IPTV and I-TV on potential collision course

October 11, 2021

IPTV could be on a collision course with the Internet TV services being offered by the likes of Joost and Babelgum, according to a senior executive at IBM.

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum in Berlin yesterday, Rob Van Dem Dan, the European telecom leader for IBM, said there are a number of potential collision points between telcos offering IPTV to their customers and Internet firms launching video-based websites.

One issue is distribution, which has already sparked arguments in the U.S. about so-called “net neutrality” — whether telcos should be free to filter traffic travelling over their networks and make Internet companies pay for a prioritized service.

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One Response to “IPTV and I-TV on potential collision course”

  1. Backspace CTO on October 11th, 2007 8:40 pm

    Net Neutrality. Do you really think the consumer will sit still for censorship of this nature ?

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