We all know that mobile video is inherently unpredictable. We may have ideas about some of the general usage patterns for streaming large amounts of over-the-top (OTT) video across mobile networks, yet history has shown that it’s the unplanned spikes in usage or behavior that truly make network capacity planning most difficult. For instance, Instagram and Vine, both of...

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We have freshly returned from the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, taking place 13-17 September. The booth saw nearly a thousand visitors and numerous press interviews, as well as hosting more than 60 meetings with customers and potential partners. During IBC, Opera Software launched the Opera Devices Software Development Kit (SDK), version 4.0, making Opera...

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Since the launch of Opera TV Snap in July, over 100 content providers from Dailymotion, the world´s second-largest video site, have created and submitted Smart TV apps for the *Opera TV Store using the Opera TV Snap tool and their own video content. Among the brands to jump on board and bring their online video to the...

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              Drop by the Opera Software stand @ IBC (Hall no: 14, Stand no: 111) and find out how Opera can help bring your connected TV experiences to life. We will demonstrate how Opera´s suite of TV products can help operators and OEMs bring a more connected TV experience...

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It’s interesting to note some behavioral and video viewing trends that relate to how mobile operators choose a mobile video optimization solution. Much of this backs up anecdotal and personal viewing habits we’re all likely familiar with. For instance, on what sort of network would you be most likely to stream a full-length Netflix film or...

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What do mobile operators need beyond LTE to stay one step ahead of the mobile video surge? Opera EVP and Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck sat down with RCR Wireless‘ Martha DeGrasse, Strategy Analytics‘ Sue Rudd and Qwilt CEO Mark Fisher to talk about the challenges facing global operators in light of the realization that LTE might not quite be the full-blown mobile video QoE panacea they had hoped...

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