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Report: Huawei plans European OTT service

Huawei is reportedly planning to launch an over-the-top streaming service in Europe next year.

According to reports, Huawei will debut the service in Spain and Italy in 2018 and has already agreed a content deal with Atresmedia in Spain.

DTVE contacted Huawei but was not able to get confirmation of its over-the-top plans ahead of going to press.

The company is said to have revealed its video ambitions during its Huawei Connect Europe event in Berlin last week.

Separately, Huawei and LG U+ announced that they had successfully completed a pre-commercial trial of live ultra-high-definition IPTV delivered over 5G.

Huawei hailed the trial as a “key milestone” for the development of 5G and said it demonstrated up to a 2Gbps capacity of Huawei’s CPE in an end-to-end 5G network.

LG U+ is a South Korean mobile operator owned by LG Corporation.

UPDATE:

Huawei has confirmed that it will launch an offering called Huawei Video Service in 2018.

The mobile service will start to roll out globally starting in the first quarter of next year and be pre-installed on all Huawei and Honor phones.

Huawei Video Service will feature movies and TV series on an advertising-free basis and will  feature both global and local content.

Huawei confirmed it will be working with Spanish media group Atresmedia and film distribution company Under The Milky Way to  populate the video service ahead of its launch.

“Both providers will be key content partners contributing to the Huawei Video Service and are committed to extending the reach and audience for their content by participating in new services and new markets,” said the company in a statement.