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Expway Demonstrates its LTE Broadcast Solutions at MWC'14 with Alcatel, Sequans, Anritsu, Ittiam and Intel!

Expway Demonstrates its LTE Broadcast Solutions at MWC'14 with Alcatel, Sequans, Anritsu, Ittiam and Intel! | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

In few years >75% of all mobile traffic will be video. Imagine the bandwidth savings LTE Broadcast (a.k.a. eMBMS)  will then make at carriers' networks? The numbers are in petabytes when the short-tail of content is pushed to users over LTE Broadcast.


Expway is not alone in evangelizing about this technology, here’s what we are doing with few of our partners at MWC:


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Expway’s Middleware powers the Alcatel-Lucent and Verizon Wireless LTE Broadcast demo, at Alcatel’s booth. Our middleware controls the Sequans LTE modem inside of the 7” Android tablet, receiving and decoding the streams for folks to watch.

Please find here the VZW article from the actual Super Bowl event.


>> Alcatel-Lucent’s demonstration at 3K10

>> Sequans demonstration at 7D76


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Expway and Anritsu will present Expway’s BM-SC and Anritsu’s MD 8430A Signaling Tester integrated together, at Anritsu’s booth.

This is the first and only product today that allows operators and device manufacturers to conduct extensive lab tests, as well as certify LTE Broadcast devices for the mass market.


>> Anritsu's demonstration at 6F40


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Intel is widening their XMM 7160 platform to support eMBMS. Through the integration with Expway, their device customers will next be able to offer the robust functionality of eMBMS to their carrier customers.


This Intel multimode chip has now “Expway inside”, and the joint demo will available for MWC visitors to see, at Intel’s booth.


>> Intel demonstration at 3D30


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Expway’s middleware now also supports HEVC, which enables our customers to save additional >50% in LTE Broadcast bandwidth. Come and see the demo at Ittiam’s booth, our video player partner on this.


>> Ittiam demonstration at Hall 8 Booth 8.1K24


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As you know, Expway’s middleware powers for example NTT’s NOTTV. Today this mobile broadcast service is the world’s most successful one, grossing out $25M per quarters.

Due to the experience we have gained from working with carriers at mobile broadcast, we now get a lot of questions from operators on eMBMS business models. This is the topic on what we focus on this MWC: we have gathered material of various use-cases around the world, and look forward in sharing that with you.

Let me know if you are interested in the business models presentation, and if you have time to meet us at MWC. It would be a pleasure to catch up again. Looking forward :)

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COME AND VISIT US


Booth:     Hall 5 - 5B71 (open to public)

Meeting: Hall 5 - 5L36MR


Or send us an email sales@expway.com for an appointment.

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LTE as a TV and Video Distribution Network - EE presentation on eMBMS

Presented by Matt Stagg, Network Strategy, EE in Cambridge Wireless SIG on 8th April 2014
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TVTechnology: Next-Generation Broadcasting Set for Field Testing; Questions Remain

TVTechnology: Next-Generation Broadcasting Set for Field Testing; Questions Remain | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

At the NAB Show, demonstrations of proposed methods for what is being referred to as ATSC 3.0 were presented in the exhibit booths of established transmission manufacturers, while Advanced Television Systems Committee members discussed progress in a special session.

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Broadcast Convergence With LTE

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Smartphones Surpass TV in Time Spent with Media

Smartphones Surpass TV in Time Spent with Media | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Maybe you knew it was coming, maybe you thought it never would. New data reveals that, for the first time, Americans are spending more time on mobile de...
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Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers

Mobile video stalling continues to frustrate consumers | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.
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How to make money with LTE Broadcast: check Verizon Patents!

