Archived report. This report was archived in July 2004 and has not been updated. The convergence of the telecommunications sector with the computer and the broadcasting world is creating new synergies, most evident in the exponential growth of the Internet. While the broadband infrastructure is presently the most important aspect of broadband development, future needs will centre around content, and who supplies it. In this report, Paul discussed the type of applications that will succeed on the new medium, and the services that were most popular at the time.
2. Introduction – video communication
3. Access, not content, is King
3.1 Content is not King
4. Convergence creates new demand for services
5. Services and content – key to success
6. Killer applications
6.1 Consumer value added services
7. Video chats
8. Videophones for the blind!
9. Global TV Access
10. Online photo exchange and storage
11.1 Twenty years in the making
11.2 Important killer-app
11.3 DVD pirates triggered the studios
12. Probing for demand
12.1 TV vs PC
12.2 Next frontier – Video on Demand
13. Unmet demand
14. The 12 Principles of Killer App Design
15. Related reports
Table 1 – Market share film output
Table 2 – Killer applications revenues – 2005
Table 3 – Distribution of broadband value-added revenues – early 2004
Table 4 – Global consumer broadband value-added services market by service – early 2004
Table 5 – Information highway services – level of interest
Table 6 – What is the service worth to you?
Table 7 – Interactive services, subscribers will pay for
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