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Multiscreen TV providers moving to NFV

Market research firm Infonetics Research has released excerpts from its 2014 Multiscreen TV Strategies and Vendor Leadership: Global Service Provider Survey, which provides insight into pay-TV operator plans for multiscreen video services and delivering live and file-based video content to subscribers over multiple devices. “Service providers want flexibility in the processing platforms they use to encode and play out video […]

Mobile data over half of global roaming revenues by 2019

Mobile data roaming will generate approximately $50 billion in revenues by 2019, contributing as much as 56 per cent to global roaming revenues, according to research by global analyst firm Ovum. Ovum’s roaming forecasts show that Europe continues to be the largest contributor to global roaming revenues, accounting for 46 per cent of global roaming revenues, with much of the […]

ACCESS NetFront selected by Nintendo

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ACCESS, a global provider of advanced software solutions to the mobile, beyond-PC and digital TV markets, has confirmed that NetFront Browser NX, a WebKit-based browser, has been selected by Nintendo as the browser engine for its New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS  LL game consoles. NetFront Browser NX is a platform-independent WebKit-based browser developed and provided by ACCESS. It […]

Ofcom opens up 700 MHz for mobile broadband

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UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced it is to make valuable airwaves available for mobile broadband services, suggesting it is also securing the future of digital terrestrial TV. The decision allows mobile network operators to deliver mobile broadband using some of the frequencies currently used for digital terrestrial TV services, such as Freeview, and wireless microphones. These frequencies make up […]

Mobile bumps TV as America’s first screen

Mobile  analytics firm Flurry, owned by Yahoo, has found that time spent on mobile devices grew in the US by 9.3 per cent – from 2 hours and 42 minutes to 2 hours and 57 minutes – in the past nine months. That is almost 3 hours per day spent on mobile devices by the average American consumer, while time […]

Opera, Huawei partner for video optimisation

Opera Software’s Skyfire unit has announced a strategic partnership with Huawei in which Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer platform will be made available to mobile operators in Huawei’s Cloud Edge Virtual Multi-Service Engine (vMSE). Rocket Optimizer, Opera and Skyfire’s mobile video optimisation and experience assurance solution, is the first such solution to become part of Huawei’s vMSE platform and is a natural […]

90% will own mobile phone by 2020

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, a comprehensive update on mobile trends leveraging big data from live networks worldwide, reveals that proliferation of mobile technology continues at a rapid pace: 90 per cent of the world’s population over six years old is predicted to have a mobile phone by 2020. Furthermore, by 2020 smartphone subscriptions are forecast to […]

MobiTV to power Japan’s TV Bank

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MobiTV, a global player in enabling delivery of live and on-demand TV everywhere, and TV Bank, a live video distribution system and video provider for connected devices in Japan, have announced a partnership to leverage MobiTV’s software-based platform and NetDVR (nDVR) technology to extend TV services across screens. The service, launching this fall, will enable a robust entertainment experience on […]

Mediapro lines up LatAm F1 channel

Spanish multimedia communications group Mediapro is to launch a 24 hour Formula One channel for the entire Latin American region (except Brazil) in 2015 devoted to everything surrounding and related to the championship. The new channel, which will be produced and distributed with Direct TV, will offer live broadcasts of all the Grand Prix races, 10 of which will be […]

Opera Mini surpasses 50m users in India

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Over 50 million people are now using Opera Mini to go online in India, according to the latest statistics released by Opera Software. With this, Opera Mini is now the third largest mobile app used in India after Facebook and Whatsapp. Opera’s CEO Lars Boilesen announced the 50-million-user landmark at a flash mob in India. He joined 50 dancers in […]

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