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Mobile TV is dead. Long live Mobile Multimedia by TDF!

Mobile TV is dead. Long live Mobile Multimedia by TDF! | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
The largest european broadcaster told the french regulator that it was withdrawing from the good old Mobile TV business. According to "La Tribune", TDF will focus its efforts on an other mobile multimedia services delivered via broadcast.

This service is no longer "just mobile television" but the broadcaster will deliver a wide range of services to the user: radio, podcasts, digital newspapers, TV catch-up, etc.. available on smartphones and tablets. All delivered through the broadcast airwaves!

The consumer trial will involve several company leaders in their domain: Archos, Airwave, Dibcom, Expway and Immanens. The consumer trial will take place this fall.
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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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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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Dish Network Is Partnering With This Startup To Make Cell Phone Internet 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G

Dish Network Is Partnering With This Startup To Make Cell Phone Internet 1,000 Times Faster Than 4G | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
It's like having fiber Internet on your phone.
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TV on your mobile: the way you watch television is about to change, again

TV on your mobile: the way you watch television is about to change, again | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

With tablets and bigger phones at the fore, we could all soon be enjoying hyper-local news flashes, automatic downloads, multi-cast streaming at sports events and even full-time live TV channels.


It's not going to be easy though: we've already got TV channels served as apps, unlimited data and free Wi-Fi - so will consumers really want to pay for the chance to put the gogglebox properly in their pocket?

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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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Vodafone Said to Be in Talks With Netflix for Content - Bloomberg

Vodafone Said to Be in Talks With Netflix for Content - Bloomberg | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it

Vodafone Group Plc (VOD), the world’s second-largest mobile carrier, is in talks with Netflix Inc. (NFLX) to offer subscribers access to streaming movies and television shows, three people familiar with the discussions said.

A deal would give Vodafone customers free access to Netflix content for a period of time, the people said, asking not to be named because the agreement isn’t final. Talks are at an early stage, they said.

Vodafone is adding more content to its lineup as Chief Executive Officer Vittorio Colao transforms the company into a one-stop-shop for customers who want to access applications, entertainment, and files on fixed and mobile connections. The company announced deals last year that give U.K. customers free access to music service Spotify Ltd. or British Sky Broadcasting Group’s Sky Sports when they sign up for its high-speed, fourth-generation mobile network.

Simon Gordon, a spokesman for Newbury, England-based Vodafone, declined to comment on a potential deal.

“We have all kinds of arrangements with all kinds of operators, and we have nothing to say until we announce them,” Netflix spokesman Jonathan Friedland said.

The two companies overlap in the Netherlands, the U.K. and Ireland. Netflix, based in Los Gatos, California, has more than 40 million customers worldwide.

Netflix rose 4.3 percent to $345.74 at the close in New York, the biggest gain since February. Vodafone added 1 percent to 214.15 pence ($3.60) in London trading.


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I have been hinting at this for 18 months. It is finally happening. that is a good move for Vodafone, a better move for Netflix

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With Aereo, Supreme Court digs into copyright nuances

With Aereo, Supreme Court digs into copyright nuances | Mobile TV around the world | Scoop.it
The justices grill both TV-streaming service Aereo and the broadcasters suing it to interpret what is public, what is private, and whether copies of the same thing are really different at all.
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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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