Stelios Kotakis

Stelios Kotakis

Mr. Kotakis, a senior research analyst at IHS Markit, focuses on the managed services and professional video industries, plus cloud and content delivery.

Stelios joined IHS Markit in 2013. Prior to joining IHS Markit, he gained experience at telecommunications company WIND Hellas and as a broker for Prelium Investment Services.

Stelios holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Piraeus, Greece.


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AT&T sells Quickplay: how a promising acquisition turned to divestment

Highview Capital will back Firstlight Media, a user engagement and monetization platform, to acquire Quickplay from AT&T. Following the transaction, Firstlight will merge with Quickplay creating a combined business that will continue to operate under the Firstlight brand.

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CDN traffic during Covid19

After the COVID-19 outbreak, many countries have started imposing restrictions on peoples’ movement to contain the pandemic. Inevitably people are consuming more internet-delivered content. On the 16th of March, for instance, Akamai stated that it saw a 50% increase in traffic relative to an average day while Akamai’s peak traffic burden during Q1 2020 was twice as large as last year’s peak burden. Verizon noted a 20% increase in total web traffic while Limelight Networks and CenturyLink, among other CDNs Omdia have spoken with, are experiencing increased online traffic demands of similar magnitude.

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Video CDN Vendor Scorecard - 2020

This Video CDN vendor scorecard addresses the need in the market for a vendor evaluation based on an objective appraisal of their product offering combined with our judgement on each firm’s outlook over the next four years.

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