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Broadband

Why OTT is less of a threat on the IPTV market than on the VoIP market

Wednesday 29 September 2010 | 15:11 CET | Author: Tim Poulus | Background
OTT is on of the most important developments in the telecom sector. Content is offered over a standard broadband connection, circumventing the dedicated infrastructure (such as PSTN for telephony and CATV for video). Providers of OTT services are threatening to reduce operators to 'dumb pipes', although there are already some possible models for cooperation and revenue sharing. One could say that operators have always been 'dumb pipes', and this isn't a problem - providing connectivity is an attractive market. On the fixed market, OTT is currently focused on 'connected' or hybrid TV, also

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite / Internet
Companies: Google / Liberty Global / UPC / Your.TV
Countries: World
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