WRC-15 completes worldwide transfer of 700MHz band to mobile users
Delegates to the UN's World Radiocommunications Conference 2015 have agreed to re-allocate UHF spectrum at 694-790MHz from TV to mobile broadband in the region covering Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.
The agreement completes a process which began at the WRC-2007 for the Americas and Asia-Pacific regions, creating a worldwide band of long-range, high-penetration spectrum for mobile broadband.
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Technicolor completes Cisco Connected Devices takeover
French broadcast and broadband technology firm Technicolor has completed the £400m purchase of Cisco Connected Devices, which produces set-top boxes and other consumer entertainment and communications devices.
Cisco and Technicolor have also signed a global strategic collaboration agreement to develop and deliver next generation video and broadband technologies, with a focus on the Internet of Things.
US concern over UHD and HDR power consumption
An influential American think-tank has warned that the jump in screen size and screen brightness as consumers move to Ultra HD and High Dynamic Range displays could result a significant extra power usage.
The USA’s National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) reports that while some UHD displays use little more power than similar HD screens, others use up to three times as much, while HDR can add almost 50% to a screen's power consumption.
DTG Staff | 24.11.2015