Samantha Bookman

Biography for Samantha Bookman

Samantha Bookman is the editor of FierceOnlineVideo and managing editor, Wireline, with FierceMarkets' Telecom group. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the web editor for Horizon House's two trade publications, Telecommunications and Microwave Journal. When not covering the fast-evolving online video ecosystem, she can be found digging through the comics stacks at Outer Limits, hiking, or practicing martial arts. Based in Boston, Mass., Samantha can be reached at Follow @FierceSamantha on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Samantha Bookman

Hawaii pushes for broadband capacity boost to stimulate tech sector growth, innovation

The state of Hawaii has approved $30 million in grants to draw as many as 80,000 high-paying technology sector jobs to the islands over the next 15 years. But the plan could fail without substantial investment in the state's broadband system.

Netflix transitions 100% of IT services into the cloud, citing reliability, ability to scale

By the end of the summer, Netflix will run all of its IT services in the public cloud. The SVOD provider said it is shutting down its last data center soon, the culmination of an initiative that began seven years ago.

Cisco's Robbins 'optimistic' on service provider division's growth

Cisco CEO and Director Charles Robbins sounded an optimistic note on the future of the company's service provider division, saying that its overall growth in the fiscal fourth quarter signals an alignment of the manufacturer's "architectural vision" with that of its customers.

Spending spree: ranking wireless carriers on monthly ad spend

In July, the nation's wireless carriers spent an estimated $183.4 million on TV advertising, down $450,000 from June. Who spent the biggest chunk of that money?

CenturyLink's Ewing optimistic on second half of 2015, is considering tiered pricing

CenturyLink has seen declines in revenue in its wholesale business and a continuing drop in the number of voice access lines on the consumer side, but the telecommunications service provider expects to see improvement in its bottom line over the second half of the year, CFO Stewart Ewing told investors.

Google Fiber likely to rebrand after Alphabet reorg: report

Google's surprise, late-afternoon Monday announcement that it will reorganize under a new holding company dubbed Alphabet may have some interesting ramifications for Google Fiber, as well as home automation-focused company Nest.

Shentel's $640M purchase of nTelos to boost company's fiber, cable business

Mid-Atlantic telecommunications company Shentel said it will purchase nTelos for approximately $640 million in a move the company said will improve its fiber and cable holdings.

Rating the top wireless providers in the U.S. in Q2

How did the top wireless providers in the U.S. fare during the second quarter of 2015? Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson takes an in-depth look at how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile US and Sprint performed.

Backhaul to drive $8.5B market for edge routers by 2019

Sales of edge routers used for mobile backhaul will outpace growth of routers used for other applications, helping to boost the service provider edge router market to $8.5 billion by 2019, according to Dell'Oro Group.

Qualcomm snaps up Ikanos for $47M, expanding home gateway, IoT presence

Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of wireless technologies provider Qualcomm, is acquiring chipmaker Ikanos Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at about $47 million. The purchase will boost Qualcomm's presence in the home gateway segment of the carrier fixed-line market.