The Broadband Forum on Tuesday during their quarterly meeting appointed executives from three companies--including Broadcom, Deutsche Telekom, and Huawei--to their board of directors.
A substantial group of consumers, unhappy with decades of ill treatment by cable operators and not quite ready to leap to satellite, have been easy pickings for IPTV providers. Those salad days are probably over. To get to the next level of subscribers, IPTV providers need a ladder--or maybe a gimmick.
AT&T has adopted an age-old marketing ploy of giving away a free appliance--or in the case of the service provider, connected device--in exchange for getting new subscribers who bundle up on its AT&T U-verse service.
Shares in Charter Communications jumped more than 7 percent Monday after The Wall Street Journal reported that Liberty Media may buy a 25 percent stake in the cable MSO.
AT&T began offering U-verse Internet customers the choice of a free Xbox 360, Kindle Fire, Nexus 7 Tablet or Sonos Play 3 media player if they add its U-verse TV or voice service to their subscriptions.
It's Microsoft Mediaroom out, Comcast thePlatform in for BT and its IPTV services BT Vision and YouView. The British telco said it will use thePlatform's mpx video publishing system to manage video workflow, coordinate playback data in conjunction with recommendation engines and ensure that households get to see what they pay to see.
Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products last year, which was a 10 percent increase compared to 2011, Kantar Media said.
AT&T said it is open to selling some of its non-core assets, which might include wireless towers, after a financial analyst said AT&T is looking to offload its towers in a deal similar to ones that its smaller rivals have made.
Recent moves by AT&T and Verizon to increase their DSL rates has drawn fire from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D.-Conn.), who has asked FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to look more closely at rising broadband rates.
Pakistan's International Clearing House is taking a retaliatory stance against a recent FCC order that prohibits facilities-based U.S service providers from paying the coalition's higher long-distance termination fees by threatening to block traffic terminated in the country.