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

Massive DDoS attack sets records, but Internet keeps chugging along

A "massive" distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack directed against anti-spam organization Spamhaus slowed Internet speeds for some regions of the globe, but failed to cause widespread outages, numerous news sources reported.

Rumor mill: Ericsson looking to buy Microsoft's IPTV business

A report from Bloomberg citing "people with knowledge of the matter" says that Ericsson is in negotiations with Microsoft to buy its Mediaroom IPTV software business, a transaction that could be announced in just a few weeks.

5 reasons Verizon needs to restart its FiOS rollout

Verizon had a decent year for FiOS, adding 607,000 Internet subscribers and 553,000 video subscribers to its net total. It's sticking to its plan to build those subscription numbers in the areas where it already has deployed FiOS. But Verizon, which halted new deployments of its fiber product last year, needs to bite the bullet and restart its rollout.

Choosing the wireline market's top contenders: who backs up their talk?

These days, many wireline-centric providers say they're challenging the telecom market or innovating, but how many of them really stand out from the pack? In our new feature, "The Contenders," we take a closer look at five companies that are walking the walk.

Week in research: Consumers not ready for 1 Gbps; Fibre Channel sees record Q4

Even as Google prepares to launch its Google Fiber product in Kansas City, Mo., a study from Point Topic suggests residential consumers are not yet willing to pay for gigabit speeds.

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.