On 10/09/2007, paul at clubi.ie <paul at clubi.ie> wrote:
> I think I've been careful to distinguish between the 'masses' and the
> applications that run on hosts on their behalf. Further, P2P
> fundamentally assumes hosts cache content.
Then the telcos will use their own infrastructure right up to the
exchange - which makes the earlier conversations about wholesale DSL
irrelevant to the point.
> There's no reason these hosts would not be STBs. There's no reason
> the end-user need care what kind of technology their 'TV' uses.
> There's every reason to think STBs will be using P2P in the future to
> retrieve content.
To retrieve some content, possibly.
To record programs for later use, which is typically how a set top box
is going to supply last night's Corrie to the guy who wants to watch
it, unlikely, or more to the point, to show live feeds such as
sporting events, its far more likely they'll go down the multicast
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