TITLE

Channeling the telcos

PUB. DATE
March 2005
SOURCE
CED;Mar2005, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the authors views on the developments in the field of telecommunication. According to the author, telephone networks of today indeed are capable of delivering video content on-demand to the living room, the office or even a wireless PDA. Whether it is a marginally acceptable TP video stream over a DSL connection, or a full-fledged MPEG-2 video channel delivered by the likes of Qwest Communications International Inc., in Phoenix, there is no question that souped-up phone networks can do the TV dance. The laborers now digging trenches on behalf of Verizon in the suburbs of Boston are working to produce an even more prodigious "telco" network boasting downstream data rates of a heady 30 Mbps or more. Industry titans like SBC pledge to devote billions of dollars in capital this year to build out TV-capable networks that will fill in the final piece of the phone-wireless-data video bundle.
ACCESSION #
16307789

 

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