Cable & Telecom

IMS windfall may not materialize; Ericsson disagrees

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - IP Multimedia Sub-System (IMS)-based communication applications, enhanced by presence and other personalized functionality, will add value to existing services, but may not generate a windfall of new consumer spending, says a new report from research firm In-Stat. The main revenue benefits that IMS provides lie in the integration of wireless and wireline services, and the creation of integrated multimedia service bundles for premium content and entertainment services, the high-tech market research firm says."Historically, consumer spending for communication services tracks consistently with growth of overall consumer spending," says Keith Nissen, In-Stat analyst, in a release. "Depending on new...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.