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
Bruce Schneier, a prominent security researcher and BT's CTO of Managed Security Services, is leaving that post after eight years as a "security futurologist," multiple reports have said. Schneier is known for his criticism of the NSA's surveillance program.
Public cloud deployments are still more than half of all Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) deployments but the private sector, with 51 percent growth in the last four quarters, is expanding faster, according to data compiled by Synergy Research Group.
American telecom Sprint and equipment vendor IBM flexed their international muscles with a pair of overseas contracts that showed a growing need for network infrastructure and cloud-based services.
A group of technology executives across the telecommunications space, including those from AT&T and Comcast were not about to be put off message during a meeting with President Barack Obama. Electronic surveillance, not healthcare, was their primary concern, they said.
In a move that it called a "significant milestone" in its five-year bankruptcy, Nortel Networks said it has reached a deal to cut more than $3 billion owed to former Nortel entities in Europe, including bondholders, retirees and suppliers.
Acquiring AT&T's Connecticut landline operations and integrating them into Frontier's business won't necessarily be a piece of cake, but it will be easier than what confronted the carrier when it acquired assets from Verizon, Frontier CEO Maggie Wilderotter said.
Bell Aliant's Atlantic Canada IPTV service has expanded its Community One TV channel with five new shows that highlight local culture and sports.
British consumers are not very happy about the way BT provides TV service, according to an analysis of complaints made to the UK's Office of Communications (Ofcom).
Investment firm BlackRock now says it holds a 7.78 percent stake in Telecom Italia and that this investment, which makes it the second largest investor in the carrier, followed Italian disclosure rules.
AT&T owns about 20 percent of the utility poles in Austin, Texas, and says it doesn't have to provide access to Google Fiber. The city council, which owns the remaining 80 percent, isn't pleased with that and has drafted an ordinance to make AT&T open up the poles.