Wireless Updates from San Jose and Chicago

October 10, 2008
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Update from US Telecom’s Executive Briefing in San Jose At the US Telecom Association’s 2nd Annual Executive Business Forum this week in San Jose, CA, Link Hoewing, Verizon’s VP of Internet and Technology Policy, stated that Verizon Wireless plans to roll out LTE in early 2010 (that’s about 18 months from now!) with, "possibily 75M bit/sec…

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Positive Signs and Positive Cashflow from One Telco

October 6, 2008
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Jeff Gardner, President and CEO of Windstream Communications, opened his keynote speech at U.S. Telecom’s Executive Business Forum with a note of appreciation to US Telecom for getting behind what he termed, “credit stabilization legislation.” These opening comments set the theme for his talk, which was primarily about the financial condition of his company. In…

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FTTP/ FTTH emerges as the winner for Delivery of Triple Play service bundles to the home- GPON gains market traction!

September 28, 2008
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Background The United States is third among the world’s economies in the total number of FTTH households at 3.3 million, and is in 10th position in the global ranking with 2.9 percent market penetration. What’s most encouraging is that the US continues to experience the highest rate of growth of any economy in terms of…

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What Is Good for Google is Good for Us!

September 16, 2008
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What Is Good for Google is Good for Us!

$  Donate to the Village School by entering the amount above and clicking the "Donate" button. It was once said, “What is good for General Motors is good for America.” Fast-forward fifty years and the engine of the economy is no longer nuts and bolts manufacturing, but the dissemination of information and entertainment at little…

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Will Wireless Networks really be open? What does that mean?

September 16, 2008
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This year’s CTIA show occurred just one month before the 25th anniversary of the first commercial cellular call. At the opening keynote session, Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA, made a few opening remarks and then moderated a panel of several wireless executives. Steve, a former All Pro NFL receiver, glibly rifled off the…

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WSTA Sponsorship Opportunities – Oct 2008

September 16, 2008
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WSTA Sponsorship Opportunities – Oct 2008

The Wisconsin State Telephone Association is providing ViodiTV Sponsorship Opportunities at the Oct 13-14, 2008 Fall Conference in Stevens Point. The sponsorships includes: Pre-roll sponsor ad in a ViodiTV posted highlights video of the Fall Conference, A sponsor highlight video from the conference to be posted on ViodiTV, AND Weblink note in the post show WSTA Bulletin.…

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Oct 20th, 2008 Local Content Workshop – Minneapolis

September 16, 2008
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Oct 20th, 2008 Local Content Workshop – Minneapolis

Register to attend the Oct 20, 2008 Viodi Local Content Workshop in Edina, MN from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. Oct 20th is the afternoon before OPASTCO’s Technical and Marketing Symposium, and the workshop is just a few miles east. The Workshop is a half day event that will cover topics including: Production methods – video editing,…

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IPTV Middleware – A New Player in Town

September 11, 2008
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The announcement of Ericsson as a middleware provider is interesting, as their solution supports Internet Multimedia Subsystem and is from a player that is big enough to make a difference in this space, especially as it relates to delivering video across multiple devices. This approach promises increased blurring between applications (e.g. caller ID on TV, control…

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What is the market for Carrier Ethernet- metropolitan and/or rural areas?

September 1, 2008
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September 25th Update:  Carrier Ethernet Thunder from Light Reading + PBT based Backhaul in SPRINT’s Xohm Undoubtedly, this piece is intended to promote Light Reading’s Ethernet Expo next month in NYC.  However, it has some useful market share numbers from the leading vendors, e.g. Cisco’s share has dropped to below 50%, while Alcatel-Lucent is in 2nd place. …

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