Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
White paper projects IPTV deployment savings with proper middleware
A new white paper from IPTV middleware provider Espial Group makes the case that operators can reduce the cost of deploying new IPTV services by up to a third if they choose to use open, scalable middleware.
Based on a five-year deployment scenario to 1 million IPTV subscribers, those savings can approach $195 million. Written with the help of outside consultants, the white paper analyzes the role that middleware plays in the total cost of ownership of an IPTV service.
Findings include how next-generation middleware allows operators to reduce set-top box costs by 39 percent. These STB savings reflect the benefits of a smaller footprint, data-driven architecture that can leverage lower-cost, longer-life set-top boxes.
For more information, visit: www.espial.com.