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Sunrise rolls out first 5G stadium app for FC Basel 1893

Swiss alternative telco Sunrise, set to merger with Liberty Global’s UPC Switzerland, has launched the first of what it says will be a series of 5G-enabled fan-experience enrichment applications for football fans with the Sunrise CamCheck, a new service developed in partnership with FC Basel 1893. The app will enable FC Basel 1893 fans to […]

KDDI taps VisualOn for 5G mobile video

Japanese service provider KDDI has chosen streaming software provider VisualOn’s media player to power video playback offer on its au Smart Pass service. Subscribers can now experience video including multiple synchronized streams on the Smart Pass app, which the operator, which has around 40 million users, is using to market 5G connectivity. KDDI’s basic au […]

5G expected to replace traditional broadcast distribution

The vast majority of broadcasters believe that 5G will replace traditional broadcast distribution as the preferred way to access TV content. According to a new study from Norwegian communications equipment company Nevion, 82% of broadcasters see 5G as the future of broadcast distribution, with 37% expecting the change to begin happening within the next two […]

US designates Huawei and ZTE as national security threats in move which could impact UK’s 5G rollout

The US’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has formally designated Huawei and ZTE as national security threats in a decision that is likely to have serious fallout across the Atlantic for the UK’s gigabit broadband expansion plans. The Chinese companies have largely been persona-non-grata in the US since 2018, when the Trump administration banned government contractors […]

Polsat’s Plus first up with 5G in Poland

Plus, the mobile unit of Polsat Group, the Polish free and pay TV broadcaster, has launched the country’s first 5G mobile network. Plus, operated by Polsat company Polkomtel, is operating 100 mobile transmitters across seven cities – Warsaw, Gdańsk, Katowice, Łódź, Poznań, Szczecin and Wrocław The operator plans to extend its coverage to the whole […]

Orange launches operator-branded 5G smartphone

Orange has launched what it describes as the industry’s first operator-branded 5G smartphone in Europe, tested on its 5G networks for early adopters.  The Neva Jet smartphone will initially be available on existing networks 3G and 4G networks in select markets, starting with Poland. It will then be available on Orange’s commercial 5G networks across […]

5G heralds ‘next layer’ of digital disruption for media

The advent of 5G mobile technology will herald the biggest phase of disruption for established media businesses since the advent of digital distribution, according to a panel of experts assembled to discuss the topic at MIPCOM. 5G is the next coming layer on top of the digital disruption of the media distribution chain, according to […]

EBU calls for 5G-broadcast mode

5G should include a 5G-broadcast mode that allows free-to-air broadcaster to reach users with the need for a specific SIM card, according to public broadcast organisation the EBU’s media director, Jean Philip de Tender. Speaking at a media event in Bucharest, De Tender said that the pubcaster organisation “must try to influence the technical standards, […]

Deutsche Telekom lines up VR and AR over 5G for Bayern Munich

Deutsche Telekom and football club FC Bayern Munich have teamed up to deploy 5G mobile coverage around the Bayern Munich club grounds from spring 2020, enabling fans to use augmented and virtual reality apps on 5G-enabled devices.  Work on developing the applications is slated to start this year, with Deutsche Telekom setting up antennas around […]

A1 tests 8K streaming over 5G

Austrian telco A1 is today debuting a test of 8K video streaming via its 5G networkat the  Alpbach 2019 European Forum. A1 teamed up with technology partners Nokia and Samsung for the project. The telco expanded the mobile Internet infrastructure in the Tyrolean town, upgrading four existing outdoor transmitters with 5G ‘Massive MiMo’ antennas, and […]

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