[LINK] Congestion (was Re: NBN to cost 24 times South Korea's faster network, says research body)

Fernando Cassia fcassia at gmail.com
Sat Feb 12 05:16:03 AEDT 2011

On Fri, Feb 11, 2011 at 5:55 AM, George Bray <georgebray at gmail.com> wrote:
> Now, IPTV means anything from watching video on the internet to
> YouTube playing on your TV. It's term used very awkwardly these days.

Yes, and no. The usual meaning of "IPTV" if when telcos offer TV
service (as part of some sort of "triple play" bundle) by giving the
subscribers a set top box with ethernet port, that plugs into the
ADSL2+ modem (there´s also single boxes that do the ADSL modem+ IPTV
STB). And that set top box "tunes" to IP multicast LIVE STREAMS of the
same selection of TV channels as a cable TV (coax) or satellite TV
would get.

Example IPTV "tuners"



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