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LMT taps Harmonic for live OTT encoding

Latvian mobile operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, which is delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes. Harmonic said that by using its EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent video experience for live channels to TVs with up to a 40% reduction in bandwidth – without […]

Cisco: 79% of world’s mobile traffic to be video by 2022

Roughly 79% of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2022, up from 59% in 2017, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index.   The stat was included in an update to the firm’s Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2017 – 2022, which predicted that mobile video traffic will increase nine-fold over the forecast period. […]

IHS Markit: high speed broadband reaches 75% of European homes

High speed broadband services were available in more than three quarters of homes in the 28 countries of the European Union at the end of June 2017, according to IHS Markit. The research firm said that for the first time, 4G LTE availability matched 3G HSPA networks in terms of the number of households covered. […]

BT launches BT Plus fibre and 4G convergence plans

BT has launched its new converged fibre and 4G plan, BT Plus, offering fast connections in and out of the home in a single bill. BT Plus will give customers ‘superfast’ or ‘ultrafast’ fibre speeds and a free upgrade to the fastest 4G speed available on their network. Ultrafast fibre plans come with a 100Mbps […]

BT Sport trials HDR livestream over 4G

BT Sport has staged a trial livestream of a UEFA Champions League match in high definition (HD) and high dynamic range (HDR) direct to mobile. The UK sports broadcaster ran the trial this week at Wembley Stadium – during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-2 defeat to Juventus – using mobile operator EE’s 4G network. The HD HDR […]

EE trials 4G home broadband in the UK

EE is trialling a 4G antenna solution in a bid to offer fast, over-the-air broadband to households in rural parts of the UK. EE said the new 4G home broadband is targeted particularly at houses in rural areas that can currently only access broadband at speeds below 10Mbps. The company’s 4G home broadband combines a […]

S&P: 4G subscriber numbers grew 43% in 2016

Mobile 4G subscriber numbers grew 43% in Europe between the end of 2015 and 2016 to reach 228.4 million, according to Kagan, a unit within S&P Global Market Intelligence. The figure applies to 14 European countries studied and excludes Russia. Kagan said that the highest 4G adoption rates in Europe are in the Nordics, UK, […]

TV2U to launch white label OTT service, 4G set-top box

Over-the-top media services company TV2U is set to launch a white label OTT service and has announced plans for a multimedia 4G set-top box. The company said it is on-course to launch the white label OTT service in partnership with US-based content delivery specialist, StackPath. This follows a successful proof of concept deployment in late […]

High speed internet ‘available in 75% of EU homes’

High-speed broadband services of at least 30 Mbps were available to 75.9% of EU households by mid-2016, according to European Commission research. The study, which was conducted by IHS Markit and Point Topic on behalf of the EC, found that in the 12 months to the end of June 2016 some 12.8 million new EU […]

Ericsson: video to account for 75% of all mobile traffic

Mobile video traffic will grow by around 50% annually between 2016 and 2022 to account for nearly 75% of all mobile traffic, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Ericsson said it expects social networking to grow by 38% annually over the next six years. However, its relative share of traffic will […]

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