OpenRPD Initiative Drives Smooth Migration to Future Cable Networks

Offer operators way to increase capacity and extend usefulness of their coax networks

The cable industry is going through a rapid change, as operators are searching for solutions to provide consumers with more and more network capacity and services which enable smooth and reliable online use of verstatile video and TV content. In the European setting alone, this means that Gigabit-level broadband connections should be available for tens of millions of subscribers within the coming years.

Survey Finds ATSC 3.0 Increases Consumer Spend on Smart TVs

Features of next generation of Smart TV standards shown to accelerate purchase cycle

Results of a nationwide SmithGeiger consumer survey conducted on the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s new ATSC 3.0 features, including those enabled by Verance® Aspect™, demonstrate significant increases in willingness to spend more on a smart TV and accelerate purchase windows. 
According to the international market and research firm’s online survey of 1,201 broadband subscribers, these Aspect-enabled ATSC 3.0 features compel respondents  to spend $205 more than they originally planned on a smart TV, with purchase intent over the next 12 months increasing to 74

Inspur and Ericsson bring next-gen pay TV to China

Shandong Cable Network first operator to roll out cloud-enabled platform based on MediaFirst suite

Ericsson and Inspur Software Group, a leading cloud computing and big data service provider, have forged a multi-year strategic partnership to deliver innovative TV services at web speed to China, the largest pay TV market in the world.

Ericsson and Inspur will collaborate to develop a best-of-breed, cloud-enabled TV platform for operators in the burgeoning Chinese market using Ericsson's award-winning end-to-end MediaFirst solution suite.

Comcast introduces Xfinity Mobile

Claims 'America's largest, most reliable 4G LTE network and the largest Wi-Fi network'

Comcast today introduced Xfinity Mobile, a new wireless service designed for the way people use their phones today, with the internet and data at the center of the experience. Up to eighty percent of smartphone data traffic in the U.S. travels over Wi-Fi,1 not cellular networks, making Wi-Fi a key solution to today's mobile data consumption. Xfinity Mobile uses America's largest, most reliable 4G LTE network along with Comcast's 16 million Wi-Fi hotspots to provide consumers with a better wireless experience, for less money, on today's most popular devices.

NAGRA and Samsung Announce World First Launch of TVkey by HD+ in Germany

German satellite operator deploys next-gen direct-to-TV solution without a set-top box

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – March 6, 2017 - NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company, and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, and Samsung Electronics, the market leader in home entertainment for over ten years, today announced the world's first commercial deployment of TVkey at German satellite operator HD+ (a subsidiary of SES).

CSPs Risk Losing Customers to Global Digital Giants, Accenture Survey Finds

Services Can Lead to New Growth; Connected Home and Digital Video Offer Significant Opportunities

NEW YORK; Feb. 24, 2017 – Accenture's Dynamic Digital Consumers Survey revealed that if a global digital giant such as Google or Amazon launched an offer comparable to their mobile operator, 44 percent of respondents would leave their provider, forming a gloomy outlook for Communications Service Providers (CSPs).

Italtel Launches VTU Application for 5G Era

Video upload use case will be demoed at Mobile World Congress

Milan, February 22, 2017 – Italtel, a leading telecommunications company in IT system integration, managed services, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and all-IP solutions, today unveiled its virtual Transcoding Unit (vTU) application which brings several functionalities to the edge of networks, improving upload performance, reducing latency and increasing the battery life of connected devices.
 

Harmonic and Mirantis Bring Cloud-Native Media Processing to OpenStack

Claims World's First Media Processing Solution for Live and VOD OpenStack Cloud Production

SAN JOSE and SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Feb. 1, 2017 — Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, and Mirantis, a pure-play open cloud company, today announced a new partnership that is providing media content and service providers with access to the industry's first media processing solution for live and VOD production on OpenStack.

South Korea’s ETRI Recognized for New Core UHD and Next-Gen TV Tech Standards

LDM (layered division multiplexing) can simultaneously transmit and receive UHD and mobile HD signals through single channel

South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)’s broadcasting and media technology has been globally recognized as a leader of related technologies around the world. ETRI is gaining traction in establishing related core technologies as international standards in the industry for UHD, often known as the next-generation television service, which has been expanding its market size. 

TBC in Taiwan Launches Nagra's Digitized OpenTV 5 Platform

Enables TBC to roll out hybrid platform combining broadcast and Internet TV services

CHESEAUX, Switzerland – November 11th, 2016 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) company and the world's leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced today that Taiwan Broadband Communications (TBC), one of the leading multi-system cable operators in Taiwan, has rolled out a newly digitized platform powered by OpenTV 5.

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