Leading U.S. cable multi service operator (MSO),
Cablevision Systems Corp.
) recently introduced video conferencing services under its
flagship Lightpath line of managed services. Lightpath provides
Ethernet-based data, Internet, voice and video transport and
managed services to business enterprises. The newly launched
cloud-based video conferencing service will primarily target
mid-to-large sized business organizations.
Lightpath video conferencing will provide system design,
installation, and virtual meeting room services which will enable
business enterprises to connect with a maximum of 25 persons at a
time throughout the world and from any devices including desktops,
smartphones and tablets.
Users will be able to share files and content much faster than
any other traditional video conferencing means. The whole system
will be based on Cablevision's strong fiber-based network.
Cablevision currently carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy).
The business enterprise segment has become a significant growth
opportunity for the cable TV industry. Considerable improvement in
business data and video traffic is expected to act as a growth
catalyst for the industry. We believe Cablevision is also poised to
gain significantly from this opportunity.
During the first quarter of 2014, Cablevision introduced an
innovative 100 Gbps Optical Transport service. Of late, large
business enterprises are focusing to expand their 10 Gbps
architecture. Cablevision intends to capitalize on this opportunity
with 100 Gbps offerings.
Meanwhile, the video conferencing market has become highly
Cisco Systems Inc.
Logitech International SA
) are major players in this arena.
However, to Cablevision's advantage, while all companies offer
video conferencing as a standalone service, Cablevision will
provide video conferencing as a fully managed feature bundled with
its existing Lightpath managed service offerings.
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