Category archives for: Test & Monitor

Ericsson, Polkomtel test LTE Broadcast in Poland

Ericsson and Polish telecom operator Polkomtel successfully carried out the first test of LTE Broadcast technology in Poland on August 3th0, streaming the opening game of the 2014 World Volleyball Championship between Poland and Serbia to 300 selected guests and journalists at Warsaw’s National Stadium. The test group was provided with 300 LTE Broadcast-enabled mobile devices with a pre-configured application […]

blinkx partners Forensiq for fraud detection

blinkx, the Internet media platform, has announced a partnership with Forensiq, a specialist in fraud detection. In a market-first move, blinkx has implemented Forensiq’s technology and processes in a unique way enabling it to combat fraud in real time. blinkx’s UK & European partnership with Forensiq follows the announcement of global deals with Integral Ad Science and Nielsen. “We look […]

Mariner xVu monitoring 20m+ devices

Mariner, a global player in Software Defined Monitoring (SDM) for IP Video, is seeing strong market growth as TV and entertainment companies take advantage of Mariner xVu to see and solve problems and drive down operational costs. In addition to providing its Mariner xVu solution for some of the world’s largest TV and video operators, Mariner has reached the significant […]

Forthnet selects Irdeto to secure DTH

Irdeto and Nova, the Greek and Cypriot satellite pay-TV platform of Forthnet, have worked together on the transition to a fully-secured DTH base. Forthnet recently upgraded its headend system to MPEG-4 and its modulation scheme to DVBS2. In parallel, Forthnet swapped all legacy STBs with new ones which were capable of supporting DVBS2 and HD MPEG-4. For this project, Forthnet […]

HomeGrid Forum appoints Allion Labs as ATH

As part of HomeGrid’s efforts to increase the number of accredited test houses (ATHs) to test silicon and systems, HomeGrid Forum has announced that its Board of Directors has selected Allion Labs Inc to be an ATH. Taiwan-based Allion Labs was selected based on the strength of the company’s proposal and its long-term involvement in the effort. John […]

Conviva boosts EchoStar viewer experience

Real-time big data, viewer-centric video optimisation specialist Conviva has confirmed that its Intelligent Control Platform is to ensure high-quality streaming delivery for US pay-TV platform EchoStar’s IP-based offerings, DISH Anywhere and DishWorld. To ensure the best viewing experience for subscribers, Conviva’s Intelligent Control Platform will provide the most comprehensive real-time quality and audience metrics available through its analytics offering, Insights. […]

VTR deploys Intraway’s new QoE solution

Intraway Corporation, a provider of advanced network control and business support systems (OSS/BSS) for telecom companies and service providers, has announced the deployment of its new Quality of Experience solution (QoE)  at VTR GlobalCom S.A. VTR, owned by Liberty Global, is Chile’s largest multi-channel television provider, providing video, broadband internet, and traditional circuit-switched & digital (VoIP) telephony services to 2.6 million […]

Nokia trials LTE for national TV broadcasting

Nokia Networks is pioneering the technology needed to efficiently use LTE for nationwide TV broadcasting. The company is working with a range of partners in what it says is the world’s first field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum. In a Single Frequency Network (SFN) all base stations use exactly the same frequency […]

Institute claims White Space trial success

Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) has successfully deployed mobile broadband communications systems at more than 40 Mbps throughput, and has successfully established a 3.7km link between two locations within the framework of the TV White Spaces Pilot organised by UK comms regulator Ofcom. The trials of NICT systems have been deployed in central London where spectrum […]

Comcast lets subs test drive STB features

US cable operator Comcast has added a new Labs section to its X1 cable boxes, allowing TV subscribers to test-drive new features before they’re officially integrated into the product. “Gmail has always had the Gmail Labs features,” said Piers Lingle, Comcast’s VP of product development and planning during an interview, adding that his company wanted to bring the same approach […]

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