COMMENT – It would seem to me that if broadcasters embraced the ‘ideas’ that have been introduced to the industry about data off-loading of mobile video content, to what I call “Broadcast Overlay” and the folks at TDF in Europe call “B2M” (broadcast to mobile), a wealth of operating bandwidth gets preserved for precisely the kinds of applications this article fears gets pushed aside. – MisterDTV
As little as 18 months ago, mobile VoIP and IP messaging apps were considered niche by operators. Now we pose the biggest “threat” the industry has even seen. In fact, a Telco 2.0 report suggests that within three years, 40 percent of messaging and 21 percent of voice revenues will vanish due to over the top (OTT) players like Rebtel, Whatsapp and Viber.