3G and LTE squeeze WiMAX- is the market window still open?

February 21, 2009
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Summary: Many pundits have declared the window of opportunity for WiMAX has closed.  Squeezed between he enhanced capability of 3G technologies (e.g. HSPA/HSPA+ for GSM) and accelerated LTE roll-outs, (notably Verizon Wireless) the claim is that WiMAX is DOA.  We disagree!  In particular, we believe there is a reasonable market for WiMAX fixed and nomadic/portable service…

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Viodi View – 02/18/2009

February 18, 2009
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Viodi View – 02/18/2009

Do something to change the world and you will make a difference. That was more or less the message that I heard from Steve Farberat NTCA’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Long Beach. CA last week. It was somewhat timely when, a few days later, a friend described how he is trying to change…

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Protected: Images from NTCA and Long Beach

February 17, 2009
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In Memoriam: John P. Messmer

February 17, 2009
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John Messmer had a passion for engineering. A Cal Tech graduate and someone 13 years my senior, I looked up to John. Messmer was never interested in money or material things. His passions were books and electronic device design. His seemingly contradictory anti-establishment and conservative viewpoints definitely provided me with a more nuanced view of…

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ViodiTV at MTA 2009 – Primer

February 16, 2009
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ViodiTV at MTA 2009 – Primer

Join us at the MTA 2009 Annual Convention. ViodiTV will be on the conference hotel television channels during the conference, with video reports on ViodiTV after the conference. Watch a short primer video as the MTA Associate Members sponsor ViodiTV at MTA in 2009.

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ACLU Northern CA: Cloud Computing- Storm Warning for Privacy?

February 13, 2009
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Summary:   In a February 10th presentation at SCU, ACLU-Northern CA Technology and Civil Liberties Policy Director Nicole Ozler warned that Cloud Computing could compromise privacy rights of its users. The problem is that since the information stored in "the cloud" is not in your office or data center, it may not be considered as your…

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Back to the Future – Software as a Service & Managed Services

February 11, 2009
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Back to the Future – Software as a Service & Managed Services

Software as a Service (SaaS) is a popular Web 2.0 buzzword. It struck me at NTCA’s panel, Software as a Service: Creating New Revenue Channels, that Independent Telcos have been providing a sort of Software as a Service, really a Managed Service since their inception. Independent Telcos are starting to add on Software as a…

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Viodi View – 02/07/2009

February 7, 2009
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Viodi View – 02/07/2009

The Super Bowl is the ultimate social networking facilitator. This year the actual content (i.e. the game) made for good water-cooler talk. Of course, as written before, the Super Bowl is as much about the ads as it is football and a big part of the post-game buzz was discussions of the various commercials. Ironically,…

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TWC WiMAX Update

February 7, 2009
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Despite eliminating 1,250 jobs, recording a quarterly loss of $16 billion, and writing down its investment in Clearwire, Time Warner Cable (TWC) expects to progress its WiMAX strategy (with Clearwire) later this year. During its February 4th earnings call, TWC President and CEO Glenn Britt stated, “”we expect to make meaningful progress in further defining…

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