- December 19, 2013
CloudSigma introduces a system for the easy application of enterprise network policies to the public cloud. Will more control mean more adoption?
- December 13, 2013
RiverMeadow has announced a new program for its cloud partners, arming providers with cloud migration technology and professional services.
- November 26, 2013
Bluelock CTO Pat O'Day discusses what customers want from IaaS providers and which benefits of IaaS resonate the most with them.
- November 20, 2013
With carrier cloud services, telcos can differentiate with their networks. Whether enterprises care remains to be seen.
- November 13, 2013
Red Hat unveils Red Hat CloudForms 3.0 and welcomes cloud providers to its OpenStack Cloud Infrastructure Partner Program.
- October 31, 2013
A microgrid approach using local power sources can help providers build out more self-sustaining, energy-efficient data centers.
- October 23, 2013
With standalone cloud storage providers like Nirvanix failing, storage providers must expand their services to include backup, disaster recovery.
- October 11, 2013
Providers are interested in cloud load balancers -- and partnering with vendors can lead to recurring revenue opportunities.
- October 10, 2013
In a market defined by self-service, the notion of cloud professional services seems almost like an oxymoron. But IBM has found lots of room to grow.
- October 02, 2013
Amazon is the market leader, but other providers can stand out with ecosystems that prepare future customer requirements.
- August 22, 2013
Telecom wholesaler Brightlink filters SIP signaling with Net Optics' network packet broker to monitor and troubleshoot billions of voice minutes.
- July 11, 2013
Providers plan to increase spending on conventional networking hardware, but few have adopted emerging technologies, a recent survey shows.
- June 07, 2012
As service providers develop cloud innovation strategies, they're focusing less on the network -- looking instead to servers and software. Are vendors keeping up?
- March 28, 2012
Oracle hardware sales fell below expectations, but that's not the big issue for cloud providers. It needs a better service layer story, says commentator Tom Nolle.
- January 13, 2012
Juniper has lost influence in Layer 3 network investments due to its failure to mature content monetization, mobility and cloud portfolios, opines commentator Tom Nolle.
- December 13, 2011
SAP's $3.4 billion bid for SuccessFactors underscores cloud providers' best path for continued growth -- the SaaS business model and other higher-level services.
- December 12, 2011
Every vendor is trying to get a place in the cloud. Cisco, though, has more cloud vendor credentials in the space than most, so its approach should be taken seriously.
- December 06, 2011
Alcatel-Lucent continues to develop its cloud vision, announcing a partnership with HP that shows its cloud networking play -- Data Center Network Connect and CloudBand.
- July 20, 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.
- June 16, 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.
- June 09, 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.
- May 26, 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.
- May 12, 2011
Internet backbone operators anecdotally report rising demand from carrier customers for IPv6 connectivity, but it's unclear when large amounts of traffic will materialize.
- May 05, 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.
- April 13, 2011
CenturyLink tells SearchTelecom.com how the completion of the CenturyLink-Qwest merger has made the combined company more competitive in selling IT services.
- April 07, 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.
- March 31, 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.
- March 24, 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.
- March 17, 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.
- February 24, 2011
Operators caching content close to users and handling more mobile broadband traffic are finding that the mission of metro networks is changing enough to benefit from increased IP connections in addition to traditional Ethernet connections in ...
- February 23, 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.
- February 16, 2011
Small cells pinpoint subscribers' locations more precisely than macrocells, enabling more sophisticated mobile location-based services that generate revenue through partnerships.
- February 03, 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.
- January 27, 2011
NGN services will require next-generation telecom testing tools that are flexible, customizable and focus on applications rather than the bits underneath them.
- December 08, 2010
Unlike Asia-Pac operators who view WiMax and LTE as complementary, WiMax may only play a supporting role for smaller U.S. operators.
- December 02, 2010
Qwest CTO Pieter Poll sheds light on the telecom network management challenges that rapid broadband traffic growth and streaming video present for fixed line operators.
