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This extends additional A+E content to more viewers across Verizon’s family of media brands, including Yahoo and AOL.
Senet continued to make headlines in IoT, with a rash of news coming out in and around CES in Las Vegas. Senet and TEKTELIC Communications announced a collaborative expansion of Senet’s LoRaWAN network in Las Vegas to support CES Internet of Things product and solution demonstrations. Senet and Kerlink announced a collaborative expansion of Senet’s Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) in the Las Vegas area to support a variety of commercial solution offerings, market trials and proofs of concept. And, Senet and TrackNet announced an interoperability and roaming demonstration highlighting the TrackNet Tabs consumer solution running over Senet’s public Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) in Las Vegas.

Also at CES, MyDevices announced that it will support Sprint's IoT Factory to enable businesses to more easily explore, select, and implement IoT solutions.  The joint solution combines MyDevices Cayenne IoT Builder with Sprint's IoT ecommerce platform and its Factory IoT applications.

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Verizon and A+E Networks announced that they have expanded their partnership to deliver A+E Networks programming, including award-winning content from A&E, Lifetime, HISTORY and Viceland. This extends additional A+E content to more viewers across Verizon’s family of media brands, including Yahoo and AOL.

SK Telecom announced a collaboration with the Sinclair Broadcast Group and ONE Media for the development and globalization of the Next-generation TV (NG TV) standard, ATSC 3.0. The NG TV platform provides five, primary features which include:
  1. UHD quality of content,
  2. customized IP-based service for interactivity,
  3. personalized & location-based advertisement, 
  4. fixed and mobile broadcast, and 
  5. emergency alert services.
Ericsson announced that it has entered a multi-year agreement with Bell Canada to power its next generation multiscreen TV services. Ericsson’s MediaFirst TV Platform solution will enable Bell to offer an enhanced, personalized and converged multiscreen TV experience to its more than 1.5 million Fibe TV and Alt TV subscribers in Canada.

Ericsson also announced this month that a team of researchers and engineers at the Ericsson factory in Tallinn, Estonia, have made troubleshooting electronic boards easier with the use of augmented reality, a solution the company is calling ART. The solution gives trouble shooters quick access to information to find and fix faults using an Android tablet and HoloLens.

In Moldova, Orange launched a new convergent TV offering (TV + Internet + mobile) using Viaccess-Orca's Adaptive Sentinel Conditional Access System (CAS) along with set-top boxes (STBs) from Hi-Global Technology and CI+ modules from Neotion.

Interra Systems announced this month that Partner Communications is using its ORION-OTT monitoring solution in Isreal to check live and VOD content integrity and related network performance of adaptive bitrate (ABR) content for its multiscreen OTT service, Partner TV. Interra Systems also announced that it is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental to provide pay-TV operators, broadcasters, and OTT providers a solution for delivering high-quality video via the cloud. Interra Systems' end-to-end quality control and monitoring systems are now interoperable with AWS Media Services, including AWS Elemental MediaConvert, AWS Elemental MediaLive, and AWS Elemental MediaPackage. This allows OTT video providers to reliably deliver premium live and on-demand content to consumers by leveraging cloud technology with greater efficiency, speed, and cost savings.

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