Operator Strategies for OTT Video Delivery

Operator Strategies for OTT Video Delivery


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Duration 60min
Alan Breznick
Senior Analyst
Heavy Reading
Alan Breznick

Alan Breznick covers the cable TV technology and IP video infrastructure markets, including cable MSO networks and services. In particular, he tracks the markets for new cable and broad-band access technologies, including Docsis 3.0 and 3.1, CCAP, EPON, IPv6, IP video, switched digital video, RFoG, DPoE and EPoC. His previous reports for Heavy Reading include:

-Navigating Cable's IPv6 Transition (Vol. 11, No. 2, March 2013) -Exploring Cable Next-Gen Video Services & Strategies (Vol. 8, No. 14, December 2010) -Next-Gen Cable Networks: Opportunities for Fiber-Based Technologies (Vol. 7, No. 2, February 2009) -Cable vs. Telcos: The Battle Over Business Voice Services (Vol. 6, No. 11, July 2008) -Switched Digital Video & Cable's Looming Bandwidth Crisis (Vol. 5, No. 16, December 2007).

Formerly a contributing analyst at Kinetic Strategies and One Touch Intelligence, Breznick has covered the cable, telecom, broadband, media and consumer electronics industries for more than 20 years. As a business tech journalist, he previously reported for Light Reading Cable, Cable Digital News, Communications Daily, Multichannel News, Cable World and Communications Technology magazine. A New York City native, he is now based in the Toronto area. He can be reached at breznick@heavyreading.com.

Mark Fisher
VP Marketing & Business Development
Mark Fisher
Mark leads strategic marketing and business development at Qwilt, bringing over 20 years of marketing, product management and business development experience in communication technology start-ups to the Qwilt team. Prior to joining Qwilt, Mark was EVP of Marketing and Business Development at Jasper Wireless, a cloud-based M2M Service Provider. Before Jasper, Mark was SVP of Marketing at Danger Inc. (acquired by Microsoft in 2008), a mobile software developer. Prior to Danger, Mark was SVP of Marketing at Concentric Network Corporation.

There is a revolution underway. Thanks to OTT Video, consumers now have more choice than ever when it comes to content and viewing devices. The unprecedented growth in OTT video presents a strategic challenge to network operators as they look to scale their networks and adapt their network architecture to meet demand.

Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) and video caching have been hot topics over the past year, as traditional service providers explore scenarios to adapt their networks to the growing OTT video revolution. The content delivery ecosystem, player interrelationships and network technologies should be understood in depth as service providers assess their options.

Join Qwilt experts as they explore different content delivery scenarios from a network operator’s perspective. Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the video delivery challenge and the various alternatives for implementing network architectures designed for transporting online video.

Topics will include:

  • The OTT Video ecosystem players and interrelationships
  • How operators are deploying CDNs and video caching technology
  • How content provider caches impact the content delivery ecosystem
  • How transparent caching works, and where it should be deployed in the network
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