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Joan Engebretson Info

Joan Engebretson has been writing about telecommunications technology and the telecommunications industry since 1992.

In 2009, she won best on-line column in min’s Editorial and Design Awards. She also has won several awards from the American Society of Business Publication Editors, including a 2001 national gold award for her commentary.

Joan has a BA in journalism and an MBA from the University of Michigan.


Latest Articles

01/21/2015 Smart Technology Blows into Chicago
11/10/2014 Internet2 Deploys SDN Slicing, Offering Alternative to VPNs
10/27/2014 The Smart City Takes Shape in Chicago
10/13/2014 The Seven Most Interesting Data Points from BroadbandVision
09/30/2014 Sennheiser Looks Far Ahead with Audio Technology Development
09/22/2014 DSL Extreme Bucks CLEC Traditions, Gains U-verse Resale Agreement
09/08/2014 Shifting Toward Symmetry: The New Broadband Landscape
08/13/2014 Windstream REIT Plans: Is this a trend? And Other Important Questions
07/07/2014 Eight Trends Underlying Burgeoning Gigabit Network Plans
06/23/2014 SDN and NFV Dominate Big Telecom Event
06/16/2014 School Broadband Woefully Slow: How Do We Fix It?
06/09/2014 AT&T's Proposed Unmetered Video Streaming Offering Could Trigger TV Everywhere Partnerships
05/30/2014 Ramp-Up to Small Cells Brings New Players to the Business
04/28/2014 600 MHz Band Plan Will Impact Future Network Efficiency
04/25/2014 Carriers Get Ready for HetNets, LTE-A, and Multicasting
04/15/2014 Gigabit Wi-Fi Should Get a Boost as FCC Opens Up Unlicensed Spectrum
03/31/2014 Internet Traffic Exchange Will be an Even Hotter Issue with TDM-to-IP Transition
03/03/2014 AT&T's Trials Will Barely Scratch the Surface of TDM-to-IP Transition Issues
02/21/2014 Where Will Verizon Go Next on Home Control?
10/03/2013 The 65 Mbps LTE Pipe: Bonding Comes to 3G and 4G
09/19/2013 What Will AT&T's 2G Phase-Out Mean for its M2M Business?
07/18/2013 Moffett Sees Tough Wireless Road Ahead for AT&T, Verizon
07/09/2013 US Ignite Summit Highlights Advanced SDN, Cloud, Gigabit Apps
06/13/2013 The Smart City Opportunity for Communications Service Providers
06/06/2013 Software Aims to Maximize Cellular Offload to Home Wi-Fi
05/29/2013 Power Company Chooses AT&T for Smart Grid Communications, But Uses Proprietary System Too
05/29/2013 Power Company Chooses AT&T for Smart Grid Communications , But Uses Proprietary System Too
05/23/2013 Challenging To-Do List Awaits Next FCC Chairman
05/23/2013 Challenging To-Do List Awaits Next FCC Commissioner
05/16/2013 No Last Rites for DSL, Say Chipset Vendors
05/07/2013 The 10 Most Interesting Things Heard at GENBAND Perspectives 13
05/02/2013 Stakeholders Debate Merits of FCC Low-Income Telecom Program
04/18/2013 Tekelec Offers Different Take on Monetizing Wi-Fi Offload
04/12/2013 Sprint Serious About Mobile Advertising
04/11/2013 Pursuing OTT Video Opportunities is Tricky When Market Keeps Shifting
04/04/2013 GCS Helps VoIP Providers Collect Access Charges
03/21/2013 SDN is So Last Year; Now it's NFV
02/28/2013 500 Gig is Another Real World Optical Transport Speed
02/21/2013 Manufacturers Demonstrate 1 Terabit Optical Speeds and Beyond
02/13/2013 Behind Orange's 400 Gbps Deployment
02/06/2013 Netflix Open Connect vs. Cable: Does it Matter Who's Right?
01/31/2013 Radio and TV Tuners Come to Smartphones and Tablets
