IBC: Ateme Presenting Solutions For Delivering A High QoE And Cutting Co2

Ateme will return to IBC in Amsterdam, Sept. 9-1, to showcase its end-to-end solutions for video delivery — from contribution and media supply chain management all the way to the CDN — as well as its monetization options, including Dynamic Ad Insertion and 5G. Ateme’s participation in IBC will combine use case demonstrations both at Ateme’s stand (1.D71) […]

DirecTV Says Dish Network 5G Plan Will Wreak Havoc On Its Satellite TV Signals

Dish wants to deploy 5G wireless services in the 12 GHz spectrum band. DirecTV thinks that’s going to present serious interference issues with its satellite TV service.

Ateme Launches 5G Streaming Solution

Ateme, a global provider of video compression, delivery and streaming solutions, has debuted its 5G streaming solution for mobile users. The solution has already been used in the Eurovision Song Contest and in a major tennis tournament, as well as by the government-backed 5G Vista consortium for an in-stadium project in the U.K. Ateme said […]

Three Sweden Chooses Net Insight For Synchronizing Its 5G network

Mobile operator Three Sweden has selected Net Insight for synchronizing its 5G network. The companies have worked in close cooperation and after extensive field evaluation of Net Insight’s 5G time sync solution, Three has placed an initial order for Nimbra Time Nodes. Time synchronization is critical for Three’s 5G rollout and Three and Net Insight […]

Dish’s New T-Mobile Deal Could Be A Blow To AT&T

Dish Network on Tuesday announced a new $3.3 billion agreement with T-Mobile that lowers the prices Dish must pay to put its customers onto T-Mobile’s 5G network. The financial analysts at New Street Research speculated that the agreement represents a “modest negative” for AT&T, which inked its own $5 billion network-access deal with Dish last year. According to the analysts, Dish now has less incentive to move its Boost Mobile customer traffic onto AT&T’s network.

Global Broadcasters Rely On TVU Networks During Winter Games For Live Video Delivery Over 5G

Despite pandemic-based travel restrictions, rules on equipment transport and mountainous terrain, TVU Networks, a provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, says that TVU Media Services successfully supported customers at another high-profile sporting event with the completion of the Winter Games in Beijing. The company reports that more than 7,600 GB of data was used by broadcasters […]

Verizon, Bloomberg Ditch Satellite For 5G Broadcast Test

Verizon, Bloomberg Media, Zixi and Amazon Web Services are all teaming up to test broadcast news that skips satellite delivery in favor of 5G.

Former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Joins Board Of EdgeQ

Ateme To Showcase Sustainable Media Delivery Over 5G At MWC

Ateme, a provider of video delivery solutions for broadcast, cable TV, DTH, IPTV and OTT, will be attending MWC22 in Barcelona, where it will showcase its optimized and sustainable 5G media delivery solution to support telecom operators in their quest to harness the technology. Ateme will demo real use cases in streaming over 5G, showcasing […]

AVIWEST Leads DEEPTEC Project To Demo Green Live-Event Coverage & Delivery Using 5G & Cloud

AVIWEST, a provider of live video contribution solutions, has joined the DEEPTEC project consortium with TDF and IETR (Institut d’Electronique et des Technologies du numéRique) to develop a sustainable and fully virtualized live streaming workflow over 5G networks. DEEPTEC (Delivery over Energy-Efficient Processing and Transcoding in Edge Computing) is a two-year collaborative project supported by […]

AT&T, Verizon To Delay 5G Rollout Near Certain Airports

AT&T and Verizon on Tuesday each agreed to temporarily delay their 5G rollouts near certain airports amid concerns over possible flight disruptions. The move follows mounting outside pressure and comes amid warnings from U.S. airlines that new 5G wireless service that was set to start Wednesday could ground flights and leave potentially thousands of Americans stranded while also delaying goods.

