Microsoft (MSFT) unloads its Mediaroom IPTV infrastructure platform business to Ericsson (ERIC)...

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Microsoft (MSFT) unloads its Mediaroom IPTV infrastructure platform business to Ericsson (ERIC) for an undisclosed sum; Bloomberg reported about this deal a couple weeks ago. Ericsson claims the deal will give it a 25%+ share of the IPTV/multi-screen infrastructure market, and points out the global IPTV subscriber base is expected to grow to 105M in 2015 from 76M in 2013. In a blog post, Microsoft says it will now dedicate all its TV resources to the Xbox. The remarks come as The Verge reports the next-gen Xbox will be revealed at a May 21 event.