Biography for Jim Barthold
Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, has been around the telecommunications space since advanced engineers used two tin cans and a string to communicate. A longtime freelance writer, he has worked over the years with General Instrument Corp. in public relations, Cable World, Telephony Magazine, Telecommunications Magazine, Communications Technology Magazine, CED Magazine and a few other publications that have nothing to do with cable TV, as well as a short stint as a senior analyst with NPD Connected Intelligence. An avid golfer, Barthold follows the advice of the professional staff at Running Deer Golf Club and keeps his day job. He can be reached at email@example.com and found on LinkedIn.
Articles by Jim Barthold
IPTV, as part of a triple play package, is not only plucking customers away from cable competitors but actually bringing former customers back into the fold, CenturyLink is finding.
Since only about 5 percent of Americans rely on POTS and the other 95 percent use wireless, VoIP, cable and other non-regulated methods, it's incumbent upon the federal government to remove outdated regulations that require telcos to maintain traditional switched copper networks, an Internet Innovation Alliance report says.
Networking and communications equipment provider ADTRAN reported third quarter income of $16.21 million, a 75 percent jump over the $9.27 million the company earned in the same period a year ago.
Telephone and Data Systems believes that a $40 million investment to acquire MSN Communications will enhance the deep IT solutions provided by its wholly owned subsidiary TDS Hosted & Managed Services.
Cox Communications, for now, is the telecommunications provider for the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center, a Clark County, Nev., judge has ruled.
Telecom industry consolidation across Europe--including an end to roaming charges for phone calls and Internet use across national boundaries--would be a boon for the continent, European Commissioner Neelie Kroes said during an industry conference in Brussels.
The ongoing demand for higher capacities to drive even faster network speeds, combined with technological enhancements to deliver greater throughput per bit, is pushing the price of IP transit below $1 per Mbps, according to new data developed by TeleGeography.
The recent recall of two Colorado lawmakers--Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron--could be all that's needed to move telecommunications reform forward in the state, including resolving longtime acrimony over how to fund expanded broadband in rural areas.
The resignation of Teleco Italia CEO Franco Bernabe has created the distinct possibility that Standard & Poor's will likely cut the carrier's debt rating to junk, according to a Bloomberg story.
The Canadian government has put the kibosh on Manitoba Telecom Services' plans to sell its Allstream division to Cairo, Egypt-based Accelero Capital Holdings. The proposed sale was seen as a test of a new, more relaxed government approach to outside investment in Canadian telecommunications