IPTV AND WiMAX
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television. What happens is that the family “gets together” alone.
—Ashley Montagu, anthropologist and writer (1905–1999)
TV services have traditionally been delivered to homes using cable TV or DTH or terrestrial broadcasting technologies. All the modes of delivery are based on the availability of a fixed bandwidth (e.g., 5–8MHz for analog transmissions) or a guaranteed and sustained bit rate (e.g., 2–6Mbps for MPEG-2 video). These traditional technologies have been very successful in delivering audio and video to the homes, and quality is rarely an issue. On the other hand, the internet has also been used to carry streaming video on a best-effort basis largely for ...