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Why TV Everywhere can't get it together: four good reasons

More than five years after its bold introduction, U.S. pay TV's highly complex multiscreen initiative, TV Everywhere, remains a work in progress. Despite major breakthroughs like record streaming audiences for the World Cup on ESPN and Univision, the technology is struggling to gain traction.

World Cup's unofficial rating: 20 million illegal viewers

If the popularity of an online event or series were measured solely by the number of illegal downloads, the recent World Cup would rank pretty high alongside perennial piracy favorite Game of Thrones. TV Everywhere security vendor Viaccess-Orca said approximately 20 million viewers illegally accessed live-streamed matches throughout the tournament.

Ericsson boosts IoT, XaaS, billing capabilities with MetraTech acquisition

Ericsson beefed up its OSS/BSS capabilities with a deal to acquire U.S.-based MetraTech that the Swedish vendor said extends its billing expertise beyond the telecoms sector.

Nokia Networks trials LTE Broadcast for 'national' services

Nokia Networks claimed a world first in the ongoing development of LTE Broadcast technology, after conducting a field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum in Munich.

GSA: Over 50 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

Some 51 LTE networks have been launched globally so far in 2014, and the total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year.

Cambium quickly jumps on 5150-5250 MHz bandwagon

Cambium Networks announced products designed to operate in the 5150-5250 MHz frequencies that the FCC recently opened for fixed outdoor wireless use.

NTelos reduces LTE coverage goal for 2014 thanks to new Sprint network deal

Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless has reduced the number of people it plans to cover with its own LTE network thanks to its recently announced network agreement with Sprint, which includes reciprocal LTE roaming.

Mobile coverage is a core consideration for property buyers

A new survey of UK residents commissioned by mobile analytics company RootMetrics found that a decent mobile signal is topping the list of priorities for 18-24 year-old property buyers in the UK.

Jarich: LTE TDD- Looking back to the birth of a standard

We all knew the 5G pendulum was going to swing back pretty hard post-Mobile World Congress this year.  Sure enough, come mid-year 2014, it's suddenly fashionable for people in the telecom industry (media, analysts, etc.) to push back on the 5G hype.  You probably know the messages I'm thinking of:  "There are still plenty of 2G networks supporting M2M and voice in operation."  "3G will be with us for years, so keep investing in those networks."  "LTE and LTE-A are more than capable enough to support millions upon millions of people watching million upon millions of streaming video sessions."

Madden: Pre-installed DAS- A new sugar daddy for the mobile industry?

In the mobile communications industry, we often talk about the "scissors chart," which shows revenue reaching a plateau while demand for data continues to grow. Everyone can see that these combined trends are a problem for mobile operators. The mobile operator must feel like a father that brings home his paycheck, to find that his family has already spent it.  Here's the good news: Encouraging signs are emerging now that there's a new source of capital available for the mobile industry.