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The Business Model for Telco TV

Telcos Need More Than TV And Broadband For ROI -- According to Forrester Research, Telcos, faced with a growing list of competitors and rising capital expenses, are looking to TV services to offset shrinking core revenues. But even coupled with voice and broadband Internet services, TV revenues will not recoup the costs of a multi-billion dollar broadband upgrade. Telcos will need to add a myriad of other services like home security, network-based storage, and video surveillance services to make a profit. Telcos core voice and data businesses have taken a beating. The mean monthly spend on local services has stagnated at $29.17 down from $31.70 in 2003. Monthly long distance spending has fallen from $18.33 to $12.75 during the same time. It will get worse, because VoIP promises to drive prices closer to $30 for unlimited local and nationwide long distance.

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