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Welcome to CrossTalk, a Telco-Broadband publication designed to provide you with timely, valuable information in a clear and simple format. Crosstalk strives to provide a centralized guide to the latest market research and technology advancements that allow our industry to stay competitive, reduce customer churn, and increase profitability. We will also provide updates on the latest developments here at Actiontec. We hope you enjoy this issue, and continue to look for our updates in the future. We also look forward to any feedback you may have on how we can make this newsletter more valuable to you.
FCC chief Julius Genachowski faces broadband dilemma

A recent ruling by the US Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia has muddied the waters surrounding the controversy over how high-speed Internet service will be implemented and regulated. The Court overturned a previous FCC decision regarding Comcast's throttling of Internet traffic by stating, "the FCC lacked an explicit mandate to regulate broadband." Despite the decision, the FCC is expected to go forward with its intent to expand the country's high-speed Internet service, but the commission's additional aim, to reclassify Internet service as utility a la telephone service, is now in limbo.

To read the article written by USA Today, click here.

New from Actiontec Electronics

Actiontec has released two new white papers. Both are available to download for free.
  • "Technology Trends to Watch"
  • "Leveraging Applications to Improve Retention and Increase ARPU"
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Cell Phone Subscriber Data from New Millennium Research Council
In this new report, NMRC uncovered some interesting wireless subscriber trends, including:

  • Two out of three new wireless subscribers in the United States go the prepaid route
  • A full 20% of current cell phone subscribers use prepaid cell phones
  • The prepaid segment grew by 17%, compared to the 3% growth experienced by the contract-based segment

To listen to an audio interview about the report, click here.

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Data Traffic Trends for Mobile Broadband Modems and WWAN/Wi-Fi Routers from ABI Research
ABI Research released another brief, this one centering on data traffic trends for mobile broadband modems. Among its highlights is the prediction that mobile data traffic from PC modems and routers will increase by 400% between 2010 and 2014, from 2000 to 8000 petabytes. (Note: A petabyte is equal to one 1,000,000 gigabytes.)
For more information, or to purchase the study, click here.
Home Automation and Control from ABI Research
In another informative study, ABI Research digs into the home automation industry. They find that the biggest roadblock to widespread adoption is the consumers' lack of knowledge about what exactly home automation is (a Sept. 09 survey found that nearly half of respondents were completely unaware of home automation). The report delves into market segments, technologies, and industry players to provide an in-depth study of the present, and probable future, of this burgeoning market.
For more information, or to purchase the study, click here.
Free Trial, Low Introductory Fee from GigaOm Pro
GigaOm Pro is offering a week-long free trial of its industry-leading industry coverage, with its focus on emerging technology markets, timely analysis, and easy accessibility. Some of its most informative recent reports include "Connected Consumer Quarterly Wrapup for Q1 2010," "iPad and Web Tablet App Forecast," "Evaluating iPad Purchase Demand," and "Mobile Quarterly Wrapup for Q1 2010" (see below). Also available for new subscribers is a reduced subscription price of $79 for one year.
For more information, go to http://pro.gigaom.com/.
Mobile Quarterly Wrapup for Q1 2010 from GigaOM Pro
In a world where mobile data traffic is continues to grow at astounding rates, carriers are turning to WiFi to offload traffic, according to GigaOm Pro. In this incisive study, they find that:
  • Data traffic grew 280% year over year
  • Apple's iPad will be a big player in the exploding app market, growing from a projected $183 million in 2010 to $8 billion in 2015
  • The number of paid app downloads will grow from 179 million in 2010 to 630 million in 2013

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About Actiontec Electronics, Inc

Building off of a history of shipping 20 million Internet access devices, Actiontec Electronics leads the market in developing innovative broadband connectivity and broadband-powered solutions that simplify and enrich the digital life. Actiontec offerings range from the market's broadest selection of IPTV-capable broadband home gateways for bringing IP-based video services into the home, to DSL modems, wireless networking devices, routers and digital entertainment devices. The company's carrier-class products are easy to install, manage, and use, and are sold through retail channels and broadband service providers. Founded in 1993, Actiontec is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA, and maintains branch offices in Colorado Springs, CO; Shanghai, China; and Taipei, Taiwan. For more information, call 408-752-7700 or visit http://www.actiontec.com.

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