July 2009 Archives

Last week Stacey Higginbotham reported on GigaOm about the coming upstream revolution:

Demand for upstream bandwidth is growing. Floyd Wagoner, a director of marketing and communications for Motorola Access Networks Solutions, said in an interview today that a U.S. cable provider has seen peak upstream bandwidth use increase by 24 percent from 2007 to 2008.

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Garrett Smith, one of the smartest people writing about VoIP out there, had an interesting post a few weeks ago, about the use of video calling:

"Propelled by the "seeing is believing" phenomena, video phone calling is continuing to increase in popularity and usage.  It's growing adoption, however, is not being driven by traditional consumer calling (as one would think), but by niche applications."

Garrett also provides several examples of such niche applications - some of which I haven't known about until I read his post. While I don't refute the fact that video calling is used for a wide variety of niche applications, I think the analysis is a bit misleading.

I've discussed it here already, when I was analyzing whether  video telephony adoption is a matter of better user experience or more use cases.

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  • http://openid.aol.com/michelsjdave: I think you raise some very good questions, but I read more
  • Tsahi Levent-Levi: That's a good question. I'd say that the opinions on read more
  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/G7ndiFJhx.3s7G1hrt_anus.G_62rQ--#a68ba: Interesting post. I agree that it's not just niche apps read more
  • Tsahi Levent-Levi: Nick, While I think you are correct in your general read more
  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/00IYxJELxYh5QX0y9j2UEPZHoTE63GMy#a7928: Web Based TV is the future. No set top box. read more
  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/G7ndiFJhx.3s7G1hrt_anus.G_62rQ--#a68ba: Videoconferencing will never replace all in-person meetings. There are times read more
  • karleen: Hi Tsahi! Thanks for the post! It was very insightful! read more
  • vidtel.wordpress.com: I read your December 31, 2008 preview of the tiny read more

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