Archive for the 'Mobile TV' Category

Amtrak Building Broadband Wireless Network

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 9th, 2014

Amtrak plans to upgrade its WiFI along the Northeast Corridor, according to Railway Age, and has issued a Request for Proposals to implement it. Amtrak plans to build its wireless network, at first offering Internet speed as fast as 25 Mbps per car, improving to 100 Mbps by 2019, according to the National Association of […]

Cloud RAN: Coming Home?

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 6th, 2014

Cloud-based LTE networks, where basestations are located in central data centers and connected to tiny small cells via fiber, are gaining traction, according to Alcatel-Lucent. When small cells are controlled by centralized basestations (Cloud RAN), then small cells can be small and cheap. At least that’s the vision. Alcatel-Lucent has added 19 companies to its […]

Amazon’s TV Box: Next Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Amazon’s TV set-top box is coming next week, says Amazon has invited reporters to gather for an “update on our video business” in New York next Wednesday, April 2. Amazon is considering a free (or not), advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime […]

Dish in Merger Talks with Sprint?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Japan’s SoftBank is in talks with Dish Network on a fixed wireless broadband partnership, the chief executive officer of SoftBank told Reuters on Thursday. Dish, which has some 55 MHz of frequencies, mostly in the 2GHz, would likely use some of Clearwire’s 120 MHz of frequencies in the 2.6 GHz band. Dish, of course, is […]

MobiTV: Chromecast Competitor?

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 25th, 2014

MobiTV announced a collaboration with Jabil Circuit to develop an HDMI dongle similar to Google’s Chromecast to wireless carriers. It can deliver video programming to multiple devices in subscriber homes, including TVs, tablets and smartphones, says FierceCable. The HDMI dongle would help wireless operators increase the average revenue per user (ARPU) in the connected home. […]

Sochi Winter Olympics Open

Posted by Sam Churchill on February 7th, 2014

The 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics start tonight, notes the Washington Post. But if you’re among the 9 percent of U.S. households who have broadband but don’t subscribe to paid television, it will be nearly impossible to (legally) watch the games online this year. That’s because while NBC is streaming all of the events live online, […]