Avni Rambhia - Analyst Profile
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.
- Areas of expertise
- MARKET RESEARCH
- COMPETITIVE INTELLIGENCE
Recent items from Avni RambhiaTumult Gives Way to Steady Growth Driven by Growing Monetization and Piracy Tracking ApplicationsThis insight provides an overview of the global digital media watermarking and fingerprinting markets. Watermarking aims to control and monitor piracy by securely and invisibly embedding identifiable information into audio and/or video content. Fingerprinting enables content identification and facilitates content indexing for a variety of automation and measurement applications. The study provides market sizes by revenue, short-term revenue forecasts, and base-year market shares. It also discusses significant trends, and the drivers and restraints that are expected to shape the markets. The base year is 2013; the forecast period is from 2014 to 2016.
Published: Dec 15 2014 Market InsightsThe Business Case in Real Life Numbers - Today and Tomorrow Published: Dec 10 2014 Market InsightsUnit Shipment Recovers as Competitive Pressure and Innovative Features, along with Global Pay TV Growth, Drive UptakeThis insight provides unit shipment forecasts, segmentations by application and region, and market share analysis for the global set-top box market. The base year is 2013, and the forecast period is 2014-2019. Published: Dec 09 2014 Market Insights Published: Dec 05 2014 Best PracticesM&A in Full Swing; Leader Spot in Multiscreen Up for Grabs; Cloud, HEVC and Monetization Top of MindThis research service covers video transcoders which are used to transform digital video into a multitude of content packages for a variety of distribution scenarios. The market is analysed through the production transcoding and multiscreen transcoding segments. Evaluation of the market includes revenue forecasts and demand for solutions over a period spanning 2013 through 2020, with 2013 as the base year. Factors driving and restraining the growth of the market, along with trends and key challenges faced by the industry, have also been identified and discussed in this report. Published: Nov 13 2014 Market ResearchA realistic evaluation of what HEVC means for your business: today, tomorrow and in 2020 Published: Oct 08 2014 Market Insights Published: Aug 27 2014 Best PracticesMostly since it's easier to send a URL to a blog post than to email large attachments, I'm compiling all my publicly released material on HEVC market analysis here. We update this material quarterly, including HEVC-enabled and HEVC-capable device shipment numbers, so if you need current data just send a note to your account manager or to me at avn... 11 Aug 2014 Blog postBYOD and Broadband are Transforming EducationThis 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 ResearchScale-as-You-Grow Paradigm a Crucial Enabler for the Fluid IndustryThis 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 ResearchPromise of Cost Savings Proves Inadequate; Lack of Government Mandate and Fragmentation Stunt GrowthHuge 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 InsightsIn 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 postIf 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 postAs 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 postNAB 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 postIndia 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 postSoftware 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 postApple 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 postGoogle 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