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.
Week of 21 Mar 2011 AT&T plan to merge networks with T-Mobile faces few technical hurdles (24 Mar 2011)
If an AT&T/T-Mobile merger is approved by the FCC, the path to merge networks should face few technical challenges, thanks to a common technology heritage between the two carriers.
Week of 14 Mar 2011 ISP simplifies acquisition consolidation with network discovery tool (17 Mar 2011)
A wholesale ISP that has grown by acquisition has deployed a network discovery tool to simplify network mapping for its hodgepodge of inherited network devices.
Week of 07 Mar 2011 Next generation of AT&T M2M services calls for new strategy, partners (08 Mar 2011)
AT&T tells SearchTelecom about its new approach to the enterprise M2M market. With new M2M services and partners, AT&T hopes to generate more than network access revenue from M2M.
Week of 21 Feb 2011 MetroPCS deploys new subscriber Web portal to raise mobile ARPU (23 Feb 2011)
As MetroPCS launched its LTE network last year, it revamped its legacy mobile Web portal with artificial intelligence to improve subscriber loyalty and boost mobile ARPU.
Week of 14 Feb 2011 Small cells, partnerships fuel mobile location-based services market (16 Feb 2011)
Small cells pinpoint subscribers' locations more precisely than macrocells, enabling more sophisticated mobile location-based services that generate revenue through partnerships.
Week of 07 Feb 2011 Goodbye base station: Rebuilding radio access network architecture (10 Feb 2011)
Alcatel-Lucent has proposed a bold new product portfolio for radio access network architecture that it claims will lower expenses, improve performance and eliminate base stations.
Week of 31 Jan 2011 DDoS remains top telecom security threat, firewalls and IPS targeted (03 Feb 2011)
In addition to escalating DDoS attacks, hackers have turned some of the very devices designed for telecom security into attack vectors, according to a recent survey.
Week of 24 Jan 2011 Next-gen telecom testing tools evolve for NGN services, IMS networks (27 Jan 2011)
NGN services will require next-generation telecom testing tools that are flexible, customizable and focus on applications rather than the bits underneath them.
Week of 10 Jan 2011 Telecom outsourcing for cloud infrastructure build-out, management (12 Jan 2011)
For service providers that need help in the cloud, telecom outsourcing can cover day-to-day management or design and development services with pre-packaged turnkey cloud infrastructure.
Week of 03 Jan 2011 Hybrid hosting: Marrying hosted, cloud environments with little capex (05 Jan 2011)
Rackspace built a hybrid hosting environment at minimal cost by reconfiguring existing devices to securely and automatically bridge its cloud and dedicated hosting networks.