Category Archives: Trends

The Cable Show 2013: Too Legit To Quit

The 2013 NTCA Cable Show opened up with MC Hammer performing 2 Legit 2 Quit and while it was entertaining to most (except the gentleman sitting next to me with his fingers in his ears) the message was clear – … Continue reading

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Put a (HAPI)Fork in it…And other Health & Fitness Trends from CES

New Year, New You! CES provides the perfect venue for companies to introduce new products aimed at Health and Fitness.  As someone who has been a certified fitness professional for over a decade – I tend to pay extra attention to … Continue reading

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Is LTE’s Growth Bad News for Fixed Broadband?

News this past week that growth in LTE is impacting FTTH demand in fiber-rich Japan has definitely raised some red flags as to the future of fixed broadband.  During 3Q12, Japan experienced its lowest quarterly demand for FTTH services since … Continue reading

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Demand for Global Fixed Broadband Slows Across All Regions in 2Q12

Demand for fixed broadband services slowed across all regions during 2Q12, growing only 1.9% to reach 604 million. North America experienced the slowest growth at 0.45% quarter-over-quarter (its slowest to date), while Asia Pacific experienced the strongest growth of all … Continue reading

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AT&T Jumps on the Home Security/Automation Bandwagon

On Monday May 7, 2012, AT&T announced plans to launch a home security and automation service called Digital Life – a service that was previously demonstrated at the 2012 Mobile World Congress shown in Barcelona.  The service would provide professional … Continue reading

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Verizon’s Over-The-Top Video Ambitions

Earlier this week, Verizon and Coinstar announced the formation of a joint venture that will combine Redbox DVD/Blu-ray rentals with video on-demand streaming and download services from Verizon. There were few details provided about the service which is scheduled to be … Continue reading

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The Fixed versus Mobile Broadband Conundrum

2012 will prove to be a pivotal year for fixed broadband demand.  In some countries, especially those with very robust mobile networks, demand for fixed broadband has started to decline and in those countries where the fixed infrastructure was never … Continue reading

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Verizon Releases its Consumer Technology Trends for 2012

Verizon issued its Top 9 Consumer Technology Trends for 2012.  For your convenience, I have pasted them below with a few additional comments: #1: Life Without Borders – Technology is allowing the lines between the different aspects of consumers’ lives … Continue reading

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