Table of Contents For This Issue
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations that you might have missed. This month’s tidbits include updates on Worldwide DSL growth, US fiber to the home and broadband anywhere.
As we get ready to greet 2005, we look back on key industry developments and forward to what is coming. For 2005, one of the big deals will be the addition of mobile to the (formerly) triple play.
It wasn't exactly an exotic vacation, but a recent trip provided us the opportunity to try out three very different forms of portable broadband. One system was designed for use in a moving vehicle; another, sporting a low entry price, for traveling to various spots around town; and a third for people in municipalities that believe portable broadband should be a public service, like roads.
What happens when a market need is there, but standards have not caught up? For some silicon vendors in the powerline communications networking arena, the pragmatic answer is to supply your solution if you think it's a good one. Then you can adapt to the standards once they are in place and responsive. We heard more about this from the CEO of DS2, which has announced their 200Mbps chip without waiting for HomePlug AV.
BitBand and FastWeb have many years experience with VOD over FTTH and ADSL. BitBand's CEO shared their thoughts from a session at the recent TelcoTV conference.
In January, we're moderating a session at CES, speaking in two sessions at SCTE Emerging Technologies and attending WCA. If you're at any of those conferences, please look us up!
We heard from one reader about IPTV in Manitoba, and from another about a new collaborative project on MIMO and QoS.