NBC Olympics: IP useful to engage younger audiences, but transition will take time

Broadcasters are making greater use of cloud and IP technology for big live events, but the need for absolute quality means that they will continue to invest significantly in on-premises infrastructure for some time to come, according to Dan Robertson, VP of Olympics information technology at NBC Olympics. Speaking at a press event organised by […]

Cisco reportedly seeking buyer for NDS

Cisco is looking to sell its video software business as part of a move to focus on the network infrastructure business, according to a Bloomberg report. According to Bloomberg, citing unnamed sources, Cisco is soliciting offers for NDS Group, which it acquired for US$5 billion (€4.3 billion) five years ago, as it refocuses its activities […]

New OTT TV service for Nigeria to launch next year

Nigerian technology outfit Envivo Communications is to launch a new OTT TV streaming video service, nVIVO TV and has tapped Cisco to provide technology for the service. nVIVO TV will provide a mix of Nollywood and international content and will target the growing base of mobile phones, tablets and PCs in Africa. The company will […]

Cisco joins with partners to highlight Remote PHY

Cisco this week joined with partners to demonstrate cable broadband remote PHY architecture and the use of DOCSIS infrastructure for mobile backhaul. At the SCTE Cable-Tech Expo in Denver, Cisco demonstrated its Infinite Broadband Remote PHY solution (RPHY) for cable access networks, which it claims to be the industy’s only standards-based distributed access architecture (DAA) […]

Cisco’s Chambers to step down as CEO takes over chairman role

Cisco executive chairman and former CEO John Chambers has told the company’s board that he will not stand for re-election to the company’s board when his current term expires in December. Cisco will name current CEO Chuck Robbins to serve and chairman, while Chambers will be given the honorary title of chairman emeritus. Chambers transitioned […]

Cisco: video to represent 80% of web traffic in 2021

Video will represent 80% of all internet traffic in 2021, up from 67% in 2016, according to new research. Cisco’s 12th Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecast claims that video will continue to “dominate IP traffic and overall internet traffic growth” and predicts that there will be nearly 1.9 billion internet video users, excluding mobile-only, by […]

Sky-backed OnPrime TV now available in Germany, Italy and UK on Apple TV

OnPrime TV, the Sky and Cisco-backed OTT TV service targeting migrant groups in the pay TV operator’s home markets, is now live in the UK, Germany and Italy. The app-based streaming service is currently available on the Apple TV platform. It can be downloaded via the app store on Apple TV4, or by searching for […]

Video to account for three quarters of mobile traffic by 2021

Mobile video will represent 78% of the world’s mobile data traffic by 2021, up from 60% of total mobile data traffic in 2016, according to Cisco. In its latest Mobile Visual Networking Index forecast, Cisco estimated that mobile video will increase nine-fold between 2016 and 2021, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of […]

Cisco launches consumer test capability for Infinite Video customers

Cisco has launched a new facility to enable customers of its Infinite Video platform to test new features with users before making them generally available, with Israel’s Yes one of the first pay TV operators to use the service. The Infinite Video Platform Labs will enable Cisco customers to gather feedback from users before launching […]

Ericsson and Cisco extend partnership to WiFi

Ericsson and Cisco have extended their strategic partnership to a new Wi-Fi offering. A new product line, Evolved WiFi Networks (EWN) will combine Ericsson’s 3GPP access technology, core networks and applications with Cisco’s established WiFi product portfolio to provide WiFi to Ericsson’s mobile, cable and other customers. The combined portfolio will include indoor small cells, […]