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The future of TV is going ever so slightly OTT. In fact, scratch that; it’s already gone the whole nine yards. If the analysts are to be believed, OTT is now the broadcast mainstream. (more…)
Recent research undertaken by PGi, a provider of collaboration solutions, in conjunction with Mobile World Live, the media arm of the GSMA, revealed a 70% percent decline in users accessing meetings via desk phones in the past five years, writes Frank Paterno, the vice president of global carriers at PGi. The report, entitled, “The Future of UC&C on Mobile,” highlights that nearly half (44%) of mobile industry respondents rank the smartphone as their chosen device for unified communication and collaboration (UC&C) services in the next few years.
The past decade has seen the multi-fold growth of online content consumption on mobile devices. We’ve never spent as much time (and data) on our smartphones, getting work done, browsing the web, scrolling through social media and … watching videos, writes Brendan Gill the chief executive of OpenSignal.
The arrival of over-the-top (OTT) video services such as Netflix and Hulu first raised the possibility of ‘cord-cutting’, as the availability of more affordable OTT video content posed a potential threat to large traditional pay-TV bundles. (more…)
Mr. Sauer has extensive management experience in the telecommunication and media industries. Most recently, he has been the president of Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services, now known as RedBee Media. In this role, Mr. Sauer developed the business organically and through the acquisitions of Technicolor’s Broadcast Service division in 2012, Red Bee Media in 2014 and FYI Television (US) in 2016. (more…)
Amdocs to acquire content services and tech provider Vubiquity for US$224m to expand into the media & entertainment business
Amdocs, a provider of solutions to communications and media companies, has agreed to acquire Vubiquity, a provider of premium content services and technology solutions, subject to customary closing conditions. (more…)
We may not yet know what will be the most lucrative 5G services, but it’s clear that to succeed with the next generation of mobile and become digital service providers (DSPs), network operators must invest heavily in mobile edge computing (MEC), writes Scott Sumner, the director of business analytics at Accedian. Bringing cloud computing and IT environments to the edge of the cellular network is a key component of any 5G strategy.
Network operators need fresh approaches in order to generate new revenue and hold up their profitability in a challenging and fast-evolving market. By basing their business around a cloud-based platform model, they can ensure their survival in a world of unpredictable traffic patterns and massive data growth. (more…)
It’s true that communications service providers (CSPs) have a unique opportunity to claim a foothold in the pay-TV market, writes Simon Trudelle, the senior director of product marketing at NAGRA. In the last few years, we’ve seen them increasingly compete with cablecos in providing broadband services and access to video and TV content – the kind of service consumers today expect.
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