Industry executives are converging in Orlando, Fla., this week to discuss the communications landscape at the GENBAND Perspectives13 conference. Jim Barthold, editor of FierceIPTV, is on site covering all of the news, announcements, and keynotes from this three-day event.
Check back here frequently for updates from the show.
For Videotron's Morgan, wireline voice not an afterthought
To some industry observers, wireline voice is about as relevant today as two cans tied with a string. That's not the case for Sian Morgan, senior director of telephony and multimedia networks for Canadian cable operator Videotron. She spoke with Jim Barthold on where the service, which launched in 2004, is going.
Monday, May 6
Google Fiber's expansion into Shawnee, other areas part of a 'ripple effect,' analysts say
The Internet giant's expansion into Shawnee, Kan., is only part of a "ripple effect" that the 1 Gbps fiber to the home service is causing within the telecommunications space, according to financial analysts at a panel session last week.
Thursday, May 2
AT&T evolves small cell, VoLTE, WebRTC in drive for broadband ubiquity
If one word could sum up the top priority at AT&T it would be broadband, from both a wireline and wireless perspective, according to Chuck Kalamek, vice president of research for AT&T Labs. Broadband is pushing the carrier forward at breakneck speeds in developing and deploying LTE along with all the elements it needs to succeed.
Wednesday, May 1
CenturyLink's Beal to carriers: Transform or perish
CenturyLink CTO Matt Beal delivered a blunt challenge to his fellow telco service providers at GENBAND's Perspectives13 conference in Orlando. They can transform the way they do business to the point that Alexander Graham Bell would be unable to recognize it, or perish at the hands of those inside or outside the industry who will.
Liberty Global's video business driven by speed, simplicity
Liberty Global generally follows two business mantras: speed matters, and simplicity is core to the user experience. Both tenets, though, are stressed by a telecommunications space that is increasingly complex and, at times, frustratingly slow.
Social networks present quality of service challenge for service providers
Social networks can threaten communications service providers that don't adapt to a new market, members of a panel at GENBAND's Perspectives13 conference said. Further, customers more interested in social networking apps than in a quality, reliable experience can present a problem to established providers.
GENBAND's Walsh: Countries, cities, hotels could become telecom carriers
GENBAND Chairman David Walsh can see a day when countries become telecommunications carriers, controlling the networks and leasing them out to service providers. In fact, Walsh's vision, as exposited during a keynote address at the Perspectives13 conference in Orlando, sifts down to cities and even hotels.
Tuesday, April 30
Verizon's Melone: Future rests on VoLTE, FiOS and IP backbone
While admitting that "as technologists, we're probably underestimating what the future will bring," Verizon CTO Tony Melone said the company is set on a path of using four specific platforms--wireless, a global IP backbone, FiOS and data centers--to plot the best course it can for its own future.
GENBAND taps entrepreneurial vein with Innovation Exchange launch; partners with F5 on app delivery
Texas-based cloud and hosted solutions provider GENBAND is setting its sights on the entrepreneurial and SMB market, announcing the Innovation Exchange, a "collaborative business and technology exchange."