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Google Stadia: Not just for gamers?

2019-03-22T11:06:00+00:00By

Far more than a game streaming service, Google Stadia represents a transformative shift in digital communication, writes Adrian Pennington.

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Mobile World Congress in review: 5G, foldable phones and smart networks

2019-03-06T12:32:00+00:00By Paolo Pescatore

This year’s MWC event will be remembered for the arrival of 5G, the emergence of foldable devices. And beyond the usual calls for lighter regulation and greater cooperation, the realisation of one smarter converged network is coming to fruition.

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Liberty boss: Video is "killer app" for 5G

2019-03-01T12:49:00+00:00By

MWC19: Telecom operators are nervous about the level of investment required for 5G, but video will be the “killer app” to support the consumer business case, according to Liberty Global chief executive Mike Fries.

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OneWeb launches first broadband satellites

2019-02-28T22:11:00+00:00By

OneWeb has launched its mega-constellation satellites today after announcing yesterday during Mobile World Congress it will deliver connectivity to Africa and the Middle East by 2021.

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Amazon seeks telcos to distribute video

2019-02-28T14:42:00+00:00By

Amazon is keen to sign up telcos to its partner distribution programme in a bid to overcome the “big problem” of reaching viewers without credit cards.

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DAZN accelerates into Spain

2019-02-27T16:23:00+00:00By

Innovation and partnerships will be the key to DAZN’s success, says the firm’s senior vice president Peter Parmenter, who spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the day before DAZN launched its platform in Spain.

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Video: What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-27T15:40:00+00:00

IBC365’s Alana Foster outlines her expected trends and anticipations for Mobile World Congress 2019.

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Telco leaders bullish on benefits of 5G

2019-02-27T12:39:00+00:00By

Powerful capabilities and functionalities powered by 5G will not only change the media and entertainment industry but revolutionise global economies, according to industry leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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What's next in the world of immersive?

2019-02-26T16:08:00+00:00

From 5G testing to biometrics and social VR, immersive experiences are evolving and advancing. Muki Kulhan rounds up the latest developments and highlights some interesting industry adoptions.

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Beyond the hype of AI

2019-02-25T19:35:00+00:00By

Technology executives have called for the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with Facebook and Alibaba pointing to the potential positive social impact that is promised by AI.

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Mobile chiefs warn governments against cashing in on 5G

2019-02-25T14:18:00+00:00By

The benefits of 5G won’t be realised unless governments pull back from treating the auction of valuable spectrum as a “golden goose”, according to telecom leaders speaking at Mobile World Congress.

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In pictures: IBC and TM Forum networking event ahead of Mobile World Congress

2019-02-25T13:57:00+00:00

MWC19: Senior leaders from leading telco and media & entertainment companies gathered in Barcelona on Sunday ahead of Mobile World Congress 2019 to enjoy an evening of networking.

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What 5G could mean for media and entertainment

2019-02-22T11:21:00+00:00

The next generation of mobile technology holds enormous promise, particularly for media and entertainment, but managing consumer and industry expectations of 5G will be key, says Mark Smith.

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Interview: Margareta Törnblad, Telia

2019-02-22T11:10:00+00:00By Tim Dams

Swedish telco Telia Company is pushing ever more heavily into TV with recent deals such as its $1bn acquisition of Bonnier Broadcasting, echoing a strategy of leading telcos around the world. Margareta Törnblad, head of media and entertainment at Telia, explains the firm’s thinking.

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What to expect at Mobile World Congress 2019

2019-02-21T17:30:00+00:00By

From foldable phones to live biohack chip implants and an exhibition and conference awash with 5G, we look at the likely trends and talking points at this year’s Mobile World Congress.

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UK Space Agency invests £18m in OneWeb

2019-02-19T11:56:00+00:00By

The UK Space Agency has invested £18 million in London-based firm OneWeb, which plans to use satellite connectivity to aid 5G technology communications.

