Joan Engebretson Info

Contributing Editor
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

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