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A move to all-IP networks is the chosen path for introducing new services, with NGN the ultimate goal.
“The path to this all-IP goal is complicated: migrating existing services onto IP networks while retaining resources until they can be taken out of service is not a straightforward process,” says ABI Research analyst Ian Cox. “Mobile operators’ voice services are already optimized to reduce network traffic, and the move to VoIP is not an easy choice until the introduction of LTE or HSPA. One method that has gained some momentum is to use an IP overlay based on SIP. This allows new services to be designed and launched using a well-supported standard that also opens the way to bring Web services, service delivery platforms, and ultimately IMS into the network.”
Cox further comments that, “Using SIP, telephony becomes another Web application, which can be integrated into other Internet services. It allows service providers to build converged voice and multimedia services.”
By 2012, ABI Research expects almost 1.2 billion VoIP users to be active, most users also subscribing to several forms of messaging and video sharing driven by the interest in user-generated content. Additional services supported by SIP will include presence, click-to-dial, buddy lists, email and Web access which are assumed to be “core” services and will be included as standard in any service offering, and bundled with broadband access. A portion of the VoIP users will also be connected to a fixed-mobile convergence service.
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA, April 11, 2007– Internet TV has come storming onto the scene raising the question of how TelcoTV and other traditional TV services are going to survive. TelecomView’s new report The Battle for Broadband TV: TelcoTV vs. Internet TV analyzes the impact of Internet TV on TelcoTV in particular.
“We forecast that people will spend about as much time watching TelcoTV as they do Internet TV in 2011,” stated Ian Cox, Principal Analyst at TelecomView. “In addition, our forecasts show that on line and on demand services will account for nearly all of the growth in film revenues over the next five years.”
The report includes an analysis of strengths and weaknesses of TelcoTV and Internet TV and discusses how TelcoTV operators can take advantage of the creativity of Internet TV. It discusses the business case for TelcoTV services and gives forecasts for the amount of time people will watch TelcoTV and Internet TV services. It also forecasts revenues for films that include theatrical releases, DVD rentals and sales, video on demand, and Internet download and streaming services. All of these forecasts are global and by region.
“The TelcoTV operators have a strong position in this market,” stated Bob Larribeau, Principal Analyst at TelecomView and author of the report. “The increasing popularity of HDTV and the need to support multiple TVs in the home give TelcoTV an advantage serving the TV that Internet TV will not be able to match over the next five years.”
This 80 page report addresses these issues and provides the information and analysis that TelcoTV providers, Internet TV operators, and system suppliers need to succeed in this market.
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Tuesday, April 03, 2007
So maybe that's why they merged? And why Alcatel and Lucent did too. And why Marconi went tits up? Let's look at carrier profits to see why...
"It's reasonable to expect that in a few years time the telecoms firms will be able to provide short-term, high-quality, bi-directional IP circuits," said Mr Davis. "They certainly cannot do it now."
Friday, March 30, 2007
France Telecom, also stressed the internal cultural challenge that a shift to an IMS world brings to a major carrier.
IMS teething troubles-it was bound to happen.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Friday, February 09, 2007
By the end of 2007 there will be full next-generation network (NGN) standards for fixed and mobile networks allowing IP-based services to be deployed on NGNs, a process that will be largely complete by 2015 for a total cumulative investment of more than US$1 trillion, according to a new report.
Network operators are slowly beginning to roll out all-IP NGNs. The move to an IP-based infrastructure is a natural evolution for the fixed network as broadband services, including voice over IP, take over from the public switched telephone network. Mobile networks have a parallel evolution to IP at a slower pace, but the standards work is accelerating.
"As we move to the end of the decade, bandwidth-hungry services such as IPTV will need an IP infrastructure to support them. Operators will also want to control operating costs by moving all services over an IP network," said analyst Ian Cox. "This will enable deployment of service delivery platforms and IMS (IP multimedia subsystem) in the network, streamlining operations and allowing new services to be introduced quickly."
For users, NGNs provide better and more compelling services and deliver higher data rates, for video and rich voice sessions, said Cox. For operators, NGNs allow services and transport in the network to be separated and to evolve independently. This will speed up the development of content and services, to the advantage of the whole industry.