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Ever demanding viewers want more from their mobile devices. Streaming video with dedicated bandwidth promises to be one of the major breakthroughs for 5G. Learn how this technology works and who is using it.

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Augmented and virtual reality traffic will grow nearly 12-fold from 22 petabytes per month in 2017, to 254 petabytes per month in 2022.

Mobile Video Boom Will Drive 5G Roll OutMarch 14th 2019 - 10:00 AM

The mobile video boom will continue over the next few years and consume an ever-greater proportion of overall global network backbone capacity, according to the latest update of the Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (MVNI) Forecast (2017 – 2022).

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An ancient B&W 4:3 CRT TV was the modern

TV’s ‘Back to the Future’ Moment?March 7th 2019 - 12:05 PM

Philo T. Farnsworth was the original TV pioneer. When he transmitted the first picture from a camera to a receiver in another room in 1927, he exclaimed to technicians helping him, “There you are – electronic television!” What’s never been quoted but likely the first question raised was “What do we do with it?”

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IBC2019 Technical Paper Submissions Now Open

Submissions for IBC2019 Technical Papers are Now OpenJanuary 28th 2019 - 12:05 PM

IBC has announced the call for technical papers for the 2019 exhibition.

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BT Sport

5G Moves Closer to Broadcast Reality with BT Sport Remote Production TestsJanuary 2nd 2019 - 01:50 PM

The next move on in mobile communications and broadband connectivity, 5G, is also being held up as potentially a new contribution and distribution technology for broadcasting. BT Sport and mobile operator EE demonstrated the broadcast possibilities for the fifth generation of telecom technology during November with tests of remote production applications.

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From Expando trailers to PTZs with off-site control rooms, 2019 promises to bring new live OB opportunities. Photo: TV Skyline GmbH.

A Broadcast Engineer’s Look Into the 2019 Crystal BallJanuary 2nd 2019 - 09:00 AM

Is the consumer electronics paradigm shift changing the soul of TV viewing? What role does broadcast TV play?

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Convergence was high on the agenda at Forecast, the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) annual gathering of broadcasters, at its HQ in Geneva.

EBU Calls for Broadcasters to Get Engaged with Mobile ConvergenceDecember 2nd 2016 - 10:00 AM

Broadcasters around the world need to engage with mobile standardization efforts around the 5G banner to ensure their interests are represented in emerging technologies for converged networks combining fixed broadband with Wi-Fi and cellular transmission. This was a key takeaway from the annual EBU (European Broadcasting Union) state of the industry conference called Forecast, held at its Geneva headquarters late November 2016.

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The Switch provides transport services to major sports leagues

Large Scale, Self Provisioned Real-Time Video TransportMay 27th 2015 - 12:45 PM

The Switch is a U.S. based media operator offering local metro and long distance video transport services in major cities across the U.S., the United Kingdom, and Canada, to broadcast networks, production houses and major sports leagues. Among the various video transport services available to customers The Switch offers local on-demand connectivity, which has become a great success due to the company’s on-demand service model and easy, customer-controlled provisioning. The service was previously used by various media companies to connect internally between different geo- graphical sites and also to connect externally with companies offering complementary services, such as post-production houses. The success of The Switch’s metro service gave rise to the next logical step – to interconnect the isolated, local metro services and roll this out to more cities all over the country.

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