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 we feature a couple of home control promoter groups, some new statistics on broadband and VoIP, and a snapshot of new software that makes video publishing free and easy.
With competitors trumpeting claims of super-high-speed broadband, cable companies are preparing to deploy new technologies to match or beat the claims. These can increase plant capacity both to meet tomorrow's growth needs and to increase peak speeds to satisfy their most demanding customers. But technology is only part of the equation; while the engineers do their work, there’s a big marketing job ahead.
WCA 2005 featured progress on WiMAX and WiBro and a healthy debate on municipal wireless. Broadband wireless access is growing rapidly and vendors are pursuing several distinct courses. While fixed WiMAX is close to certified interoperability, many companies are focused on early deployment of mobile WiMAX.
It is not too early to start planning for conferences coming up this fall. Here's one which is free if you register before August 31st.
We heard from readers commenting on what a difference leaving out the word "million" can make and one of the pats on the back that energizes us to keep writing these newsletters.