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Huawei to leverage handset base to launch OTT video in Europe

Chinese technology giant Huawei is entering the European over-the-top video market in 2018, leveraging its growing base of smarpthones. It has revealed plans to launch a platform in partnership with Spanish TV group Atresmedia. Given that Huawei is deeply embedded in some of Europe’s largest operators, the news of its foray into a direct-to-consumer video service should give anyone involved in the industry some serious competition to think about. Huawei smartphones are rising in popularity across Europe and the new Huawei Video service will initially be offered exclusively to users of Huawei handsets in Spain and Italy, with further expansion scheduled across Europe in the months following launch in the first quarter of next year. Although unconfirmed for now, it…

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