IPTV Barriers -IPTVForTv
IPTV streaming seems to be easier to implement than it actually is. The biggest obstacle at the moment is that few households have enough capacity to handle a broadband connection with a single high-quality TV stream, let alone handle multiple streams at the same time.
It takes time to upgrade conventional broadband to broadband fiber optic connections to provide households with speeds of 10 to 100 Mbps on a regular basis, and requires a lot of investment. Prior to this, IPTV providers will not be able to guarantee the « quality of service » as good as cable, satellite or wireless TV.
Latency and packet loss are already a problem for VoIP phones and can become a bigger problem when adding broadcast quality video to the stream. Since IPTV uses compressed video formats, such as MPEG2 and MPEG4, the impact of packet loss is much more serious than that of uncompressed video or audio streams: the higher the compression rate, the impact of each lost packet on the picture you see Bigger.