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 you might have missed. This month's briefs focus on market forecasts, interactive TV in the UK, 4G patent holders and more.
They wouldn't say it this way publicly, but telcos offering TV services are trying to lock in their customers, just like the cable guys. When they talk about "any content, on any screen, anywhere, at any time" they really want all the services to come from them--a sensible goal from their perspective, and it got lots of air time at this year's Telco TV. We also saw networked consumer electronics, innovative program guides, 3D TV, TV Everywhere, plus interactive and on-demand services.
It's amazing that people don't seem to learn from history. AT&T is the latest victim of this "historical amnesia." They were shocked to find that a small number of smart phone customers--many of them iPhone owners--are driving a large percentage of their wireless data traffic.
Is your interest in Healthcare focused on the Washington DC politics of healthcare reform? Successful use of connected health technologies? A deeper understanding of health care economics and sociology? Ideas on how to disrupt the current system? All that and more were explored at the 2009 Partners Connected Healthcare Symposium in Boston. The bottom line: real progress is being made, but the transformation will take time.
Even as 2009 winds down, the industry is busy scheduling appointments for the world's largest consumer technology trade show--the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. We've been trying to build our stamina for this gargantuan show, but walking on treadmills is scant preparation for the miles of show floor that need to be visited at this event.