Demand For Spectrum Pits FCC Against Other Agencies

The implementation of 5G wireless technology has created a strain on radio frequency spectrum that is putting the industry at odds with administration agencies, with the FCC stuck in the middle. One analyst compares it to the 1960 black comedy film The Little Shop of Horrors, where a ravenous, human-eating plant can’t be sated. Similarly, telecommunications companies appear to have an endless need for additional bandwidth to provide ever-faster mobile data services.

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TV Takes Backseat At Auto-Dominated CES ’22

Major set manufacturers Samsung, LG and Sony glanced over NextGen TV in their presentations, although Hisense and Tablo unveiled new NextGen-enabled products in this year’s heavily slimmed-down event.

Dish Names John Swieringa President-COO Of Dish Wireless

AT&T, Verizon Agree To C-Band 5G Rollout Delay

AT&T and Verizon Communications said late Monday (Jan. 3) that the companies will delay their planned Jan. 5 rollout of 5G wireless service in the C-band, at least briefly, at the request of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (above). The secretary had asked for a two-week delay to try and resolve issues of possible interference with radio altimeters that use the adjacent ban.

Airlines Try To Block C-Band Rollout

The airline industry has filed an emergency petition at the FCC asking that the commission stop implementation of rules for the rollout of 5G in the band and suggesting not to do so could cost the airline industry a billion dollars and delay shipments of COVID-19 vaccines and tests. It is just the latest battle line in the air war between the FCC and aviation over what the latter says is the potential for dangerous interference to critical aviation systems like altimeters.

FAA In Talks With Telecoms Over 5G

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is in direct talks with the telecom industry about its aviation safety concerns involving the planned use of spectrum for 5G wireless communications.

AT&T And Verizon Will Delay 5G Rollout Over Airplane Interference Concerns

AT&T and Verizon will delay the launch of 5G on key frequencies amid concern that it might interfere with airplane safety systems, federal officials said Thursday. The companies will “further assess any impact on aviation safety technologies,” the FCC and Federal Aviation Administration said in a joint statement. Both companies confirmed they will delay their rollouts for about a month, to Jan. 5.

5G Is Getting Better, But The Most Important Changes May Come Next Year

With the launch of Apple’s newest smartphones — the iPhone 13 series — the big question is back. Is it worth buying a new phone just to get 5G?

Kenya Broadcasting Adds Transmitters And Server From TVU Networks to Expand Live News Coverage And Streaming Capacity

TVU Networks, provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, today announced that Kenya Broadcasting Corporation (KBC) added 10 TVU One 4K HDR mobile transmitters to its existing TVU complement for more extensive live news coverage and a TVU VS3500 4K UHD server for support streaming content to the website and social media. Nairobi-based firm, Philmart, a TVU Networks partner, provided […]

Vislink Acquires Mobile Viewpoint For $18.3M

Vislink, a global technology leader in the capture, delivery and management of high quality, live video and associated data in the media & entertainment, law enforcement and defense markets, said Monday (Aug. 16) that it has closed on an $18.3 million acquisition of Mobile Viewpoint. Privately-held Mobile Viewpoint, a subsidiary of Triple IT Corporate B.V., […]

D.C. Court Smacks Down FCC Decision to Keep 5G RF Emission Standards

The court says the FCC’s arbitrary and capricious’ move failed to consider potential health effects beyond cancer.

Dish Network Taps Dell For 5G Network Infrastructure

Senate Passes 5G Tech-Promoting Bill

The Senate has passed the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) (formerly the Endless Frontier Act), which, among many other things, attempts to diversify and better secure the 5G supply chain by backing alternatives to Chinese tech suppliers Huawei and ZTE. It now heads to the House. Among those other things would be investment in the telecommunications workforce, improve STEM education and promote agency coordination on R&D.

