TITLE

What's The Real Future Of Video?

AUTHOR(S)
Nolle, Tom
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Business Communications Review;Feb2005, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the future of video services. If one assumes that video is the missing link to long-term carrier success, then the technical needs of video are the primary issues in how new-age network infrastructure will develop. Getting video right is important to carriers and equipment vendors, but getting it right starts with getting it defined, which is harder than it looks. It turns out that there are three "sacred cow" video assumptions, and there are good reasons to believe all three are completely without foundation. Assumption one is that video will demand fiber to the home because of its high bandwidth requirement. This is rooted in the fact that to most, video means television, the multichannel broadcast stuff one gets from antennas on the roof if he is old-fashioned or from cable or satellite dishes if he is more up-to-date. This kind of video consists of dozens or hundreds of channels delivered in parallel to a customer, who is then free to select any of the group for viewing. The second of the sacred-cow video assumptions is that video means real-time streaming video. This kind of video is also very demanding in terms of quality of service, because even a little glitch in delay or a couple of dropped packets and the whole video experience can be contaminated.
ACCESSION #
15951298

 

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