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Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:45:50 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS Match made in heaven?

In general, I wonder about this second wave of IPTV vendors. They've got a decent argument -- that these services will be primed for new applications soon, since TV by itself isn't a standout offering.

But Microsoft knows that already. If Mediaroom really has stabilized, it's a tough opponent for folks like NEC and Nortel.

And then you've got the question of whether IPTV is even the right application, or worth the investment, but that thread's already raging on elsewhere...
Pete Baldwin 12/5/2012 | 3:45:48 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS I don't disagree, but I worry about the reach of that Akamai patent.

http://www.contentinople.com/a...
materialgirl 12/5/2012 | 3:45:48 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS It looks like the smart video money is betting on CDNs.
materialgirl 12/5/2012 | 3:45:43 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS You should worry. MIT came up with the idea, AKAM licensed it and patented it and will defend it until it expires. By then, they hope to have a complex and giant business that is defensible.

If someone else wants to make a CDN, they have to figure out a new way to do it. Good luck.
lamdaswavelength 12/5/2012 | 3:45:42 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS Same as the Internet or ARPANET as developed by US defense in collaboration with MIT.

Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:45:41 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS If someone else wants to make a CDN, they have to figure out a new way to do it. Good luck.

It's worth noting that a few companies are figuring this out. Level 3 claims that it is not exposed to the Akamai patents at all, and some other players -- notably BitGravity -- have patents or patent-pending technology that doesn't conform to the standard DNS and cache tricks that Akamai uses. But you're right -- there are a ton of players out there that probably are exposed to the Akamai patent.

http://www.contentinople.com/a...
Ryan Lawler 12/5/2012 | 3:45:41 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS If someone else wants to make a CDN, they have to figure out a new way to do it. Good luck.

It's worth noting that a few companies are figuring this out. Level 3 claims that it is not exposed to the Akamai patents at all, and some other players -- notably BitGravity -- have patents or patent-pending technology that doesn't conform to the standard DNS and cache tricks that Akamai uses. But you're right -- there are a ton of players out there that probably are exposed to the Akamai patent.

http://www.contentinople.com/a...
materialgirl 12/5/2012 | 3:45:37 PM
re: NEC Pins Its IPTV Hopes on IMS Ryan:
Given all the problems at LVLT, one has to wonder whether they even know if they have CDN problems with patent #703.
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