Cloud Computing & The Network Operator

With the broad adoption of personal computing, we have witnessed more than a quarter of a century of staggering incremental improvement in data processing power. These benefits have not only touched the traditional desktop. Smaller form factors such as laptops, netbooks, and now tablets and smart phones, are reaping the benefits of ever increasing clock […]

Forecast: Increasing Cloudiness

Cloud applications are wide and varied. Household names such as Facebook and Twitter are cloud based as are content management systems such as WordPress. Netflix, another house hold name, streams video to millions of viewers from its servers based in the cloud. At the other end of the spectrum are advanced IT oriented cloud services […]

Cloud Computing Series

This post is the first in a series on Cloud Computing from the point of view of the network operator. We’ll provide an overview of the current cloudscape including the prominent players and their services. The series will wrap up with a discussion on bandwidth considerations for the network operator. Desktop computing supported by the […]

Backhaul Solutions for Backhaul’s Sake

Today, operators in many parts of the world are supporting multi-generation wireless networks. As deployment of next generation network access technologies gain momentum, many operators will endure a transition period where legacy services based in the time domain will need to coexist with pure IP oriented packet data services. With this in mind, network backhaul […]

Mary Meeker Speaks of the “Ferocious Page of Change in Tech”

Mary Meeker, often dubbed ‘Queen of the Internet’, presented a number of insights on trends in media, social networking, and mobile broadband usage at this week’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. From the rapid redefinition of how media is delivered and consumed, to the impact social networking is having on our society, Meeker provides […]

Digital Television Yields to Broadband Wireless Access

The digitization of US over-the-air television channels has afforded a twofold opportunity to expand broadband access in that country. The most publicized was the reassigning of 108 MHz of spectrum at the ‘top’ of the former UHF analogue television band in what broadly became known as the 2008 700 MHz auction. The auction resulted in […]

Maintaining Profitability on the Path to 4G

Looking for ways to maintain profitability as an operator on your way to 4G/LTE? WireIE’s George Kaichis (Director, Radio Network Services) has some tips to help your company get there. In order to meet the projected spike in demand and quality of data services, operators will ultimately need to migrate their networks and businesses to […]

WireIE Comments on Canadian Government’s Digital Economy Strategy

WireIE President & CEO Rob Barlow today formally commented to the federal government on it’s consultation entitled: “Improving Canada’s Digital Advantage, Strategies for Sustainable Prosperity.” Removing Broadband Deployment Obstacles in Rural Canada I appreciate the opportunity to share my views in response to the Government of Canada’s Consultation Paper on a Digital Economy Strategy. As […]

A Pragmatic View of Multimedia in Today’s Mobile Environment

As many are aware, a war has been waging between Apple and Adobe over Apple’s decision to abandon Adobe Flash in their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad product lines. Instead, the always forward-looking Steve Jobs, President and CEO of Apple, wants to accelerate the development and ultimate adoption of the integrated video capabilities planned for HTML5. […]

Developing Mobile Applications with Bandwidth Efficiency in Mind

The move by network operators to usage based pricing models will undoubtedly alter the behaviour of many heavy data users. But what could also result from these new pricing models are application developers coding their apps with much greater sensitivity to the fact that unlimited data pricing is all but becoming a thing of the […]