There was a reminder at the recent SES Ultra HD Conference that some of the new technologies that are being investigated for UHD can also be applied to HDTV with potentially striking effect. Dr Giles Wilson, Head of TV Compression at Ericsson pointed out that if you take 10-bit, high dynamic range (HDR) and 60Hz (frame rate) and apply these to HD “it still provides a massive leap forward in the viewing experience…and there are circumstances where there is not enough bandwidth to offer UHD and you might want better HD.”
Meet Zero Site, a new concept for street lighting that includes a tiny mobile base station. Launched along with an innovative financing scheme, there are huge benefits to be had for municipalities, carriers and mobile users alike — but possible risks, too.
FierceWireless: LTE Broadcast is an interesting technology. Verizon has talked about it publicly and they have talked about doing something at the Super Bowl. Can you give me any insight into what you are doing with LTE Broadcast?
Ewaldsson: Broadcasting technology in the mobile space is going to be key to the future
Infrastructure vendor Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) used the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, last month to tout some of the company’s bold predictions, including its forecast that 90 percent of network traffic will be video. The company also said that by 2018 there will be 6.5 billion mobile broadband subscribers, up from 500 million at the end of 2012.
The first two letters of LTE may stand for “long-term,” but there’s not much long-term about the status of the mobile network technology today. Operators have built more than 60 LTE networks worldwide. The networks are in place, but according to Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg, operators are now wrestling with new questions: how and what do they charge for these fancy new 4G services?
In an interview with GigaOM, Vestberg said that 4G business models, not infrastructure or devices, was the far bigger theme at Mobile World Congress this year – it’s what he’s spending time talking about in Barcelona this week with Ericsson’s hundreds of carrier customers
Carriers have built plenty of 4G networks, but they’re still not in agreement in how they use them. Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg believes the next few years are going to be a period of pricing and service experimentation.
MWC 2013 Broadcast mobile TV is back again, this time on Verizon’s 4G network with better quality than ever, because it’s obviously merely inferior technology which has prevented the success of mobile broadcasting in the past.