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Connected TV – Few Connected Device Owners Rent iVOD Movies . . . At Least for Now http://bit.ly/uLPwC9

IEEE experts offer mobile predictions for 2012. What can you expect? http://ow.ly/7ZFqR

FCC Chairman to Congress: Hands Off Unlicensed Spectrum – http://dthin.gs/v8U9Wu

Infonetics in Broadband Technology Report: CMTS, Edge QAM Market Up 14% http://bit.ly/sNhly9

Infonetics – Cisco is only CMTS vendor that has increased market share Year-over-Year, research firm says  http://bit.ly/rsIgpk

Infonetics: Market for fixed broadband gear to peak in 2011 http://sbne.ws/r/9DzT

Infonetics’ SMALL CELLS & MOBILE BACKHAUL research newsletter is out: http://bit.ly/tnbW8A First real measure of small cells. Evidence of the coming ramp up in small cell deployments.

Infonetics – Top 3 Drivers for Mobile Operators to Deploy Small Cells – http://yfrog.com/o0utezij

Infonetics: Bringing Customer Experience Management From Slideware to Reality http://ow.ly/80hiv

Infonetics – NEW RESEARCH: Small cell survey shows operators plan to run 12% of network capacity on small cells by 2012: http://bit.ly/sWPQlU

By 2015, IP traffic in Japan will reach 4.8 exabytes per month, at a CAGR of 27%: http://wifi-cs.co/t5yUpU

China’s Leading Mobile Ad Platform Guohe Ad Introduces Mobile Ad SDK to HTC Developers – MarketWatch http://ow.ly/8059m

Carrier Ethernet Service Differentiation – 2011 survey results Part 2 http://goo.gl/Sge0V

Satellite – Improving Satellite Communications Amidst the Challenges of Solar Weather. Read full story… http://ow.ly/7ooC2

Satellite – Feng Yun 2F launch in January 2012. http://bit.ly/sNqAJp

Satellite – Potential Dish Network/T-Mobile partnership could be interesting for Echostar’s DBSD, Terrestar Networks assets.

Satellite – Fransat TV Platform Now Delivering DTT Channels to 1.6 Million TVs in http://goo.gl/fb/IMh8k

Satellite – AsiaSat + THAICOM… Thailand Tie-In (SATCOM) http://goo.gl/fb/TSGVM

Satellite – ITT Exelis… GOES For Atmospheric Analysis (Satellite) http://goo.gl/fb/p0gZq Launched in March 2010, ITT-built GOES-15 weather satellite instruments set to begin broadcasting…

Research and Markets: American Telecommunications Capital Providers Guide … sns.mx/uPggy8

Research and Markets: European Telecommunications Investors Guide Featuring … – SYS sns.mx/uXggy7

AOTMP Report: Study Shows Inconsistent Adoption of Telecommunications Risk … sns.mx/uPggy7

New Group Promotes Broadband Via Unused TV Frequencies http://bit.ly/rB6chJ

LightSquared’s wireless network will interfere with a “majority” of GPS devices, according to fed report cnet.co/vk9p1F

Introducing the official Roku iPhone app: http://bit.ly/uzR0nk

iPhone & Android own 83% of U.S. market http://6sen.se/t4HTyu

Envivio collaborates with Akamai as part of Digital Media Partner http://shar.es/oPjXq

Cable customers may get sacked by new NFL deal, says Fierce Cable’s Dan O’Shea http://tinyurl.com/c25ga3w

Handset News in Brief – 15th Dec 2011 http://bit.ly/tS5nEr Operator News in Brief – 15th Dec 2011 http://bit.ly/vh7l1c

IPTV – ivi TV Continues Its Fight For The Future Of Internet TV http://vsb.li/XWsBl0

IPTV SlingPlayer for Logitech Revue Google TV STB officially released http://vsb.li/yHCHtE

Verizon gets stay in patent suit with ActiveVideo – FierceIPTV http://bit.ly/vZkuOK

Court: Cablevision must make regional sports HD feed available to U-verse, FiOS TV – FierceIPTV http://bit.ly/uraIbu

Chengdu, China’s Third Telecommunication City http://sns.mx/uWggy5

NokiaSiemensAnalyst Japan and South Korea leading the world in telecom; working with NSN to bring cutting edge technology to market.

