Category Archives: 4G

Mobile Content Revenues To Hit USD65 billion by 2016 – report

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A variety of laptops, smartphones, tablets and ebook readers arranged. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Juniper Research says tablet purchases, direct carrier billing implementation to fuel growth

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ Annual revenue generated from content delivered to mobile handsets and tablets is set to rise by nearly US$25bn over the next three years, reaching US$65bn by 2016, according to a new report from Juniper Research. Continue reading

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Nine found open wireless group for shared Wi-Fi resources

Why we need an open wireless movement

Why we need an open wireless movement (Photo credit: opensourceway)

New project promotes shared open Wi-Fi with tips and how-to’s

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus /San Francisco/ +++ A new open wireless group has been formed that will open up the airwaves to shared Wi-Fi resources.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and a coalition of nine groups has launched the ‘Open Wireless Movement’, a new project to promote a landscape of shared, wireless Internet. Continue reading

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Hearing to probe cellular data legal status

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A cell phone tower in Palatine, Illinois, USA.

Foundation fights for cellular phone users’ privacy in Tuesday hearing

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ The Electronic Frontier Foundation will urge a federal appeals court on Tuesday to recognize cellular phone users’ privacy rights and require that the government obtain a warrant before collecting cell phone location information.

According to the Foundation, the oral argument is set for 9 a.m. on October 2nd in New Orleans.

At issue in Tuesday’s hearing are government requests for judicial orders authorizing the disclosure of 60 days of location data from two separate cell phone companies as part of a routine law enforcement investigation. Continue reading

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Survey finds BYOD trend ‘counter-intuitive’

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IT departments prompting enterprise BYOD adoption, driving tablet use and emergence of ‘three-screen reality’

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus /London/ +++ According to a new research survey by open source software organisation Alfresco, mobile and tablet adoption is being led – not by users – but by IT departments.

Aflresco said this ‘proves counterintuitive’ to the general perception of the “consumerization of IT” trend that resourceful and driven employees bring consumer technology into the workplace, sneaking under the radars of unwitting IT departments that are resistant to change. Continue reading

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Power to the people: Ofcom advocates independent voice

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Government backs initiatives for comms people power

Strong independent customer voice vital for the communications market

By ECM Plus staff


ECM Plus
+++ Publishing the 2010-2011 Communications Consumer Panel’s annual report ‘Putting the consumer first: the work of the Communications Consumer Panel’, former Panel Chairman Anna Bradley said she was intensely proud of what the Panel has achieved over the last three years. Continue reading

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Radio killed the video star? NAB moves to embed FM into mobiles

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FM-radio revival to move mobile content into radio age

Campaign promoting Frequency Modulation band radio-enabled wireless handsets demanding lawmakers halt supporting for Creativity and Innovation resolution

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ U.S. National Association of Broadcasters has just launched a bold new campaign targeted at embedding FM radio into mobile devices.

NAB said the rationale was to provide local news, entertainment as well as emergency information content to information. Continue reading

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4G speed freaks peak at 130 Mbps in Malaysia

P1 logo

Malaysian broadband Packet One shows 4G speed peaks with WiMAX and LTE

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Malaysian 4G broadband company Packet One has just released figures from technical trials that have shown that people in Malaysia can now look forward to some very speedy connections on their wireless broadband speeds of a staggering trunk-like data rates of 130 megabits per second, the comoany claims.

By a combination of WiMAX and LTE TDD (Long Term Evolution – Time Division Duplex), P1’s proud CEO Michael Lai boasted: “The proliferation of rich media applications namely video streaming, online gaming and online social-networking are driving consumers desire for greater bandwidth and faster speed. Not only that, high definition, larger display, WiFi TV and soon-to-come 3D small screens are also driving consumer demand whether at home or away.” Continue reading

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QUIGLEY DONE TALKING: Content is king, but will ‘New Content’ be free?

'Quigley Done Talking'®
In this, the first in a new weekly series, Paul Quigley discusses where publishing and content is headed, why, where and what the upshot of the new content paradigms will be.

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NAB SHOW: Telestream touts new range for digital media workflow

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NAB Show 2011 sees launch of Telestream’s new digital media and workflow products and services

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ /NAB SHOW LAS VEGAS/ Telestreamworkflow solutions, arrived at the NAB Show this week announcing key new products, professional services and partnerships, including major updates to its flagship enterprise-class Vantage video workflow software products, and live webcasting software, Wirecast for desktop users.

For mission-critical workflow, Vantage Enterprise Control is a workflow management layer and suite of tools that maximizes workflow capacity, resiliency, throughput and reliability. Vantage Master Control is a higher-tier workflow management layer that adds visibility and management of complex video workflows combined with centralized process control and monitoring. Both enable a unified system for multi-vendor components.  Continue reading

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NAB SHOW: TV content session tackles mainstream media miasma


NAB Show Floor

NAB Show in Las Vegas

Session to examine distribution of TV content across new platforms

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ This year’s NAB Show is to take on the challenging issues of the day in mass media, with a new super session given over to what it calls the ‘Connected TV’, which is set to feature industry pundits opining on their take on a ‘new Internet’ and the video devices that are impacting the maisntream media’s television fate.

2011’s  NAB Show promises quite a paradigm shift for content creators with the debut of a the Super Session examining the new ways in which content is delivered to people and the ramifications such developments have on the mainstream media TV’s future.  Continue reading

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OBITER DICTA: Will search blow hards blow it in billion dollar buy-up?

News emanating from the FT that search engine software firm Google is in the throes of snapping up some US$900 million worth of paper, the value put on a pile of intellectual property and patents in the rusty filing cabinets of moribund mobile telecom vendor Nortel is a big surprise indeed.

Surprise? Indeed. Nortel was never renowned for its pioneering smartphones, more for its base stations and other infrastructure hardware. Continue reading

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Mobile movie content downloads to reach 18 billion by 2015

Mobile date on the rise, again...

Mobile devices to generate data traffic equivalent to 18 billion movie downloads by 2015

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus +++ Pressure on mobile phone networks, however, will begin to ease as 63 percent of traffic, nearly 9,000 petabytes, moves across to wi-Fi and femtocell networks, the report said.  Continue reading

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Mobile music subs to hit 178m by 2015

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Mobile music lovers rising up. Image:  DavidDennisPhotos.com

From Bollywood musicals to lovers of jazz, classical, metal and all genres

 

By PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus – A new report is predicting that the number of mobile customers who are prepared to pay a monthly subscription to music via download or by streaming, may reach 178 million people by the  year 2015.

This represents, the report by Juniper Research said, over three times as many people currently subscribed to such music services last year. Continue reading

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OpenText enters market for mobile apps

Open Text headquarter buildings

ECM behemoth speeds up mobile programming with weComm acquisition

BY PAUL QUIGLEY

ECM Plus –  OpenText has acquired the London-based firm weComm

According to the content giant, the move into the mobility market will help it to offer customers a platform to sell mobile apps across the multitude of mobile operating systems and devices to reach their customers, consumers or partners. Continue reading

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Gambling and porno to top $54 billion mobile content market

A roulette wheel.

Gambling to make big bucks going mobile

Mobile entertainment revenues driven hard by thrust in end-use smartphone purchases

ECM Plus – New research is valuing the mobile entertainment services market at a staggering $54bn by the year 2015, propelled by the ongoing rise in smartphone purchases and by the increasing number of people in downloading software applications.

According to Juniper Research, application purchases and smartphones had now created an large rise in awareness and use of social media, games, video and streamed music. Continue reading

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