How to make money with LTE Broadcast: check Verizon Patents! | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Two recent Verizon patent applications offer a glimpse at new business models it could adopt with the integration of its pay TV and wireless services, including the idea of offering customers discounts on their phone or pay-TV bills in exchange for allowing Verizon to deliver ads to the home screens of their mobile devices.
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Telstra world first LTE-B trial at MCG tonight

Telstra world first LTE-B trial at MCG tonight | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Telstra is partnering with Channel Nine and the Melbourne Cricket Club to test LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) technology during tonight's T20 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. After earlier trials in October last year, this latest stadium trial will see a number of participants using LTE-B enabled tablets and smartphones to watch broadcast feeds over LTE-B.

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AT&T's Rinne weighs in on VoLTE, small cells and LTE broadcast trials

AT&T's Rinne weighs in on VoLTE, small cells and LTE broadcast trials | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
During AT&T Mobility's annual developer summit, Editor in Chief Sue Marek sat down with Kris Rinne, senior vice president of network architecture and planning at AT&T Labs, to get a status report on some key initiatives for the company...
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Video Streaming: 2 times more active user in 4G than in 3G

Video Streaming: 2 times more active user in 4G than in 3G | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Philippe Brun, Marketing Director of data at Orange, explains that "there are 2 times more active user of video streaming in 4G than in 3G"

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One more proof that if accessing the video is smooth, people consumes far more.

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What Verizon plans to do with Intel’s cast-off streaming TV service

What Verizon plans to do with Intel’s cast-off streaming TV service | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Verizon’s chief financial officer said the company is positioning itself to compete in “the whole mobile-first world in video.

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Someday, the full lineup of channels from Verizon’s FiOS TV service may be available on your phone.


That’s the vision outlined Tuesday after telecommunications giant Verizon Communications Inc. announced that it’s buying Intel Media, a division of Intel Corp. that’s been preparing to launch a service that streams TV channels over the Internet.

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TV delivery: the latest network battle for Cisco and Ericsson

TV delivery: the latest network battle for Cisco and Ericsson | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

One of the defining changes in the wireless infrastructure landscape this year will be the new role of Cisco, and the coming head-to-head with Ericsson.


These two giants once had limited overlap, but as Cisco’s IP world has converged with the Swede’s mobile radio kingdom, their carrier strategies are looking increasingly similar.Ericsson has added all-IP and fixed access to its portfolio while Cisco has ventured into the RAN with its small cells activities.


One of the areas where their newly intense rivalry is demonstrated clearly is in video delivery, a critical area for operators and an important power base among carriers. Ericsson made its move last year when it acquired Microsoft’s Mediaroom, and a giant contract with Telefonica. Now Cisco has hit back with a new version of its Videoscape TV delivery platform, supporting cloud-based ‘as a service’ offerings and increased mobile functionality.



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Executives concede TV isn’t everywhere

Executives concede TV isn’t everywhere | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

"TV was supposed to be everywhere by now – watchable anytime, anywhere, on your smartphone or tablet. But four years into the industry’s effort, network executives readily admit: TV isn’t everywhere.

The promise of “TV Everywhere” has been a key strategy in the cable and satellite TV industry’s fight to retain customers in the face of challenges from online video providers such as Netflix.

With TV Everywhere, customers who pay for packages with hundreds of television channels are supposed to be able to watch them on mobile devices and computers as well for no extra charge. That perk is meant to make pay TV packages seem more worthwhile and keep customers from defecting.

Yet many rights deals still haven’t been worked out. More important, audience measurement firms have been slow to count viewing on mobile devices, so advertisers have been reluctant to pay as much for commercials on phones and tablets compared with television sets.

“We either don’t get any credit at all, or if we do get credit it’s at a fraction of what we would have gotten if they first watched it live on the TV,” Ron Lamprecht, NBCUniversal’s executive vice president for digital distribution, said during a panel at The Cable Show, an industry conference this week.

This gap in ad revenue has created a kind of chicken-and-egg scenario. Networks and pay TV providers aren’t able to offer as many shows online because they don’t want to spend too much for rights without knowing they can make their money back. So, viewers can’t reliably find their favorite shows online and don’t use the services much."