NokiaSiemensAnalyst meeting over. Strong plan of liquid Networks + outsourced services + OSS/CEM tech; comprehensive SON vision; good focus.

Telecom – President Bell Labs: what’s after smartphones? bit.ly/ulJk6M

Alcatel-Lucent introduces LTE to Latin America http://www.lightreading.com/document.asp?doc_id=215620

Telecom Merger Juggling Act: How to Convert the Back Office and Keep Customers and Investors Happy at the Same Time. bit.ly/tC2z1X

3UK in talks to join m-payment venture http://twurl.nl/kenwnu

New Intel unit focused on tablets, smartphones http://twurl.nl/6uk1k2

Social TV app Miso Beefs up that Other Screen. http://blog.sfgate.com/techchron/2011/12/14/social-tv-app-miso-beefs-up-that-other-screen/

M2M‘s promising revenue opportunity is matched only by the fraud opportunity, learn more in free digital issue bit.ly/o9zeD4

A full list of the interests & U.S. Reps supporting SOPA is at OpenCongress bit.ly/t4fu9r As always, follow the $$.

Romania’s digital cable TV subscribers increase 85% in 1H 2011 goo.gl/fb/gNfDL

IPTV: DTG : UK leads way in online TV viewing shar.es/oV8rM

TW telecom brings Ethernet to American Founders Bank goo.gl/Z7FkI

Former FCC Chairman Reed Hundt: Congress shouldn’t micromanage wireless auctions tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/12/15/mes

NTSB recommends a nationwide ban on all portable electronic devices in cars except GPS units. ow.ly/7ZYHE

Infonetics Research report shows worldwide sales of cable broadband equipment up 14 percent in Q3: bit.ly/tJRLxm

YouTube redesign a move toward Google’s virtual cable service play? – Fierce IPTV bit.ly/vqJSjv

Among the winners in 2012: Kindle Fire, 4G wholesale, Nokia/MS phones. Losers: NFC payments, RCSe, “seamless” WiFidisruptivewireless.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-w…

IDC: Global tablet shipments fall short of Q3 forecasts mwl.me/uNXLaB

IDC Announces Acceptance of Normal Course Issuer Bid (NCIB) – Press Release: datacast.com/news-events/pr…

Verizon Wireless LTE now covering 200M people mwl.me/vCHzZ7

Intel and LG deal brings WiDi streaming to HDTVs without the dongle engt.co/sd0MP9

Intel creates mobile unit; invests in NFC mwl.me/v4mCrZ

MTS in $1bn plan to fibre Moscow’s homes, CEO Andrei Dubovskov tells GlobalTelecoms ow.ly/80f9X . Starting with ZTE kit

Nokia 710 to make US debut with T-Mobile mwl.me/vJwmHN

KDDI to use CSFB for launch of LTE voice services mwl.me/uxXclg

TIA Addresses Trade Compliance Concerns in Annual Report to USTR bit.ly/sMycTn

Orange secures Xbox carriage dlvr.it/10c1Sd

High Interest in Low Interest – India’s telecom sector needs access to affordable capital.  lightreading.in/document.asp?d…

2011 – the year operators left “dog’s breakfast” back office systems behind: bit.ly/s0XgJL

Orange to land on Xbox: Orange has announced that its pay TV service will launch on the Xbox 360 next spring.  O…tinyurl.com/7c4kgqr

Global TV revenues up 7.7%: Global TV revenue increased by 7.7% last year to £239 billion (€284 billion), accord…tinyurl.com/859jddd

France heads connected TV table: French consumers lead the way in connected TV ownership according to new resear…tinyurl.com/7y8l5lh

New blog post – Disruptive Analysis Mobile Industry & Tech 2012 Winners & Losers disruptivewireless.blogspot.com/2011/12/2012-w…

French regulator ARCEP has announced it has received applications from Bouygues, Free, Orange France & SFR for 4G licences (800 MHz band)

ZTE Selected by Portugal Telecom to Build Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing Network bit.ly/v4nJH5

Qualcomm study compares LTE femtocells with Wi-Fi ThinkFemto “surprise just how much more effective LTE is than Wi-Fi” bit.ly/vnF2Qg

Eurosport serves up 3D to Nintendo: Sports broadcaster Eurosport will today start delivering 3D video content to…tinyurl.com/7yydgjn

SES restructures for emerging market focus: Satellite operator SES has introduced four new sales regions to  ena… tinyurl.com/7bauudb

