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Alcatel-Lucent says Cloud DVR vital to Cloud TV

Paul Larbey, President Video Business Unit Core Networks Division Alcatel-Lucent

Paul Larbey, President Video Business Unit Core Networks Division Alcatel-Lucent

In a CDN World Summit keynote this morning, ‘Future vision for IP Video: From Pay TV to Cloud TV,’ Paul Larbey, Alcatel-Lucent, claimed that Cloud DVR was an “absolutely core technology” in terms of the proper development of Cloud TV services.

“To move forward the recording and storage of technology has to move into the cloud,” Larbey told the audience at the Marble Arch Thistle, London. “That’s important for multiscreen access, it also removes the pressure that a lot of operators have when a set top box fails… the tolerance for a loss of content because of hard drive failures is getting less and less, and there are also all sorts of additional services you can really offer a lot easier, by having that storage in the cloud.”

It’s an issue close to Alcatel-Lucent’s heart, given that they’ve recently developed a cost-effective way of transcending some of the legal copyright challenges thrown up by Cloud DVR in some regions.

Larbey went on to assert that, in terms of priority of bundled services, broadband had by now supplanted TV. “We look at what’s happened now with a number of operators around the world and it’s sort of shifting. What pay-TV has become is the killer app of broadband.”

At the CDN World Summit   

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