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Driverless cars and the content opportunity

2019-02-19T10:13:00+00:00By George Malim

If the advent of driverless cars provides a fourth screen via which travellers access content, apps and services, who will provide the content? George Malim explores the opportunities and assesses which organisations could become the in-car content providers.

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Interview: Richard Halliwell, Atrium

2019-02-19T09:28:00+00:00By Tim Dams

A drama commissioning club for telcos, Atrium launched nearly two years ago with great fanfare and a mission to help regional telcos compete with global streamers for high-end drama projects. Tim Dams checks in on Atrium’s progress so far.

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Telcos place big bets on unproven content strategies

2019-02-18T11:45:00+00:00By George Malim

As telcos gear up for 5G mobile networks and continue to roll-out broadband fibre connections, they are faced with the challenge of increasing revenue so they can support their investment in new infrastructure. George Malim examines the strategies of Verizon, BT and Globe to assess what makes a winning content ...

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Transforming production and broadcast with 5G

2019-02-08T10:16:00+00:00

Join IBC365 on demand to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created.

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What do you know about mobile communication standards?

2018-12-21T12:10:00+00:00Brought to you by

5G broadcast has considerable potential to offer to forward-thinking broadcasters. However, few broadcast executives count themselves as mobile communications specialists – very few know exactly what the 4G or 3G standards are or how they are defined, let alone the new 5G standard.

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Whitepaper: 5G broadcast for mobile TV

2018-12-13T16:24:00+00:00Brought to you by

This whitepaper explores why the latest mobile telecommunications technologies are a perfect partner for digital terrestrial transmission (DTT) and how they can put it on a new and significant growth path.

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BT and EE score 5G first

2018-11-22T16:56:00+00:00By

In a world first, BT Sport and EE will use 5G remote production to broadcast the EE Wembley Cup on Sunday to showcase the next generation technology.

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5G: The catalyst for immersive sports experiences

2018-11-16T12:43:00+00:00By

The Tour De France is the world’s most well-known cycling race and a monumental challenge for broadcasters. The TM Forum, through its Catalyst programme, set out to examine how 5G technology could be used to cover the event.

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5G around the world

2018-11-16T10:00:00+00:00By

IBC365 looks at the latest developments in the rollout 5G in across the globe.

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Analysis: Delivering the 5G windfall

2018-11-15T14:23:00+00:00By

US telcos are anxious to get their hands on 5G spectrum, but where will it come from, and who will benefit from the auction?

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The role of satellites in the telco battle

2018-11-14T16:50:00+00:00By

With streaming services absorbing increasing amounts of bandwidth opportunities are bound for both telcos and satellite providers, writes Chris Forrester.

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Video: The promise of 5G

2018-11-13T11:33:00+00:00

Demystifying the hype around 5G, experts discuss the promise and expectations of ultra high-speed mobile connectivity and its potential for the media and entertainment sector.

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Telco and media M&A: What happens next?

2018-11-12T15:21:00+00:00By

Legacy media and telecom players have been busy bulking up, but how will they capitalise on their scale to attract and retain more customers?

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Interview: Annette Schaefer, Deutsche Telekom

2018-11-12T10:30:00+00:00By Anne Morris

Time to market is an increasingly critical challenge for telcos with a pay-TV strategy in today’s new world order of OTT players and large video streaming providers.

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On-demand webinar: Why telcos need content and content providers need telcos

2018-11-05T18:24:00+00:00

Join this IBC365 webinar on demand to discuss how the boundaries between broadcasters, pay TV platforms, OTT operators and telecoms providers are blurring.

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On-demand webinar: Accelerating innovation across Media & Entertainment

2018-10-23T15:14:00+01:00

This IBC365 webinar outlines and explains the collaborative Media-Telecom Catalyst innovation programme and how you can get involved in designing solutions to current media & entertainment challenges.

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Applications open for IBC and TM Forum Catalyst projects

2018-10-19T06:15:00+01:00By

Broadcasters, mobile operators, software vendors and technical suppliers are set to unite to capitlise on the expanding opportunities in the media-telecom value chain.

