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Australia abolishes broadcasting licence fees

Australia’s Government has announced a comprehensive package of reforms that it suggests will improve the sustainability of Australia’s free-to-air broadcasting sector, support the creation of high quality Australian content and…

FTTH lobby seeks 5G role

FTTH lobby seeks 5G role

The FTTH Council Europe – whose mission is to accelerate ubiquitous, fibre-based connectivity for a competitive Gigabit Society – has organised a cross-industry debate in the European Parliament that will…

FCC spectrum auction to wrap March 30

The FCC’s latest spectrum auction is likely to end this week. The auction has been running since January although the FCC isn’t likely to announce the ‘winners’ – or the…

MoCA, SCTE team for MoCA/DOCSIS interoperability

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) have announced a new SCTE/ISBE Standards…

DPP update for programme delivery specs

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has announced the publication of the latest version of its Technical Specification for the delivery of TV programmes to all major UK broadcasters. Version 5.0…

FCC’s Pai condemns net neutrality

FCC’s Pai condemns net neutrality

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a known critic of the Obama administration’s ‘Open Internet’ network neutrality proposals, has signalled a reversal of such policies, which he described – without naming the…

Samsung, Arqiva plan UK 5G trials

Samsung, Arqiva plan UK 5G trials

Samsung Electronics and UK communications infrastructure and media services provider Arqiva are to conduct the UK’s first 5G trials with a focus on Fixed Wireless Access. The trial deployment will…

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

Simon Fell, Director of the EBU’s Technology and Innovation Department, has been elected to Chair the Technical Committee of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) for a two-year term (2017/18). The…

EBU welcomes EU UHF spectrum agreement

EBU welcomes EU UHF spectrum agreement

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has welcomed the vote by the European Parliament’s Industry Committee on the long-term future of the UHF frequencies. The vote validates an EU interinstitutional agreement…

Analyst: Cellcos should embrace LTE Broadcast now

Consultancy firm Strategy Analytics has recommended that mobile operators, especially those with multi-screen assets and ambitions to provide superior mobile video and data experiences to customers, adopt eMBMS, or LTE…