Rise of e-book readers to result in decline of book publishing business

IHS

Marking a major inflection point, the book publishing industry has entered a period of long-term decline because of the rising sales of e-book readers, new IHS iSuppli research indicates.

Book revenue for U.S. publishers, including both e-books and paper books, will decrease at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3 percent from 2010 to 2014.

This marks a shift from the previous period of 2005 to 2010, when revenue grew slightly. 

Green light for diesel gensets

Mobile network operators go green off grid with diesel gensets

Bringing global mobile communications to communities in remote locations comes at a price, not the least being the cost of providing off-grid power supplies to "last mile" base transceiver stations (BTSs). That the diesel genset, with its track record of reliability and longevity, still remains the most practical solution is indicated by projected off-grid BTS deployment figures for the next two years. What's more, diesel gensets are becoming greener and are set to play a major role in ensuring stable, continuous power supplies -- whatever the weather -- alongside solar and wind power generation systems.

Greenpacket platform enables data offload from cellular to WiFi

Greenpacket, developer of next generation mobile broadband and networking solutions, has enhanced its robust Intouch Connection Management Platform (ICMP) to comply with the 3GPP-defined standard for networking connectivity function, namely the Access Network Discovery and Selection Function (ANDSF). The enhanced ICMP now enables mobile operators to dynamically offload subscribers from congested cellular networks to WiFi networks using intelligent switching rules based on operator's network management policies and controls.

Delivering mobile video efficiently with PCRF: Tekelec one-on-one

Tekelec's recent white paper, "Policy control and mobile video: Options for managing growth" discusses the use of policy control (PCRF) to manage the delivery of video over mobile networks, with an emphasis on balancing the delivery of video to users with the impact on the network. According to Randy Fuller, director of strategic marketing at Tekelec, subscriber choice is a key component of finding that balance. In this Q&A interview, Fuller provides some insights on PCRF and the future of mobile video.

Connected Device Management Asia 2011

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Jakarta, Indonesia:

Solve your device management challenges & improve your customer’s experience

With the various devices in market such as feature phones, smart phones and tablets along with the fast technological advancement, operators are faced with several challenges. Device Management professionals need to provision new devices, both theirs and open market devices on their network.

Remote Monitoring and Control 2011

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Nashville, Tennessee

Remote Monitoring and Control 2011 will focus on advancements for the monitoring and management of distributed equipment and facilities, remote assets, infrastructure, automated process and device networks. End users and industry experts will speak on SCADA, remote networking technology, security (cyber and physical), control, automation, onsite and back-up power, M2M, emerging wireless technology, telemetry and condition monitoring.

Executive Forum: Mobile Analytics

Date
Start Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
End Date: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Palo Alto, CA:

Members and guests of our Executive Forum are invited to participate in this 2-hour lunch discussion about the current set of tools and requirements for mobile analytics within the context of their large potential value for improving wireless networks, customer loyalty, marketing efficiency, devices and user experience.

Mobile Forum: Augmented Reality

Date
Start Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
End Date: 
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Mountain View, CA:

Augmented Reality, which overlays virtual information on top of the real world, has attractive commercialization prospects. Imagine looking at a street of restaurants with Yelp ratings superimposed, or a tourist walk through Paris with historical data superimposed on buildings or coupons and adverts appearing over businesses in response to stated preferences or a search.

Entrepreneur Forum: Whitespace

Date
Start Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011
End Date: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011

Redwood City, CA:

Politics aside, what are the business opportunities for White Spaces? Who will win the technology markets? What will it do to broadcast and cellular businesses? Will it be like the 700MHz auction, where the incumbents just extended the status quo, or like Wi-Fi where an entire industry sprang out of the ether? Our Entrepreneur forum will discuss just where the opportunities lie.

PTC2012: Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local

Event: 
Date
Start Date: 
Sunday, January 15, 2012
End Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hilton Hawaiian Village Resort and Spa,
Honolulu, Hawaii

“Harnessing Disruption: Global, Mobile, Social, Local,” will focus on how the confluence of global networks, mobile devices and apps, social networking and geo-location is creating huge new markets and businesses, while promising enormous social advantages.

Disruption is only the precursor to creation. Come join us in discussing, explaining, sharing and illustrating the many ways powerful global networks, ubiquitous and equally-capable mobile devices can support breakthrough new applications that create whole new industries.

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