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Ericsson Buys Microsoft's IPTV Software Platform
So Microsoft Can Focus Solely on the Xbox
by Karl Bode 08:32AM Tuesday Apr 09 2013
Ericsson has announced that the company will be buying Microsoft's Mediaroom IPTV platform, which powers the TV efforts of numerous companies including AT&T U-Verse. According to Ericsson the deal should close during the latter half of 2013, and the acquisition nets Ericsson more than 25% of the IPTV platform market. In a blog post, Microsoft proclaims that the deal " allows Microsoft to commit 100 percent of its focus on consumer TV strategy with Xbox" (and of course stop lending competitors a hand). The company's next Xbox is expected to be announced in May and launched in November, and is rumored to come in two flavors -- one being a less expensive version that solely focuses on streaming video.

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OSUGoose

join:2007-12-27
Columbus, OH

Thats Just

Stupid, IPTV is the future and you just sold away it.

This will come back to bite them in the rear.
TBBroadband

join:2012-10-26
Fremont, OH

Re: Thats Just

they sold the platform. The xBox was already in use as a STB by many carriers and could still be used as such.

Guspaz
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join:2001-11-05
Montreal, QC
kudos:23

Already used by incumbent carriers

It's not like Mediaroom wasn't a big success... It's already used by Bell Canada, Telefonica, I think China Telecom uses it too?
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dagg

join:2001-03-25
Galt, CA

who's running the ship???

wow.
its almost like they are trying as hard as they can to completely demolish the entire company on purpose

dnoyeB
Ferrous Phallus

join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
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xbox?

xbox has game written all over it. There is a large segment of the population that will never touch an xbox just due to that. Perhaps they can relabel it for sale to other folks.
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dnoyeB
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