Category: 4K/8K Video


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.

Ericsson bets on the multiplay experience

Hidden in a relatively obscure software release is a sign from Ericsson that it thinks the future is multiplay and it fancies its chances if that’s the case.

The Telecoms.com Podcast: Cleaning up after the Applegasm

The podders wipe down the mess caused by the internet after last week’s Applegasm, and assess why Apple’s latest phone is less explosive than Samsung’s. Apple stays on the agenda, sort of, as we look at its ambitions in the content and TV space; Bernard gets back in touch with a fantastic analysis of net neutrality, likening it to toilet paper. Scott drones on about… drones; and the podders finish off by finding out what the adulterer’s mobile phone of choice is.
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How can network operators monetise television quickly and effectively?

The quad play logic is simple – customers want to buy services from a single service provider and service providers will save costs by billing one customer for multiple services. With TV, mobile, broadband and fixed – line services in one place and at one cost, why switch?

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