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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.
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Actiontec Continues Long-standing Role in Verizon FiOS with Launch of Next Gen Broadband Router for FiOS
Actiontec Electronics recently announced its latest wireless broadband router has been selected for Verizon's FiOS service and will be deployed in Verizon's newly launched 150 Mbps downstream, 35 Mbps upstream service. The next generation FiOS router breaks previous industry performance benchmarks, increasing in-home networking speeds up to 1000 Mbps wired (with the Gigabit Ethernet interface) and 300 Mbps wireless.
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Actiontec Ships Triple Play VDSL2 Routers to Several North American Service Providers
Actiontec also revealed that several telecommunications service providers have deployed its award-winning portfolio of ultra-broadband VDSL gateways. Deployed models include the Q1000 and V1000H Wireless N VDSL Modem Routers. Both products are designed to fuel the next generation of DSL, IPTV, and Voice over IP services, enabling these providers to roll out a robust bundle of high-bandwidth data, entertainment, and voice services.
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CrossTalk Now Updated Daily; Access Available Through Facebook and Twitter
We are also excited to announce that our CrossTalk Portal (www.actiontec.com/crosstalk/) is now updated daily, as we strive to give our readers the latest news and industry information in as timely a manner as possible. CrossTalk updates can also be viewed and accessed via our CrossTalk Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Actiontec/39275967453), as well as through our Twitter feed (http://twitter.com/actiontec).

FREE Market Research

Digital Nation II - from NTIA and US Dept of Commerce
This new study from the Department of Commerce shows that while socio-economic factors such as income and education levels do play some part in broadband Internet adoption, they are not the sole determinants; other factors include race, ethnicity, and geography. The report is based on a survey of 54,000 households across the United States conducted by the Census Bureau in October 2009. "In order to narrow the digital divide and help more Americans compete in the 21st century economy, we need to better understand the causes of the broadband gap," notes Rebecca Blank, the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs. The report goes on to note that while 70% of households used the Internet, and a majority of these households had broadband access, nearly 25% of all surveyed households had no Internet users at all.
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The Costs and Capabilities of Wireless and Satellite Technologies - 2016 SNAPSHOT - from Analysys Mason
This report from Analysis Mason underscores the role of wireless and satellite technologies when it comes to delivering tomorrow's broadband. Originally delivered to the Broadband Stakeholder Group, the report "considers the technical capabilities of wireless and satellite broadband networks in detail, and sets out how the costs of deployment vary across the UK." Among its findings:

  • Terrestrial wireless technology can cost-effectively deliver broadband services to the last 15% of UK homes, based on the "medium demand scenario"
  • While satellite service is costlier to deploy than earthbound broadband, it can still play a significant complementary role by bringing coverage to homes in located in "notspots"
  • Emerging technologies can meet demand scenarios in a cost-effective manner, particularly in rural zones

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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 Carrier Market Data - from ABI Research

ABI Research has released its biannual study, "Broadband Carrier Market Data," which profiles ARPU and service revenue by operator, country, and technology. According to the study, "Customer demand is driving the push for faster and more reliable broadband access. For example, the leading UK broadband operator, Virgin Media, has shown a 43% Year-over-Year increase in its high-speed broadband service customer base." ABI also forecasts that fixed broadband service revenue will approach $186 billion by the end of 2011.

To purchase this report, click here.

2G/3G Mobile, LTE, and WiFi Phones and Subscribers
2G/3G and LTE Mobile Broadband Devices and Subscribers
- from Infonetics Research

In this pair of linked, recently released reports, Infonetics Research covers the entire breadth of the mobile market and makes informed projections about the state of the industry in the near future. Among the WiFi Phone study's highlights:
  • The number of mobile subscribers is forecast to reach 6.5 billion in 2014
  • By close of 2010, 1.2 billion standard and 3G smartphones will have been sold worldwide
  • Smartphone revenue continues to grow dramatically, driven by the popularity of iPhone and Android handsets

Highlights of the Mobile Broadband Devices study include:

  • By 2014, the number of mobile broadband subscribers is expected to reach 1.8 billion
  • LTE will be dominated by PC-based products for at least the next 5 years
  • The mobile broadband card market will hit $20 billion by 2014

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Small is Beautiful: Femtocells Set To Grow with New Applications - from Strategy Analytics

Strategy Analytics explores the future market for RF power amplifiers with its new study, "Small is Beautiful: Femtocells Set To Grow with New Applications." Femtocells, which are used to improve cellular coverage, are forecast to reach nearly two million units sold, according to the study. Christopher Taylor, the report's author, observes: "So far, demand has come from consumers with poor indoor cellular coverage, but in the future, an increasing proportion of femtocells will go into small-to-medium sized enterprises and public access applications, the traditional realm of picocells and microcells."

