Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by...
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The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach. Verizon has already demonstrated the technology at last year's Super Bowl in New York, and there's a lot of talk about the possibilities going forward.
When an operator needs to dig into what users are actually doing on their networks, there are a number of key performance indicators (KPIs) that’ll let them know whether their customers are having a pain-free video viewing experience – or if they’re suffering from excessive video buffering, stalling and long start times.
Opera Software today announced that it has acquired Silicon Valley based Skyfire Labs, which specializes in mobile video optimization and cloud solutions for mobility. Skyfire also produces a mobile browser that allows iOS users to watch Flash-based video content on their devices...
Avvasi has introduced a new system network operators can use to actively adjust the quality of video – per subscriber and per device. While the system could be used by any broadband provider, Avvasi’s new product (like its previous products) are aimed at LTE network operators. The company said its Q-SRV Video Service Gateway builds on its Q-VUE product, currently...
We all know that mobile video consumption is growing. Industry analyst firm In-Stat forecasts that worldwide mobile video consumption will surpass 693 billion minutes by 2015. A recent Yahoo study found that mobile video consumption had grown 29 percent since 2010.
The company will start selling an Android-based Samsung smartphone later this year equipped with an ATSC chip
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Without immediate action, Internet users on a global scale face the risk of incurring increased costs and limited functionality. The only lasting solution to this problem is the global adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)...
In many current deployments, SBCs are not optimized to handle the large-scale SIP signaling requirement of tomorrow’s mobile applications. They lack IMS/3GPP compliance and they ultimately limit the flexibility of an operator’s network.
The typical consumer will start visiting portals that will give them the biggest bang for the buck such as mobile sites that compress and deliver videos better than other sites. They will also start monitoring their usage very closely...
While we're looking at mobile ad trends, why not turn our attention to mobile video services?
While applications such as Web browsing and e-mail can operate effectively using traditional Wi-Fi solutions, video and multimedia streaming applications place greater demands on a home network because they have unique requirements.
"People thought we were crazy, there were no front-facing cameras on phones and there was no video calling app that had been approved at the App Store, and Android was really in its infancy."
Skype today announced that it is adding video calling support for 17 Android devices that run the Gingerbread iteration of Google's mobile platform.
Television viewing on mobile devices has begun to catch up to television viewing over the Internet as these devices come forward as a prominent tool for video viewing both at home and on the road.
Ever wonder why that video looks so good and appears so fast on the iPad? Elemental Technologies might have something to do with that
As sites like Hulu, Netflix, Apple's iTunes and even Google win over consumers with on-demand content, operators are missing out on a serious opportunity – one that could truly signal a business breaking point.
If you think you're getting better quality YouTube videos by using the browser on your iPhone instead of using the pre-installed app, you're onto something.
The surge in streaming mobile videos from over-the-top players such as YouTube and Netflix will increase global data traffic more than seven times the current rate by the end of 2011.
Netflix's critical differentiator is that it allows consumers to access video when it is convenient for them – on demand.
MSOs face the prospect of declining subscriptions and lost VoD revenue without direct and rapid service expansion to mobile devices as consumers seek service alternatives.
There should be no argument that mobile TV content offers an ideal opportunity for extending TV stations' content and maximizing exposure of advertiser brands.
Rhythm NewMedia saw huge growth in mobile video advertising in the first quarter: 36 percent more than the fourth quarter of last year.
With Skype recently reporting that, on average, 40 percent of Skype-to-Skype calls include video and Cisco projecting that video will be 66 percent of the world's mobile traffic by 2014, it is clear that consumption of mobile video is driving both the opportunities and the problems in today's networks.
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