OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Jan. 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cartesian® (NASDAQ:CRTN), a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to the global communications, technology and digital media sector, has published its 2015 Winter Edition ‘Coordinates’ Newsletter, offering its year-end industry review and predictions for 2016. Coordinates is a quarterly newsletter that provides industry insights, company news, expert interviews, and client-focused solutions and case studies.
2015 Year-End Industry Review
In this issue, Cartesian shares its expert insights on the highly-concentrated European telecommunications market, including the expanded offerings of quad-play services by major global telephone companies to increase customer satisfaction and remain technologically competitive. The company also analyzes ways in which the world of digital video is changing, with service providers now looking to offer a more accessible and portable platform for watching video, especially as over-the-top (OTT) platforms like Hulu, Amazon and Netflix challenge traditional viewer preferences and video consumption habits.
These and other special insights and commentary—including discussions on software-defined networking, content security and video analytics—can be found here.
2016 Industry Predictions
Cartesian predicts 10 major developments and trends in the communications, media and technology industry for 2016, a sample of which is listed below:
- Pay-TV providers follow Comcast’s lead with their ‘Stream’ product and offer slim content packages over the top.
- As OTT and TVE services mature, Pay-TV providers begin to crack down on password sharing.
- Traditional broadcasters continue to resist the urge to embrace third-party OTT TV platforms.
- Despite pressure from Netflix and the EC (through AVMSD reform), who both love the idea of a “borderless” content rights ecosystems in the EU, no progress is made on this front.
- Software-defined networking (SDN) will continue to gain traction with more enterprise services being developed around the technology.
To access the full Coordinates newsletter, including the complete list of Cartesian’s 10 predictions for 2016, click here.
About Cartesian, Inc.
Cartesian, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRTN) is a specialist provider of consulting services and managed solutions to leaders in the global communications, technology and digital media industries. Cartesian provides consulting in strategy, execution and managed solutions to clients worldwide. The company has offices in Boston, Kansas City, London, New York, Paris, Philadelphia and Washington. For more information, visit www.cartesian.com.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information
This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In particular, any statements that do not relate to historical or current facts constitute forward-looking statements, including any statements contained herein regarding expectations with respect to Cartesian’s future business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, which may cause actual results, performance, or achievements to differ materially from those projected or implied in such forward-looking statements. Factors that might affect actual results, performance, or achievements include, among other things, the Company’s ability to successfully implement the contract with Consolidated Communications; conditions in the telecommunications industry, overall economic and business conditions (including the current economic slowdown), the demand for the Company’s services (including the slowing of client decisions on proposals and project opportunities along with scope reduction of existing projects), the level of cash and non-cash expenditures incurred by the Company, technological advances and competitive factors in the markets in which the Company competes, and the factors described in this press release and in Cartesian’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risks described in its periodic reports filed with the SEC, including, but not limited to, “Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Information” under Part I of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2015 and subsequent periodic reports containing updated disclosures of such risks. These filings are available at the SEC’s web site at www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements made in this release speak only as of the date of this release. The Company does not intend to update these forward-looking statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any circumstances.
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