In our new feature, The rising stars of wireline in 2013 , FierceTelecom profiles five wireline executives who are the risk takers or change leaders at their respective wireline companies.
Bob Currey, CEO of Consolidated Communications, said that when Google Fiber begins to enter the parts of Kansas City where it operates they will be ready to compete.
Balan Nair, Liberty Global CTO, knows that IP is the cable industry's long-term technology platform, but in the near-term the provider will continue to support both traditional QAM modulation and IP on the set-top boxes that deliver their video services in the home.
At a time when the wireline industry is facing various challenges, including the erosion of their landline voice base and fierce cable competition, wireline telcos need forward-looking people who have the vision to make big bets on technology and service initiatives to improve network efficiency and increase top-line revenue. Here are five game-changers worth watching in 2013. ( Image source: iStockPhoto )
Windstream appointed Randy Nicklas, who was rumored to have left XO Communications recently, as its executive vice president of engineering and CTO.
Jeff Gardner, president and CEO of Windstream told investors this week that while the telco's wholesale sales force has been successful in selling fiber to the tower services, they will focus more on selling other network services.
This week, Aereo will begin signing up customers in its second market, Boston. Meanwhile in the U.S. Senate, John McCain (R-Ariz.), introduced a bill that, among other things, would revoke the licenses of TV stations that withhold their most popular programming from over-the-air broadcasts and instead pipe it directly to pay-TV distributors.
Media bosses want Nielsen to measure their online audiences sooner rather than later: That was the thrust of a round-up of recent media executive comments made to investors from Bloomberg.
Netflix provided nearly a third of downstream Internet traffic during peak usage hours in North America, according to new Sandvine figures.
The Walt Disney Co. introduced its Watch ABC app in New York and Philadelphia Tuesday, giving authenticated pay-TV viewers there the ability to watch some of its TV station programming live on iOS devices and the Kindle Fire and online at ABC.com.