01/24/2013 How Will Carriers Monetize Their Wi-Fi Offload Investment?
01/21/2013 Galvanize Offers Unique Environment for Digital Age Startup Companies
01/16/2013 Researchers, Service Providers Bullish on Remote Home Control, Monitoring
12/20/2012 Top Five Telecom Technology Developments of 2012
12/13/2012 Telecom 2012: Wireless Pervades Top Five Business Developments
12/06/2012 Voiamo International Roaming Service is a Compelling MVNO Offering
11/29/2012 Peering Facility Pacific Wave Uses SDN to Support Dynamic Big Data Connectivity
11/21/2012 Talking RCS with MetroPCS
11/08/2012 Harris Outlines Plans for High-Security, High-Availability HTEN Network
11/01/2012 As Wireless Carriers Rethink Network Designs, Distributed Antennas Could Yield Big Gains
10/25/2012 ATIS Group to Explore Software Defined Networks from the Carrier Perspective
10/18/2012 Wireless Carriers Could Monetize Big Data from M2m and GPS Using SpaceCurve
10/11/2012 Sprint Mobile Broadband on Demand Makes Sense for Hospitality Market, But What about Retailers?
10/04/2012 Internet2 VP Talks Software-Defined Networking and 100 Gbps Offerings
09/27/2012 Locaid's Cloud-Based E-Commerce Solution Uses Wireless Location Data
09/11/2012 Laser Light Communications Plans 'Revolutionary' Satellite Communications Network
09/06/2012 New Report Sheds Light on Operators' 'Dumb Pipe' Concerns
09/05/2012 White Paper Sheds New Light on Operators' 'Dumb Pipe' Concerns
08/29/2012 Understanding TV White Spaces, Super Wi-Fi, WRAN and Wi-Far
08/22/2012 The Ethernet Law in Action: Automotive Industry Turns on to Ethernet
08/08/2012 Sprint Finds New Customers Through Low-Income Program
08/01/2012 Carriers Keen on Content Acceleration
07/26/2012 Vidyo Exec Shares Details on Free Interconnection Service
07/18/2012 Next-Generation PON will Support at Least 40 Gbps Downstream
06/28/2012 Increased Use of Small Cells Drives New Synchronization Requirements
06/21/2012 Traditional and Non-traditional Carriers Target M2M Market
06/13/2012 Carrier Consortium Supports New Videoconferencing Services
05/31/2012 Next-generation Hotspots Coming Soon, Cellular Offload is the End Game
05/24/2012 Massively Modular Data Center Approach Helps Cyrus One Succeed
05/18/2012 Verizon's Elby Outlines Software Defined Networking Plans
05/09/2012 AT&T's Home Security Offering Could Have an Edge over Cable Companies, Verizon
05/02/2012 Internet 2 Aims for 100 Gbps Software Defined Network
04/25/2012 CEO Interview: Vibble TV Aims to be a Virtual Cable Company
04/19/2012 Carrier NAT Aims to Ease Transition to IPv6 - But Will it Work and Is It Needed?
04/12/2012 Carriers Make IPv6 Gains-But Are They Moving Fast Enough?
04/05/2012 UCAN Network Poised for Speed and Technology Breakthroughs
03/28/2012 7 Reasons to be Cheerful about Broadband
03/21/2012 EPoC is a Strong Contender for Next-generation Broadband Cable
03/15/2012 Eyeing Cable Bandwidth Upgrades
03/07/2012 Fixed Broadband Wireless Offering Should Help Verizon Earn Universal Service Funding
03/06/2012 Alcatel-Lucent Details Plans for 400G Chip, Improved 100G Economics
02/23/2012 Aereo TV Antenna Holds Promise, Regardless of Monthly Service Legalities
02/15/2012 New Research, Interoperability Demo Show OTN Switching Poised for Growth
02/08/2012 100 G to the End User; Ultra-low-latency Microwave
02/01/2012 Don't Underestimate Dyle Mobile TV