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As stated in a recent blog post Google Fiber will be successful dependent on its ability to procure adequate programming to compete against incumbents Time Warner Cable and AT&T U-Verse. The newcomer took a step in that direction by adding both STARZ and Showtime to its programming mix for potential Kansas City customers. In addition, the company signaled sixty-two neighborhoods have registered the minimum number of potentials to begin building fiber to those areas. … [visit site to read more] Google Fiber Meets Programming, Registration Milestones is a post from: Broadband Convergent ... (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)

Why Offering the Quad Play Would Help Cable’s Stock Price

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)

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)