LMT taps Harmonic for live OTT encoding

Latvian mobile operator LMT has deployed Harmonic’s EyeQ content-aware encoding solution for its live OTT service, which is delivered to TVs via 4G set-top boxes. Harmonic said that by using its EyeQ technology, LMT can deliver a consistent video experience for live channels to TVs with up to a 40% reduction in bandwidth – without […]

HBO launches in Baltic states on Telia platforms

HBO is launching on Telia’s platforms and Latvia’s LMT network in the Baltic states. In Latvia, HBO will be available on Telia-backed telco Lattelcom’s network and on Lattelecom and Telia-backed mobile operator LMT’s network. The launch will bring content including Game of Thrones, Big Little Lies, Westworld and True Detective to Latvian subscribers, with most […]

Latvian government to respond as Telia warns it could sell up

Latvian prime minister Māris Kučinskis has said he will respond by November to Nordic telco Telia’s threat to sell its stakes in mobile operator LMT and fixed-line telco Lattelecom if the Latvian government blocks the planned merger of the pair. Telia has promoted the combination of the fixed and mobile companies in order to drive convergence […]

Telia hopeful of fixed-mobile convergence merger in Latvia

Telia has welcomed a proposal to merge Latvian fixed-line telco Lattelecom and the leading Latvian mobile operator LMT from consultants KPMG, who were hired by the Latvian government to study strategic alternatives for the pair. Swedish-Finnish telco Telia holds separate 49% stakes in both operators. Lattelecom itself holds a 23% stake in LMT. The Latvian […]

Latvia’s LMT planning 4G TV offering

Latvian mobile network operator Latvijas Mobilais Telefons (LMT) is planning to launch an OTT TV service to complement its 4G mobile offering in the second half of this year. LMT president Juris Binde told local press that the service, called LMRT Mājas Viedtelevizija (LMT Home TV) would enable users to create personalised selections of applications […]