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The pandemic is ‘video’s evolutionary event’

Video made “business as usual” possible, Brightcove report says Enterprise video use is supporting business continuity and has skyrocketed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, resulting in a 91% year-over-year increase in views of enterprise videos and a 35% increase in minutes watched, according...

OpenSignal: Mobile video experience has improved globally, but US lags

Network download speeds don't necessarily reflect a good mobile video experience, OpenSignal finds The mobile video user experience is improving around the world, but the United States is lagging behind enhancements being made in other countries due to a lack of new mid-band spectrum resources,...

eMBMS testing: Big quality gains, even with few devices

The use of LTE-Broadcast results in higher video quality as well as a more consistent viewer experience, according to recent testing by Signals Research Group -- even when relatively few devices are involved. SRG reported that its testing showed "dramatic difference" in video quality between...

Best US mobile video quality clustered on the East Coast, OpenSignal finds

North Dakota is a bright spot for the rural mobile video experience The best mobile video experience in the U.S. happens in a cluster in the northeast, according to OpenSignal. That cluster includes the states of Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and Maryland, as well as the...

As industry focuses on mobile video, OpenSignal intros new metric

OpenSignal introduces new mobile video experience metric Video traffic is taking up more and more capacity on mobile networks, and mobile network operators are grappling with how to handle the impacts on their capacity and operations. They want users to have a good experience watching...

Strong US TV and video market leads to controversial mobile network prioritization solutions (Reality Check)

Operators face the question of how to manage their networks in the face of strong domestic TV and video demands There are few things mobile operators do which are more controversial than prioritizing some types of network traffic over others or limiting the quality of...

GWS tests mobile video streaming

AT&T wins out in GWS mobile video tests Global Wireless Solutions put the four national mobile networks through their video streaming paces and the results put AT&T on top. AT&T had the best performance in three out of four categories, with Verizon coming in second,...

5G, IoT and video set to alter network, operations landscape for CCA members

Ericsson and Cisco hyped opportunities for CCA members in adopting a greater focus on 5G, IoT and video services. LAS VEGAS – The domestic mobile telecommunications space’s continued head-long rush towards a “5G” technology and internet of things-heavy future is currently being...

Reality Check: MWC 2017 – we need to talk about 5G … or do we?

MWC 2017 was big on 5G hype, but mobile operators are in need of solutions today that can help deal with growing video content. Editor’s Note: The RCR Wireless News Reality Check section is where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the...

AT&T joins T-Mobile and Sprint with video optimization platform

AT&T said planned launch of its Stream Saver service early next year will allow for customer control over streaming video quality. AT&T Mobility is following smaller rivals T-Mobile US and Sprint in offering a video optimization plan for customers, which is set to...

Verizon consolidates multimedia brands under Complex Networks

Verizon and Hearst combine youth-focused Complex Media, RatedRed.com and Seriously.TV under Complex Networks banner Verizon Communications is consolidating its multimedia empire under the banner of one of its recent acquisitions. The telecom giant said it is working with Hearst to combine its Complex Media, RatedRed.com and...

Analyst Angle: Why video streaming to mobile devices is changing the way we watch the Olympics

Traditional TV broadcast generates the most viewers, but video streaming to mobile devices is growing fast The recently held Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, were certainly very exciting with out-of-this-world performances by Michael Phelps, Katie Ladecky, Simone Biles and Usain Bolt just to name...

Reality Check: 7 myth-busting mobile video trends

Growing consumer demand for mobile video continues to drive traffic across mobile networks, with no slow down in sight In the not so distant past, mobile video was a precious and expensive commodity. But by 2020, Cisco reports video will account for more than 75%...

AT&T hosting deal, Netflix video optimization, Apple partnership … 5 things to know today

AT&T chooses Synacor over Yahoo for hosting services 1. AT&T may have seen the writing on the wall. With Verizon Communications emerging as the company most likely to buy Yahoo, AT&T has decided to shift business away from the Internet search engine. AT&T will take...

Verizon packages HBO Now in latest video promotion

Verizon tempts upgrades, new lines of service with 3 months of free HBO Now access, though data access is not included Verizon Communications continued to link growing demand for video content to its Verizon Wireless service, announcing a deal for free access to the HBO...

Analyst Angle: Why mobile video is critical to 5G

Iain Gillott dives into the importance of mobile video services to the need for 5G services Last May, I wrote an article about over-the-top mobile video becoming the next battleground between the major mobile operators. Not wanting to toot our own horn too loudly, but...

AT&T DirecTV platform set for expansion with carrier-agnostic mobile offer

DirecTV plans 3 new video platforms, including a mobile offer set to launch later this year AT&T is pushing forward with deeper integration of its newly acquired DirecTV assets, announcing plans for a trio of new video platforms, including a carrier-agnostic mobile offering. AT&T said the...

HP to target service providers with video optimization partnership

VoIP veteran Charlie Vogt sees $40 billion market for video optimization and delivery, partners with HPE Video optimization has received a bad wrap lately, but carriers and other service providers know it is the reality of IP-based video delivery. "Nobody's getting uncompressed video," explained Charlie Vogt,...

T-Mobile Binge On receives short code control, new video partners

The controversial T-Mobile Binge On service picks up new customer control options T-Mobile US is looking to make its controversial Binge On video service less controversial by increasing consumer options in controlling their use of the service, as well as announced more content providers to...

2016 Predictions: Carriers will monetize mobile video in radical ways in 2016

Openwave Mobility predicts trends in 2016 for mobile video and data Editor’s Note: With 2016 now upon us, RCR Wireless News has gathered predictions from leading industry analysts and executives on what they expect to see in the new year. The year for monetizing video...

AT&T DevSum 2016: Mobile video remains significant hurdle for telecom operators

AT&T cites number of options in battle against rising mobile video demand LAS VEGAS – Video content remains a tough customer for mobile operators as they struggle to balance network integrity with growing customer demand for the bandwidth-heavy medium. During this week’s AT&T Developer Summit &...

As mobile video dominates, quality of experience is key (sponsored content)

Indoor video performance on mobile devices requires a dramatic shift in benchmarking and network optimization The current carrier landscape is marked by price wars aimed at giving customers new devices and more monthly data for far less money. From a consumer point of view, what...

Telefónica to focus on fixed, mobile video services

The Spanish-based telecom will focus on E2E customer experience HONG KONG – Within the next five years, Spanish telecommunications operator Telefónica will focus its efforts on the development of mobile technology in order to improve the quality of its video offering in its mobile and...

Kagan: Can T-Mobile US handle Binge On TV?

T-Mobile US announced is new Binge On wireless TV service. With that news, there seems to be concerned voices from a variety of people in the industry wondering whether the T-Mobile US network can handle the expected usage surge. So what can we expect to see?...

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