Broadpeak launches new Intel-based CDN benchmarking tool

CDN technology specialist Broadpeak has launched a new software-based CDN benchmarking tool in collaboration with Intel.  Using Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), along with Intel Network Builders’ secure DevCloud environment, Broadpeak said that its CDN benchmarking tool simulates realistic video player behaviours and supports the latest protocols. The tool provides […]

CableLabs unveils 10G vision at CES

Cable technology organisation CableLabs and US cable association the NCTA have used CES in Las Vegas to unveil their vision of the rollout of ultra high-speed broadband services and has trademarked the term ‘10G’ to communicate it. CableLabs said that US cable operators including Comcast, Charter, Cox, Mediacom, Midco and Cogeco, alongside international players such […]

Ovum: Media and entertainment industry to reap rewards of 5G connectivity

Within the next decade, 5G will drive US$1.3 trillion in new revenues opportunities for the media and entertainment industry, according to new research commissioned by Intel. The ‘5G Economics of Entertainment Report’, which was conducted by Ovum, claims that between 2019-2028 media and entertainment companies will compete to win a share of a near US$3 […]

Eutelsat joins SES and Intelsat in US C-band initiative

Satellite operators Eutelsat has teamed up with SES and to make a “market-based proposal” for the use of the lower C-band spectrum in the US. Eutelsat has agreed to joint the initiative initially proposed by Intelsat, Intel and SES to protect the quality and reliability of satellite operators using the C-band spectrum to serve broadcasters, […]

NBA goes VR through Turner and Intel partnership

Turner Sports and Intel have agreed a multi-year partnership to make live NBA basketball available in virtual reality using Intel True VR technology. Starting with the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, Intel will allow fans to experience the action from different immersive angles with the forthcoming NBA on TNT VR app. Intel True VR cameras will […]

Report: Intel shelves ‘Project Alloy’ VR headset plans

Intel is reportedly shelving plans to launch Project Alloy as an open platform for developers and partners to launch their own branded VR headsets. According to a report on virtual reality site RoadtoVR, Intel has dropped plans to launch the VR headset open reference design due to lack of interest from partners. “Intel has made […]

Intel buys VR startup Voke for immersive sports

Intel has acquired virtual reality startup Voke as part of a move into immersive sports. California-based Voke was founded in 2004 and specialises in delivering immersive viewing experiences of live events. Intel said the deal will accelerate its strategy to build a broad portfolio of solutions to deliver “new, immersive sports experiences for athletes, fans […]

Sony Pictures expands 4K movie service

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is due to expand the availability of its 4K movie streaming service, Ultra, and will update the store to include rental options. From the first quarter of 2017, SPHE said that Ultra will be available on PCs for the first time, debuting on computers powered by 7th Generation Intel Core […]

Intel unveils new integrated ‘merged reality’ system, teams up with Microsoft for VR

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has used his company’s Developer Forum in San Francisco to unveil a new integrated virtual reality system – Project Alloy – that allows users to untether themselves from computers and other external devices and interact with the real world. Intel has also teamed up with Microsoft to optimise Windows-based content on […]

Cisco, Ericsson, Intel collaborate on 5G router

Cisco has announced plans to collaborate with Ericsson and Intel to develop what they say is likely to be the industry’s first 5G router. Announcing the move at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the companies said that the next generation router is designed to handle high definition video streaming and an expected explosion in Internet […]

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