Telecom Timeout:

April, 2010


April 26, 2010  11:34 AM

Optical diagnostic probes: Turn your network and cough

Posted by: KateGerwig
network management, optical networking

You can learn a lot from another carrier's problems, and in this example, wholesaler 360networks provides the case in point. Faced with TDM-to-IP translation problems that degraded voice call quality, the wholesaler

April 26, 2010  11:21 AM

Carriers must understand enterprise WAN optimization services trends

Posted by: KateGerwig
managed services, WAN optimization

Not all that much is new in the WAN optimization market lately, except for how to actually deliver capabilities to enterprise customers, and there the changes are major. The expanded opportunity for telecom carriers is selling WAN optimization as a managed service, but with the opportunity...

April 21, 2010  6:08 PM

Available IPv4 addresses continue free fall; now what about IPv6?

Posted by: KateGerwig
IPv4, IPv6

Holy IPv6! The RIRs sent their Q1 data to the NRO, and the results show a lower IANA free pool of IPv4 addresses than expected, especially since APNIC (you know, the Asia-Pacific RIR) allocated almost 24 million IPv4 addresses – an historic high. Oh, and for only the second time ever,...

April 19, 2010  11:34 AM

Mobile appliance growth changes mobile network planning

Posted by: KateGerwig
4G, mobile devices, Wireless networks

You’d think the wild growth in mobile device traffic would mean wireless operators are in the money, as the popular Depression song said. But the stress that traffic is putting on wireless networks is causing depression instead because the money isn’t rolling in. So much content can be...

April 15, 2010  2:24 PM

Broadcaster joint venture to deliver mobile device content is no accident

Posted by: KateGerwig
broadcast industry, FCC, mobile content, mobile devices, national broadband plan, regulation

Sometimes telecom’ers forget that the broadcast industry is also subject to FCC whims, um, I mean regulations, and that it spends as much time trying to pacify the agency beast and positioning with the media as telecom carriers do. My case in point is the new

April 15, 2010  12:44 PM

‘Deleted scenes’ from today’s Q&A with Ruckus Wireless’ CEO

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
3G offload, Ruckus Wireless, traffic management, Wi-Fi, wireless broadband

Not everything that goes into...

April 12, 2010  11:38 AM

100G DWDM optical networking facts, projections and analysis

Posted by: KateGerwig
100G DWDM, optical networks

Even while telecom carriers are still installing 40G DWDM optical links in their networks, service providers already have their collective eyes on the prize that is 100G optical networking. Search around and it’s easy to find theoretical white papers and product descriptions for 100G vendors,...

April 6, 2010  3:53 PM

Cha-ching: AT&T aims for business customers with $1 billion spending spree

Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
AT&T, business services, cap-ex, network expansion

Recession? What recession? AT&T scoffs at the suggestion, releasing a $1 billion spending plan to...

April 6, 2010  11:05 AM

Court ruling is a major set-back for FCC’s net neutrality position

Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, FCC, national broadband plan, net neutrality, P2P

“Net neutrality” advocates took a body blow today when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit gave the FCC a big thumbs’ down on having the authority to prevent Comcast...

April 5, 2010  11:39 AM

M2M Hype-O-Rama! Carriers look to embed themselves in wireless devices

Posted by: KateGerwig
M2M wireless applications, machine-to-machine services

I don’t know about you, but wild telecom industry hype just hasn’t been up to snuff lately. We’ve pretty much worn cloud computing into the ground, and even iPhone apps are threatening to go there too. Thank goodness we have renewed telecom interest in machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless...


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