Telco Insights

  • Mediaroom 2.0 Unites Software and Cloud Services to Power New TV Experiences Across Many Screens

    Microsoft today unveiled the next version of its Microsoft Mediaroom IPTV software platform - Microsoft Mediaroom 2.0 - which enables subscription TV providers to deliver more digital entertainment to more screens, using a single cloud-based infrastructure. Mediaroom 2.0 will be available for operators to start testing beginning next month. Mediaroom 2.0 can be deployed by TV operators as their ‘entertainment cloud' to power the delivery of a complete television service including cloud DVR, on-demand features, interactive applications, and access to both operator-hosted content and externally...
  • Interview with Knut Aasrud, GM Communications Sector EMEA at Microsoft

    Q: Tell us a little about yourself. I started my role as General Manager for Microsoft's Communications Sector EMEA in July 2009. It's our role to lead Microsoft's charge across the telecoms and media and entertainment markets. That is my priority and since July. I've been working to get a closer understanding of those markets and the opportunity for our customers, and where Microsoft can be a catalyst for their success. I love the richness of our business in the Communications Sector and of the EMEA region. It's a vibrant sector, touching consumers and businesses of all sizes. It's equally...
  • Windows 7 Momentum Continues! AT&T signs on as Latest Mobile Operator to Deploy Netbooks featuring the New Operating System

    Other News: Vodafone and Sierra Wireless pronounce support for Microsoft Device Stage AT&T Announces Windows 7 Netbooks Offering We are pleased to share that today, AT&T announced it will be stocking its shelves this holiday season with two new Windows 7 based netbook PCs, the Acer Aspire One and the Samsung GoTM Netbook, both available later this month. These netbook PCs will be the first through AT&T to launch with Windows 7. By pairing Windows 7 netbooks with AT&T's 3G service, AT&T customers will get an amazing PC experience virtually anywhere they go. ...
  • Unification, It’s the Name of the Game

    The Unified Communications (UC) market is maturing, and not before time. The move to selling "business productivity" solutions rather than glorified outsourced application management is resonating with companies who see the benefit of bringing all of their communications needs into one integrated and cost effective "bundle". The fact that service providers have previously struggled to bring all of their communications offerings into one coherent package can be attributed to a number of factors, chief among them the difficulty of reconciling fixed and mobile voice & data, email, Internet...
  • Carphone Warehouse, O2 with Nokia, T-Mobile and TeliaSonera Sign with Microsoft to Deploy Windows 7 Netbooks

    The growth of Windows on netbooks over the last year has been phenomenal. We've seen Windows adoption on these devices in the U.S. alone go from 10% in early 2008 to 98% as of February 2009, according to the latest NPD data. Beyond retail and online options, more and more telcos have become a key pipeline for this Windows netbook distribution. This trend with telcos demonstrates that the way consumers are buying Windows PCs is changing, but also showcases the telcos' successes in becoming an alternative consumer PC sourcing channel. TODAY'S WINDOWS 7 NEWS! Timed with today's Windows...