Complexity in the Business and Management of IPTV

- by Wedge Greene & Barbara Lancaster

What chance does IPTV have to live up to its hype and expectations? Can service providers manage the complexity of delivering IPTV? How will QoS be guaranteed? We examine some earlier historical attempts to deliver content via telecommunications networks. These lessons lead to a cautionary tone for the prospects of IPTV. But success of this product is itself a problem for service providers, since to guarantee QoS will require new management models and leverage of the most advanced Information Technology such as SOA and grids.

[An extract of this article appeared in Pipeline Magazine, Volume 3, Issue 3]

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Published: 07/19/2006


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