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Broadband providers are not taking the recent move by the FCC to reclassify broadband under Title II; i.e., put broadband under its regulation arm along with the likes of telephone companies, very lightly and have come out swinging to stop that effort. See (Obama’s Internet Takeover: Telecom giant challenges FCC role in broadband) Seemingly at issue; an appeal brought by Comcast with the D.C. Court of Appeals  and the subsequent defeat of the FCC’s perceived role as a broadband regulator, ruling the communication had no authority under current legislation to sanction Comcast over a 2008 Internet throttling incident. That defeat prompted the FCC to go back in an attempt to move broadband under its umbrella of regulated services. In a recent YouTube video commissioner Julius Genachowski stated that his intentions in moving to regulate broadband was to foster an envir... (more)

Shakeout in the MBaaS Mobile Backend-as-a-Service Space

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Industry News Broadband-Cable-Mobile-Wireless-Telecom Markets Analysis of the Mobile Backend-as-a-Service MBaaS space and the “Series A Crunch” Kii Cloud Stackmob Kinvey Parse well-positioned … [visit site to read more] ... (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 Unleashes Fastest Open Network Fabric

BROADBAND CONVERGENT - Business News Broadband-Mobile-Cable-Telecom Markets Cisco Unleashes Industry’s Fastest, Most Extensible Open Networking “Fabric” for Data Centers, Clouds New industry-leading innovations include the highest-density 40-gigabit Layer 2/3 fixed switch; simplest hybrid cloud solution; and expansion of the Cisco Open Network Environment with the most extensible controller SAN JOSE, Calif. – February 4, 2013 –   As Cisco continues to deliver on its Unified Data Center strategy to synthesize various networked functions into one “data center fabric” for more agile,... (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)