The recent acquisition of Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform left some questioning how Ericsson would approach IPTV--from the wireless or wireline perspective. Vish Nandlall, Head of Strategy, Marketing and Chief Technology Officer clarified Ericsson's perception of the video space and explained what the company plans to do with Mediaroom during a chat with Fierce editor Jim Barthold.
How different are broadband subscription prices among U.S. wireline providers? With the continuing competitive challenges brought by cable operators, a key metric of choice among telcos like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon and other independent incumbents is in how they price their services. (Image source: iStockPhoto)
It's possible that Viggle will follow the TiVo example and go from a noun to a verb as in, "Did you Viggle that program?" For now, though, President and COO Greg Consiglio is focused on expanding Viggle's profile as a second screen app that is also a social app and a rewards program for broadband-connected pay TV subscribers. Jim Barthold talks with Consiglio about Viggle's value to service providers.
Optical technology vs. network traffic growth: Service providers face challenge by Michael Kennedy, Principal, ACG Research
More IPTV news from around the web:
> Atlanta-based Butler-Bremer Communications is using equipment from Greek vendor Intracom Telecom to incorporate around 200 HD channels free for IPTV subscribers. Story
> Second screen TV loyalty app Viggle said Vigglers have checked into TV shows more than 250 million times and that the company added more than 400,000 registered users in May. Press release
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