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 sbookman@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceSamantha on Twitter and find her on LinkedIn.

Articles by Samantha Bookman

Week in research: EPON maturity slows optical equipment sales; UC, PBX gear up for battle

As EPON builds in the Asia Pacific region--particularly Japan, China and Korea--reach maturity, shipments of related equipment declined slightly in 2012 compared to the year previous.

Week in research: Optical transport slowed by legacy transition; core, edge routers poised for growth

Legacy equipment put a damper on optical transport equipment sales last year, with the market segment declining 4 percent for the year. However, purchasing of SONET and SDH equipment also slowed significantly--dropping 30 percent in 2012.

Week in research: Financial services a $1 trillion payday for telcos; BYOD challenges enterprises

Globe-spanning telecommunications services to the financial industry, such as low-latency networking, will continue to have a dramatic effect on the bottom lines of carriers, manufacturers and vendors, an Insight Research report says.

Week in research: ZTE leads in fiber CPE sales globally; IT execs 'confused' by unified communications

While ZTE is still struggling to find a foothold in North America, its presence in the rest of the world put it clearly in the lead among fiber-based broadband CPE vendors in Q3 2012, with 16 percent of the market.

Week in research: IPTV subscriptions slow in 2012; webchat popular contact center option

The two largest U.S. IPTV players, Verizon and AT&T, saw a combined 14 percent drop in IPTV subscribers in 2012, according to IHS. However, the decline appears to be somewhat lopsided.

Sidera adds to 100 GB network in Chicago area

Dark and lit fiber provider Sidera upped the 100 MB to 100 GB services available to customers in the Chicago area, announcing Wednesday that it has extended its network to three data centers in Elk Grove, Ill., a major data hub for financial and content service providers.

EarthLink deploys Virtustream's enterprise cloud solution in Rochester data center

EarthLink is expanding the services it offers to small and medium businesses (SMBs) through its new deployment of IaaS vendor Virtustream's enterprise-class cloud services package, xStream.

For providers, how far does consumers' data privacy extend?

Today marks the fifth Data Privacy Day, an international event that aims to improve knowledge and practices around protection of data, particularly online.Where does the wireline segment stand in terms of protecting its customers?

Week in research: China tops cyberattack study; CIOs' role will change

China leads cyberattack traffic: About one-third of the world's cyberattack traffic in Q3 2012 originated in China, according to Akamai, which published its quarterly State of the Internet report on Wednesday.

Watching the home automation opportunity in 2013

Home automation as we know it has been around for two decades, but in 2013, it may finally come into its own, with analysts predicting a compound annual growth rate of as much as 45 percent. But what's driving the projected growth in home automation? And what could stop that growth in its tracks?