Tag Archives: Verizon FiOS

Funny Conversations: 6G, Lumpy Fiber Deployment, and Death

Through email, Linkedin, WhatsApp, Skype, Wire, etc. I have many funny conversations with people in the industry. I share here, anonymously of course, a conversation I had recently on the future of 6G, lumpy fiber deployment, and death with a CxO. AQ: “Enjoying my new Verizon FIOS service http://www.speedtest.net/my-result/4490896763 at the moment. Yesterday, 6 simultaneous Netflix […]

Free Report. TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV

Back in September 2012 I published this report “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  A friend recently asked if they could buy the report, so I reread the material, and I was surprised at how far we have moved in the […]

Updated Report: TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.

A complete rewrite of the TV Delivery Evolution Report is now available, its now titled: “TV Delivery Evolution: Hybrid TV, Over The Top (Internet) TV and TV Everywhere (Multi-Screen) TV. Status Report and Projections 2012-2017.”  The table of contents, figures and introduction are available to download here and shown at the bottom of this article.  […]

The Trials and Tribulations of Cutting the PayTV Cord Part 1: A Failure to Launch

As an experiment we’ve decided to have a go at cutting the payTV cord this week.  An important facet of our TV viewing that enables us to consider cutting the cord is we do not watch sports nor reality TV.  Since we got a DVR (Digital Video Recorder) several years ago our viewing of live […]

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 […]

Video over the Internet. The Dichotomy Continues

Sycamore Networks has an interesting back-haul compression solution called IQStream.  Earlier this year they published some interesting stats in their weblog on the increasing concentration of video traffic, see below.  The reason behind this concentration is partially mass-market adoption drives concentration as people tend to ‘follow the herd’ so viral videos have a much bigger […]

SDP World Summit and Broadband World Forum

We’re reaching an interesting stage in operators’ attempts to remain relevant to customers beyond voice and internet access, which still remains a nice business, yet commoditization continues, albeit at a slower pace than most have predicted.  The slow pace shows the strength of state-granted duopolies / oligopolies.  Though we’re seeing a mounting chorus in the […]

TV Delivery Evolution

Over the past few years I’ve interviewed hundreds of operators and suppliers in the TV distribution industry on deployment experiences, market requirements, competitive landscape, and technology trends.  In the document below I bring a sample of some of my work in this space examining the evolution of Hybrid and Over the Top TV.  If you’d […]

Google TV & The Emerging EPG (Electronic Program Guide) War

With the much anticipated launch of Google TV next month on Sony and Logitech devices, its getting crowded in the OTT (Over The Top) TV market.  With CE (Consumer Electronics) manufacturers, middleware vendors, operators, web-based service providers, content owners, and a vast array of start-ups rushing to confuse the customer.  I covered this in an […]

HYBRID TV AND OVER THE TOP TV STATUS REPORT

Hybrid TV is not new; it’s been within the industry’s lexicon for many years, the transition should not be a surprise.  However, for many executives the shift to hybrid TV has been a quiet revolution.  Especially given two of the telco industry’s most successful TV deployments, Verizon FiOS (2.9M customers in Q4 2009) and Orange […]