DTG daily news: Ofcom to auction 4G spectrum, Pay-TV providers embrace OTT, and 3D movies 'improve brain power'

Ofcom plans to auction more 4G spectrum later this year

Ofcom has launched a new consultation on their proposed design for the late 2015 or early 2016 auction of radio spectrum in the 2.3GHz and 3.4GHz bands, which could be used for high-capacity Mobile Broadband connectivity.

However, some of the spectrum may be held back until the on-going market consolidation has settled. The spectrum itself, which will not come attached to any specific coverage obligations, was formerly used by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and is now being repurposed for civil use.

Pay-TV providers embrace OTT video

The global pay-TV services market, including cable TV, satellite TV, telco TV and OTT video, totaled $237 billion in 2014, up 7% from the previous year, according to recent data. In a growing number of pay TV markets, service providers are expanding market presence by offering their own OTT video services, primarily as apps on tablets and third-party OTT media servers.

Watching 3D movies 'helps improve brain power'

A new British study suggests that you can improve your brain power by watching movies in 3D. According to the research by Goldsmiths University neuroscientist Patrick Fagan and Professor Brendan Walker of Thrill Laboratory, participating filmgoers showed a 23% increase in cognitive processing ability after watching a movie in stereoscope. Fagan believes this technology could be used to treat the decline of cognitive brain function in old age.

DTG Staff  |  26.05.2015

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