Category: 4K/8K Video


On-demand video killed the TV star

New research from Accenture has revealed consumers are losing interest in watching TV shows on a TV, as laptops, desktop PCs and smartphones continue to rise in prominence.

Huawei explains why operators need a video connection

Global ICT giant Huawei was at London-based TV technology event TV Connect recently talking to existing and potential partners about how it can help them make the most of opportunities in the rapidly evolving consumer video market.

Vodafone discusses its video strategy

The head of Vodafone’s Video Center of Excellence – Wolfgang Zeller – talks at TV Connect 2017 about his company’s video strategy, including challenges faced and how it has worked with Huawei to overcome them.

2017 Predictions: What the industry thinks

While 2016 proved to be a solid year for incremental advancements in 5G, IoT and cloud computing, 2017 is set to be a big year for a number of breakthrough technologies.

Deutsche Telekom and the operator TV opportunity

TV and telecoms are not always an easy fit, with TV having been designed as a one-way broadcast technology and telecoms networks set up to enable direct two-way communication between individuals.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Thomas Staneker, Head of TVSC, Deutsche Telekom

Thomas Staneker, who heads up the TV service centre at Deutsche Telekom Europe, explains how TV and telecoms is not a natural fit, but insists that shouldn’t stop telcos seizing the massive opportunities offered by the IP TV era. DT was quick to recognise this opportunity and Staneker talks us through some of the challenges it has had to overcome, to become a TV player.

An entire generation may avoid set top box – Conax

Conax’s Tor Helge Kristiansen, EVP and Principal Architect, says securing authorisation keys now for TV is essential in Africa as a new generation of connectivity emerges; while predicting an entire generation may avoid the set top box entirely. Kristiansen spoke to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016

The set top box will be the smart home gateway – Abox42

Abox42 told Telecoms.com that the future set top box will act as an entry point for IoT in the smart home in the next generation of TV services. Oliver Soellner spoke to Tim Skinner at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town, South Africa.

Huawei OTF 2016 – Ed Barton, TV Practice Leader at Ovum

The leader of analyst firm Ovum’s TV practice, Ed Barton, gives us an overview of the TV market opportunity for operators. The transformation in the way we consume TV and video entertainment has created a number of openings including pay TV, new multiplay components and the opportunity to become video service providers, but operators need to adapt to meet these needs.

Telecoms.com eBook: Delivering the WiFi Utopia

An increasing number of devices in the home consuming heavier amounts of bandwidth-consuming content are forcing operators to review how they deliver WiFi in the home. Providing a high-speed broadband connection is one thing, but an inefficient home network can cause a substantial bottleneck. This bottleneck has the potential to ruin the user experience, and will be a major factor in future content delivery strategies for operators.

Ofcom says never mind the b*llocks

With little actual regulation on its plate for the time being Ofcom has decided to spend its time researching the UK’s attitudes to naughty words and gestures in broadcasting.

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