LiveU’s LU800 5G Production Unit Wins Award

Based on its recent analysis of the North American 5G network applications market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes LiveU with the North America New Product Innovation Award for its LU800 unit. The solution uses 5G transport natively for maximum reliability and the highest-quality video performance. According to LiveU, “a unified, feature-rich unit, including remote production tools for portability and flexibility, […]

Brainstorm Part of 5GMediaHUB Project

Brainstorm, a manufacturer of real-time 3D graphics and virtual studio solutions, is participating in the 5GMediaHUB project, which aims to accelerate the testing and validation of media applications with 5G technology. Brainstorm will lead the definition of the different cases of use of the project, its technical requirements, KPIs and will also establish the basis on […]

FCC Opens 3.45 GHz Band For 5G Flexibility

The FCC has voted unanimously on how to open up a swath of high-value midband spectrum in the 3.45 GHz band — currently used by DOD for key radar applications — for commercial wireless broadband (5G) and, separately, approved proposed application and bidding processes for the auction (auction 110) of that 100 MHz. It is seeking comment on those auction processes.

New TVU Rack Router Transmits Live 8K UHD Video

TVU Networks, a market and technology provider of cloud and IP-based live video solutions, and China Unicom, the world’s fourth largest mobile service provider, are collaborating to expand the UHD media applications possible with 5G networks. TVU Networks is advancing solutions that support China Unicom’s 5G millimeter-wave (mmWave) technology for communications services. As part of the partnership, […]

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TVN Tech | Broadcasters Weigh 5G’s Potential

For broadcasters, 5G represents both a potentially helpful new tool and a competitive threat. The reality of either prospect hinges on how quickly and deeply the technology gets rolled out.

Fox Sports, Samsung Enable NLCS Custom Broadcasts Via 5G

New iPhone’s 5G Data Will Likely Accelerate Its Impact On The Media Business

Faster speeds will enable new levels of video, AR, VR, and other _Rs that haven’t even been invented yet. But news products are unlikely to benefit as much as all the other apps competing for audiences’ attention.

Mark Fehlig Joins QComm As Director, Satellite Services

QCommunications (QComm), an engineering, project management and installation vendor specializing in The Spectrum Act (Repack project), has appointed Mark Fehlig director, satellite services. Fehlig will give oversight and detail customer project advice for best C-Band 5G repack and phased coordination. This goes beyond satellite 5G filtering and IRD retuning to in-depth satellite/programmer transition plans and earth […]

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]

Ajit Pai Making Enemies On The Road To 5G

In moving to free up Wi-Fi and bolster superfast service, Ajit Pai has alienated some industries, congressional committees and Trump Cabinet leaders.

NEWS ANALYSIS

Ergen Has A Big Appetite For 5G Spectrum

As part of Dish Network’s $1.4 billion agreement last week to purchase around 9 million Boost-branded mobile customers from T-Mobile, the company also quietly said it would purchase billions of dollars of additional spectrum. The deal underscores the fact that Charlie Ergen — the chairman of Dish Network and a key architect of the company’s 5G strategy — ostensibly has an utterly inexhaustible desire for spectrum.

In 5G Pivot, Dish Closes Boost Mobile Deal

Satellite TV company Dish Network says it has closed on its acquisition of the prepaid service Boost Mobile from T-Mobile, effectively making the pay-TV company the country’s fourth major mobile provider alongside Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. Dish is now focusing its new investments on building out a 5G network as the satellite TV business continues to shrink.

White House Considers Federal 5G Intervention

The Trump administration has discussed a range of strategies to counter Huawei’s growth and put more American muscle into the competition against the Chinese telecom giant, including by prodding large U.S. technology companies to acquire Ericsson or Nokia.

LiveU Launches First Production-Level Field Unit

LiveU today unveiled its all-in-one production-level field unit for live news and sports coverage. The LU800 combines multi-camera production and video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission in a native 5G unit. LiveU said: “Designed from the ground up to unlock 5G potential, the unit offers unparalleled quality of service and resiliency.” The LU800 supports […]

Broadpeak Offers 5G Video With MobiledgeX Edge Compute Infrastructure

Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay-TV operators worldwide, today announced its 5G video work with MobiledgeX Inc., a Deutsche Telekom-founded company making the edge widely available and easier to access. Broadpeak has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via […]