IBC 2017: VR, Cloud, Security are Key Issues at 50th IBC (Light Reading)


IBC will celebrate its 50th anniversary starting this Thursday, September 14. As with previous years, the entire European media industry will converge on Amsterdam to discuss the future of the industry, network and negotiate deals. They will be joined by representatives from media-related organizations around the world.

For pay-TV vendors, moving to the cloud appears to be an imperative. Almost all the major providers of IPTV platforms are stressing their ability to deliver services from the cloud, and highlighting their platform-as-a-service (PaaS) credentials. The shift to the cloud is driven by a number of factors. Firstly, the increasing interest in virtualization in the telecom world is making network managers look at a growing number of functions and ask, “why can’t we virtualize that?” As functions are virtualized, the cloud offers scalability and flexibility in ways facilities-based services don’t.