The seismic shift in paid video away from legacy broadcast towards online services has occurred first in developed nations spearheaded by the US, but recently similar trends have been gathering force in some developing markets as well.
Liberty Global, the cable group owned by American magnate John Malone, is set to acquire Swiss telco Sunrise Communications for CFR 6.8 billion ($7.4 billion), subject to shareholder approval.
Broadcasters are far more upbeat about the impact 5G mobile networks will have on their services than they were in the case of 4G when that was introduced around a decade ago.
Broadpeak, a French provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming technology, has deployed its virtual BroadCache Box local caching technology for mobile networks via the Deutsche Telekom MobiledgeX Edge-Cloud platform.
The global lockdowns have come just too soon for 5G mobile services to help mitigate disruption to production and content creation.
The £31 billion ($40 billion) merger deal in the UK between cable company Virgin Media and mobile operator O2 will if approved create a second major fully converged entertainment and communications group in the country alongside BT.