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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.
FREE Market Research

April 2011 FTTH Deployment Statistics - North America by the FTTH Council
This research paper includes the latest FTTH deployment statistics from market analyst RVA LLC. It includes updates on the numbers of homes passed by and homes connected to all-fiber networks, as well as other stats on FTTH service providers. Information on the status of FTTH deployments funded by the federal broadband stimulus program is provided, as well.
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Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse Best Choices Overall for Bundled Internet, TV, and Telephone Service by Consumer Reports
Based on a survey of 70,000 readers, Consumer Reports found that Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse were the top recommendations for telecom services, followed by Cox, Cablevision, and Bright House Networks, depending on availability. Also uncovered by the magazine was the limited choice consumers faced when choosing a cable provider. Most markets are served by a single provider, while Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-verse are available to only about one-third of the U.S. And while almost all homes can receive satellite television, satellite companies typically don't offer Internet and phone service.
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Internet Access Services Update by the FCC
The Federal Communications Commission released its latest report, detailing domestic Internet access service connections. Among its highlights:

  • 60% of the nation's connections were slower than the benchmark download speed identified by the FCC as minimum to accommodate current uses, including high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video ;
  • Growth of fixed broadband services seemed to have leveled off at 1% in the first six months of 2010

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PAY FOR Market Research

Just a reminder: the following section highlights only some of the reports currently available. To get a full listing, click here.
Broadband Services: Global Outlook (Second Edition) by Parks Associates

In this latest research paper from Parks Associates, the firm asserts that value-added services are the engine for future growth for global broadband providers. It also forecasts worldwide broadband household growth by region, as shown in the figure below.

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Home Networking Market Data by ABI Research

ABI Research forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 21% through 2016 of connected devices shipped into consumer markets, according to their latest research study. Networked and streaming audio are important segments of this quickly expanding market, according to ABI Research practice director Jason Blackwell. "Online radio such as provided by Pandora,…Rhapsody, Melon, and Spotify are… boosting the market for network radio," he said.

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Mobile Infrastructure Market: LTE Poised to Provide the Next Uplift by iSuppli

Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless networking is the next big thing, according to iSuppli's latest research. They estimate that LTE infrastructure spending will reach nearly $28 billion by 2014, up from just $1.5 billion in 2010.
Initially, most the spending will occur in North America, but "Rest of World" spending will quickly outstrip it as LTE is implemented globally.

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SMB Demand for Technical Support Services by Parks Associates

"U.S. small businesses (SMBs) could be the next boom market for tech support services, provided manufacturers, retailers, and providers offer fast and proactive solutions," reports Parks Associates in another recently completed study. They also found that SMBs are three times as likely to use professional technical support services, compared to the average consumer, and are more likely to purchase additional support services.

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Upcoming Events

2011-04-26 Broadband Properties Summit 2011 in Dallas (April 26-28)

2011-05-01 National Council of State Telecommunications Associations (NCSTAE) Annual Conference in South Lake Tahoe, NV (May 1-4)

2011-05-01 American Telemedicine Association 2011 International Meeting and Exposition in Tampa, FL (May1-3)

2011-05-09 Carrier Cloud Forum in Las Vegas, NV (May 9)

2011-05-17 TIA 2011 in Dallas, TX (May 17-20)

2011-05-23 Connectivity Week 2011 in Santa Clara, CA (May 23-26)

2011-05-23 Alaska Telephone Association 2011 Annual Meeting in Valdez, AK (May 23-25)

2011-05-31 2011 Canadian Telecom Summit in Toronto (May 31 to June 2)

2011-06-06 Iowa Telecommunications Association (ITA) Rural Telecom Forum

2011-06-06 OTA/EITA Joint Annual Meeting in Gleneden Beach, OR (Jun 6-8)

2011-06-08 World IPv6 Day

2011-06-12 Illinois Telecommunications Association Annual Convention in Normal, IL (Jun 12-14)

2011-06-14 The Cable Show 2011 in Chicago, IL (June 14-16)

2011-06-20 Cloud Leadership Forum in Santa Clara, CA (Jun 20-21)

2011-06-20 Consumers Electronics Week in New York (June 20-25)

2011-06-28 Connections...The Digital Living Conference and Showcase in Santa Clara, CA (Jun 28-30)

2011-07-11 8th Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference & Exhibition in San Diego, CA (Jul 11-12)

2011-07-14 IPv6 2011: The Time Is Now! in New York, NY (Jul 14)

2011-07-23 48th Annual Summer Convention and Tradeshow in Minneapolis, MN (Jul 23-27)

2011-09-11 WTA's 2011 Fall Annual Meeting in Tuscon, AZ (Sep 18-21)

2011-09-25 NTCA Fall Conference in Seattle, WA (Sep 25-28)

2011-09-26 2011 FTTH Conference & Expo in Orlando, FL (Sept 26-30)
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Have an idea for an article, want to contribute an article, or just have a suggestion for improving this newsletter? Feel free to contact Lesley Kirchman at ljkirchman@actiontec.com. See you next time.
About Actiontec Electronics, Inc

Building off of a history of shipping 23 million Internet access devices, Actiontec Electronics, Inc., 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

Actiontec Electronics Inc. - 760 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 -
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