Archived report. This report was archived in 2007 and has not been updated. In 2007 the future directions for Digital Media were becoming clearer. The traditional media are finally moving in more innovative directions. The telcos still keep posturing, but have lost the lead they had in the market for the last 5 years. Some convergence will continue to take place now, but other forms will wait until open networks based on NGN and fibre become available over the next 10 years. In the meantime, supplementary as well as converged services will be introduced. This report provides an overview of Digital Media, the first result from the convergence of industries. It also includes analyses by BuddeComm of the current and future trends for this industry. Information on specific developments and applications can be found in separate reports.
Table of Contents
3. The rise and rise of the Internet economy
4. The future is digital people, not digital media
5. Convergence delivering results
6. The Internet
6.1 The killer app
6.2 High-speed, always-on Internet
6.3 It’s worthwhile fighting for open networks
7. Digital content
7.2 ITU Digital Access Index
8. Probing for demand
8.1 TV versus PC
8.2 PC still the main device
8.3 Video on Demand via media centres
8.4 Watch out for the Internet media companies
8.5 Internet media companies –versus- telcos
9. The disruptive effects of digital media
9.1 Copyright becomes an issue
10. 2007 - a new stage of growth for digital media
11. Related reports
Table 1 – DSL, 1Gb/s, DWDM transmission speeds – what does it mean?
Table 2 – Digital Access Index for top 25 countries – 2005
Paul, Many thanks for your inputs yesterday. You provided a compelling different perspective to our traditional infrastructure focus and this is valuable for our future planning. I also had very favourable feedback from our participants on your involvement.