EE expects to hit 1m customers by end of 2013
After only five months, alongside extensive development and rapid deployment, the UK’s first 4G network Everything Everywhere (EE) has announced hitting 318,000 customers.
Startling number of European businesses unsatisfied with network service quality
A survey of over 400 senior IT decision makers amongst enterprises in Western Europe has revealed a startling lack of satisfaction with their connectivity services, as well as what I feel is an opportunity for service providers to directly address their enterprise customer pain points with tailored services.
Is your ISP delivering the advertised speeds?
Back in 2011 the FCC began collecting real-world user broadband data from customised routers, then issuing reports on which ISPs were failing to deliver advertised speeds. It's one of the few FCC policies in recent years that has truly paid dividends for consumers.
How the big mobile broadband crisis was avoided
Infonetics Research released excerpts of the findings that resulted from its latest global market study, which analyzed wireless communications radio frequency spectrum allocation and needs in the world’s top economies.
Wireless...is it no substitute for wireline?
Smartphones are a supplement, not a replacement for fixed line... As I've been noting more than a little bit, we're at an interesting precipice in the broadband sector where AT&T and Verizon are starting to give up on upgrading tens of millions of DSL customers, instead letting them simply flee to cable.
Why it's suddenly illegal to "unlock" your new cellphone
If you buy something, it's yours, to do with as you want. Right? Don't be silly. We first encountered the concept of limited ownership with purchases that lacked any physical existence, like e-books and online music. But when we buy an actual thing, made of atoms, then it's ours, and we can use it in any way that we want. Not any more. Not if the thing is a cell phone.
Why marketing is still problematic for 4G operators
The development of personal broadband and mobile broadband applications are being enabled by the next generation wireless broadband technologies -- such as WiFi (802.11ac - 802.11ad), LTE and LTE-A (LTE Advanced).
Why FTTH is about advancing economic development
The global wired broadband market - including DSL, cable, and fiber-optic services - generated $188 billion service revenue in 2012; that's a 7 percent increase from 2011. According to the latest market study by ABI Research, fixed broadband service revenue will grow to $251 billion by 2018.
New analyst data confirms 100G’s exploding growth
In its just-released Optical Transport forecast, Dell'Oro Group pins the 100 Gbps market as the key to growth in the broader WDM market. "We are finding that the demand for 100 Gbps wavelengths is especially strong as service providers continue to expand their network capacity."
Impacts of broadband spectrum concentration on enterprise customers in 2013
Based on developments in 2012 and continuing this year, it is clear that the major carriers will have the necessary spectrum to offer more robust wireless broadband services for years to come.