Telstra on differentiating OTT video and upgrading backhaul

2011-12-02 Categories: Industry

As demand for bandwidth-hungry internet video traffic increases rapidly, Mike Wright of Australian operator Telstra tells us why network modernization must include rebuilding backhaul and differentiating over-the-top (OTT) video content.

Wright, Head of Networks and Access Technologies at Telstra, says the ability to deliver high-quality OTT video traffic to customers is an excellent opportunity for operators.

He says introducing arrangements to differentiate OTT video traffic from other internet content will enable operators to improve the quality and capabilities of the content.

Wright also highlights the need to upgrade the backhaul elements of operators’ networks to meet future bandwidth demands.

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