As chief technology officer of Liberty Global, Balan Nair is tasked with developing and introducing advanced technology that positions his company above other service providers in a competitive market. It's a daunting task but it's a challenge he welcomes, as he explains during a talk with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
Sherry Brennan has been with Fox Networks for the past seven years, and today she oversees the business' efforts to reach into the digital realm. During the recent OTTCON conference in Santa Clara, Calif., Brennan sat down with Fierce Executive Editor Mike Dano to discuss Fox's digital goals and its current endeavors in online video.
In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom interviews Martha Tate, VP of wholesale at Integra.
FierceBroadbandWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek talked with Johan Wibergh, Ericsson's executive vice president and head of business unit networks about the company's traffic predictions and how wireless operators will be able to handle all that additional network congestion.
HTC is searching for a comeback. After selling 43.2 million phones in 2011, according to research firm Gartner, HTC saw sales slide in 2012 down to 32.1 million units amid intense competition from the likes of Samsung Electronics and Apple at the high end and Huawei and ZTE at the lower end of the market. FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein talked with Jason Mackenzie, HTC's global president of sales, about the company's brand, the software features of the One and how the company can get its smartphone swagger back.
SK Telecom has long prided itself on introducing cutting-edge technologies. The operator's LTE network already covers 99 percent of South Korea's population and surpassed 7 million subscribers as of Dec. 12. Byun Jae-woan, SK Telecom's CTO and head of technology, is overseeing the operator's numerous ground-breaking technology efforts. He recently answered some questions via email for FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker, exploring the current state of SK Telecom's wireless operations and its plans for the future.
Long-time telecom industry veteran Vish Nandlall joined Ericsson in 2009 and was recently named the company's CTO of North America and head of strategy and marketing where he not only determines Ericsson's long-term technology vision but also plays an integral role in customer strategy. Nandlall met with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek at the 4G World conference last month in Chicago to talk about some of the key issues facing operators as they transition to LTE networks
AT&T has been rapidly expanding its LTE network to reach its goal of having 150 million POPs covered by year-end, which will be the half-way mark for its ultimate goal of having LTE cover 300 million POPs by the end of 2014. Kris Rinne, AT&T Labs' SVP of network technologies is at the forefront of that charge as she is responsible for the company's network architecture, service platforms, radio access roadmap and initial implementation. FierceBroadbandWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek met with Rinne at last week's 4G World conference in Chicago to talk about the company's LTE deployment, including its testing of carrier aggregation, deployment of small cells and more.
Cricket provider Leap Wireless is in the midst of its LTE deployment. The carrier is working to catch up to its larger rivals by providing subscribers with the latest LTE phones and high-speed data services. Doug Hutcheson, president and CEO of Leap Wireless, spoke with FierceWireless Executive Editor Mike Dano about Leap's buildout, its spectrum position and its network access payments to Sprint Nextel.
On the eve of Sprint's Open Solutions Conference in San Jose, Calif., Fared Adib talked with FierceMobileContent' s Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about how the conference has evolved and is no longer solely for developers. Adib also opened up about Softbank's anticipated $20.1 billion investment in Sprint, the operator's mobile advertising strategy and why the company decided to support fledgling Tizen, the open source operating system based on Linux.