Recent television coverage of the13th CrossFit Games involved the deployment of a fiber-optic network encircling the 20-acre Alliant Energy Center complex in Madison, Wisconsin to ensure bonded cellular network connectivity during the three-day (August 1-4) multi-discipline sports tournament.
Rohde & Schwarz recently announced the Academy of Broadcasting Science (ABS) and China Broadcasting Network Co. Ltd. (CBN), two public institutions under governmental authority Chinese National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), will cooperate and set up a 5G Broadcast field trial in Beijing.
Kwesé Play, the Sub Saharan streaming video service launched amid fanfare and high hopes in 2017, has shut down after several months of rumors over disappointing revenues and failure to recoup high content costs.
Production companies and various sports channels (and leagues) in the U.S. and abroad have been eager to test the new generation of 5G equipment in an effort to take advantage of its promised lower-latency, ultra-fast speeds, and enhanced capacity. Although compatible consumer phones and the required network infrastructure to support millimeter wave (AT&T’s “5G+”) technology is not yet widely deployed, a number of successful tests have been conducted that show its promise.
Research from consumer tech market research firm Parks Associates has confirmed that the boom in mobile video viewing is having an impact on cord cutting.
Satellite platform operator Eutelsat has taken a 20% stake in French CDN (Content Delivery Network) technology vendor Broadpeak for around €10 million ($12 million).