Viodi View – 05/27/09

Viodi View – 05/27/09

In this issue, Roger Bindl and Margaret Hines of Inspire Marketing report from the 2009 Wisconsin State Telecommunications Association Convention. Alan Weissberger reports on a talk given by famed anti-trust expert, Gary Reback. The comments that follow from Reback and others provide an interesting look at the changing anti-trust climate. Finally, I follow up with…

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Enter a New Gateway

I recently had a chance to catch up with Robert Peterson and Jeff Christensen of Entry Point, LLC based in Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City. Entry Point is an early stage company with a gateway product capable of supporting so-called triple play services, as well as advanced broadband services such as smart meters, femtocells…

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ViodiTV at WSTA 2009

May 26, 2009
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ViodiTV at WSTA 2009

This video has highlights from the 2009 WSTA Annual Convention. ViodiTV at WSTA was sponsored by Solarus and Central Cable Contractors. Highlights include Wisconsic PSC Commissioner Mark Meyer, Daniel Hardy and Judd Genda of Axley Brynelson, Gary Evans of Hiawatha Broadband, Jerry Wilke of RTG, Rob Riordan of Nsight, Andrew Walding of CellStream, Ann Anderson of Lemonweir Valley Tel,…

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TIA Forecasts 3.1 Percent Loss for ICT Industry in 2009- Broadband still THE growth driver for telecom

May 22, 2009
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The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), whose primary membership is network equipment vendors, has just released its annual report and outlook for the global telecommunications industry. For the first time in its 23 years of forecasting, TIA predicts a 3.1 % loss for the global ICT Industry in 2009. Further, they anticipate a 5.5 % decline for 2009 US ICT…

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Gary Reback: US Government Must Enforce Antitrust Laws to Encourage Innovation

May 15, 2009
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On the need for government intervention in the free market to protect competition and encourage innovation Gary Reback is one of the nation’s most prominent antitrust attorneys, best known for spearheading the efforts that led to the federal lawsuit against Microsoft.   Gary spoke to an attentive and eager audience on May 14th in Santa Clara,…

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Viodi View – 05/08/09

Viodi View – 05/08/09

         “Déjà vu’ all over again”, as Yogi Berra reportedly once said, is the term that describes today’s popular news events. The stagnant economy and, more importantly, consumer confidence seem reminiscence of the 70s. There is a definite tension in the air as we are waiting for the affects of the government spending…

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Mobile Broadband Ecosystem in Pacific Rim

1:30 – 5:30pm, Saturday May 30th, 2009 Daly Science Room 206, Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053 Agenda: (Click here for the complete brochure) 1:30 – 1:50PM Registration 1:50 – 2:00PM Welcome & Introduction 2:00 – 2:20PM Chris Boyer, VP, AT&T 2:20 – 2:40PM Dawei Zhang, Director of Wireless, China…

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WiMAX in smart meter sets the stage for “open standards” based smart grids

May 4, 2009
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San Francisco start up software company Grid Net, is using WiMAX technology in its wireless smart meter instrument. The meter, being built by GE, uses Intel’s WiMAX chip and Grid Net software. It is said to be one of the first truly "open-standards" based approaches to building a meter. Grid Net’s meter went on sale…

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50K WiMAX Subscribers in India Before the Spectrum Auction- Number to Exceed 13 Million by 2013

April 28, 2009
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The Economic Times of India reports that Tata Communications (TCL) has signed up 50,000 subscribers for its fixed WiMAX service. TCL, earlier known as VSNL, had received WiMax spectrum in the 3.3 GHz band under its Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence with the Indian government.   Other Indian network operators- Bharti Airtel, Aircel, Sify and Reliance Communications…

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