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Published   Faultline Online Reporter

Broadcaster catch-up stimulates German OTT market

We have a total of ten separately detailed profiles for Germany; which cover Deutsche Telekom, Unitymedia, Kabel Deutschland, M7 Deutschland, Tele Columbus, and Sky Deutschland; as well as the pure play OTT providers Zattoo, Maxdome, Watchever, and Magine TV.

The Germany report and forecast covers all of these, with the addition of the broadcasters RTL, ARD, ZDF, and ProSiebenSat.1; as well as pure play providers Netflix, Amazon, and Videoload.

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Published   Rethink Internet of Things

Beware the Five Myths of the Internet of Things

The numbers associated with the Internet of Things (IoT) are both huge (anything from 50 billion to 100 billion objects to be connected by 2020, generating, by some forecasts, $800bn in revenues) and tiny (sensors the size of dust particles).

The extremes themselves make the subject compelling, as does the name, with its sense of a whole new future unfolding like a sci-fi movie in our own lifetimes.

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Published   Faultline Online Reporter

The Future of the Video Set Top

It has been a number of years since Faultline has taken a close look at the set top in a report, reviewing its future role and likely feature set changes.

In this free comprehensive review of set top technology and market drivers, we investigate the main topics that are redefining the future for set tops:

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Published   Faultline Online Reporter

OTT video in Switzerland

OTT video in Switzerland is well established, as you would expect with a market that has an advanced broadband infrastructure. But this is not a market where broadcasters dominate TV with catch up services, except through partnerships with other providers.

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Published   Wireless Watch

Turning the HetNet into Profit: The Importance of a Faultless Experience

In the first quarter of 2015, Rethink Technology Research conducted a survey of over 45 senior executives within communications service providers (CSPs), in partnership with Birdstep Technology. The survey involved a cross-section across mobile, wireline broadband, pureplay WiFi and converged network operators. The objective was to acquire an in-depth insight into operators’ plans to deploy carrier-grade WiFi, particularly as part of a HetNet (heterogeneous network) strategy which would rely on integration of WiFi and cellular connectivity. HetNet
The results of this targeted study are presented, in this paper, in conjunction with some of the latest results from Rethink’s quarterly survey of the five-year network deployment plans of over 100 service providers worldwide. Together, they provide a picture of operators’ plans to deploy HetNets (with their own or third party wireless networks); how they expect the combination of WiFi and cellular connectivity to contribute to their business case; and the critical success factors which will achieve their aims. Among those success factors, the quality of user experience, especially when moving between multiple networks, emerged as particularly important to the profit case, and is the focus of this white paper.

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Published   Faultline Online Reporter

Pay TV in Latin America – América Móvil rising

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Latin America’s six year pay TV boom is starting to peter out, but the region will continue to enjoy more modest gains across most of its major markets until at least 2019. Meanwhile Brazil, which started its boom from a base of just 12% penetration in 2009, is still only about 45% penetrated now and still has considerable slack to take up among its middle class. As a result we expect Latin America’s pay TV growth to be even more concentrated in Brazil during the forecast period than it has been over the last five years, with subs rising from 19.8 million now to 28.5 million by 2019. It is worth pointing out that even in Brazil, growth has subsided from the explosive levels around 2012 and generally fallen behind earlier forecast curves, as a result of the well-publicized economic slowdown there, expressed in riots around a year before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in the country.PAY TV IN LATIN AMERICA

 

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