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November/December 2009
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.
Market Research

GigaOmPro's latest study, "Mobile Quarterly Wrap-Up for 2009" reviews the state of mobile business for both voice and data, revealing that wireless is dominating carrier's revenue's today and "total wireless revenues will overtake wireline revenues by 2014", while consumer Internet access growth will add $7 billion to the market through the same year. This is a must-read for anyone interested in the status and future of LTE and WiMax. Requires annual subscription ($79). Go to pro.gigaom.com for more information.

OPASTCO's Technical and Marketing Symposium
View the full keynote and follow-up speakers from the 2009 Technical and Marketing Symposium held on Tuesday, November 3, 2009. Highlights include

  • Anita Fledderman sharing how Enhanced Telecommunications Corp. increased their number of subs, revenue per sub, and overall monthly revenue with their YouPick Bundles
  • Mike Meniel from Solarus reviewing Solarus' marketing plan to reduce churn and increase retention, and Tim Cronin discussing marketing ROI, average ARPU rates, and number of subscribers by type.

Go to http://www.opastco.org/site/meetings/09tms/agenda, then click on the name of the presenter.

Latest from Actiontec

Competitor Watch

Upcoming Events

January 7-10: CES Next year's CES will be held in Las Vegas on January 7-10. Actiontec will have multiple suites in the Las Vegas Hilton. Actiontec will be showcasing VDSL and Fiber modems and routers, as well as exciting new devices to be used within the home. Actiontec representatives will be present; so if you would like to schedule a meeting, please feel free to contact Actiontec at broadband-sales@actiontec.com.

Jan 13-15: NTCA's Wireless Symposium in San Antonio, TX. Scheduled for San Antonio, TX on January 13-15, 2010, the 2010 Wireless Symposium will highlight "Connecting in an Unwired World." Tailored to meet the specific needs of independent operators and rural market vendors, the Symposium will explore all facets of the changing and expanding wireless world, from marketing strategies to financial planning, and case studies to network operations. For more information, go to http://buildwirelessnow.com/.

Jan 23-27: OPASTCO 47th Annual Winter Convention in San Diego

Jan 31-Feb 3: NTCA Annual Meeting and Expo in Tampa, FL. The National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) will hold its annual Meeting and Expo in Tampa, FL on January 31 - February 2, 2010. Attendants will stay up-to-date on current business trends and issues while exploring innovations and networking with colleagues. Speakers include retired Navy Cmdr. Kirk Lippold on achieving leadership success and empowering employees, and Peter Recchiuti on how to build a secure investment strategy.

March 1-5: BMMA Annual Meeting and Research First Consulting's Broadband Services 2010 seminar in Newport Beach, CA

April 18-22: WTA's Spring Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, NV

April 25-27: NTCA's PR and Marketing Conference in Baltimore, MD

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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 over 18 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.

Actiontec Electronics Inc. - 760 North Mary Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 -
Web: www.actiontec.com - Email: broadband-sales@actiontec.com

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