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Jan 27-30: Realscreen Summit; New Orleans
Feb 7: Cablefax 100 Nomination Deadline
Feb 10-12: Caribbean Cable Telecommunications Association Annual Meeting; The Bahamas
Feb 16-18: NCTC Winter Educational Conference; Las Vegas
Feb 24-27: MWC 2020; Barcelona
March 17-19: ACA Connects Summit; DC

Research

➢ Approximately 3/4 of smart speaker owners use their smart speaker to search for media content including music, TV shows, movies, podcasts and audiobooks.

➢ Concerns about privacy and security remain a roadblock for adoption for 66% of potential buyers.

➢ 59% of those who regularly use voice control have concerns about privacy.

(Source: Hub Research)

Quotable

“This is neither a Republican nor a Democratic issue, it’s an American issue, and it is crucial that the Trump administration and members of Congress work together to surpass China in the 5G race. One of the first steps is opening access to the digital spectrum, specifically the mid-band spectrum, that companies need to roll out 5G technology. The mid-band spectrum, also known as the C-band, has the right balance of coverage and capacity to facilitate 5G adoption throughout urban, suburban and rural America… Chairman Pai has been clear that this auction is a priority, and has been pushing for its execution for some time. But this needs to be done the right way—and the right way is to move with deliberate speed.” – 5G Action Now chmn Mike Rogers in a CNN op-ed

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ESPN unveiled a 35-game college football bowl season schedule for 2020-21, kicking off with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl on Dec 19 at 7pm. The schedule features 13 ESPN Events owned-and-operated

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