- November 22, 2010
Tata Communications is future proofing its global Ethernet network using Provider Backbone Bridging (PBB) in hopes of scaling up for point-to-multipoint Ethernet growth and better serving its wholesale customers.
- November 03, 2010
An advanced analytics engine for VoIP call detail records (CDRs) enabled Momentum Telecom to improve service quality assurance, slash troubleshooting time and pursue new business opportunities.
- October 28, 2010
Even after most major carriers launch 4G networks based on Long-Term Evolution (LTE), service providers are still going to have to support subscribers on 2G/3G legacy networks for years to come.
- October 21, 2010
A new Yankee Group report ranks 4G wireless operators as leaders, followers or somewhere in the middle in these early days of 4G network deployments and urges operators to change their 3G wireless strategies to increase brand and service awareness.
- October 21, 2010
4G backhaul network planning is an important and at times underestimated piece of LTE or WiMax migration strategies. If telecoms rush their 4G backhaul network planning, they will pay the price of high costs and disastrous delays.
- September 16, 2010
Carriers must pitch the IPv6 migration to enterprise customers as a gradual process and focus the conversation on enabling business continuity rather than simple scare tactics.
- August 26, 2010
U.S. cable operators are making free Wi-Fi hotspots in select cities part of their customer retention strategy -- a move expected to eventually evolve into revenue-generating services based on or tied to Wi-Fi.
- August 12, 2010
Legacy telecom geographic information systems (GIS) keep track of operators' physical plant. But smaller, more database-centric telecom network planning tools that evaluate demographics, usage behavior and local bylaws enable carriers to be smarter ...
- June 30, 2010
Pressured to support rising waves of IP traffic, carriers are testing 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE), optical transport and IP traffic as they build out their NGN architecture.
- 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.
- 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 ...
- February 04, 2010
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
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
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
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
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.
- December 01, 2009
The top 10 telecom industry predictions on business and technology issues from inCode include the death of the smartphone, the rise of the netbook, the challenges of cloud computing and trouble with ARPU and net neutrality.
- November 12, 2009
Verizon Wireless and AT&T are two of six wireless operators from across the globe that gave their blessing for the IMS standard for LTE voice and Short Message Service (SMS) transport.
- November 03, 2009
The goal of providing excellent customer experience prompted telecom provider Global Crossing to re-engineer its operations and processes, including combining the positions of CTO and CIO to reflect the merging of hardware and software to run ...
- October 29, 2009
Supporting bandwidth-heavy apps means telecom operators must revamp their next-generation architecture while also finding ways to raise the average revenue per user (ARPU).
- October 22, 2009
When it comes to 3G and 4G wireless data networks,Verizon and AT&T are facing off over which operator has the best smartphone to handle mobile Internet access. Verizon's Droid smartphone -- a Motorola device -- is about to hit the market to take on ...
- October 01, 2009
Web on television is coming as manufacturers begin selling Web-enabled TVs. Carriers will need to prepare their networks to handle the bandwidth demands as users start downloading HD video and using bandwidth-intensive Web applications on their TVs.
- August 26, 2009
Infonetics Research predicts that telecoms will double their spending on mobile backhaul infrastructure by 2013 as they try to strike a balance between providing quality service to customers and not spending so much that it kills their profitability.
- June 29, 2009
Alcatel-Lucent's new Advertising Selection Server, also available as a hosted cloud-based service, can help mobile operators increase revenue and become part of the digital media value chain by targeting mobile ads at customers who opt-in to receive...
- June 18, 2009
After years of failing to live up to its hype, the IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) market may finally be taking off in 2009. But the technology's fate is linked closely to the success of Long Term Evolution (LTE).
- June 11, 2009
Strong video growth for mobile and fixed networks is projected, but with carriers seeing little of the video revenue in the current business model, return on investment (ROI) for telecom network optimization is not always a sure thing for service ...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 12, 2009
Sometimes a smaller managed service provider can be a better option than a brand-name telecom carrier for your MPLS wide area network (WAN).
- February 05, 2009
A host of telecom network optimization techniques promise more efficient networks and data transmission, but falling bandwidth prices complicate the calculations.
