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It is never appealing for companies to end up in the position Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO), finds itself at the present moment. That is, having to reorganize and downsize to mitigate loses of market share to more price nimble competitors like HP (NYSE: HP), Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU), and Juniper (NYSE: JNPR). See (Is Cisco Losing Market Share to HP?) As a result Cisco will reduce headcount by 6,500, or... Broadband Industry Intelligence for Mobile-Cable-Wireless-Telecom ... (more)

The Future of Mobile: The Biggest Trends for 2013

Jon Pelson | BROADBAND CONVERGENT The mobile industry is constantly evolving and growing at an astronomical pace. For example, just a little over five years ago (June 29, 2007 to be exact), Apple sold the first iPhone ever. Today, Apple has shipped about 250 million iPhones worldwide, according to Strategy Analytics. And this doesn’t account for the booming tablet industry or all the phones operating on Google’s Android platform. While this exceptional pace of growth is exciting, it also presents a whole new set of challenges. To keep up with demand, service providers will need ... (more)

FreedomPop Home Internet Arrives in 2013: Apocalypse for Existing Broadband Providers

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News Broadband-Cable-Mobile-Wireless-Telecom Markets Skype co-founder Niklas Zennstrom knows disruption. Skype was a tremendously disruptive product, leveraging peer-to-peer technology to carry voice, it continues to be an incredibly powerful force in disruption of voice applications. Skype has changed the way people see voice apps in how it integrates persistent chat and messaging with video and other services. Skype had 663 million registered users as of EOY 2010, it’s likely even bigger than that now. Think about it 663 million registered users... (more)

Mobile Carriers and LTE: Top Five Industry Predictions for 2013

Carrier LTE deployments will double to create 200+ commercial LTE networks: As more and more consumers buy devices with LTE capabilities, the demand for LTE services is increasing and carriers will need to invest in their radio access networks. Today's LTE networks are focused on providing basic coverage for LTE devices, but can't support a large number of LTE devices on the network. In 2013, there will be a growing emphasis on moving towards increasing both coverage and capacity of LTE networks with the corresponding infrastructure investments. TD-LTE will also see more acceptanc... (more)

Cisco Bets on the Future of Video with Contest

Cisco is doing its research in coming up with a contest designed to engage constituents interested in video platforms, and produce a smart video that portrays how video content could integrate with your TV in the future. Titled, “If your TV could do anything, what would you want it to do?” the contest throws down the gauntlet in asking for the best idea of what the future of TV should look like. Research Where did the idea come from? While researching the dynamics in the future demand for mobile content, Cisco pulled together statistics in indicating the potential growth in vid... (more)