Ericsson hails birth of EVE

Ericsson has used TV Connect to announce Ericsson Virtualised Encoding (EVE), a new solution that will be launched formally at NAB next month.  Ericsson described EVE as the industry’s “first software solution for intelligent utilisation of multiple encoding resources, regardless of the platform”. EVE is designed, according to the company, as an abstraction layer that […]

Qualcomm partners with Deutsche Telekom for LTE trial

Hot on the heels of its LTE broadcast trial with Vodafone Germany, Qualcomm has teamed up with Deutsche Telekom to collaborate on a on its first LTE Direct operator trial in Germany. LTE Direct is device-to-device technology that uses LTE spectrum and infrastructure and can be used by operators across a range of applications – […]

Stofa to offer 4G mobile services

Danish cable operator Stofa is to launch a 4G mobile offering in partnership with telco TDC. The company will also make its TV services available via the mobile services. Customers that take TV, broadband and mobile services from the operator will benefit from a discounted bundled offering. The mobile service will be offered over TDC’s […]

Vectra adds LTE mobile to service bundles

Polish cable operator Vectra has launched LTE mobile internet services as part of its product line-up. Vectra is offering internet packages of 4GB and up. Rafał Kandziora, chief marketing officer, said the new offer would enable Vectra customers to enjoy entertainment services outside the home via LTE. LTE will be offered in packages bundled with digital […]

Sky Italia teams up with Telecom Italia for IPTV

Sky Italia has signed a letter of intent with Telecom Italia to investigate whtehr the pair could create a next-generation IPTV platform over which the entire Sky programming line-up could be distributed.  Sky has initially struck an agreement with Telecom Italia whereby Telecom Italia Media customers will be able to view Sky’s dedicated Winter Olympics […]

Cyfrowy Polsat launches new triple-play offer with mobile

Polish pay TV operator Cyfrowy Polsat has launched a new triple-play offering, including LTE mobile telephony, for PLN99.80 (€23.90) a month. The package includes up to 15GB mobile internet, normally priced at PLN59.90, 400 minutes of call time with a Samsung Galaxy phone, normally priced at PLN59.90 and the Cyfrowy Polsat Mini HD TV package, […]

Ericsson and Telstra trial LTE broadcast

Ericsson and Australian telco Telstra have completed what they claim is the world’s first LTE broadcast on a commercial LTE network. Ericsson’s LTE Broadcast Solution was trialed on Telstra’s network with the transmission of large files and video feeds – including a sports match replay, sporting network news, horse racing coverage and news. These were […]

Netgem and Lantiq create combined xDSL and LTE gateway

Broadband access and home networking specialist Lantiq and video technology specialist Netgem have launched what they say is the world’s first combined xDSL and LTE residential gateway. The device, dubbed Hybridge, is designed to meet the need to access high-definition video streams, including on-demand and OTT content, on multiple screens by combining xDSL and LTE […]

Digital TV Labs launches 4G interference testing service

Digital media testing company Digital TV Labs has launched a service to test UK Freeview receivers for susceptibility to interference from 4G LTE mobile services.  New 4G services broadcasting in the 800 MHz band can interfere with both Freeview DVB-T and Freeview DVB-T2 terrestrial reception in some areas, though a special filter between the antennae […]

Five take UK 4G spectrum

UK regulator Ofcom has awarded 4G mobile spectrum to five companies – Everything Everywhere, Hutchison 3G, BT subsidiary Niche Spectrum Ventures, Telefónica UK and Vodafone – raising a less-than-expected £2.3 billion (€2.7 billion) for the Treasury. According to Ofcom, almost the whole UK population will be able to receive 4G mobile services by the end […]