Responds to the growing need for video over LTE, addressing consumer demand for TV Anywhere services. Award reflects Ericsson’s innovation, revolutionizing video delivery in mobile networks. Enables operators and broadcasters to deliver high-quality video content to anyone, anywhere, anytime, without buffering.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) today announced that it has won a Connected TV Award for its LTE Broadcast solution in the category for ‘Outstanding Technology Innovation.’ Responding to the growing consumer demand for TV Anywhere, Ericsson's new LTE Broadcast solution enables operators and their media partners to provide premium services with guaranteed quality and cost-efficient delivery over LTE, bringing with it new sources of revenue.

Embracing both services and enabling technologies, the Connected TV Awards, which debuted in 2011, recognize service and technology innovation, market impact and business thought leadership in the Connected TV marketplace. Presented at an awards ceremony held at the Connected TV Summit, London on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, the awards were judged by an independent panel of subject experts and industry specialists.

"This outstanding technology innovation award recognizes Ericsson’s unique position to deliver LTE Broadcast. We are the only vendor that can blend insight on consumer habits, deep mobile networks expertise and twenty years of video compression technology leadership to help operators maximize the revenue opportunity represented by this rapid evolution in media consumption," said Ove Anebygd, Vice President and Head of TV, Ericsson.

As the world’s first complete solution for broadcast video over LTE networks, Ericsson’s offering provides operators with the ability to deliver consistent service quality, even in tightly crowded areas, such as stadiums and city centers. The solution, which was launched at Mobile World Congress 2013, unites three new technology standards:

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) - the new video compression standard promises to half the bandwidth required to transport video content compare to today's leading implementation of MPEG-4 AVC.

MPEG DASH (Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) - simplifies and standardizes the adaptive delivery of video to consumer devices, ensuring a better quality of service, greater efficiency and opening opportunities for monetization.

eMBMS (Evolved Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) - a 3GPP standard that enables mobile networks to offer broadcast/multicast services dynamically to offload issues of popular content in dense consumption scenarios, reducing the cost of service delivery over the radio network and for backhaul.

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