Posts by Andrew Burger

Andrew is a Contributing Editor to Telecompetitor. Having worked in the wholesale debt, money and derivatives markets for a major Japanese bank and later as a business and technology reporter, Andrew now earns his living teaching English overseas and freelance reporting. He's lived and worked on every continent barring Antarctica and has a BA (Geology, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder), and an MBA (Finance, Pace University, NY).

Andrew can be reached at andrew@telecompetitor.com



Report: Carrier SDN Plans Focus on Layer 3

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There has been “an explosion of service-provider activity” in the telecommunications sector as companies move beyond the hype and begin “grappling with the hard questions that come with actual implementation of SDN (softwared-defined networking) applications in the wide-area network (WAN),” according to new market research from Heavy Reading. “In just a few short years, SDN...Learn More

2014 Subscription OTT Video Revenue Estimated at $5.8 Billion

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Having experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, subscription OTT video revenue will rise from $5.8 billion this year to just over $10 billion in 2018, Infonetics Research forecasts. Globally, revenue for the Pay-TV market as a whole rose 3.9 percent in 1H 2014, a year-over-year increase of 3.9 percent. “Subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) providers like Netflix,...Learn More

LRG: Broadband Subscriber Growth Accelerates for Largest Carriers

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The 17 largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. added more than 700,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers in 3Q 2014. Accounting for about 94 percent of the market, broadband subscribers numbers for the largest cable companies and telcos in the U.S. totaled 86.6 million as of end-3Q – over 51.2 million for cable companies...Learn More

Flurry: Mobile Screen Time Overtakes TV Thanks to Apps

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The time the average American consumer spent on mobile devices grew 9.3 percent over the past nine months – from 2 hours 42 minutes to 2 hours 57 minutes daily. That compares to an average 2 hours 48 minutes a day spent watching TV, according to market data referenced in a November 18 blog post...Learn More

ZigBee Alliance Consolidates All Its Standards Under ZigBee 3.0

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The rapidly emerging Internet of Things (IoT) is raising the value of open interoperability and industry standards for low-power wireless communications across the commercial, industrial and residential spheres substantially. On November 18, the ZigBee Alliance announced the unification of its wireless standards under a single one: ZigBee 3.0. Currently undergoing testing, ZigBee 3.0, the Alliance...Learn More

Mobidia: LTE Subscribers Consuming Twice as Much Cellular Data as 3G Subscribers

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U.S. cellular, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile data usage continued on an upward trend in 3Q as wireless device users continue to increase their use of mobile apps and media, according to a Mobidia Technology report. Data gathered from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers from July-September 2014 revealed that Verizon and Sprint wireless service...Learn More

Cloud Security Number One Concern as Shadow IT Proliferates

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The cloud services technology market will more than double in size – growing 126.5 percent – this year with the software-as-a-service (SaaS) and infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) market segments leading the way. The SaaS market will grow 199 percent, while the IaaS market will grow 126 percent in 2014, according to new market research from Gigaom Research...Learn More

Silver Star Gigabiz Aims to be Wyoming’s First Gigabit Community

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Northwestern Wyoming based Silver Star Communications has another first in their long history. Launching “Wyoming’s first gigabit community,” dubbed Gigabiz, Silver Star’s gigabit-fiber network will deliver broadband speeds of up to 1-Gbps to both businesses and residents in Jackson, according to a Calix press release. “The Gigabiz initiative will be a game changer for Jackson,...Learn More

LRG Finds Record-Breaking Pay-TV Subscriber Losses

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The largest pay-TV service providers in the U.S. lost some 150,000 video subscribers on a net basis in 3Q 2014 – the most of any previous 3Q, according to new market data from the Leichtman Research Group (LRG). The 3Q loss is greater than that for 3Q 2013, when pay-TV providers lost a net 25,000...Learn More

Census Finds 75% of Metro, 63% of Non-Metro Households With Fast Internet

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A bit slow in coming they may be, but the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey series of reports provide perhaps the most comprehensive and granular view of Internet connectivity and usage across the country. Released November 13, Census’s latest ACS reveals that 78.1 percent of U.S. households had high-speed Internet connections in 2013. Indicative...Learn More

Streaming Video Alliance Seeks Open Standards

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Responding to the ongoing surge in online video viewing, a host of leading companies spanning the industry value chain have joined to form the Streaming Video Alliance. Counting a large, diverse range of online video “ecosystem” participants, the new industry alliance aims to foster “creation of architecture, standards and best practices that will scale infrastructure...Learn More

ABI: 802.15.4 Device Shipments to Grow Five-fold by 2019

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The global installed base of IEEE 802.14.4-enabled wireless devices will grow five-fold over the next five years, increasing from 425 million this year to more than 2.1 billion in 2019, according to new market research from ABI Research. “The low-power, low-cost, mesh networking capabilities of 802.15.4 networks make them the primary wireless technology choice across...Learn More