JOURNAL OF MULTIMEDIA (JMM)
ISSN : 1796-2048
Volume : 1    Issue : 5    Date : August 2006

Content Distribution for Telecom Carriers
Ben Falchuk, David Gorton and Dave Marples
Page(s): 42-49
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Abstract
Distribution of digital content is a key revenue opportunity for telecommunications carriers. As media
content moves from analog and physical media-based distribution to digital on-line distribution, a
great opportunity exists for carriers to claim their role in the media value chain and grow revenue by
enhancing their broadband “all you can eat” high speed Internet access offer to incorporate delivery
of a variety of paid content. By offering a distributed peer to peer content delivery capability with
authentication, personalization and payment functions, carriers can gain a larger portion of the
revenue paid for content both within and beyond their traditional service domains. This paper
describes an approach to digital content distribution that leverages existing Intelligent Network
infrastructure that many carriers already possess, as well as Web Services.

Index Terms
telecommunications, digital content, digital rights management, content distribution