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SK Telecom planning 'hyper-connected infrastructure' for 5G

The South Korean mobile communications market is one of the world's most competitive and innovative. That keeps the pressure on SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile service provider, to find way to keep implementing cutting-edge technologies. Editor Tammy Parker recently conducted an email Q&A with Alex Jinsung Choi, executive vice president and head of SK Telecom's ICT R&D division, regarding the operator's roadmaps for LTE-Advanced and 5G. The following is an edited and condensed version of that Q&A.

AT&T Mobility's Marian Croak settles into the Hot Seat

AT&T Mobility's "User-Defined Network Cloud" initiative is aimed at transforming the carrier network. Phil Goldstein spoke with Marian Croak, senior VP of Domain 2.0 architecture and advanced services development, about these initatives. Croak talked about the importance of SDN and NFV, what vendors need to do to be part of the initiatives, and why other carriers should get on board. Here's an edited version of that conversation.

Time Warner Cable's Cerbone: 'Wi-Fi is our network'

As consumers continue to untether themselves from their wired home networks, cable operators are scrambling to make sure they remain relevant in their customers' lives by activating Wi-Fi hotspots and expanding their wireless networks with other providers.

BTI's Doherty sees data center growth, metro 100G opportunities

Newly named BTI Systems CEO Colin Doherty sat down with FierceTelecom 's Sean Buckley to discuss what's in store for the company, which has more than doubled its cloud services revenues.

With Yahoo, others looking to white-label news content, RNN stands on cusp of an OTT opportunity

Jeffrey Thompson, senior vice president and general manager, business development at RNN, recently spoke with Samantha Bookman, editor of FierceOnlineVideo, about RNN's local news model and its potential in the OTT space. RNN, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based broadcaster, has been providing syndicated live local news content to partners like Verizon FiOS for several years now and recently doubled the size of its studio, adding a multiscreen and social component to its production facilities.

Ericsson's Vestberg looks to transform network awareness, delivery models

President and CEO Hans Vestberg, who struck a deal to acquire Microsoft's MediaRoom platform last year, discusses the company's push to supply technology that can power multiple platforms, including IPTV, broadband and mobile, with FierceWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek.

Q&A with Incognito Software CEO Stephane Bourque

In today's spotlight, FierceOnlineVideo interviews Incognito Software CEO Stephane Bourque.  In addition to offering his take on over-the-top video and the streaming of 4K video, Bourque weighs in on the debate over the FCC's network neutrality rules.

TiVo execs eye potential Charter rollout, U.S. launch of network DVRs

Tom Rogers, CEO of TiVo, and EVP Jeff Klugman talk with FierceCable Editor Steve Donohue about how cable consolidation could impact TiVo, and how Comcast has become both a competitor and a partner for the DVR hardware and software vendor.

Van Wagenen: FirstLight drives value through local presence and support

Kurt Van Wagenen, CEO of FirstLight, shares his thoughts about his first days on the job and his views on growing opportunities in wholesales and business services.

FirstLight sees growth from enterprise customers and carrier deals

In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Kurt Van Wagenen, the new CEO of competitive telecom provider FirstLight.