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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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The worlds of entertainment and telecommunications continue to blend as technology has enabled a wealth of applications and services that cross both industries. The introduction of broadband services gave rise to internet TV – most notably, streaming video services such as Netflix. While the introduction of smart devices, such as the iPhone, forever changed the landscape of entertainment. These devices have enabled every individual to become a content creator – while apps such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube have created an entirely new ecosystem for content distribution and the revenue generated by it ...

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Netflix is celebrating its 20th anniversary in style - announcing a record-breaking year in which both revenues and subscribers grew substantially faster than expected, surpassing the 100 million milestone during 2017 to reach nearly 118 million subscribers. Since the launch of its streaming service - which is now celebrating its 10th anniversary - Netflix has been instrumental in the disruption of the traditional video entertainment delivery model, having a significant impact on pricing models, content distribution, devices, network architectures, net neutrality rules and perhaps most importantly the video consumption patterns of individuals ...

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The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) does a good job of methodically increasing the distance that 802.11 – Wi-Fi – can cover and the amount of data that can be transmitted. The key now is to make sure that services within the areas covered offer the same level of quality as other wireless approaches ...
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In 2014, the number of smartphones sold worldwide topped 1.3 billion. That’s more than 3.5 million per day; 41 every second. Indeed, phones have become as much a fashion accessory as communication device, with many consumers upgrading their models every two years or less. Clearly mobility is here to stay, both in our personal and professional lives, and the enterprise needs to open up to mobile both as a means to connect employees and reach customers. The cloud can be of tremendous help in this effort but the enterprise needs to integrate the two carefully to avoid traffic tie-ups, miscommunication and security vulnerabilities. Indeed, it’s getting hard to distinguish mobile from the cloud, so closely do the technologies complement each other. According to...
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