About Teresa Mastrangelo

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With over 25 years industry experience, Teresa Mastrangelo is regarded as one of the leading analysts covering broadband infrastructure and services, multi-screen, VoIP and Smart Grid. As Principal Analyst at Broadbandtrends LLC, Teresa works as a consultant to equipment manufacturers, service providers, financial analysts and venture capital firms, identifying emerging trends, new market opportunities and advising on product positioning, market development and business plans.

Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on November 01, 2019
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When IPTV services entered the market nearly 20 years ago, there was considerable excitement around the possibility to “personalize” your television service or perhaps even have à la carte options for channels. However, we quickly learned the evil ways of content packaging, which rendered the à la carte option moot.

However, with the rise of streaming services – most notably Netflix – the industry began to experience a shift in how consumers viewed (or chose to view) their content. This initially led to the first wave of cord-cutters, followed by cord-shavers (switching to a cheaper package of channels) and eventually to cord-nevers (young people who have grown accustomed to watching shows only online and will likely never subscribe to pay television services) ...

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Space may not be the final frontier – but it is certainly becoming the next frontier for communications services as both interest and investment in low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites is soaring to new heights. 

According to the Space Investment Quarterly published by Space Angels, $1.3 billion was invested in space companies in in the second quarter of 2019, bringing YTD funding to $2.9 billion, representing 88% of the total amount invested in 2018 ...

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“The future of 5G remains hazy but certainly promising.” This might have been both the best and most concerning quote I heard at the 2019 IEEE Brooklyn 5G Summit – especially coming for the CTO of a Tier 1 US operator. In other words: We have this really cool technology that has a lot of potential. We think there are some really good use cases, but we aren’t exactly sure which ones will take priority beyond mobile broadband. However, we think it could be impactful to the industry, particularly the enterprise for industrial automation. Okay. Hazy for sure ...

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Smart farming refers to a new way to manage farms using modern information and communications technologies to increase the quantity and quality of agricultural products, improve efficiencies and productivity, as well as reduce costs. By leveraging the capabilities of the internet of things (IoT), smart farming can utilize technologies such as sensors, software, connectivity, location information, automation and data analytics, to make farming processes data-driven and data-enabled. With IoT, farmers can monitor field conditions without even going to the field and make strategic decisions for the whole farm, a particular crop or even a single plant (or animal), if necessary ...

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Posted by Teresa Mastrangelo on March 04, 2019
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867-5309 … some of you might be old enough to remember this song from Tommy Tutone dating all the way back to 1981. That was nearly 40 years ago, but strangely enough, I remember that phone number. And I also remember phone booths, pay phones and the ability to go to the phone store and get a new phone to match the new color of my bedroom. But enough nostalgia ...
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