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Having attended the panel discussion referenced in the article, here are my key takeaways (combined with some editorial insight ;-)

 

Universally accepted viewer measuremt across all platforms is essential to driving a level monetization comparable to the traditional/current "big screen" model.  The content availability (and consumers) will follow.  As Ron Lamprecht (NBC Universal) noted “We either don’t get any credit at all, or if we do get credit it’s at a fraction of what we would have gotten if they first watched it live on the TV”.

 

Usability for consumers is still problamatic, especially regarding the authentication process.  While in-home "auto-authentication" by MVPDs able to leverage the identity of the cable modem helps, there are still significant obstacles for users who do not know or remember their credentials. Marcien Jenckes (Comcast) mentioned that Comcast was evaluating the possiblity of leveraging Facebook for TVE logins - an approach I have advocated for some time.  (Synacor now offers Social Login for TVE to its customers.) A device registration process will be critical to enabling secure authentication - especially outside the home.  Some of these issues are currently being discussed and/or addressed in the OATC (http://oatc.us/) Usability Working Group.

 

Public understanding & perception of TVE is also an issue.  As Jeremy Legg (Turner) noted, it is a "project not a product".

 

Discoverabilityand availability of content was also raised as problamatic.  The average consumer does not understand why they can watch content on some devices & places but not others, nor is there an intuitive way for them to discover where and on which platform the content they want to watch is available.  That there are complex rights & contractual issues at play is not something that is easily understood or communicated to the viewer.

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Analyzing the world's 14 biggest handset makers in 2013

Morgan The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers in the second quarter of 2013.

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Aereo launches spin site for Supreme Court case

Aereo launches spin site for Supreme Court case | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Less than a week before Aereo faces the Supreme Court bench, the company that streams over-the-air broadcast TV launches a site with support for its own arguments.
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Stadiums race to digitize: How sports teams are scrambling to keep Millennials coming to games

Stadiums race to digitize: How sports teams are scrambling to keep Millennials coming to games | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Younger fans are leaving stadiums when they can't get connected, so sports teams are finally embracing technology as a way to improve the fan experience and increase the team’s bottom line.
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AT&T 'exploring the possibility' of LTE Broadcast with eMBMS

AT&T 'exploring the possibility' of LTE Broadcast with eMBMS | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
In a new FCC filing, AT&T reiterated its interest in LTE Broadcast technology using the eMBMS standard. But the carrier did not confirm that it would launch the service, only that it was "exploring the possibility of offering eMBMS services."
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Verizon: "LTE Multicast opens up new revenue streams"

Verizon: "LTE Multicast opens up new revenue streams" | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Verizon Wireless could potentially tap new business models thanks to LTE Multicast technology, though it will take a few years for customers to take advantage of it on a widespread basis, according to a top Verizon executive.


Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Media, Internet & Telecom Conference, Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo said the technology could open up new possibilities for Verizon that don't exist today. Those include the ability to sell content rights in terms of hour-long time slots, pay-per-view events or sporting events like the World Cup.


There exists "a lot of ability with Multicast to really generate additional revenue for the industry," he said, but added that "the ecosystem will have to develop here."


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Telstra tests LTE broadcast - some interesting numbers

Telstra tests LTE broadcast - some interesting numbers | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Mike Wright, Telstra Executive Director for Networks said: "This trial proved that the LTE Broadcast solution worked effectively in a stadium environment. Instead of requiring around 2GB of data per user to stream one content channel of the game, we were able to serve all LTE Broadcast users, with 3 concurrent streams requiring a total of around 6GB for the entire broadcast, which clearly demonstrates an efficient use of spectrum. This outcome has great potential to provide new services to attendees at sporting or other entertainment events and to lift the user experience to a new level."

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Verizon demonstrating LTE Broadcast with Expway Middleware

Verizon demonstrating LTE Broadcast with Expway Middleware | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Folks in NYC during the first weekend of February can snag a sneak peek of Verizon’s upcoming LTE Broadcast service, running live at a demo room in Verizon’s Bryant Park booth.


The users will see NFL content, and on Sunday Verizon is inviting people to see the Super Bowl at the same location.


