Navi Mumbai, Maharashatra India (PressExposure) January 17, 2008 -- This report provides an overview of the Peer-to-Peer and File Sharing application services market. It details the status of the market today, as well as the migration through various stages of service integration and unification. The report covers all of the major approaches to IP-based applications service development and provisioning currently in the marketplace.
Service providers are in the midst of a gradual evolution from circuit-switched infrastructures to IP-based packet-switched infrastructures. While much of this evolution to date has taken place in the transport and access parts of the network, there are now enhanced services that are being developed and refined. In particular, the architecture of-and market for-next-generation enhanced services is beginning to take shape.
Peer to Peer (P2P) file Sharing Services involve the exchange of audio and video files among networked peers.
Traditional carriers see IP application platforms as a means of beginning their slow migration to fully-convergent IP-based networks and services. Some view the highly personalized services enabled by IP as the ultimate "sticky" applications that will stem the tide of customer churn. Other carriers desire new, affordable service applications that will bring additional revenue streams. Every carrier is looking for new ways to enhance their service suites, which are rapidly becoming commoditized.
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