Friday, December 11, 2015

Broadband operators must conquer the home to meet threat from Google and Apple

Broadband operators must conquer the home to meet threat from Google and Apple: The threat posed by the big Internet players, especially Google and Apple, to traditional Telco operators has been talked about for over a decade, but has not yet materialised substantially as far as core services such as broadband and pay TV are concerned.

That is now changing fast as the battle enters the home where the prizes may initially be small but will amplify greatly over the next few years. Indeed with relatively few homes yet having a network worthy of the name, it is all up for grabs in what could become a winner takes all game around the emerging IoT (Internet of Things). (Emphasis added).
Very true. It's far too premature to be thinking about IoT given the primitive and deficient state of telecommunications infrastructure that's still largely based on the pre-Internet telephone and cable TV networks.

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