Earlier this year NFL made an announcement that they will not allow streaming video at the stadium itself, because unicast consumes far too much of bandwidth. LTE Broadcast is a perfect remedy for this problem as it will allow multicast to all, i.e. to send the stream once and in one-to-many mode!


Verizon is demonstrating two devices at the event. Here’s the snapshot of the 7″ Android tablet with Expway’s LTE Broadcast Middleware and Sequans LTE Modem.
 
VZW getting ready for the Super Bowl Sunday, at Bryant Park!

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Expway powers LTE Broadcast Demonstration for Super Bowl XLVIII

Expway powers LTE Broadcast Demonstration for Super Bowl XLVIII | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

"We had an opportunity to check out the service on both the tablet (which was developed in cooperation with Sequans for the purpose of this demo) and a Galaxy Note 3, and the feed looked fantastic. Verizon is currently broadcasting video content at 1.8 Mbps and a data feed at 750 Kbps, both in a full-screen format and a four-panel mosaic, but both options most likely won't count against an established data cap. In other words, assuming you have a subscription in place, you should be able to access Multicast independent of bandwidth restrictions."

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Congratulations to the technical team at Expway who has worked hard with Sequans to make the Verizon Superbowl demonstration work flawlessly!!

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Samsung and KT Join Announces World’s First Commercial LTE eMBMS

Samsung and KT Join Announces World’s First Commercial LTE eMBMS | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
Samsung Electronics and KT, announced that the world’s first commercial eMBMS (evolved Multimedia Broadcast and Multicast Service) will be made available to KT’s LTE subscribers using the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
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CES 2014: Q Factor Aims to Solve Video Buffering With an SDK

CES 2014: Q Factor Aims to Solve Video Buffering With an SDK | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

When packets are lost over a TCP connection, they’re retransmitted. This slows delivery 50 percent to ensure that the replacement packets make it through. Roy sites a study by Vern Paxson, a computer science professor at the University of California at Berkeley, that shows most homes have packet loss of 2 percent. Increased interference from mobile devices will compound the problem, Roy says.

 

Packet Express circumvents this slow down by replacing lost packets with an error correction technology, one that doesn’t force a retransmission. It transforms packets using high order linear algebra, Roy says, and delivers substitutes for any packets lost. It also determines when networks are congested and alters the pace of the TCP transmission for optimal delivery.

 

Rather than sitting on the network, Packet Express is integrated into an iOS or Android client application. App makers simply need to include the Q Factor library in their video players and recompile them. The code adds 500kb of data.


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Fox Hopes iPad App Scores During Super Bowl

Fox Hopes iPad App Scores During Super Bowl | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Fox Sports is expecting its iPad app to score big download numbers as it streams the Super Bowl.


The big game on Feb. 2 is part of a 27-hour free preview of the Fox Sports Go app that will allow all users to check out programming from Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, local Fox broadcast stations and some Fox regional sports networks without authenticating that they subscribe to pay TV.

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La 4G incite à regarder davantage de vidéos sur mobile

La 4G incite à regarder davantage de vidéos sur mobile | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Le téléchargement est en effet plus rapide : pour un film entier (1 Go), il prend seulement de trois à quatre minutes. La division par deux ou trois de la latence (temps de réponse dans l’établissement de la communication) par rapport à la 3G améliore également la télévision en direct. « La 4G offre un tel confort et une telle fluidité pour le visionnage de vidéos qu’il est difficile de revenir en arrière après », estime Patrick Durand-Gasselin, responsable marketing chez Bouygues Telecom.

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263 LTE networks commercially launched in 97 countries

263 LTE networks commercially launched in 97 countries | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

263 LTE networks have commercially launched in 97 countries by 15 January 2014. 260 operators had commercially launched LTE services in 95 countries by 31 December 2013, according to a report published by the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). 112 LTE networks were launched in 2013. A further 3 LTE networks in 2 additional countries have launched so far in 2014, raising the total to 263 commercial networks in 97 countries.

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2014 is also expected to be important for LTE Broadcast.



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