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Latest Research Highlights Drop in Video Subscriptions for Cable, Rise for IPTV

Representing some 94% of the market, the 13 largest providers of multi-channel video in the U.S. lost about 325,000 net additional video subscribers in 2Q 2012, according to the latest data from Leichtman Research Group (LRG). Though large by historical standards, 2Q's net decline was only about 1,500 more than the last decline of similar magnitude, which occurred in in 2Q 2011, according to LRG.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00
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AT&T, Verizon, and TW telecom Lead All Ethernet Service Providers

Carriers are increasingly turning to Ethernet services to meet the growing demands for transport and business class services. AT&T, Verizon and tw telecom ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd, respectively on Vertical Systems Group's Mid-2012 U.S. Business Ethernet Leaderboard. CenturyLink, Cox, XO, Time Warner Cable and Level 3 rounded out Vertical Systems Group's top 8 U.S. business Ethernet service providers.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:30

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Over 362 Million Mobile Phones Shipped in 2Q 2012, Samsung Takes the Crown

Mobile phone shipments grew a meager annualized 1% in 2Q 2012, totaling 362 million units, according to Strategy Analytics' latest research results. Samsung took top billing in 2Q, capturing a record-setting 26% market share.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 15:15
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Gartner: Enterprise Public Cloud Spending to Pace Global IT Growth

Growth in worldwide information technology (IT) spending will be tempered by caution regarding current and anticipated global economic conditions in 2012, rising an upwardly revised 3% from 2011 to reach $3.6 trillion, according to Gartner's latest projections.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00
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There, He Said It

Lowell McAdam, Verizon’s new CEO, recently conducted an interesting and wide ranging interview with securities analyst Andrew Decker of Guggenheim Securities. Outlining Verizon’s strategic direction to Wall investors, McAdam described Verizon’s belief that their wireless 4G LTE will continue to provide top line growth and bottom line results. See the full transcript here.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

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