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About Faultline.
 
The Faultline  
"A copper mesh of a billion phone lines and hybrid fiber co-ax encircles the planet. The number of lines is actually going down, not up, and in three to four years excess traffic will have to be carried wirelessly. Both wired and wireless networks attach to fiber backhaul tightly interwoven to reach all but the most rural or inhospitable parts of the world.  
 
Broadband is installed on 23% of these lines and rising, shifting data at 1Mbps or more. Wireless broadband is now a possibility. Faster DSL and wireless technologies, will mean the total bandwidth available will increase in a few years by a factor of 20.  
 
As a result, video is becoming more of a one to one experience, rather than a broadcast phenomena and fallout for broadcasting networks and the re-invention of advertising models is now inevitable. Companies fastest to change will gain significant momentum.  
 
Advertising must change, content must change, consumer electronics has been ransacked, and the pressure on operators and the fragmentation of video, is causing havoc. Some established companies will thrive, others will wilt. New players will emerge.  
 
Faultline analyzes the seismic shocks reverberating through these industries on a weekly basis. Assessing technology with the simple ingredients of experience, perspective, and an up to date understanding of what technology can do. Our analysts have been involved in technology assessment for the past 30 years and it is this long view which helps us understand how markets are created, built and dominated, and tells us when change is imminent. Peter White, Rethink Founder and Principal Analyst, Faultline  
 
Faultline is a paid subscription service delivered by email in protected pdf files, and subscribers also benefit from access to our archives and discounts on other purchases such as special reports. Trial issues are available free of charge.  
 
Faultline Reports  
Rethink produces occasional Faultline Special Reports and forecasts.  
Check the 'Research Reports from Rethink' section on the homepage for our latest reports.  
 
Consulting  
Much of our consulting is delivered under non-disclosure, but has included the writing of business model and product development, board level think-tanks, white papers and full business plans. Our analysts are always available to discuss possibilities.  
 
Clients Who should use the Faultline Service?  
Faultline clients include suppliers of IPTV, Mobile TV, cable and satellite equipment; Pay TV and Mobile TV operators and those planning these services; content providers and investors in digital markets. Rethink consultants operate in the global market and are not Europe specific.  
 
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Faultline costs 1,200 ($1,800) for an annual subscription for a single individual  
 
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Peter White, CEO  
Direct line: +44 (0) 1794 521411  
Mobile: +44 (0)7734 037414  
Email: peter@rethinkresearch.biz  

 
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Wireless Watch covers all forms of Wireless and Wi-Fi, including WiMax, Wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (WMAN), OFDM, LTE, MIMO, Telecommunications, Telephones, CDMA, WCDMA, UMTS, cellular technology, base stations, smart antenna and IEEE standards.
 
Faultline covers film, Television, codecs such as H.264 and Windows Media Player 9, Mergers and acquisitions, Broadband, DRM (Digital Rights Management), Digital TV, HDTV, MP3, MPEG, Cable TV, Satellite, ADSL, Cable Modems, mobile TV, DVB-H, DVB-SH, T-DMB, CMMB STiMi, ATSC, ATSC M/H, DVB-T, DVB-T2, ISDB-T, satellite TV.