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Solidarity sweeps service providers – tech vendors must push on

Continuing our theme of positive coverage among all the hysteria, a spate of solidarity has swept the video streaming and communications worlds – bringing enemies together and putting profit margins aside, for now. Last week’s focus was on the rise of virtual events and since NAB 2020’s cancellation, a torrent of virtual invitations have flooded the Faultline inbox. But while contingency plans for B2B virtual trade fairs are in the fledgling stages, the consumer side of the coin is experiencing an unprecedented surge in OTT video that the industry was not prepared for, but from which many will prosper. Global streaming forecasts have been thrown into disarray as a result of lockdowns, prompting some to begin offering video streaming services…

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