12 The Future of IP Video

In 5 years, people will laugh at the TV we've had up to now.

Bill Gates, Microsoft

We just want to get to the point where you will put video on your Web site as a default behavior.

Peter Chane, Google Video

Communications networks continue to evolve rapidly. This final chapter highlights important trends for managers and business leaders navigating the emerging environment. The focus will be on an array of global technical and business developments forging a path for video transport over IP. We begin by reviewing advanced technologies that are steadily becoming mainstream offerings.

Throughout this book, we have examined technical and business drivers behind IPTV and Internet video that are sparking new service delivery ...

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