Nokia tips strong VR growth after lacklustre 2016

Nokia has predicted a strong year for virtual reality (VR) in 2017, despite lacklustre headset shipments last year. Speaking at a press and analyst briefing in London last week, Tarif Sayed, head of VR Technologies at Nokia OZO, said 2016 was “a bit disappointing” despite the hype that the VR space has attracted. “There was […]

Nokia and Technicolor agree VR content deal

Nokia and Technicolor will work to create new VR content using Nokia’s OZO+ camera and OZO content creation tools, as part of a new partnership deal. The companies’ first project will be a series of 360 Masterclass sessions that will be held at the Technicolor Experience in Los Angeles, designed to teach professionals how to […]

Kaltura partners with Nokia on OTT video

Video technology provider Kaltura has partnered with Nokia to offer a “more personalised and monetised” over-the-top viewing experience for customers. Through the deal, customers can now get a combination of Kaltura’s TV platform and Nokia’s IP video technology and systems. “Today’s TV landscape is constantly evolving into a personal experience for each and every user […]

BT and Nokia explore 5G VR

BT and Nokia have teamed up to explore the use of 5G connectivity in supporting future virtual reality services. The joint research will examine how the low latencies and high bandwidths of 5G can be used to provide fully-immersive live sport or entertainment in high-definition VR. As part of this work, the two companies are showcasing […]

Sky taps Nokia for CDN to deliver OTT TV and data services

Sky is tapping Nokia to provide its Velocix Content Delivery Network (CDN) to deliver high-speed video and data services for its UK customers. Nokia said the deployment is currently serving Sky On Demand. However Sky and Nokia are jointly working to expand the Velocix solution to support Sky Go and Now TV services for live […]

Sony Pictures agrees VR deal with Nokia

Sony Pictures has agreed a VR deal with Nokia that will see it explore the “creative potential” of virtual reality production and distribution. Under the new multi-year worldwide agreement, Sony Pictures will use Nokia’s OZO VR camera and software to create 360-degree 3D content and live experiences. Sony will also integrate the OZO Player SDK […]

Amazon-owned Elemental powers 360˚ Chili Peppers stream

Amazon-owned video processing specialist, Elemental, provided the encoding solution for Deutsche Telekom’s live-streamed 360˚ video of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in concert last week. The gig, which Deutsche Telekom staged in Berlin to coincide with German trade show IFA, was captured by four Nokia OZO 360˚ virtual reality cameras and was reportedly the first […]

Nokia buys Gainspeed in cable market push

Nokia is acquiring Gainspeed, a US-based start-up that specialises in Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) solutions for the cable industry. Gainspeed’s Virtual Converged Cable Access Platform (CCAP) solution would “strategically diversify Nokia’s product portfolio for cable access customers” and expand Nokia’s footprint in this market, the company said in a statement. Upon closing of the deal, […]

Nokia Bell Labs demos 10Gbps symmetrical over DOCSIS 3.1

Nokia Bell Labs has achieved what it says is the world’s first 10Gbps symmetrical data speed over a traditional cable access network using DOCSIS 3.1 technology. The company said that the proof of concept of the technology, dubbed XG-CABLE, demonstrates feasibility of Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 laid out by CableLabs. The XG-CABLE test used point-to-point […]

Swisscom partners with Nokia on 4K IPTV

Swisscom has deployed the Nokia 5910 Video Services Appliance (VSA) to deliver its Swisscom TV 2.0 service – including 4K Ultra High Definition. Nokia’s 5910 operates across a range of access technologies and digital rights management systems and is capable of handling standard definition, high definition and 4K ultra high definition channels. “We are investing in […]