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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 rethink their business models to include cable, broadband, and cell phone. The mobile market has exploded with smart phone technology and related applications for consumers continually on the go while wanting the latest gadgets to keep up with friends, business, and news. Why has this not ... (more)

TV Everywhere: Back from Dead – Will Customers Stop Cord-Cutting?

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News | Broadband-Cable-Mobile-Wireless-Telecom Markets Troubles for cable TV operators trying to extend their product coverage via the TV Everywhere concept may be a thing of the past as authentication software is catching up to customer demand.  During the Olympic Games cable customers were able to watch streaming content via multiple devices realizing an increase in authentications that were 10 times the normal rate. That, in itself, is a historic number compared to lackluster performance of the TV Everywhere concept to date. Is this the break-t... (more)

Should Wireless Carriers be required to Back-up Cell Towers?

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News Broadband-Cable-Mobile-Wireless-Telecom Markets Lets’ be realistic when we ask if government should act as “big brother” and require Wireless Industry carriers to back-up cell towers in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. This issue came to light before Sandy began its rampage on the East Coast this past week. As reported by the Huffington Post, legislation was introduced prior to the mega storm that ravaged the New York, and New Jersey coastal landscape. Such government mandates would have required cell phone carriers to back-up their cell towers w... (more)

Comcast’s Final NBCU Stake: Vertical Integration Complete

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Business News Broadband-Mobile-Cable-Telecom Markets Comcast’s acquired the final stake in NBCU creating a vertical integration of both content and delivery of news and entertainment to U.S. consumers. Divestiture as a remedy should be viewed as a real possibility for Comcast now as its market power moves to dominate competitors. Although Wall Street analysts gave this deal a “thumbs up”, they continue to deny the overlying impact of how market dynamics will change as a result. Inherently, the deal puts Comcast on a vertically integrated path of controlling... (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)