- May 14, 2009
Wireless operators are making steady investments in 4G deployments, but without rethinking some fundamentals, they may have a hard time seeing good returns on services based on LTE and WiMax.
- May 07, 2009
In an exclusive interview, ARIN CEO John Curran said that despite a looming routing crisis for service providers, IPv6 must be implemented. Other, more fundamental problems are decades off, he said, and so are their solutions.
- April 30, 2009
Despite healthy margins today, providing bulk bandwidth is a losing proposition for telecoms unless they can stabilize revenue-per-bit, analysts say. But what will the future of the Internet bring?
- April 23, 2009
Deutsche Telekom cited currency woes and a tough economy as factors contributing to newly lowered earning expectations. But analysts say that increased competition is a major problem as well.
- April 22, 2009
IP transformation remains a major topic of service provider conversation in terms of how to best increase network efficiency and revenue, but transformation is a multi-pronged effort taking place on the network, product portfolio, systems and...
- 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.