Cord cutting is an existential threat to MPLS and IP Multicast in SP backbones. The ability to “slice” the network for video delivery is critical to legacy networks and the use MPLS VRFs for traffic control is widespread. If customers continue to migrate to the Public WAN (Internet) the business driver for MPLS will decline.
Cord-cutters are ditching their cable packages at the fastest rate ever, opting instead for cheaper, bundled digital TV options, according to the latest Magid Broadcast Study.
And carriers can focus on their true purpose, bandwidth. This will improve the SP networking market for everyone with simpler, easy-to-understand networks that have one slice – the Internet.
Cord-cutting explodes – Axios : https://www.axios.com/cord-cutting-2404802585.html