Just as the customer experience is the key differentiator in the residential sector, the same is true for grabbing market share from incumbent providers as SMBs move from disjointed voice and messaging services to IP-based unified communications and integrated IT capabilities.
Looking at the cable downstream spectrum these days is like looking at an all-you-can-eat buffet of services. There’s something for everybody.
You remember a la carte. It was the goal of former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin. Cable subscribers should not be forced to pay for a ton of cable channels they never watch.
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Given their growth, both AT&T and Verizon are expected to be among the top five TV service providers in the coming years. This has significant implications for all aspects of the cable industry, including people's expectations around customer service.
“Since no one’s rolled out TV Everywhere on a large scale, no one has the answer on how all this will be deployed. How the market develops will be interesting.”
“Commercial loudness probably must be dealt with at the headend, and we’re not sure of the cost implications. We’re also wondering if the broadcasters and cable companies will pressure the advertisers to make the process easier, and what the advertisers will really do,” said Paul Erickson, senior analyst for IMS Research.
For operators that move quickly to begin the transition and that utilize the full value of the new protocol, IPv6 can be highly rewarding for many years to come.
The most recent edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) came loaded with a pair of revelations portending the imminent end of The Hegemony Of The Set-Top.
Wall Street will be looking at putting AT&T, Time Warner Cable or Verizon together with Disney-ABC or CBS Corp.
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To state the obvious, smart planning and spending are critical factors for efficient and cost-effective deployment. Having worked closely with many MSOs, we have found several basic market "truths" that play a critical role in the delivery of next-generation video anywhere, anytime, to any device.
Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Samsung teaming up to stream live TV. New devices from Cisco and Motorola. More relationships for streaming cable content directly to Sony TVs, Apple iPads and Android-based devices.