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RE: An Analysis of TV OTT Platforms
(11-01-2018 02:58 PM)MWC Tex Wrote:  
(10-24-2018 08:36 PM)Kittonhead Wrote:  
Quote:AT&T promised at the beginning of the year that it would be launching a real, standards-based 5G network at the end of 2018, and during its latest earning call, CEO John Donovan confirmed those plans, promising that the network would be launching “in the next few weeks,” via Phone Scoop.

This would be an authentic next-generation 5G network, unlike the “5G Evolution” network that it rolled out last year, which essentially amounted to the same 4G LTE improvements that its competitors were doing under some creative branding.


5G rollout continues to be slow. The big 3 (Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile) have promised 2018 for rollout to get people to buy into their platforms. Most of their products (anything older than 6 months) are not yet enabled for it.

For mobile broadband against cable internet delivery, speed and cost aren't the real issue anymore as much as the data caps. Streaming for as little as 20 hours a week is going to require 200GB to support it, way over the 22GB-50GB data caps by the mobile broadband companies.

Yes they still give you some data after those caps but its unworkable during peak times (even within the cap using 4G). Data caps need to be bumped up to 500GB before it becomes a plausible alternative to home internet.

Speaking of that. T-Mobile was suppose to rollout their own OTT TV package when the bought Layer3. I haven't found anything stating when they will go live just that they still plan on rolling it out by 2018.

Maybe it will be in conjunction with their 5G towers coming online.

Layer3 requires DSL. The Layer3 box connects directly into your cable modem.

Its IPTV with a cable form of delivery basically. Minimum price is $90 including the box. Its designed to compete against high end cable packages and not those wanting to save money cutting the cord.
11-01-2018 08:57 PM
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