Impressive! Huawei Unveils Giga DSL Prototype – Symmetrical 1Gbps over single twisted pair (at 100m), 500Mbps @ 200m bit.ly/sv9ESB

Isis eyes m-payment launches outside US mwl.me/sYa9pb

Orange the latest to join forces with Microsoft to offer orange tv on the xbox 360:oran.ge/vwKo6X

Hi3G and ZTE Announce Launch of LTE FDD/TDD Dual-mode Commercial Network bit.ly/sj7oag

Far EasTone joins mobile app alliance – Taipei Times ow.ly/804Yl

Cable gains, DTH loses in Romania dlvr.it/10bNW0

In brief: Deutsche Telekom to combine IT operations to save money: German telco’s board expected to approve plan…bit.ly/v3RMeo

Egypt’s Mobinil pins hopes on higher-value services: Telco aims to become ‘Egypt’s main broadband operator’, acc…bit.ly/tShAR0

Telstra gets telecom operating licences in Singapore, Japan: Australian operator to build local backbone for new… bit.ly/vkOJs4

India working on rules for government officials to use social media: Country’s communications minister met with …bit.ly/sqRGAP

BT names next 178 exchanges for fibre investment http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=469864

UK customers reluctant to connect to fibre – Ofcom blames high tariffs for low high-speed broadband adoption compared to other markets. http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=469911

Brazil to auction LTE spectrum in April 2012. Regulator Anatel to sell off 2.5 Ghz airwaves; eyes re-framing analogue TV spectrum. http://www.totaltele.com/view.aspx?ID=469831

Nokia Siemens Networks Deploying LTE Overlay on CDMA Network in Japan bit.ly/vdWIwz

New Indian Telco Rules Negative for the Sector bit.ly/vPrTfM

Czech Republic looks to DVB-T2 dlvr.it/10bBFv

Connected TV Marketing Association Formed | InteractiveTV Today via@tswedlow mvpx.tv/snsxxQ

Ad Control – bit.ly/v3KDWX – by Carolyn Brajkovich

LG and Intel to Cooperate on Indoor Wireless Media Services bit.ly/sHC4oL

Your retrans dollars at work: NAB cash-casters spent $3.2 million on federal lobbying in 3rd quarter, says AP tinyurl.com/cmrde7h

Proposed cellphone ban splits police, lawmakers sns.mx/uFggy6

6 Million Only Use Wireless Broadband – Slowly Eroding DSL Use Among Lighter Users dlvr.it/10cgqy

Cablevision Keeps Fighting (And Losing) MSG HD Sharing Order – Will Need to Share MSG HD With AT&T, Verizon TV Users dlvr.it/10cgrW

35 Million Handsets in 2011 Marks Breakthrough Year for NFC bit.ly/tVogXW

LG’s Optimus LTE Android Phone Goes On Sale In Japan tcrn.ch/rHsPMV

Samsung Electronics reorganises for 2012 tinyurl.com/ctkkrgk

Busted: BitTorrent Pirates at Sony, Universal and Fox | TorrentFreak torrentfreak.com/busted-bittorr…

Sears strikes deal to install wireless electric vehicle chargers | ZDNet fb.me/HKKaQOlH

Optical Fiber Innovation Could Make Future Optical Computers a ‘SNAP’ bit.ly/vQxK9p

HDMI-ENABLED CONNECTED DEVICES TO PASS 1 BILLION BY 2014 ow.ly/80lvA

Clinica Sierra Vista Hooks Up the tw telecom Way goo.gl/KsldW

Telecast Serves The World hub.am/srsJkS

Carrier Ethernet – Top Deals of 2011: Windstream purchases PAETEC goo.gl/r61fM

3DTV – 3D technology to have major impact on camcorder market bit.ly/sL3Goy

MIPCube explores the changing face of TV ahead of MIPTV 2012 and announces its 1st confirmed keynote Cindy Gallop. bit.ly/sUorBr

Report Predicts Optical Components Growth bit.ly/v1q0VZ

VIDEO: Evolving Ethernet to Support Cloud Applications goo.gl/R4bMz

LG, Intel Team On WiDi-Enabled TVs – 2011-12-15 14:09:13 | TWICE twice.com/article/477932…