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Fixed Broadband: Worldwide Forecast 2010-2015 - from Analysis Mason

This new report, created by Analysis Mason, projects dramatic growth for fixed broadband connections worldwide over the next four years. "The total number of fixed broadband connections worldwide will pass 500 million by the end of 2010 and will continue to grow to 720 million by the end of 2015," writes Martin Scott, author of the report and Senior Analyst at Analysis Mason. He also foresees that fixed broadband will make up 62% of the over 1 billion broadband connections available worldwide by the end of 2015. "Developed regions will continue to account for the majority of fixed broadband retail revenue between 2009 and 2015, but almost all growth is located in emerging regions," he notes.

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Benchmarking the Connected Consumer - from Diffusion Group

The Diffusion Group unveiled its latest research study and survey, "Benchmarking the Connected Consumer." Among its findings is the discovery that iPad users and those who intend to purchase an iPad in the next few months are significantly more likely than the "average" broadband customer to downgrade or even cancel their current PayTV service. "Despite the fact that cord-cutting remains more widely discussed than carried out, forward-looking research continues to accumulate in support of the hypothesis that specific groups of consumers are quickly warming to the idea," writes Michael Greeson, TDG partner and director of research. Other highlights include:
  • More than a third of iPad owners are likely to cancel their PayTV service in the next six months
  • A significant percentage (27.4%) of iPad owners are probably going to downgrade their PayTV service in the next six months

To purchase this report, click here.

Upcoming Events

2010-12-06 Broadband Forum Fourth Quarter Meeting in San Francisco, CA (Dec 6-10)

2010-12-08 The Future of Video, Telco's and Smart Grid: Going for the Gigabit in Phoeniz, AZ

2010-12-13 Femtocells Americas in Miami, FL (Dec 13-14)

2011-01-06 CES 2011 in Las Vegas (Jan 6-9)

2011-01-06 CONNECTIONS™ Summit at CES (Las Vegas, NV)

2011-01-06 FierceWireless Executive Breakfast @ CES 2011

2011-01-07 Digital Health Summit in Las Vegas, NV (Jan 7-8)

2011-01-08 OPASTCO's 2011 Winter Conference in Miami, FL (Jan 8-12)

2011-01-12 2011 Wireless Symposium & WiExpo in Savannah, GA (Jan 12-14)

2011-01-24 Smart Energy Summit in Austin, TX (Jan 24-26)

2011-02-02 IT Expo East 2011 in Miami, FL (Feb 2-4)

2011-02-02 4GWE Conference in Miami, Fl (Feb 2-4)

2011-02-02 Smart Grid Summit in Miami, FL (Feb 2-4)

2011-02-02 M2M Conference in Miami, FL

2011-02-02 Cloud Communications Summit in Miami, FLA (Feb 2-4)

2011-02-13 NTCA 2011 Annual Meeting & Expo in Dallas, TX (Feb 13-16)

2011-03-01 O-T-T (Over-the-Top Video and TV) Conference in San Jose, CA (March 1-2)

2011-03-07 BMMA 2011 Annual Meeting in Jacksonville, FL (March 7-8)

2011-03-09 RFC's Broadband Services 2011 Seminar in Jacksonville, FL (March 9-11)

2011-03-09 IDC's Directions 2011 in Boston, MA

2011-03-15 IDC Directions 2011 in San Jose, CA

2011-03-22 CTIA Wireless 2011 in Orlando, FL (Mar 22-24)

2011-03-22 Tower Technology Summit in Orlando, FL (Mar 22-24)

2011-03-22 The Path to 4G @ CTIA Wireless 2011

2011-04-09 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV (April 9-14)

2011-04-12 IP Possibilities Conference and Expo in Kansas City, MO (Apr 12-14)

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

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

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

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

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

2011-10-25 TelcoTV 2011 in New Orleans, LA (Oct 25-27)
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Suggestion Box

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 20 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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