Mobile World Congress

YouTube looks to extend channels to IPTV EPG slots

YouTube is starting to experiment with making its channels available on IPTV operators’ EPG as part of partner-led initiatives to extend the platform and keep viewers engaged. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, YouTube’s global director of mobile and platform partnerships, Francisco Varela, said that the video site is working with operators in a […]

Facebook seeks operator partners to promote web services

Facebook is looking to partner with three to five operators in the next year in a bid to make internet services accessible to people in developing countries. Speaking at Mobile World Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the company wanted to work to make services, including simple social networking and online messaging, available in […]

Shazam unveils app redesign

Shazam has unveiled a major redesign of its app, aimed at making the service a “destination experience and content platform for artists, shows and brands.” The redesign, which Shazam first started to introduce earlier this month, was launched at Mobile World Congress and be available in the coming weeks to iOS and Android users. Included […]

Tele2 moves to data-only price plans

European telco Tele2 is looking to transition to all-data mobile plans, as consumers make more use of internet services including mobile video. Giving a keynote talk at Mobile World Congress, Tele2 Group president and CEO Mats Granryd said that mobile pricing was moving away from pay-as-you-go to ‘bucketised’ plans and that it has already started […]

MobiTV targets wireless operators with HDMI dongle

TV technology supplier MobiTV has teamed up with Jabil Circuit to develop a white-label HDMI dongle to enable wireless operators to deliver an in-home TV everywhere service. The dongle is designed to help operators deliver a personalised multiscreen experience, according to MobiTV. The HDMI dongle that can be branded and deployed by wireless operators to […]

Ericsson taps into mobile video, launches LTE broadcast trial with Vodafone

Mobile video traffic will grow more than 75% this year as IT and telecom networks converge in an increasingly data-centric world, according to Ericsson president and CEO Hans Vestberg. Speaking at a media and analyst briefing at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Vestberg claimed that the global probability of getting mobile data throughput of […]

Accenture and KPN team up to bring TV apps to Google Glass

Accenture and Dutch telco KPN have developed a proof of concept to bring interactive TV services to the Google Glass device. Accenture said that the two companies had not developed a commercial product but that they were exploring the potential applications of wearable technologies for TV viewers. The proof of concept is being demonstrated at […]

Ericsson to launch Future TV Anywhere platform

Ericsson is due set to launch its ‘Future TV Anywhere’ platform, in a bid to bring “modern Web technologies to the TV operator world.” The end-to-end integrated platform for pay TV service providers is based on web and cloud technologies and is designed to combine the quality of service and content depth of pay TV […]