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May 18, 2011  10:14 PM

AT&T to manage chaos on the horizon – if conditions are right



Posted by: KateGerwig
AT&T, cloud computing, FCC, LTE, T-Mobile, wireless broadband

AT&T Chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson was selling managed chaos theory in Dallas Wednesday in his keynote speech at the TIA’s “Inside the Network” conference. His kind of chaos theory has nothing to do with applied mathematics, unless it’s...

March 21, 2011  11:35 AM

AT&T prepares to buy T-Mobile for $39 billion, awkward marketing moments ensue



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
4G, AT&T, M&A, mergers & acquisitions, T-Mobile, wireless broadband

It'll be hard for any vendor or carrier at CTIA Wireless this week to trump the bombshell that AT&T and T-Mobile USA dropped on Sunday -- that the No. 1 wireless carrier in the U.S. is acquiring the No. 4 carrier for $39 billion. It seems that few industry pundits saw this coming, as much of...


February 4, 2011  4:26 PM

What George Clooney and telecom security have in common



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
ddos, managed services, Security, Telecom, telecom security

A hacker is no longer just a grungy guy in his mom's basement who takes down websites to impress his friends. Cybercrime has become more like Ocean's Eleven -- organized, sophisticated and money-hungry crooks going after high-profile targets. They probably don't all look like...


July 19, 2010  5:01 PM

Talking up new hope for carrier packet voice services



Posted by: KateGerwig
4G, IMS, over-the-top, packet voice, voice over LTE, voice services, VoIP

That packetized voice is the key to keeping voice services alive may be the duh statement of the decade, but that doesn’t mean it’s not true. I know — voice is so last century that no one talks about it as a killer app. But it still is, and i t doesn’t even take much bandwidth to...


July 19, 2010  10:25 AM

NSN gobbles up some of Motorola’s wireless network infrastructure goodies



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
4G, LTE, M&A, mergers, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, NSN, vendors, wireless

Nothing like starting off the week with a bang. Nokia Siemens Networks announced today it's paying $1.2 billion for some of Motorola's wireless technologies -- and perhaps just as significant, its customer base and foothold into the North American market. Here's the rest of the details from...


June 30, 2010  3:21 PM

High demand for Sprint’s HTC EVO 4G; vlogger sparks smartphone beef



Posted by: Ddevine
4G, Apple, BlackBerry, EVO, HTC, iPhone, smartphones, Sprint, WiMAX, wireless service

We've been keeping an eye on the market's response to the HTC EVO 4G ever since hearing that the dual-mode smartphone would be a key element in


June 1, 2010  11:41 AM

Can we get a price check on microwave radios in aisle 5?



Posted by: Jessica Scarpati
4G, LTE, microwave, vendors, wireless

As noted in last week's news story on SearchTelecom.com, operators need to be mindful of the mergers and acquisitions likely to come...


May 24, 2010  7:58 PM

FTTH: Knowing where the fiber is buried and following the money



Posted by: KateGerwig
broadband, fiber to the home, FiOS, optical networking

Talk to David Hashman about how to build out and finance fiber to the home (FTTH) and you know you're talking to someone who has drawn the plans for the trenches, been in the trenches, and knows where the fiber is buried (couldn’t pass up a lame criminal organization joke). Even if...


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 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...


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