NAB – National Broadcasting Vendors

With onset of 4K – bandwidth will be a concern for all suppliers of Video Editing, Content Management and Delivery. Hence careful bandwidth purchasing will be integral going forward.

Today 4K with compression consumes about 22 Meg per end subscriber. Further compression brings it down to 16 Meg. HD only requires about 4-5Meg per subscriber. Cable companies are slowly increasing bandwidth to 50 Meg tiers, but typically get tapped out during peak congestion, making a 4K movie difficult to view.

Developing 4K content to share between Developer and Editor sites requires low latency bandwidth and in most cases point to point configuration. However if cost is a major concern – developers could create VPN tunnels and transport over internet to keep bandwidth costs low as well as have sites use internet at same time. Various entities us IPSec tunneling protocol to enable real-time traffic usage. Broadband Enterprise can not only help source right bandwidth, but also help in configuring routers at no cost to end customers.

WISPs – Wireless Service Providers

Broadband Enterprise services quite a few WISPs all over the US. WISPs typically come to us to seek lower costs, buy out expensive existing contracts and create point to point or point to multipoint networks or to understand basics of low cost bandwidth.

Most WISPs fail to grasp how to curtail bandwidth costs over the long run and yet offer subscribers best latency technology can buy. We strongly recommend once a WISP reaches 1 Gig capacity, to chase after alternate higher efficiencies technologies that prolong upgrades from say 1 Gig to 2 Gig. Costs for deployment are lower than adding a 2 nd Gig and give a WISP about 20-30% efficiency or 1.5 Gig theoretical capacity if they have a 1 Gig circuit today.

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MDU – Multi-Dwelling Units – ISP Services

Most MDU or Building Owners understand metrics of offering high speed internet to their resident base. However from a Technology perspective Internet and Video Services to multi-family residents is a Mature Service Offering.

Hence below are some elements that would be helpful in deciding how much to pay for what types of services:

  • ISP Service being Mature, in-building distribution technology installed can be Fiber to the unit, Fiber to the Floor and Copper Ethernet to the Unit, Cable Modem Termination System or CMTS, or vDSL – terminating into modems or wifi devices. WiFi devices can be placed within floors or in units.
  • Of the above CMTS is the most complicated technology – hence requires more on-site attention
  • Fiber to the Unit or Fiber to MDF/IDF (intermediate distribution frame) typically does not go down if right architecture is in place
  • WiFi distribution if architected right should be simple to manage – especially if you have the right software controller to manage access points. Some technology players over architect wifi systems. Today most of it is mature – hence cost should surface as a primary decision criteria.
  • Service Cost: Most ISPs charge $3-5 per subscriber to manage network. If network cost is amortized cost could go up
  • Bandwidth cost today for 1 Gig runs about $3000 + taxes – so cost for 200 units should only be $15 per subscriber
  • Hence building owners today should be able to get 1Gigabit of data shared between 200 residents for only about $20-25 a subscriber. That’s a far cry from outrageous charges of $100 for 50 Meg services. On-site tech may add to cost – but not by much.