MásMóvil reportedly teaming up with Huawei to launch TV service

Spanish mobile operator MásMóvil, the country’s fourth-largest telco, is planning to launch a TV service in partnership with Huawei, according to Spanish press. According to financial daily El Español, citing two unnamed sources, the operator plans to launch an ‘open’ TV platform that will make third-party services such as Netflix, HBO and Amazon available via […]

‘Adjacent markets’ and ‘horizontal convergence’ opening up for operators

Media content and distribution companies have an opportunity to branch out into new markets that are adjacent to the traditional entertainment business as growth in their core market tapers off, according to Lee Chow, chief marketing officer, video product line at Huawei. Speaking at TV Connect in London this morning, Chow said Huawei was playing […]

Free teams up with Huawei to launch Chinese pack

French service provider Free has launched a new package of Chinese channels in partnership with technology giant Huawei as part of its Freebox offering. The Chinese pack includes access to up to 57 channels in three separate bouquets. A basic pack with 17 channels, including five in HD, will be available for €7.99 a month. […]

Vodafone Spain teams with Huawei for major DOCSIS 3.1, DCCAP rollout

Vodafone Spain is to deploy DOCSIS 3.1 technology to provide symmetrical high-speed 1Gbps broadband services over its HFC cable network, and will simultaneously deploy additional fibre, using an integrated platform for cable and FTTH. Vodafone has teamed up with Chinese equipment giant Huawei to upgrade its network to the new technology. Vodafone said its plans […]

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 […]