Table of Contents For This Issue
The end of the year got us thinking about the changes in our industry over the past decade.
News about People and Companies influencing The Broadband Home
Each month, we collect miscellaneous happenings, studies, trends or observations you might have missed. This month we feature a video blog for mobile videophones, mobile wireless wins for IPWireless, and lots more "video on the go".
We came away from TelcoTV feeling that IPTV is at the tipping point. The biggest telcos are all either committed to moving forward at scale, or are close to a commitment. Their traditional vendors are playing a major role. Microsoft also aspires to play a key role, but was all but invisible at the show.
We visited Lucent to learn more about IMS and came away impressed with its critical role in creating "blended services". AT&T appears to agree.
We interviewed Coaxsys to learn about their approach to home networking over existing coaxial cable. Many telcos think this is a good approach to connect the home gateway to IPTV set-top boxes on each TV.
We heard from our readers about the increasing use of "WiMAX" as a generic term for mobile broadband.
When year-end approaches it means different things to different people. But to those interested in technology it means that the annual CES Show is not far off. We'll be there next month and hope to say hi to some of you who also attend.