Technicolor’s Mercedes Pastor Describes Why Service Providers in EMEA See Video as Central to Next-Generation Business

AMSTERDAM, NetherlandsSept. 12, 2016PRLog — The European, Middle Eastern and Africa (EMEA) region is undergoing a dramatic transformation as consumers demand more content and higher quality experiences – on any device, anywhere, at any time. As a result, new pressures—and new opportunities—are being generated for communications services providers (CSPs) that across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, says Mercedes Pastor, President of Technicolor Connected Home EMEA
“This is leading to a big transformation of the carrier community in the region. To differentiate their offerings, providers are evolving into more service-oriented approaches in which video is the key component,” says Pastor.
Providers in the EMEA region are rapidly deploying new technologies in their access networks, and are also deploying different devices to homes to provide more bandwidth to – and within – the home.
“We are in a transitional and evolving period in which there are very quick shifts in the requirements from audiences. Specifically, service providers must adapt to new technologies that are popping up: such as cloud, the Internet of Things, and Big Data analytics,” explains Pastor.
These technology trends are colliding with a competitive landscape. The challenge posed by over-the-top (OTT) players – and the increasing demand of video with other technologies and channels – are forcing service providers to be more innovative and more agile.
“The big opportunity for the established service provider community is in their knowledge of their audience.  They know better than anybody what their subscribers’ preferences are — how they want to consume content, and how content is experienced at home,” says Pastor.
Technicolor is demonstrating a wide array of technologies addressed by Pastor at its technology venue during the IBC 2016 conference in Amsterdam September 9 – September 14, 2016.

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