From over-the-top video to streaming music and cloud gaming, media providers and consumers increasingly depend on the network to deliver and access content. As that reliance grows, issues of network capacity, reliability and latency are critical to the user experience and to content monetization strategies.
For operators, streaming media — particularly video — is the fastest-growing category of traffic, accelerating in the form of real-time web broadcasts; virtual pay-TV services; 4K video; targeted, real-time ad insertion; and other advanced capabilities. To deliver those capabilities, operators are challenged to match the capital investment required with the real growth in demand.
This October the Telecommunications Industry Association’s highly interactive and results-driven conference, “TIA 2013: The Future of The Network,” will address these issues and more. At the conference — held Oct. 7–10 in Washington, D.C. — GigaOM Research will present a workshop providing mission-critical insights into the future evolution of media distribution and consumption, the demands it will place on the network, and implications for network operators.
Register for TIA 2013: The Future of the Network using code GIGAOM13 for 10 percent off the conference fee and join the conversation about disruption and pressing issues facing the industry, including the technology, policy and business dimensions of mobility; broadband capacity; M2M; software-defined networking; and more. The conference will also feature presentations by 250 ICT executives, including keynotes by the leadership of Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon, AT&T, Bell Labs, CenturyLink, China Mobile, Frontier, GENBAND, Neustar, Samsung, Sprint, Verizon and The Weather Company, as well as influential members of Congress.