SNL Kagan: set-top box market to rise in 2016

The global set-top box shipments are tipped to rise slightly year-on-year in 2016, with the STB market “continuing to defy predictions of its demise”, according to new research. The SNL Kagan report claims that worldwide set-top box shipments are on track to reach 273 million in 2016, up from 269 million in 2015. However, set-top […]

Proximus 5G trial delivers movie download ‘in seconds’

Belgian service provider Proximus has inaugurated trials of 5G mobile technology in partnership with Chinese technology giant Huawei – the first operator in Belgium to test the technology. According to Proximus, during the tests, speeds of up to 70Gbps were reached, more than 100 times faster than 4G, which enables the downloading of movies in […]

Youfone launching TV service in the Netherlands

Dutch SIM-only mobile operator Youfone is planning to launch a new IP-delivered TV service in partnership with Huawei. According to local reports, Youfone will launch its service by April next year, offering live TV channels, VOD, apps and games, with a basic package priced at €10. The basic package will include about 20 channels and […]

Nos strikes strategic partnership with Huawei

Portuguese cable and pay TV operator Nos has struck a strategic partnership with Chinese equipment supplier Huawei under which the pair will work on joint projects in the areas of networks and technology, including the video solutions business. Nos CEO Miguel Almeida and Huawei’s Portuguese country director, Chris Lu, signed memorandum of understanding to mark […]

Huawei: technology a key driver for business development

Information and communications technology (ICT) is now a “key measure that drives business development,” according to Huawei executive Joe So. Speaking at Huawei’s Media Industry Forum at IBC last week, So said that as the industry transitions to digital, media groups must use “innovative ICT technology and integrate diverse industry resources to build open, converged […]

Huawei and VSN sign partnership deal

Huawei has signed a memorandum of understanding with Spanish technology company VSN to promote both companies’ products. The deal, which was signed at IBC, will see the companies offer a joint media asset management (MAM) solution – the core system used for digital media storage and management. Based on VSN’s Explorer platform and Huawei’s OceanStor […]

Huawei launches video-as-a-service offering

Huawei officially released its video-as-a-service solution to the industry at TV Connect 2016 in London today. The software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution is designed helps carriers quickly launch video services, reduce investment risk and shorten time-to-market. “By taking advantage of Huawei’s global content and application aggregation platform, operators are able to provide end-users with a diversified video […]

Etisalat and Huawei to launch UHD TV service

UAE-based telco Etisalat has partnered with Huawei to launch what they claim will be the first 4K Ultra High Definition TV service in the Middle East and Africa. The TV service will be available exclusively to Etisalat’s eLife customers in the UAE from the first quarter of 2016. Viewers will able to access a 4K […]

3 Screen Solutions certified by Huawei

Global infrastructure provider Huawei has certified software specialist 3 Screen Solutions as a technology and development partner. The move will see 3 Screen Solutions develop customised OTT and IPTV interfaces and applications for Huawei’s smart TVs, games consoles, set-top boxes and major smartphone platforms. According to 3 Screen Solutions, the partnership follows a certification process […]

Liberty Global unveils tech award winners

Huawei, Prodapt, Cisco, Alcatel Lucent and Dell took the prizes at cable giant Liberty Global’s annual vendor awards last week. The awards were revealed at the Liberty Global Technology Summit at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, just after last week’s IBC trade show. The award for Best Product and Service Quality was won by Huawei, […]