Thursday, May 24, 2007

CONNECTIONS™ 07 Recap - Ray Sokola's Keynote

In his CONNECTIONS™ keynote, Ray Sokola of Motorola spoke about the technology innovations that enable the Connected Home environment and discussed how these technologies open the door to new revenue streams for service providers. In particular, Mr. Sokola discussed the underlying trends that allow a product to be “mobility-enabled.” A key starting point is the rise of affordable storage, both for local (the in-home DVR) and network-based applications (such as video-on-demand with DRAM-based VOD servers). Take every single conversation that a person has during his or her lifetime - they could all be stored on a terabyte (and accomplished rather cost-effectively).

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