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OTT video is reshaping the U.S. entertainment marketplace—Parks Associates research shows nearly two-thirds of U.S. broadband households have an OTT service, and one-third have more than one subscription. This growing trend is increasing demand on home and mobile networks as consumers spend more bandwidth streaming media on their televisions, tablets, and phones. In the infographic below, Parks Associates highlights how online video consumption is impacting broadband speeds across...
 
The BroadbandTV Event , co-located with the FTTH Connect, was where Tier two and three providers of fiber broadband internet service came to learn about content. I was privileged enough to moderate a panel on the Evolution of OTT with Robert Saunders (President & co-founder of Skitter TV) , Chris Lavin (CTO of ONE CONNXT), and Chris Beatson (CTO of NeoNova Networks). Millennials are always brought up in any discussion about over-the-top video services, and...
As gigabit-speed broadband offerings emerge in a market, a portion of operators are unable to easily follow competitors to very-high-speed offerings due to capital constraints, existing infrastructure, or other considerations. Those companies that cannot easily match the speeds offered by rivals face a difficult competitive challenge. Even those operators that can expand into gigabit-speed services will have to be selective in their deployments, will have portions of their physical...
Broadband services remain a key driving force in global productivity and communication. Businesses, governments, and individuals continue to rely upon the quality and dependability of high-speed data services in order to inform, educate, interact, and entertain. New generations of connected products and Internet-based services enter the market with a core assumption that high-speed data connections are easily and readily available—an assumption that is generally true for most...
 
Recent Parks Associates research finds that nearly 20% of U.S. broadband households own a smart home device, with over 40% planning to purchase one this year. With adoption rates for smart home devices increasing, the need for those products to work seamlessly together, and among a broad ecosystem of products, has become vital. Parks Associates and Appliance Design have partnered together to co-cost a  complimentary industry webcast  on June 22 called “IoT Mass Market...
However, the number of paid subscriptions in Europe is significantly lower, where 30% of broadband households in the UK and 17% in France subscribe to OTT video, compared to 64% of US broadband households. These figures are from Parks Associates in their latest OTT Video Market Tracker Service Update. “OTT is definitely gaining traction across Europe. We are seeing new OTT video services spring up but not as many as in North America,” said Brett Sappington, director of...
 
by Parks Associates | Mar. 29, 2016
Tags: broadband
I've been doing a lot of research into Wi-Fi based phone plans recently. They're a service that some 70% of broadband households are interested in - which is not a surprise, given that most consumers use less than half of their cellular data plan. These plans make use of a collection of private and public WiFi hotspots in order to provide voice, text and data services. Some plans supplement hotspot access by pay-as-you-go cellular data. Current plans are offered by service providers...
 
by Kristen Hanich | Mar. 2, 2016
Tags: broadband, mobile, operator, OTT, smartphone, Wi-Fi
Samsung announced that it is planning to ship its 4K Blu-ray player earlier than expected despite the fact that there is little 4K content available at this time. Although 4K Blu-ray discs for The Martian and Kingsman: The Secret Service are expected to be released on March 1, these titles join a very small 4K library. Samsung is expected to ship in March. Despite consumer shifts to streaming content, Blu-ray players continue to be owned and used by 44% of U.S. broadband...
 
by Barbara Kraus | Feb. 8, 2016
Tags: 4K, broadband, connected CE

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