over-the-top service

over-the-top service

An over-the-top service refers to applications that use existing networks such as the Internet and cellular networks. It could easily be said that every application that accesses the Internet is an over-the-top service; however, the term is typically reserved for apps such as instant messaging (IM), video calling and voice over IP (VoIP) whereby two parties communicate with each other. See over-the-top broadcasting and over-the-top messaging.
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Huawei provides operators with a content delivery network in pay as you use model as well as set-top box which can work for both IPTV and over-the-top service model under a wired or wireless network.
Huawei provides operators with content delivery network in pay as you use model as well as set-top box which can work for both IPTV and over-the-top service model under a wired or wireless network.
Huawei provides operators with content delivery network in pay-as-you-use model as well as set-top box which can work for both IPTV and over-the-top service model under a wired or wireless network.
Newsy is already nearly fully deployed across over-the-top service providers, including SlingTV and YouTubeTV.
With the addition of Pertino's software and orchestration capabilities for over-the-top service flexibility, Cradlepoint has the potential to impact the market as more and more enterprises recognize the need to use different types of traffic to meet their business demands," said Christian Renaud, research director, Internet of Things, 451 Research Group.
In April, the division of Time Warner launched HBO Now, a $15-a-month, standalone, subscription-based over-the-top service, offering every episode of every season of HBO original programming (along with recently released films and other content), without the need for a cable or satellite subscription.
At this CCW, Mosko will be questioned by TV pundit Bill Carter and will discuss Sony's Over-The-Top service, Crackle.
Over-the-top service usually happens with isolated incidents, either problems or complaints, or recognition of an opportunity to create such levels of service.
It is like a road construction company calling a school accessible by the road as an over-the-top service.
With extensive experience in digital television, IP-based services and security products, Lowther will strengthen Irdeto's position in providing solutions for pay TV operators, over-the-top service providers, and content owners.
Sling TV and Slingbox: separate brands, separate products Sling TV is an emerging over-the-top service that is independent from Sling Media's line of Slingbox products and services.
Many organizations are impressed by SLAs that go beyond their basic needs with over-the-top service expectations and big performance credits; however, this is a red flag as the most effective SLAs are those that specifically address the benchmarks that the company need--and go no farther.