IPTV is going to kill the internet?

August 14, 2021

I highly doubt the internet is going to collapse due to large amount of “Internet Protocol TV” traffic. YouTube has already been chewing a lot of bandwidth and the internet has not yet slowed down because of it. ;-)

If any thing this will give opportunity to ISP to change their pricing model and buy more network gear to increase bandwidth capacity between themselves and their clients.

Competition should take care of price gouging ISPs (I hope).

Below is a summary of the TechCrunch post:

European ISPs are up in arms over the BBC’s new online TV player, iPlayer. Concerns from service providers such as Tiscali and companies like Carphone Warehouse center around, of all things, a fear of the BBC’s player being too successful and pounding their networks during peak hours.

As the Financial Times reports Mary Turner, CEO of Tiscali UK says, “The internet was not set up with a view to distributing video. We have been improving their capacity, but the bandwidth we have is not infinite”.

Add to this concerns over Joost’s ability to compete head to head on quality with other online video providers and it paints a poor picture for TV getting online.

We’re due for an upgrade in the U.S. The U.S.’s top broadband speeds actually lag behind other OECD countries. Japan’s surfers can connect to the internet on a 100 Mbps Ferrari compared to the U.S topping out at a 40 Mbps 1970’s hatchback.

[Via techcrunch]

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One Response to “IPTV is going to kill the internet?”

  1. Robin Harmsen on August 14th, 2007 8:00 am

    Wel in europe (The Netherlands) maximum speed at this moment is 20Mbps.

    Plans for faster networks aren’t executed yet. If they would just lay fiber everywhere!

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