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ronenzur 12/5/2012 | 3:04:04 PM
re: ISPs Threaten iPlayer ISPs business model is based on a statistical model of bandwidth consumption of its users, it assumes that on average a single user will consume X-Gig of bandwidth and not more than that, at the early stages when most traffic was pure HTTP, it could work... today with P2P and Video steaming like youtube this model is breaking down, and ISPs must reinvent, I believe that using a Per User diffrentiation - meaning that a user should pay more if he consume more, the technology is available and should be implemented that if a user desire to get better service using TV over P2P technology, then the ISP should charge for it...

Regards,
Ronen
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:04:02 PM
re: ISPs Threaten iPlayer Ronen,

Good points. Differentiated levels of service -- including increased bandwidth for more cash and application-specific QOS -- are already in the works, if not already in place in European carriers (or so I've heard).

The question is, do carriers really want to annoy their subscribers (who they depend on for revenues) by asking them to pay more?

Wouldn't it make more sense to open an additional revenue stream from the content side by creating differentiated levels of service to content providers who are receiving ad or subscription revenue, but not paying a whole lot to have that content delivered?
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:04:02 PM
re: ISPs Threaten iPlayer Ronen,

Good points. Differentiated levels of service -- including increased bandwidth for more cash and application-specific QOS -- are already in the works, if not already in place in European carriers (or so I've heard).

The question is, do carriers really want to annoy their subscribers (who they depend on for revenues) by asking them to pay more?

Wouldn't it make more sense to open an additional revenue stream from the content side by creating differentiated levels of service to content providers who are receiving ad or subscription revenue, but not paying a whole lot to have that content delivered?
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