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Swelling smartphone base inspires Huawei OTT launch

Chinese technology giant Huawei is entering the European OTT video market in 2018, revealing 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 is likely the service will be…

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