Canadian cloud startup Enomaly acquired by Virtustream ht.ly/80pYr

New Telecom Insider looks at fiber in Asia-Pacific. Download an excerpt here: ow.ly/80qgY

IPTV France 24 lands on the Boxee Box bit.ly/sMrXP7

OTT sector to grow by over 900% in five years fb.me/1lartmjc7

Irdeto Jan Steenkamp discusses Irdeto and TV Everywhere offerings with Beet_TV. Check out the video now! inv.lv/sDk7wA

httv acquires major stake of Singapore based company SindiTV bit.ly/vv4UJZ

France in final phase of 800 MHz spectrum auction: French regulatory body ARCEP said it has received four bids f… bit.ly/vrAEMX

Convergys – customers happy to try new channels, but only if they work bit.ly/w2dBsd

Google does it, Apple does it, now Facebook plans to do it bit.ly/sBOWQX

Carrier IQ denies reports of FTC probe j.mp/rW0jNt

NSN LTE Update: 65% of total data traffic on SK telecom (S Korea) net handled by LTE nets by 2014, ~ 8m LTE Subs

TV Budgets Shifting To Video Ad Spend: A 32% rise in digital video advertising dollars coming from TV budgets… bit.ly/uYQNUH

US teens triple mobile data usage, but still send and receive thousands of texts tnw.to/1CGIU

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues Will Reach $305 Billion in 2012. bit.ly/tRGsPi

– : IPTV USB: What Is It For? bit.ly/w1SvjR

Four digital advertising trends to watch in 2012 ht.ly/80w8G

WW media tablet shipments hit 18.1M units in 3Q11, up 23.9% over 2Q11 and 264.5% over 3Q10, but below 19.2M forecast. bit.ly/u5WBo8

Malaysia: PayTV Service Can Develop Film Industry bit.ly/rHOCOy

TVB | $28 Billion NFL Broadcast Deal Rankles Cable Lobby televisionbroadcast.com/article/126912

In 2011, we downloaded 1 billion apps every month worldwide [Video] tnw.to/1CGJf

Liberty Global acquires KBW: Liberty Global today announced that, following receipt of regulatory approval, it h… bit.ly/s8VIvq

NTV-Plus goes down IPTV route bit.ly/w3nVaK

Cablevision must make regional sports HD feed available to AT&T U-verse, and FiOS TV bit.ly/uXALLy

Cisco, Harmonic rule cable access pack in Q3- Arris sneaking up on the edge qam pack thanks in part to BigBand buy bit.ly/tlPl6A

Future TV Advertising Forum: Pay TV strong on targeting | Videonet v-net.tv/future-tv-adve… Buyers still have faith in TV v-net.tv/future-tv-adve…

Asia & Middle East: ‘can do’ Telco 2.0 Strategies bit.ly/upELwC

IPTV – TiVUS Commences Live Hotel TV Ad-Insertions http://bit.ly/vt2jpb

DIY fibre broadband in the U.K. http://ow.ly/80zUw

Nielsen: U.S. smartphone use soars to 44%, from just 18% two years ago: http://bit.ly/sRxwnX Good app and vendor data here.

Skype to add WiMAX provider Towerstream’s 1000-plus Wi-Fi hotspots in New York City! http://tinyurl.com/73z7cxy

AT&T awfully picky about the spectrum it claims to need http://gigaom.com/broadband/att-awfully-picky-about-the-spectrum-it-claims-to-need/

IPTV – Telekom Austria redoubles IPTV quality control: Telekom Austria has deployed an IPTV service monitoring so… http://bit.ly/sL4umn

IPTV – Telecom Argentina orders multiscreen content services: Telecom Argentina has signed an exclusive deal with UK fi… http://bit.ly/u2CuAN

IPTV – Motorola to add EBIF platform to set-tops: Motorola Mobility has signed an agreement with US firm Fourthwall http://bit.ly/tw8wIr

Google’s Motorola takeover suspended by European Commission: Google’s takeover of Motorola Mobility has hit a st… http://bit.ly/rFlfn3

Telecom – Megapath enhances unified threat management service http://bit.ly/vpAyfC

Beeline Interactive & DreamWorks Animation developing smartphone game Shrek’s Fairytale Kingdom, more in Cynopsis Kids. http://ow.ly/80NF5

54% of Latino community doesn’t have access to broadband at home. It should be a priority to bridge http://ow.ly/7ZYTx