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IBC2018 round-up: Executive Forums

2018-09-28T09:51:00+01:00

Influential and visionary executives from across the industry united at the IBC2018 Executive Forums to discuss key trends, opportunities and disruptors to shape future strategy.

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The scourge of piracy and 5G’s ‘killer app’

2018-09-27T14:55:00+01:00By

IBC2018: With content hailed as the ‘killer app’ for 5G, further consolidation between telcos and media firms is inevitable, attendees of the Telco & Media Innovation Forum were told.

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IBC2018 Tech Talks: 5G are we nearly there yet

2018-09-27T09:10:00+01:00

Read technical papers discussing the impact and promise of 5G from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Samsung, Orange and Arris, watch experts in the IBC2018 Tech Talks presentation who discuss the reality of 5G and the pipeline for delivery.

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Interview: Perrine Bichet, Proximus

2018-09-24T15:56:00+01:00By Anne Morris

IBC2018 speaker Perrine Bichet on the importance of creating a content strategy for the culturally and linguistically diverse and her move from content-focussed Canal+ to telco Proximus.

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"We’re customer obsessed” says world’s fastest growing tech company

2018-09-16T10:07:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Reliance Jio has disrupted the Indian mobile market, adding a staggering 215m customers within 21 months of launch.

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The ‘Killer App’ for 5G hasn’t been invented yet

2018-09-16T07:30:00+01:00By

IBC2018: Telcos debate how best to take advantage of the forthcoming roll out of 5G services.

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There's something missing in network investment and management

2018-09-12T14:33:00+01:00Brought to you by

We are missing a critical tool to make right investment and management decisions in networks, writes ASSIA Chief Strategy Officer Tuncay Cil.

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Joining forces to foster innovation

2018-09-12T12:41:00+01:00

The collaboration between IBC and the TM Forum will give media-telco convergence projects prominence at IBC and at the TM Forum’s Digital Transformation World, writes TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts.

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Encouraging innovation and collaboration

2018-08-14T09:00:00+01:00

IBC is the perfect meeting point for the converging worlds of media and telco, writes IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp.

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Video: IBC and TM Forum collaborate on telco convergence

2018-08-07T13:27:00+01:00

As telcos look toward verticals for 5G, IBC Chief Executive Michael Crimp and TM Forum Chief Executive Nik Willetts explain how the TM Forum’s Catalyst programme can develop use cases within the media and entertainment industry.

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Google, Alibaba and CSGi to demo new products at IBC

2018-08-01T06:00:00+01:00By

The Content Everywhere Hub at IBC2018 will showcase and explore new media production, devices, apps and the digital transformations that are shaping the OTT domain.

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Video discussion: How telcos use content to stay relevant

2018-07-27T14:51:00+01:00

In part three of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts define the ways in which telcos can attract customers and stay relevant within the content value chain.

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Video discussion: Digital content is king

2018-07-26T14:50:00+01:00

In part two of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts discuss the key components of creating digital content.

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Telco and media shorts: Christian Harris, Three

2018-07-26T11:44:00+01:00

Three Head of Digital Entertainment Christian Harris describes the partnerships telcos need in order to maintain customer engagement.

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Video discussion: The rise of video and the role of telcos

2018-07-26T08:26:00+01:00

In part one of this IBC365 discussion our panel of experts explore the issue of convergence between the telco and media markets.

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Interview: Jeremy Fox, Atrium TV

2018-07-25T12:44:00+01:00By

Jeremy Fox, along with former Sony boss Sir Howard Stringer, has a new scheme to provide ammunition to telcos wanting to rival Netflix and Amazon. And it’s working.

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Telco and media shorts: Jean Coffey, Jukin Media

2018-07-25T10:26:00+01:00

Jukin Media Senior Director of Business Development Jean Coffey talks through the key elements of mobile optimised content.

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Telco and media shorts: Matt Stagg, BT Sport

2018-07-24T06:00:00+01:00

BT Sport Director of Mobile Strategy Matt Stagg explains the impact 5G will have on the way content is distributed and consumed.

