The IPTV portals – a road to nowhere

Watching coverage of the recent IPTV Forum in London, I was struck by the extent to which the telecoms industry is poised to make the same mistakes it made during the Internet boom, this time in the realm of TV. To explain. Major telcos like BT, France Telecom and others have a slight problem. Local loop unbundling has brought a number of new players into competition. Revenues from voice calls