- February 05, 2009
A new appliance from Packet Design gives enterprises visibility into their service providers' MPLS networks. With MPLS WAN Explorer, companies can make sure that providers are delivering proper service levels and the right network architecture
- January 27, 2009
Managed wide area network (WAN) optimization services are primed to boom, if carriers can match their services to the needs of businesses.
- January 22, 2009
Despite Nortel's current bankruptcy woes, most of its customers are likely to give it a chance, as long as a viable plan is made public -- and soon.
- December 09, 2008
Rogers Wireless offers some lessons learned from marketing its consumer fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) service. Carriers must understand what their subscribers are looking for from the service: lower costs or better indoor coverage.
- November 13, 2008
3G is here to stay, so wireless carriers need to find the best strategies to maximize their profits.
- November 10, 2008
While trying to figure out how to drive more average revenue per user (ARPU) from networks increasingly converged on IP, telecom service providers now have to add...
- November 06, 2008
With the FCC's approval of the Sprint-Clearwire merger, a major hurdle for a nationwide rollout of WiMax has been cleared. Now the merged company just needs investors to pony up some cash to build out the 4G network.
- October 16, 2008
With sound strategies, carriers can come out on top, even in the economic downturn.
- September 15, 2008
Cisco is expanding its Carrier Ethernet solutions to build off its existing platform, which is designed to help telecom service providers avoid forklift upgrades but handle fast-growing metro-area video, mobile backhaul and business services traffic.
- September 04, 2008
After learning some hard lessons about failed partnerships and mergers, Sprint appears ready to turn its fortunes around with Clearwire and WiMax.
- August 28, 2008
With a focus on results and enabling services, TM Forum signs paperwork to acquire IPsphere Forum.
- August 21, 2008
As Sonus touts SIP as the key to telecoms becoming next-generation networks, some believe the IP telephony giant may already have missed the boat.
- August 14, 2008
Poor practices in telecom worker safety can have tragic consequences. The right tools coupled with the proper training can help telecoms protect their employees.
- May 22, 2008
Seeking an answer to the iPhone and declining voice revenue, carriers embrace Android while continuing to support LiMo.
- April 24, 2008
IPTV won't completely change the television game anytime soon, but it puts telecoms in a strong competitive position as they seek to broaden their portfolios.
- April 24, 2008
Nemertes Research gave 11 major and emerging telecom service providers awards for excellence in advanced communications services following its enterprise surveys.
- April 23, 2008
If 2007 was the year of headlines about massive corporate data breaches that put private customer and employee records into the wrong hands, 2008 could be the year when corporate entities get their act together on data loss prevention (DPL). ...
- April 17, 2008
Burnt once by a telecom meltdown, backhaul providers are better prepared to weather a possible recession while keeping prices in check.
- January 10, 2008
Cisco's green guru Paul Marcoux leads the company in cutting costs by being more earth friendly.
- January 08, 2008
Nokia Siemens' purchase of customer management provider Apertio might kick off the year of user data consolidation.
- December 12, 2007
Cisco has boiled down its strategy for the next three to five years to three words -- TelePresence, collaboration and video -- and plans to use its networking expertise to stay in the middle of the emerging IP video market.
- December 05, 2007
The move to IPv6 has been under discussion for years, but as IPv4 address space dwindles, industry experts say now's the time to take IPv6 seriously.
- November 29, 2007
Verizon Wireless announces they are opening up their network to any devices and applications that can pass a minimal amount of standards testing, a possibly disruptive strategy.
- November 20, 2007
After Hurricane Katrina, the FCC ruled that telecom service providers must maintain eight hours of battery power at remote locations.
- November 15, 2007
Citing complexities, Sprint and Clearwire have cancelled their WiMax rollout agreement.
- November 13, 2007
Proper revenue assurance can help limit the amount of money lost to faulty billing systems, redundantly provided services and fraud.
- November 01, 2007
Mobile TV rollouts continue moving forward with the major service providers, despite some daunting challenges.