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Telecoms need to be ‘proactive’ with video development: report

Media | 08/30/2016 4:39 pm EDT

Telecom service providers should look towards improving video quality across their networks if they want to increase customer loyalty, according to a new joint report from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. and Ovum, a technology research and advisory company. “Given the explosive growth of video usage, in order to be successful, telcos will need to be proactive and strategically plan their video business development blueprint, as opposed to execution under current existing...

Global LTE connections doubled last year: industry group

telecom | 03/12/2015 3:40 pm EDT

The number of LTE connections worldwide reached nearly half a billion last year, according to wireless industry association 4G Americas. The group said in a Thursday release that data gathered by Ovum Ltd. showed that there were 498 million global LTE connections at the end of 2014, of which about one-third, 164 million, were in Canada and the United States. That’s more than double the 206 million worldwide LTE connections at the end of 2013, for a growth rate of 141 per cent. North America has the highest LTE penetration, the group said, at 40 per cent of all mobile connections,...