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  • Internet TV

    Internet TV (ITV) is generally-available content distributed over the Internet. Unlike IPTV (Internet Protocol television), which is distributed over proprietary networks, ITV is available wherever a broadband connection exists. 

  • Zero-TV

    Zero-TV is Nielsen's category for homes that neither subscribe to cable or satellite television services nor use an antenna to boost signals for over the air (OTA) broadcasts. The ratings company created the category in 2013 as part of the effort to ... 

  • IPTV (Internet Protocol television)

    IPTV (Internet Protocol television) is a method of distributing television content over IP that enables a more customized and interactive user experience. Among other things, IPTV could allow people who were separated geographically to watch a movie... 

  • 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, ... 

  • 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) 

  • 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) 

  • 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 infrastruct... 

  • 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) 

  • broadband

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

  • Telecom Timeout: Video investments

    This week's video blog looks at vendor moves to invest in content-enabling technology, broadband stimulus grant distribution, service provider IPTV plans, and a host of additional telecom essentials. 

  • Telecom Timeout: IPTV and Ethernet for the win

    This week's Telecom Timeout features the latest information on Verizon's new CFO, Alcatel-Lucent's new Carrier Ethernet switch, and more on IPTV and Nortel. 

About Next-Gen Content Delivery and Video

Next-generation content delivery solutions and video are being rolled out by most telecom carriers to stay competitive in the market. Learn about the business decisions surrounding content delivery architectures and how they affect quality content delivery.