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

Week in research: VDSL rules in Europe; Carrier IP telephony revenues fall to $1.4B

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.

Week in research: Roku rules streaming media device world; IPTV gains on cable

The number of broadband-enabled households using streaming media devices like Roku or Apple TV stands at 14 percent, double that of 2011.

Week in research: Firewall upgrades take precedence in IT spending; Core routers prepare to rebound

Some 57 percent of enterprises responding to an Infonetics Research survey said they plan to spend $500,000 or more in 2014 to upgrade their firewalls to high-speed network interfaces.

Network scale and energy efficiency must go hand in hand

In the rush to build high-capacity wireline networks that can handle IP traffic demands for now and the future, one element that is sometimes overlooked by those outside the industry is the amount of energy it takes to power those networks.

Week in research: China dominates GPON spending; Toll fraud malware tracked to 10 Russian groups

The market for 2.5G Gigabit passive optical network equipment totaled $1.4 billion in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China), emerging economies that are seeing solid growth in the GPON segment.

Telecom leaders, analysts debate IP transition regulations in Senate hearing

Industry executives and association leaders including Windstream's Jeff Gardner, COMPTEL's Jerry James, and NCTA's Shirley Bloomfield joined analyst Larry Downes and Public Knowledge's Gigi Sohn to testify Thursday in front of the Senate Commerce Committee in a hearing--the fourth in a series--on the impending transition off the traditional public switched telephone network (PSTN) to IP technologies.

U.S. broadband speeds increase 27 percent, but EU countries lead growth

The United States ranks ninth in average broadband connection speeds worldwide, Akamai said in its quarterly State of the Internet report, but its connection speeds grew 27 percent compared to the first quarter of 2012 and 7.4 percent in Q1 2013.

DukeNet joins ranks of MEF 2.0 certified providers

North Carolina-based fiber provider DukeNet Communications is the latest service provider to be awarded the Metro Ethernet Forum's rigorous Carrier Ethernet 2.0 certification.

AT&T hiring 200-plus employees in South Florida

AT&T is opening two new retail locations in Miami and hiring 235 employees for locations between Key West and Vero Beach, the carrier announced Monday.

Hurricane Electric's PoP spree continues with 5th addition in NYC

IP transit provider Hurricane Electric has established a fifth point of presence in New York City at Telx's 111 8th Ave. data center. The new PoP will give Telx customers at that location a number of IPv6 and IPv4 connectivity options that reduce latency and router hops across global IP networks.