Avni Rambhia - Analyst Profile

Industry Principal, Digital Media
Frost & Sullivan
Information & Communication Technologies


I'm an image processing engineer by training, an anti-piracy technologist and strategist by experience, and a growth consultant to the image, video and software productivity industries by profession. At Frost & Sullivan, I cover a number of markets including video encoding and transcoding, software license management, content protection (including DRM and CAS), consumer video devices and enterprise rights management.

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Recent items from Avni Rambhia

BYOD and Broadband are Transforming Education
This research service provides a detailed market engineering analysis of the global lecture capture systems (LCS) market covering market size, market participants, market demand, trends, competitive landscape, and growth strategies. The service ranks and explains market drivers and restraints. Segment breakdowns are included for grades K-12 and higher education (Higher Ed) segments. Regions covered include Asia-Pacific (APAC); North America and Latin America (NALA); and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The base year is 2013, and the study period runs from 2012 to 2019. This study is based on comprehensive background research and interviews, representing approximately three fourths of the market participants.
Published: Jun 12 2014 Market Research
Scale-as-You-Grow Paradigm a Crucial Enabler for the Fluid Industry
This market research service provides a detailed market engineering analysis of the global media and entertainment (M&E) solutions in the cloud market. This research service ranks and then explains market drivers and restraints. It also provides revenue forecasts for segments including transcoding, media asset management (MAM), animation, niche services, and end-to-end, business-to-business (B2B) productivity platforms. The global regions covered in this deliverable include Asia-Pacific (APAC); North America and Latin America (NALA); and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). The base year is 2013, and the study period is from 2013 to 2020.
Published: May 15 2014 Market Research
Promise of Cost Savings Proves Inadequate; Lack of Government Mandate and Fragmentation Stunt Growth
Huge opportunity for growth exists for the DSM market outside of the United States and Australia, although these two countries have substantial subscribers, the latter being B2B and B2C as well as serving government agencies. Still, the opportunity size continues to grow with vendors of DMS solutions plunging into the intricacies of creating business models that increasingly incorporate delivery-agnostic exchange between subscribers and DMS vendors. This study examines the DMS market including a look at market drivers and restraints and revenue forecasts from 2013 to 2020.
Published: May 13 2014 Market Insights
Hardware Security and Android Disrupt Competitive Landscape; Monetization Remains Elusive
The Internet changed how video is consumed, and then devices changed it all over again. Yet, some aspects remain constant—content must be guarded from uncontrolled sharing, and it must be monetized. This insight examines key technical and business trends disrupting the Internet video ecosystem today and their impact on the competitive strength of stalwart incumbent vendors, as well as new entrants into this challenging but lucrative market. Estimates and forecasts of growth in various classes of consumer devices are provided. The base year is 2012 and forecasts run through 2017.
Published: Apr 11 2014 Market Insights
ARM Is the New x86; Cloud Is the New Desktop; Usage Trumps User Count
This study covers the worldwide software monetization market, also known as software entitlement management or license management. It provides drivers and restraints; technology and market trends; demand analysis; and strategies for growth. The market is analyzed in 3 segments—hardware, software, and services—and divided by 3 regions: NALA, EMEA, and APAC. Applications covered include B2B software, B2C software, embedded, and SaaS. An in-depth competitive analysis, including vendors' market shares, is provided along with profiles of the key industry vendors. The base year is 2013. Forecasts run through 2018.
Published: Mar 05 2014 Market Research
In the early days of online video communication and online video delivery, audio was a critical component of the overall quality of experience. When audio is smooth and clear, it can compensate for jitters or glitches in video. On the other hand, loss of synchronization between audio and video can demolish the quality of experience even if the vide...
02 Mar 2014 Blog post
Published: Jan 22 2014 Best Practices
Technology Vendors Innovating Aggressively as Service Providers Seek to Reap Benefits of Improved Compression Efficiency
Markets across the board, from content creation and editing to display and rendering, are evaluating the impact that High-efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) will create on their businesses over time. Encoder and transcoder vendors are expected to focus on innovation to establish early leadership and brand value in this new and lucrative field, while service providers may proceed cautiously with an eye on total return on investment. Although AVC is likely to remain dominant over the next five years, HEVC is being evaluated extensively and could make significant inroads. This insight examines the various drivers and restraints relevant to HEVC for various media and entertainment (M&E) applications over a seven-year time frame.
Published: Jan 10 2014 Market Insights
Published: Oct 16 2013 Best Practices
If I had a dime for every time I’ve been asked this question in the last three months, I’d have enough cash to buy a tall latte, and a pastry along with it. And the tax. And the tip. Why is this such an enticing notion, and does the idea actually bear merit? Some history is in order. Back in the nineties as North America transitioned to digital ca...
29 Aug 2013 Blog post
As economies worldwide are staging a fragile if promising recovery, economists continue to chant the mantra of breaking up institutions - specifically, banks - that are "too big to fail". Technology has given rise to many other corporations that are similarly too big to fail. Not because their failure would bankrupt or disrupt a financial ecosyste...
25 Aug 2013 Blog post
Proliferation of Digital Assets and Demand for Content Repurposing Fuels Double-digit Market Growth
This study covers the global dynamic publishing solutions market, with a market overview that includes drivers, restraints, forecast and trends, and market share and competitive analysis. Revenue forecasts are provided through 2017 for North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia-Pacific. The dynamic publishing solutions market segments that were analyzed include page layout and design solutions and XML authoring tools and publishing platforms. In addition, a detailed analysis of the top market competitors is provided. The study’s base year is 2012, and historical data for 2011 is also included. The forecast period extends from 2013 to 2017.
Published: Aug 19 2013 Market Research
Published: Aug 08 2013 Best Practices
NAB 2013 brought home three main themes for the digital media team at Frost & Sullivan: 1)    There’s a clear drive toward delivering media & entertainment solutions that control bottom line costs while growing top line revenues. 2)    Market conversations are shifting toward solutions focused on monetization rather than just products focused on...
24 Apr 2013 Blog post
India is a vast market today for Pay TV, with over 100 million Pay TV households and an estimated 140 million TV households. It is also arguably among the least developed market for Pay TV, despite these numbers. For example, the number of TV households pales in comparison to the country’s population of over 1.2 billion. Also, India still does not...
14 Jan 2013 Blog post
Software License Management solutions are designed to help independent software vendors (ISVs) and device vendors to efficiently monetize their products. The three main functions SLM systems perform are: defining software versions and licensing rules (development); automating license issuance and invoicing (deployment); and ensuring that software i...
12 Dec 2012 Blog post
Apple announced today its intended acquisition of Authentec for $356 million – a valuation of nearly 7x over fiscal year 2011 revenue. Interestingly, although the acquisition is being highlighted in terms of AuthenTec’s flagship business in fingerprint scanning and touch sensor technology for security of mobile computers, revenue growth for this si...
27 Jul 2012 Blog post
Google is known for making information accessible. The search giant is beloved by end users for the easy search and ready experience it enables for content ranging from books to videos. However, what endears it to the masses has fostered significant distrust in the community it needs most to fulfill its GoogleTV ambitions - Hollywood in particular,...
21 Aug 2011 Blog post

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