Biography for Samantha Bookman
Samantha Bookman is the managing editor of FierceMarkets' Wireline Group, encompassing FierceTelecom, FierceVoIP, FierceIPTV, FierceOnlineVideo, and FierceCable. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, she was the Web Editor for Horizon House's two trade publications, Telecommunications and Microwave Journal. When not working to make wireline sexy again, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow @FierceSamantha on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.
Articles by Samantha Bookman
While cable subscriber numbers are still much higher at 93 million worldwide, IPTV is posting steady gains, an Infonetics Research report says. The largest boost is in Asia, with China Telecom boasting 22 million IPTV subscribers.
Fiber is king in the Netherlands when it comes to growth, a new report from the country's regulator, Authority for Consumers & Markets, says, with Dutch incumbent KPN and its brands holding 40 to 45 percent of the market.
A year ago, Hurricane Sandy made landfall just south of New York City. The destructive impact of this superstorm affected wireline networks across the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states, and changed the way communications service providers prepare for and deal with disasters and other potential causes of large-scale outages. But have providers like Verizon, tw telecom and others done enough to keep customers connected?
Analyzing M2M data is a growing market segment that ABI Research predicts will climb 53 percent in the next five years--from $1.9 billion to $14.3 billion by 2018.
The latest research from Akamai's quarterly State of the Internet report indicates that distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks reported by its customers rose 54 percent between the first and second quarter of 2013. Of the 318 DDOS incidents reported, 134 were enterprise customers, making them a leading target of such attacks.
Patent management firm Acacia Research Corporation said its subsidiary, Brilliant Optical Solutions, settled an ongoing patent dispute with XO Communications and signed a licensing agreement with the fiber network provider.
Home automation providers including Verizon are increasingly partnering with other broadband service providers to reach customers outside their market footprint, a new study from Infonetics Research says.
Cisco bucked a downward trend in the SAN equipment market during the second quarter thanks to the introduction of its widely anticipated 16G Fibre Channel ports. The overall SAN equipment market, including Fibre Channel, suffered an 8 percent year-over-year decline, according to Infonetics Research.
The second quarter was good to wireless local area network equipment, as shipments worldwide grew 12 percent over the seasonally slow first quarter, Infonetics Research reports. Cisco and Aruba continued to lead the segment.
What will the European high-speed broadband landscape look like in 2020? Mostly copper, according to Point Topic, which said that despite the push for FTTH, most providers will rely on VDSL to meet Europe's broadband goals quickly with minimal cost.