• April 16, 2010 16 Apr'10

    AT&T learns from gaming, looks to modularity to expand experience

    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 15 Apr'10

    Q&A: Ruckus CEO sees smartphone Wi-Fi key to 3G offload

    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 08 Apr'10

    Network offload: Wireless business model evolves via Wi-Fi, femtocells

    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 08 Apr'10

    Telecom network management: Wi-Fi, femtocell 3G offload pace quickens

    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 ...

  • March 11, 2010 11 Mar'10

    4G WiMax technology was 'right decision at the right time' for Sprint

    Sprint Nextel Corp. was the first nationwide carrier to launch 4G WiMax technology -- going live in Baltimore in late 2008. Iyad Tarazi, vice president of network development, talked to SearchTelecom about Sprint's 2010 plans for WiMax.

  • March 04, 2010 04 Mar'10

    Fighting wireless churn with trendy smartphones and fast data networks

    Competitive pricing may have held onto subscribers years ago, but then the iPhone arrived. Operators will have to prevent mobile churn now with attractive smartphone portfolios and strong mobile data networks to support those devices.

  • February 25, 2010 25 Feb'10

    Rural wireless operator ditches T1s for microwave backhaul plan

    By combining microwave backhaul systems with intelligent routing, one rural wireless operator expects to be able eventually to eliminate all 150 leased T1 lines at its cell sites and save millions of dollars in operating expenses.

  • February 18, 2010 18 Feb'10

    Verizon-Skype mobile VoIP app tests profitability for voice as data

    Verizon Wireless's approval of a Skype mobile VoIP app for its network may be more PR than substance. But it also signals that wireless operators are trialing mobile voice over IP (VoIP) applications to see whether they can reverse dwindling profits...

  • February 15, 2010 15 Feb'10

    Smartphone sales top 2010 wireless telecom market review

    Despite a dire economic climate, wireless telecom market revenues reached $215 billion in 2009. Strong smartphone sales could help maintain a rising ARPU trend in 2010, according to a new wireless telecom market review.

  • February 11, 2010 11 Feb'10

    Smartphone Wi-Fi has promise, drawbacks for mobile data traffic offload

    Smartphone Wi-Fi capabilities may allow carriers to offload some mobile data traffic in public Wi-Fi hotspots as a temporary fix, not as a permanent solution to the surge in mobile broadband use.

  • February 04, 2010 04 Feb'10

    Mapping 4G network for LTE video requires not just speed but backhaul

    As wireless operators tap into the benefits of Long-Term Evolution (LTE), video delivery to mobile devices embodies the raison d'âtre for next-generation networking as well as its greatest challenge. But LTE is one part of the anatomy, which ...

  • January 14, 2010 14 Jan'10

    Data 'fast lanes' for unlimited mobile broadband plans unlikely

    Wireless pricing models will probably change, but analysts say charging a premium for prioritized traffic won't turn around flat revenue from unlimited mobile broadband plans.

  • January 07, 2010 07 Jan'10

    Google Nexus One smartphone no threat to wireless business model

    The wireless business model of carrier-device monogamy in the U.S. is unlikely to be broken up by the launch of the Google Nexus One smartphone -- now built for only T-Mobile USA's 3G network but expected soon on other carrier networks.

  • December 17, 2009 17 Dec'09

    DPI software gives carriers more granular mobile data traffic analysis

    New deep packet inspection (DPI) software for carrier networks promises a peek into users' individual sessions, marking each stop along the route from base station to application. With this new view, mobile carriers will be better positioned to ...

  • December 15, 2009 15 Dec'09

    Service layer architecture -- Rethinking network layers for profit

    Telecom carriers looking for ways to stem declining services revenues turned their attention in 2009 to creating a service layer architecture that tightly knits networks to services platforms and makes the most of owning a network.