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Ericsson: video will be 74% of mobile traffic in 2024 as 5G takes hold

Video’s share of the global mobile traffic is due to climb from 60% today to 74% in 2024 as 5G establishes itself as the fastest generation of cellular technology to be rolled out around the world. This is according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which predicts that 5G will account for 1.5 […]

Ericsson: 5G has the speed and latency to support 3D holographs

Only 5G has the speed and low enough latency to support 3D-holographs on a mobile network, according to Ericsson. The company has staged a number of trials using this volumetric display technology in recent months and claims that 3D holographic communication requires about four times as much data as a streamed 4K video. Ericsson says […]

Airbeem appoints former Ericsson, Comcast Technology Solutions execs

Airbeem has appointed the former CTO of Ericsson Broadcast and Media, Steve Plunkett, to its board of directors and has hired former Comcast executive, Tim Clement, as vice-president of sales. Plunkett, who left Ericsson earlier this year, will advise Airbeem on its technical growth and strategy and brings more than two decades of experience in […]

Limelight and Ericsson partner on content delivery

Limelight Networks and Ericsson have signed an agreement to collaborate on content delivery and edge cloud services. Ericsson is partnering with service providers globally to build the Ericsson Unified Delivery Network (UDN) Edge Cloud Platform – a web-scale edge delivery network. Under the agreement, Limelight’s content delivery technology will be deployed on the Ericsson UDN […]

Ericsson’s MediaKind divestment delayed to year-end

Ericsson has pushed back the divestment of its majority stake in MediaKind to the end of the year. having originally planned to close the transaction in the third quarter. Ericsson has partnered with One Equity Partners, which will become the majority owner of MediaKind – formerly Ericsson’s Media Solutions business. “The carve-out of MediaKind from […]

Liberty Global and Ericsson extend partnership

Liberty Global has extended its partnership with Ericsson in Europe as it aims to consolidate and optimise its fixed networks services across the continent. Ericsson will look after operations consolidation and transfer of services functions from six Liberty Global locations in Europe – the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary, Poland and Germany. Ericsson claims its […]

North American cable debut for MediaKind

Canadian cable operator Cogeco Connexion has tapped MediaKind, the new brand forged out of Ericsson’s media solutions business, to deliver advanced TV services for its subscribers. Cogeco Conexion, which is the second largest operator in Ontario and Quebec provinces, will use MediaKind’s technology, including the MediaFirst TV platform with Android Google mobile services, rncoding on-demand, […]

Naspers appoints Nuvu exec to head OTT video unit

Naspers has appointed the managing director of Ericsson’s Nuvu on-demand service, Niclas Ekdahl, as the CEO of its recently formed connected video unit. Ekdahl is due to take up his new role on September 10, heading up the unit that runs the Showmax and DStv Now internet TV services in Africa and is responsible for […]

Ericsson Media Solutions becomes MediaKind

Ericsson Media Solutions is rebranding as MediaKind. Speaking at a press event in London, Arun Bhikshesvaran, chief marketing officer, Ericsson Media Solutions, said that “today marks a very important occasion for us”. The media technology outfit is currently undergoing a ‘carve out’ process that will see Ericsson divest a 51% majority stake in it to […]

Ericsson: 12% of global mobile connections to be 5G in 2023

The latest Ericsson Mobility Report expects major 5G deployments globally from 2020, anticipating more than one billion connections for enhanced mobile broadband by the end of 2023. North America is expected to lead 5G uptake, with the major US operators planning to roll out 5G between late 2018 and mid-2019. “By end of 2023, close […]

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