Cable MSOs will lose 300K subs over the next 5 years, while DBS ops gain 2.4mln and telcos welcome 9.2mln, according to SNL Kagan. Even so, cable’s expected to add 48mln subs to advanced services over the next decade while experiencing increased FCF from RGU growth and falling capex. Other data: cable VoIP subs could total more than 18mln by YE, compared to 6.4mln in ’06; industry RGUs are pacing toward 164.4mln by YE; and digital cable subs currently number approx 37mln and could jump to 42mln by Jan.

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FCC Order on DISH Designated Entities

The FCC made it official Monday, releasing an order on remand finding that SNR Wireless LicenseCo and Northstar Wireless are controlled de facto by DISH and thus ineligible for the $3.3bln in AWS-3 bidding

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