr 2011 Next-generation OSS platforms: Faster time to market for new services (20 Apr 2011)
A new survey correlates next-generation OSS platforms with faster time to market. With many carriers confounded by convoluted legacy systems, why have they been slow to upgrade?
Week of 11 Apr 2011 With CenturyLink-Qwest merger done, No. 3 telco targets AT&T and Verizon (13 Apr 2011)
CenturyLink tells SearchTelecom.com how the completion of the CenturyLink-Qwest merger has made the combined company more competitive in selling IT services.
Week of 04 Apr 2011 SIP trunking services growth a bust for ILECs, a boom for other telcos (07 Apr 2011)
SIP trunking services revenue more than doubled over the past year. ILECs see the growth as cannibalized revenue but some SIP trunking service providers see opportunity.
Week of 28 Mar 2011 Service providers must optimize IPv6 performance for service parity (31 Mar 2011)
There isn't anything inherent to IPv6 that makes its transport slower than IPv4. But the reality of IPv6 performance for service providers is more complicated than that.