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We discovered the potential of livestreaming services during the pandemic, and it looks like they’re here to stay (Reader Forum)

The various restrictions on both travel and social contact due to the outbreak of COVID-19 resulted in technology playing a pivotal role in keeping people connected over the last couple of years. Livestreaming and video calling services allowed loved ones to share cherished milestone...

Opensignal report looks at global 5G progress, impact

According to Opensignal, the average 5G download speed globally is 447.8 Mbps Opensignal’s latest report tackles the progress of 5G around the world, looking specifically at metrics like 5G download and upload speeds, 5G availability and user experiences with applications like video and gaming. The...

Shifting sands in entertainment and media: Broadband access, VR seeing growth, PwC says

The global pandemic spurred increased connectivity and a 30% increase in data traffic, according to PwC report The media and entertainment industry is seeing major shifts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with connectivity, mobility and on-demand flexibility emerging as primary consumer desires, according...

Well, technically… the main consumer of video content will be machines: Qualcomm’s Marta Karczewicz (Ep. 25)

On this week's episode, Qualcomm Technologies VP of Technology Dr. Marta Karczewicz explains Versatile Video Coding and how it will contribute to future video streaming applications.

Video use up 4x from six months ago, Limelight finds

As people turn to video for remote working and socializing in the midst of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a new report from content delivery network provider Limelight Networks is quantifying just how much video use has risen. The global pandemic has shaped a "unique situation...

mCDNs on moving trains

Netskrt: '5G by itself won’t solve the problem' As streaming video increasingly becomes one of the primary functions of an average user’s device, the transportation sector, in particular, is struggling to provide the bandwidth necessary to keep up. The communications industry continues to be enamored...

Edge Virtualization: Near-term deployment drivers

Although most industry media attention and tradeshow marketing is focused on fun, cool (e.g., AR/VR, autonomous vehicle), and, at times, way out there (e.g., passenger drones) use cases, the opportunities that many network operators and service providers are interested in addressing today are related...

Nokia cuts jobs in Illinois

Nokia to cut an additional 100 jobs in the Chicago area Nokia confirmed that it is cutting jobs in Illinois, as part of its ongoing global headcount reduction and cost-cutting measures. Contacted by RCR Wireless News, a Nokia spokesman confirmed that the company is reducing its...

Research finds carriers are slowing Netflix, YouTube videos

  Call it network management or call it throttling -- but no matter which term you prefer, new research says that video is being targeted for slowing by mobile network operators. First reported by Bloomberg, wireless researchers using Wehe, an app meant to help users suss...

Pushing video traffic off networks could save $546 million, justify MEC

As net neutrality appears in U.S. news again, a product in trials now could ease carriers’ financial issues in the fight. It could also help justify investing in the 5G stepping-stone mobile edge computing (MEC). AUSTIN, Tex.--Mavenir estimates that U.S. mobile carriers can save $546...

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,...

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...

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...

Ericsson bringing video service to the third world

NuVu video subscription on-demand service set to launch in Q1 2016 on Airtel Nigeria network Continuing its aggressive move into the television content delivery space, Ericsson this week announced a new streaming video on-demand service called NuVu, set to become available next year for some...

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