Ericsson moves ahead on 'complete' 3D home TV solution; cable may follow AT&T's lead on data caps

> Ericsson has introduced what it calls a complete 3D solution for home TV display that includes all the little technical items that will help make the home experience rival the movie theater. Story.

> The idea that cable might follow AT&T Wireless and start a "usage-based" model for its services is studied in a story that does concede the industry's previous efforts "have so far been forestalled by public criticism from lawmakers and consumer groups." Story.

> BigBand is attacking the European cable market with an IP reseller partnership with Technetix Group. The companies, in a news release, said they plan to offer a turnkey, integrated approach to IP delivery for European cable operators.

> Also overseas--as in not on the American continent--KDDI, Sumitomo and Jupiter Telecommunications are reportedly in the final stage of negotiating a partnership of sorts in the telecom and cable business, according to the Kyodo News.

> In Lithuania, continuing with the international flavor of this issue, INIT, one of the biggest telecom operators in the country, has introduced DOCSIS 3.0 technology developed by Arris, the American company. Story.

And finally... The Swiss consumer protection organization (and this truly shows how international we are today) Scheizer Siftfung fur Konsumentenschutz (better known as SKS) is suing cable operator Cablecom over a new conditional access module the service provider has deployed. Story.