Eric Contag, President and CEO of GlobeNet
In the past few years, the transition from legacy services to IP services has surged significantly within the video and entertainment industries, due to the onset of a variety of emerging technologies. Over-The-Top (OTT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) are the newcomers that demand top-tier data transmission services, while mobile applications, on-demand services and streaming services round out the well-established technologies that continue to require tremendous capacity and reliability.
The “Sandvine 2016 Global Internet Phenomena” Report indicates that real-time entertainment including, streaming, on-demand video, music and gaming services account for almost 50% of the Internet traffic in Latin America. In fact, Latin American IP video traffic is expected to grow three-fold from 2015 to 2020, (CAGR of 27%) reaching 9.5 Exabytes per month in 2020. In 2020, 82% of all Latin American IP traffic will be video, and will be distributed in Ultra HD (5.2%; CAGR of 128% from 2015 to 2020), HD (50.2%; CAGR of 43.5% from 2015 to 2020) and SD (44.6%; CAGR of 15.4% from 2015 to 2020).
All of these new technologies require tremendous capacity and new workflow efficiencies as they not only serve as a conduit to consumers for the content that they crave, but begin to generate their own content in the form of original series, movies, etc.
GlobeNet is well-equipped to offer the massive capacity needed to support these emerging technologies in this fast-pace industry and is expert in the transport of both compressed and uncompressed video. GlobeNet has put the steps into place to make the transition from traditional SDI video to IP a seamless one for live contribution, signal routing to studio production, playout and distribution.
The future of these new-age television services and other emerging technologies depends in large part on IP services as the enabling technology. GlobeNet believes that the appropriate IP rollout to support these technologies includes core routing, a reliable transport backbone and top notch connectivity between content producers and studios. GlobeNet delivers a complete end-to-end solution from transport to local connectivity, from any of our 18 Points-of-Presence (PoPs) from Latin America to the U.S. and vice-versa, making GlobeNet the ideal provider for the media and entertainment industries.
About the Author:
President and CEO, GlobeNet
Mr. Contag has held executive positions in the U.S. and Latin America including founder, President and CEO of DataViz, a leading systems integration firm, CSO/CTO of Simbacom, a wireless service provider, and VP of Engineering for Protokol Sistemas, a leading network Integration firm. He also has served on the Board of Directors of several companies and organizations. In 2011, Mr. Contag was awarded the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 Award, an honor bestowed upon the most powerful 100 executives in the telecom industry.
Mr. Contag holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Tulsa, U.S. and an Executive Engineering Management certification from Instituto de Estudio de Superiores de Administración (IESA).