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IPTV and Internet Video, 2nd Edition by Howard Greenfield, Wes Simpson

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9 The Importance of Bandwidth

 

Here we go again! First music, then TV shows, and now movies.

Steve Jobs

Both IPTV and Internet video services are critically dependent on adequate bandwidth as more and more media content moves from on-air to online networks. Without it, Internet video files can be excessively slow to download and streaming video won't work. IPTV simply cannot operate without sufficient bandwidth to carry the signal. As a result, ensuring adequate network capacity is extremely important for operations and quality of service (QoS).

Only a few years ago, skeptics maintained that state of the art in broadband was not sufficient to deliver bandwidth-hungry television channels. One complaint has always been that operators would be ...

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