ABI Research tapped Cisco as the overall winner in its Carrier Wi-Fi vendor matrix, followed by Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. Its top scoring vendors for implementation include Cisco, Ruckus Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent…According to an Openet survey, even though operators are LTE-network ready, they still aren’t prepared to provide LTE subscriber billing. Other stats: 90 percent of operator respondents said they need real-time mobile data billing, but only 20 percent currently have that capability; 81 percent say current, non-LTE-ready billing systems are delaying product launches; 78 percent want new billing systems to prevent bill shock; and 69 percent want to upgrade to support shared data packages.

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So Long, Rob Stoddard

Many years ago, Cablefax: The Magazine bestowed NCTA’ s Rob Stoddard with its first “Nicest Guy in Cable” award. It’s a moniker that stuck, despite Stoddard’s humble protests, for reasons obvious to

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