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Focus || JUNE 2016

TV steps in online world
Proved lucrative business for media giants

With a host of digital platforms sprouting to provide online streaming and video on demand services via the Internet, traditional television viewing in India could become a thing of the past, TV viewing as we know it is set to change. Singapore-based HOOQ is being touted as Asia's answer to the American online streaming service Netflix. It launched its premium video-on-demand (VOD) service in India, its third destination after Philippines and Thailand. "This is the first service in India to offer a scale catalogue of the best of Hollywood and local content," Bithos says. A joint venture among Singaporean telecom giant Singtel, Sony Pictures Television and Warner Bros, HOOQ will offer over 15,000 Hollywood blockbusters, television soaps and popular Indian shows for a monthly subscription of Rs 199 which can be streamed on five devices. One outcome: today's television sets are going to become obsolete - well if not immediately, certainly in the future. And they are going to be replaced by over-the-top content (OTT) or the delivery of audio or video over the Internet without any involvement of a multiple system operator in control or distribution of content. You would no longer need to watch your entertainment shows on your telly, but through OTT platforms such as HOOQ, Ogle, YouTube, Hotstar and Spuul, to name a few. Simply put, linear TV may soon be replaced with Internet TV. And shows and movies will be offered over the Internet through live streaming and VOD. Read More...

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Feature || JUNE 2016

The Geospatial Information Bill

The Indian government has prepared a draft law that if implemented will make it mandatory for maps and navigation services like Google Maps, Apple Maps or Here Maps to secure a licence from the government for operating in India. Under the draft bill, those violating the law will be slapped with a fine ranging from Rs 1 crore to Rs 100 crore and/or jail for up to seven years. The government has put the draft bill for comments from public until next month. The law, if implemented, could have big implications on the current maps services used by millions of users in India. Here are a few important things you need to understand about the draft bill. Before we further elaborate, let us give you a little background. It is not the first time services like Google Maps have come under scanner in India. Back in 2014, investigation agency CBI had launched a probe into Google Maps’ alleged irregularities in Mapathon 2013. Google was accused of running the Mapping competition without requisite government permissions and that was in violation of Survey of India (SoI) laws. After a couple of years, CBI reportedly called off the probe citing “lack of adequate evidence to corroborate the allegations.” Another similar recent incident took place when the Delhi High Court asked the Indian government to investigate into Google Maps showing Indian defence installations, nuclear power plants and other sensitive areas. Google was accused of showing detailed high resolution images of Pathankot Air Base and surrounding areas on its Google Earth and Maps. The company also accused of masking sensitive data in China and the US, but not doing the same for India. Read More..

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Feature || JUNE 2016

Large-Screen TV Technology

Large-screen television technology developed rapidly in the late 1990s and 2000s. Various thin screen technologies are being developed, but only the liquid crystal display (LCD), plasma display (PDP) and Digital Light Processing (DLP) have been released on the public market. These technologies have almost completely displaced cathode ray tubes (CRT) in television sales, due to the necessary bulkiness of cathode ray tubes. However, recently released technologies like organic light-emitting diode (OLED) and not-yet released technologies like surface-conduction electron-emitter display (SED) or field emission display (FED) are making their way to replace the first flat screen technologies in picture quality. The diagonal screen size of a CRT television is limited to about 40 inches because of the size requirements of the cathode ray tube, which fires three beams of electrons onto the screen, creating a viewable image. A larger screen size requires a longer tube, making a CRT television with a large screen (50 to 80 inches) unrealistic because of size. The aforementioned technologies can produce large-screen televisions that are much thinner. Read More..

