SPOTLIGHT: Is HD slowing down IPTV?

Some say it's the middleware, others the conversion of voice networks to IP, still others are blaming a dearth of MPEG-4 high definition chips for set-top boxes is to blame. For those carriers relying on copper phone lines to deliver their IPTV services, the MPEG-4 compression chips will lead to greater bandwidth efficiency. "Everybody's waiting for it, the whole market's been waiting for those boxes," says SureWest's strategic technologies director Carl Murray. Article

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