Tag Archives: IPTV

SDP Global Summit 2012, Rome, 11th-14th September

The SDP (Service Delivery Platform) Global Summit 2012 takes place in Rome from the 11th-14th September. On Tuesday the 11th September is the API focus day.  I recently founded a Telecom APIs group on Linkedin, its generating some interesting discussions such as: Discussion on “Is WAC Dead?” Survey on “The recently specified OMA RCS APIs?” […]

SDP Landscape 2012

Asked recently if there was an update of the old SDP landscape weblog entry, I was shocked at how out of date it had become.  The categories needed updating, lots of companies had come and gone.  The 2012 SDP landscape can be downloaded here, and is also shown at the end of this entry, though […]

70% rise in NFL fee to ESPN will Herald a New Round of Cord Cutting

For US payTV subscribers the ESPN bouquet of channels is in the basic package, they have no choice, they just have to pay for it. ESPN is owned by Disney, which owns other assets such as ABC Television Network, cable networks including ESPN, the Disney Channel, SOAPnet, A&E and Lifetime, 277 radio stations, music and […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 2: The Yawning Gap between Operations and Suppliers Continues

The vendor keynotes on Day 2 of the Broadband World Forum were again rather dry and focused on why operators should buy more complex networks.  A common vendor claim was that a 10% increase in broadband connectivity results in some % increase in GDP (Gross Domestic Product).  I have a sneaking feeling that there is […]

Broadband World Forum Summary Day 1: FTTH is now Global, but we’ve got to Stop Wishing Business Models and Start Building Viable Business Models on Top

The Broadband World Forum continues to grow with attendees from 120 countries, 280 speakers (most were operators), 150 sponsors and exhibitors, 400 service providers and over 7500 attendees.  Gavin Whitechurch and his team deserve much respect for transforming BBWF into the Broadband event of the year.  At the session I chaired on next generation broadband […]

Next Week: Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa)

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. In just one week “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa) will be underway.  The line up of speakers is impressive including: […]

Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa)

I will not be involved in this conference for the reasons set out in this weblog article. In just over a month thee “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa) will be underway.  The line up of speakers is […]

Why Cable and Telco need to Talk. The Smurf Village needs to enter the Jungle

I’ve worked across the Cable / Telco divide for several years and remain perplexed at the lack of communications between the two groups.  The analogy I draw between the Telco and Cable industries is that of a Jungle and a Smurf village, see picture below. In Telco the operators within a country are in competition […]

IMS Market Status: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”

Below is a presentation that summarizes some of the interim results of the update I’m doing to the original “IMS Market Status” report described in this article.  It was prepared during the IMS World Forum conference to fill-in for a potential gap in the schedule, but the gap did not happen, so it wasn’t presented, […]

Africa Remains a Grossly Under-Estimated Market

A previous article introduced the “Broadcast, Interactive, Internet and Hybrid TV in Africa (TVA): Conference and Exhibition” (4-8 July 2011 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa.)  Based on a number of courses I’ve given in the region over the past year on Hybrid TV, OTT (Over the Top) TV, IPTV, SDP (Service Deliver […]