Microsoft didn't come to TelcoTV. Correct me if I'm wrong, but they weren't here last year either. They have taken a serious flogging in the press lately for being the alleged root of delays for operators as diverse as AT&T to Swisscom. A rep from a security firm told me Microsoft's absence is easy to explain, because they don't target the Tier 2 or Tier 3 telcos, while TelcoTV does. Others found this explanation wanting and attributed Microsoft's absence to a desire to avoid more questions about delays. The harshest critics claimed Microsoft probably doesn't have TelcoTV on its radar, because they are so out of touch with the industry. Ouch.
For more on Microsoft's persistent absence from TelcoTV:
- see this article