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 acceptance and trials,
as it reduces carrier costs and requires fewer spectrum licenses.
Data and video surges cause a shift from a single class of service to
multiple classes of service in the backhaul network:
In 2013, we'll see a shift from a single class of service to multiple classes
of service... (more)
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.
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)
The mobile phone market is growing exponentially and will continue to evolve
for years to come. Why has the Cable Industry not moved into the lucrative
mobile phone market? It could definitely be a revenue bonanza, as it
currently is for telecom companies. See (The cable company will likely use
WiMax to bring television shows to cell phones and smart phones.)
Verizon and AT&T’s revenues, as a percentage of stock price by division,
attributes mobile phone service up to 40-42% of total revenues. This being a
logical assumption as landline phone demand has forced incumbent Telco’s to... (more)
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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)
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It is estimated that poor customer service has cost the Cable/Satellite
Industry over $12 billion in lost revenues over the past year, ahead of the
financial services industry with more than $10 billion in losses; which is
startling considering Cable/Satellite companies project themselves as the
future of home and business subscription services of all things information
How can these companies survive with such a poor record of customer care?
Take the up and coming consumers, ages 27 – 43, who terminated services
most frequently at 1 ½ tim... (more)