Worldwide 4G LTE-related mobile network service provider subscriptions reached 229.7 million in 2013, and will continually grow at a CAGR of 43.6 percent between 2013 and 2019 — eventually exceed 2 billion subscribers.
The large population base in the Asia-Pacific region, and cost-competitive smartphones, has accelerated the remarkable subscriber adoption thus far.
The enterprise network is in full transformation as new technology enters the workplace. The decades of status-quo in network architecture is suffering as compelling trends like BYOD, remote access, smart devices, and cloud computing revamp legacy environments.
As a result, network security has been propelled to the top of the agenda for CIOs and IT managers.
A new generation of security threats stemming from progressive business technology trends – such as BYOD, mobility and cloud services – will expose organizations to a multitude of new risks.
However, according to Dell, the majority of IT leaders around the world say they don’t view these threats as top security concerns.
“The pent-up demand for new Converged Cable Access Platform equipment is evident in the early volume deployments of CCAP gear, and we expect the upward trend in combined CMTS and CCAP channel shipments to continue as operators prepare their networks for DOCSIS 3.1,” notes Jeff Heynen.
Meanwhile, 4Q13 marks the highest number of combined CMTS and CCAP upstream and downstream DOCSIS channel shipments on record, owing largely to a 192% sequential jump in CCAP channel shipments.
The award-winning alternative London, UK creative tech trade mission is back. Hackney House Austin 2014 opens on Friday 7 March and runs all weekend through to Monday 10 March.
We are based at 721 Congress Avenue, corner of 8th Street, Austin, TX 78701.
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Throttling over-the-top (OTT) video may be legal in the U.S. market, now that Verizon has convinced the courts to strike down net neutrality rules.
However, there are alternative ways to address the growing video consumption challenges that would not alienate customers.
The South by Southwest (SXSW) Interactive festival welcomes more than 30,000 registrants to Austin, Texas each year and has become an effective launching pad for creative and tech startups. It’s also a hunting ground for VC investors and a showcase for forward-thinking ideas.
Once again, I’ll be covering the event as a member of the Technology, Media and Telecom press. As an example of what to expect at SXSWi, last year my story was entitled “SXSW 2013: Cloning Successful Entrepreneurs.“
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The wireline broadband access equipment market posted 2013 revenues of $5.42 billion — that’s a decline of 23 percent from 2012. DSL equipment revenues declined 28 percent as the decline in ADSL was not offset by VDSL.
Fiber PON equipment revenues were down by 24 percent, reflecting the lack of a major, new FTTH deployment.
Worldwide Videoconferencing and Telepresence showed mixed results for the fourth quarter of 2013 (4Q13), with overall videoconferencing equipment revenue increasing 2.8% quarter over quarter.
For the full year 2013, the enterprise videoconferencing market revenue declined -13.1% year over year to reach $2.26 billion.