News Article || JUNE 2016

TRAI in support of interoperability of STBs
But operators are against of it

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) will soon allow interoperability between cable service and DTH (direct-to-home) service providers, allowing users to change their cable operators, similar to the telecom segment. As of now, cable operators and DTH service providers offer their services bundled with a set-top box which comes at a cost of Rs 1,500-2,000. However, if a consumer is not satisfied with his service provider, he is forced to buy a new set-top box from the other operator because of technical issues. Even the amount paid for the box is non-refundable. Trai is framing its views on the issue and the final guidelines will be out within a couple of months, said sources. A consultation paper on draft tariff order, prescribing framework for commercial interop-erability of customer premises equipment - set top box - in DTH services was floated in February last year. However, the final recommendations are pending. Trai will now float a new concept paper on the same issue asking for ways to implement interoperability. "The idea is to allow operability between cable operators and DTH service providers just like we can use our mobile phones. This will help consumers immensely and will promote competition while improving quality of services," said a senior Trai official. In telecom segment, mobile number portability is allowed, enabling users to change service providers while retaining their mobile numbers. This proposed Trai move is also likely to bring down the cost of set-top box. The concept paper will seek inputs from the industry and consumers. "Trai will work with all stakeholders to come out with standards and specifications for the set-top boxes to make portability a success in the cable broadcasting space," said a source. The smart card, which has a device similar to mobile SIM, will work on any set-top box, regardless of the operator. Read More...

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News Article || JUNE 2016

5G revenue will soar high
The future of telecom lies within it

5G, the upcoming technology of mobile generation has already started to show its impact worldwide. Though it has not become reality yet, but the telecom operators around the world are eagerly waiting for this fifth generation of mobile technology. Mobile broadband operators will generate revenues of $247 billion in 2025 from 5G services, said ABI Research. 5G mobile subscriptions will reach 150 million by 2021. South Korea, Japan, China and the US are predicted to lead with the first, and fastest, 5G subscription uptake, according to Ericsson Mobility Report released in February 2016. North America, Asia Pacific, and Western Europe will be the top 5G markets globally. ABI Research said telecom network operators, telecom equipment vendors, and standards bodies will finalize technical details concerning the millimeter wave by 2020, with rollout ramping up afterward. Rima Qureshi, chief strategy officer at Ericsson, said recently: “5G is about more than faster mobile services – it will enable new use cases related to the Internet of Things.” Verizon Wireless (North America), NTT Docomo (Japan), KT (Korea), and SK Telecom (Korea) formed the 5G Open Trial Specification Alliance. Verizon Wireless’s acquisition of XO Communications’ fiber network business brings strategic access to licensed millimeter wave spectrum with which to deploy 5G. Recently, Bharti Airtel (India) and China Mobile (China) announced their intention to start investing in 5G trials. Telecoms in both China and India are currently investing in TD-LTE networks in a big way. 5G will be a fast-growing cellular technology, most probably faster than 4G, according to ABI Research. LTE connections reached 1.1 billion worldwide in 2015 according to telecom analyst firm Ovum. North America had 237 million LTE connections of the 1.1 billion as of Q4 2015. Joe Hoffman, managing director at ABI Research, said: “The technology migration over the next few years will mean the continued decline of 2G, 3G, and 4G will grow in many markets but 5G will generate new use cases and market revenues.” Unlike the case with LTE, 5G stakeholders are trying hard to achieve spectrum harmonization. As with LTE, however, 5G will also include unlicensed and shared spectrum schemes. Government organizations worldwide will need to work together to regulate the 5G spectrum and set the new standard, said ABI Research. ABI Research forecasts that 8.5 million small cells will be deployed by 2020, setting in place the infrastructure for a rapid 5G millimeter wave rollout. In-band backhaul is a new tool to solve connectivity issues. Challenges for 5G The 5G market faces several key challenges for telecom infrastructure vendors and mobile operators. Spectrum fragmentation, standards development, coverage range, availability of mobile devices, and Capex / Opex will be the main obstacles. The development of use cases that ensure profitable outcomes from the competitive advantages of 5G will be the most important challenges for telecom infrastructure vendors and mobile operators. Comparing spectrum to oil in terms of importance to the future of wireless connectivity, Ericsson EVP and CTO Ulf Ewaldsson said that because spectrum is in such limited supply, vendors like Ericsson and others need to turn their focus to technologies like massive MIMO and beamforming that promise to make better use of existing spectrum. Read More...


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