Next-Gen Content Delivery and Video Definitions

  • A

    average revenue per user or average revenue per unit (ARPU)

    Average revenue per user or average revenue per unit (ARPU) is an expression of the income generated by a typical subscriber or device per unit time in a telecommunications network... (Continued)

  • B

    broadband

    In general, broadband refers to telecommunication in which a wide band of frequencies is available to transmit information.

  • E

    Ethernet as a service (EaaS)

    Ethernet as a service (EaaS) is the use of high-bandwidth, fiber optic media such as Packet over SONET (PoS) to deliver 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps or even 1000 Mbps Ethernet service to one or more customers across a common bidirectional broadband infrastructure... (Continued)

  • I

    Internet metering

    Internet metering is a service model in which an Internet service provider (ISP) tracks the customer's use of bandwidth and charges accordingly. Typically, the customer selects a service package with a flat rate up to a specified limit and pays, probably per gigabyte, beyond that limit... (Continued)

  • IPTV (Internet Protocol television)

    IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a service that provides television programming and other video content using the TCP/IP protocol suite as opposed to traditional cable or satellite signals.

  • O

    over-the-top (OTT)

    Over-the-top (OTT) is networking lingo that describes the delivery of content, services or applications over the internet. OTT edge providers typically deliver their content and services to customers on top of network infrastructure that is owned and maintained by internet service providers (ISPs), like Verizon and AT&T.

  • T

    tru2way

    Tru2way is the trade name for a technology that facilitates interactive TV and the convergence of digital television (DTV) with other communications devices... (Continued)

  • V

    video on demand (VoD)

    Video on demand (VoD) is an interactive TV technology that allows subscribers to view programming in real time or download programs and view them later... (Continued)

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