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Sport leads the 5G charge

2018-07-24T06:00:00+01:00By

The potential for 5G to revolutionise the media and entertainment industries is now being tested by sports producers and broadcasters.

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Telco & media shorts: Paolo Pescatore on the importance of content

2018-07-23T09:00:00+01:00

Telecoms & Media Analyst Paolo Pescatore on the importance of providing premium content.

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How telcos are pushing into content

2018-07-23T06:00:00+01:00By George Malim

With telcos struggling to boost revenues, they’re focusing on video content as one way to drive growth. But their strategies for content differ from market to market and company to company.

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Analysis: Comcast, Disney and the ongoing battle for Sky

2018-05-15T12:59:00+01:00By

The unfolding drama involving three of the world’s largest media groups has all the ingredients of an Oscar-winning script, writes Ray Snoddy.

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Video: How will Winter Olympics and World Cup 5G trials shape the future of live broadcast?

2018-03-29T10:21:00+01:00

Trials in PyeongChang and Russia look set to open doors for new business models and innovation across broadcast, media and entertainment.

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Video: Matt Stagg, EE

2018-03-15T09:45:00+00:00

EE Head of Media and Entertainment Technology Matt Stagg on the use of premium content by telcos and the ways in which 5G will shape production and delivery.

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IoT drives fourth industrial revolution

2018-03-01T15:56:00+00:00By

Fuelled by 5G, massive IoT adoption is expected to interconnect media across devices, connected cars and into smart cities, with a host of vendors and telecom operators showcasing their IoT offerings at Mobile World Congress.

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When Facebook abuse can be a “wonderful thing”

2018-02-28T15:54:00+00:00By

Senior executives from BT and iFlix hailed the power of content to transform “transactional” brands and create an emotional connection with customers.

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5G: “Open for business”

2018-02-27T16:11:00+00:00By

Nokia, Ericsson, Huawei and Cisco are among the many manufacturers to announce major deployments and advances for 5G at Mobile World Congress.

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Seven trends to expect at Mobile World Congress 2018

2018-02-20T13:22:00+00:00By Kate O'Flaherty

5G and its associated use cases are expected to take centre stage in Barcelona, while discussions will also turn to the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to overhaul network management and customer service.

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On-demand webinar: Mobile World Congress 2018 review

2018-02-13T10:22:00+00:00

IBC365 and a panel of Mobile World Congress attendees comment on the trends and talking points from this year’s Mobile World Congress, examining what the latest trends in mobile handsets, 5G, IoT and the role of telcos use of content mean for the media and entertainment industry.

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Interview: Accenture's Anders Linblad

2017-11-29T15:21:00+00:00By

A converging distribution network is posing big questions about the relationships between broadcasters and telco operators. Accenture’s Anders Linblad explains.

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Video: Interview with Saul Berman & Daniel Toole, IBM

2017-09-29T10:29:00+01:00Brought to you by

Dr Saul Berman, Chief Strategist, Global Business Services and Daniel Toole, Media Entertainment Leader, IBM, discuss IBM’s collaborative research paper, Becoming a “living” media partner for your consumers, with IBCTV at IBC2017.

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Interview: Balan Nair, Liberty Global

2017-09-14T07:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Broadcasters and media firms must embrace new technology and operate at scale to contend with changing consumer behavior.

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Interview: Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard

2017-06-30T11:34:00+01:00By

Globecast CEO Philippe Bernard on the areas of opportunity for the playout, distribution and media services company.

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IoT: an extension of the multi-screen experience?

2017-05-23T16:54:00+01:00By

Video analytics are transforming IoT beyond just another evolution in the transition to digital experience management.

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Peter Kerckhoff: The bridge between telecoms and media

2017-04-03T08:00:00+01:00By Anne Morris

Operating across the worlds of telecoms and media, Deutsche Telekom’s Kerckhoff believes he understands the challenges and opportunities faced by both markets.

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