Nielsen says mobile video usage grew 20%; LG, SBS team for 4K Ultra HD using ATSC 3.0

More cable news from across the Web:

> A group of Maryland officials is asking the FCC to regulate OTT services launched by cable companies as MVPD services. FCC filing

> According to Nielsen, the usage of video on computers, smartphones and tablets grew 20 percent year-over-year. Variety article

> One analyst believes DraftKings and FanDuel collectively spent more than $150 million on TV and Web ads in the past three months. Re/code article

> Korean broadcaster SBS teamed with LG Electronics to test an over-the-air broadcast of 4K Ultra HD signals using the ATSC 3.0 television broadcast standard. Release

Telecom News

> Service providers' ongoing FTTH deployments that incorporate passive optical networking (PON) have driven the worldwide broadband access market to $3.2 billion in the second quarter of 2015, says Dell'Oro Group in a new report. Article

Wireless Tech News

> The telecom industry needs to be wary of different versions of open source platforms taking hold in the industry as it moves to the new IP. That was the message from Margaret Chiosi, a distinguished network architect at AT&T Labs and president of the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV), at the NFV Everywhere event in Dallas last week. Article

> It looks like it will be up to the FCC to determine when AT&T will commercially offer Wi-Fi calling through Apple's iOS 9. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson agreed to collaborate with South Korea-based telecoms operator LG Uplus on the development of 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) technologies. Article

> A new poll of parents in the UK suggests that almost 50 percent of young people aged 18 or below are addicted to their smartphone or tablet. Article

Wireless News

> AT&T Mobility dominated the past month in terms of having TV advertising that consumers were sharing online and talking about, according to a report from TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv. Article

And finally… FCC chief Tom Wheeler: "There is no reason why we should expect anything less for #rural Americans than we expect for Americans in urban & suburban communities." Tweet

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