||Wednesday, March 23, 2005
In the good old days 199x - 2004 a typical CLEC with a 50 central
office (CO) HDSL build-out, the CLEC is able to break even with
just 20 business customers, show net EBITDA
(earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization)
of 20-plus percent over three years and become cash-positive in
less than two years.
With the recent UNEP ruling how will these xLECs navigate the vehement
tumultous telecom sea and steer their company/ship away from the
regulatory rocks so as not to shipwreck?
One solution is VNAP http://vnap.ws and
http://dv4.agileco.net/BizLocity Now Virtual Operators, xLECs, xSPs,
Mobile, Wireless and Cable MSOs, and others can leverage this Virtual
Network Infrastructure to redefine how services and products will
be created and offer and break the tyranny of the DS0 and and the
shackles of the unwilling partner.
I will have more to say about this at a later time.
Why The Long Tail of video is about to get longer. Broadband Directions:
New forces are at work which hold the potential to flood the market
with a torrent of new video content. This would dramatically lengthen
the long tail of video programming, as it would be defined today. In
addition, consumers will also have new ways to find, share and consume
While these disruptive influences are well-known, their
effects are not yet fully understood. Broadband and IP have opened up a
new path to deliver quality video directly to the end-consumer;
wireless connectivity and new devices are redefining how and where
video is consumed; production costs to create high-quality digital
programming are low and getting lower; video search engines from
Google, Yahoo and Blinkx, which extend existing internet usage
behaviors, are becoming more sophisticated and widely adopted; and most
importantly, traditional television advertisers are increasingly
shifting their mindsets (and their bucks) from big brand-building
campaigns to surgical, ROI-based online tactics prompted by consumers'
heightened disdain for commercial interruptions.
Examples of non-traditional publishers who are enticed by the
potential of direct-to-consumer video opportunities abound. Recently
I've seen video product demos on CNET and print reporters doing video
news and features on USAToday.com and NYTimes.com. TheKnot.com is
planning bridal related programming on its site. Last holiday season, I
watched Amazon's short films. Meanwhile, a resurgent AOL.com is
preparing a fall relaunch of its site with a video-centric strategy.
Plenty of more announcements are on the way.
Via CyberJournalist.net [unmediated]
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