Bridge Alliance trials edge interactive livestream with Asian telcos

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Bridge Alliance, an alliance of 34 global telco companies, has trialled a 360 degree interactive livestream conducted over 5G and edge networks with Southeast Asian telecom companies.

The trial, conducted with Singapore telco Singtel and Thai mobile operator AIS, leveraged each company’s 5G networks to broadcast a Canadian music event in 8K to participants using smartphones and virtual reality (VR) devices in Singapore and Bangkok.

Both companies’ edge platforms, the...

Videon raises £6.7m in Series B for edge streaming platform

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Edge video start-up Videon has raised $9 million (£6.7m) for its platform that makes live video processing and distribution faster and more efficient.

Funding for the Series B round was led by Alter Venture Partners with participation from Voyager Capital, Fortson VC, Bruce Chizen, and Cercano Management.

Following on from a successful Series A in June 2021, Videon’s total funding raised in the past seven months sits at $16.3 million (£12.1m).

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