Shining a Bright Spotlight on Dark Fiber

Traditionally, communications carriers deliver bandwidth, but in some cases, they’re willing to offer long-term leases on unused, physical fiber strands in their networks, commonly known as dark fiber.

Not too long ago, dark fiber was a dirty term. While plenty

Satisfaction Slumps for Global Wholesale Carriers

For more than a decade, Atlantic-ACM has been gathering feedback from global wholesale buyers to develop a market-wide service comparison in our annual Global Wholesale Carrier Report Card. Data from the 2013 study finds that market-wide customer satisfaction with product

The Future of the Wholesale Voice Market

Background:

Over the last year we have been fielding many questions from U.S. service providers about the future of the U.S. wholesale voice market and what the business models of the future will look like.

Analysis:

In October of 2011, …

Aaron Blazar

Webinar On Demand: OTT Voice and Messaging – The Future of Telecom

Fierce Telecom’s webinar “OTT Voice and Messaging: The Future of Telecom,” which aired Feb. 21st, and featured ATLANTIC-ACM VP Aaron Blazar, is now available for replay on demand at:

http://www.fiercetelecom.com/offer/bandwidth2013

Webinar description/contents:

Facetime, Google Hangouts, click-to-call and free texting apps. …

Judy Reed Smith

Lucky ’13 Stateside Wholesale Forecasts

What a year we experienced in 2012. Mergers, new wireless network builds, new smartphones driving even more data use, the US economy clawing slowly upward (except when jitters over Europe sink the market), more patent suits over innovation ownership and …

Charlie Reed

Business Wireline Trends in 2013

Migration to new technologies, diversification of products and services, and cable companies capturing market share will color the business wireline landscape this year.  The following are some trends to watch for as 2013 plays out:

  • Company spending remains measured through
Aaron Blazar

Big Hopes for Small Cells, But No Clear Path to Success

Most of us remember when femtocells were the “next big thing” in wireless services. In the early days, small-cell solutions emerged as tools for addressing gaps in wireless coverage. Today, small-cell technology is (rightfully) being repurposed to address the ever-pressing …