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Cisco’s Connected Home

From Linda Zimmer: “John Chambers, CEO and Chairman of Cisco is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show tomorrow. His speech will focus on the “connected home,” which is one of the areas Cisco has targeted as a key growth area in the coming years. To coincide with the topic and […]

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IBM’s Secret Island

Digging a little deeper on the IBM story. From the Register: “It would not be the first time the suggestion has been made that games programmers hold at least one key to the future for business systems development. But IBM’s latest research project – a “secret island” within the confines of Linden Labs’ Second Life […]

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Edward W. Felten: Nuts and Bolts of Network Neutrality

Edward W Felton of Princeton provides a great overview of the complexities of Network Neutrality. He breaks it down in 7 section and provides a take away for each one. From the paper: (PDF) “This is partly a fight to control innovation on the Internet. Discrimination has harsher and milder forms. Blocking a packet is […]

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Verizon Game Network

Verizon acquired an equity stake in Super Computer International to expand its role in online gaming.From the press release: “A primary focus of the Verizon-SCI relationship will be the deployment of a next-generation, online game browsing and messaging platform called PlayLinc that will give gamers more control over their multiplayer gaming interactions, a richer set […]

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Telco Reform: No Net Neutrality

Daily Wireless has a follow up to TechDirt and the CNET article. From the post: “Telecom reform or not? Here are some parts of Sen. Ted Stevens’ proposal to rewrite U.S. telecommunications laws: Audio broadcast flagDevices would be banned based on “consensus” of FCC-created review board, which has a year to do this. Broadband taxesTaxes […]

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Gary Forsee, Sprint CEO, Talks to the Cable World

MocoNews has some key points from a pannel at The National that included Sprint CEO, Gary Forsee. From the post: “Sprint has been on a two-year path to reposition our company. We’re describing our company, not as a telcom carrier but a content media and entertainment distribution company in the data services business. When we […]

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CableLabs: Faster Access

Also from Daily Wireless, this encouraging news on future access rates: “CableLabs are now working on the next generation, DOCSIS 3.0 that will blow today’s cable modem speeds out of the water. DOCSIS 3.0, could offer downstream bandwidth of 200 Mbps per channel, and 100 Mbps per channel upstream. The 3.0 version would give operators […]

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The National Show

Daily Wireless has a big round up of all things cable at the National Show. From the post: “Cable’s annual convention, The National Show, is rolling out the big guns in Atlanta this week. The battle for the $490-billion-a-year U.S. market for phone, Internet and TV services is heating up. The war between cable, satellite […]

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Wireless VoIP Demystified

Martin Sauter has a three part post with some great technical information about VoIP, specifically he talks about UMA, SIP, and IMS. From the UMA post: “First on the list is UMA, a 3GPP standard like GSM and UMTS, loved and feared alike by mobile operators (or carriers as you say in the U.S.). The […]

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IPTV Round Up

As usual Daily Wireless covers all of the recent IPTV developments. From the post: “How big a gamble are phone carriers taking with television? It depends who you ask. American carriers have lost more than 5 million telephone customers to cable rivals Time Warner, Comcast and Cox during the last year as cable firms move […]

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