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US spectrum auction tops $16bn

August 24th saw Round 15 of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) wireless spectrum auction, and typically add $650 million (€575.8bn) per round as bidders upped their bids during the day…

US to set ‘Space Tug’ standards

There are a couple of satellite builders looking to build ‘rescue tugs’ in order to provide help for ailing satellites. Now DARPA (the USA’s Defense Research Projects Agency) is looking…

CCIA offers FCC STB solution

US trade group the Computer & Communications Industry Association has submitted a white paper to the FCC that offers a way to bridge the gap between the FCC’s plan to…

Sea Launch dispute ‘solved’

Russia’s S.P. Korolev Rocket and Space Corp (RSC Energia) and the US aerospace giant Boeing reached an agreement to solve their dispute over the Sea Launch rocket project, Energia’s General…

T-Mobile deal may breach US net neutrality

T-Mobile deal may breach US net neutrality

T-Mobile’s ‘unlimited’ data plan may breach US net neutrality rules, campaigners have said. The firm claims it offers “unlimited access to the mobile internet”, but it charges extra for some…

8 Egyptian anchors ‘overweight’

According to the NYT, Safaa Hegazy, the director of state-run Egyptian radio and television, barred eight anchorwomen from appearing on the air for a month, saying they were overweight. Hegazy…

ASA: Currys 4K Euro 2016 advert ‘misleading’

Currys PC World has been reprimanded for misleading adverts for 4K TVs by the Advertising Standards Autohority (ASA). The UK’s advertising watchdog upheld a complaint that the electronics chain had…

BBC admits “statistical errors”

BBC admits “statistical errors”

A major report from the BBC Trust, its supervisory body, admits that the broadcaster does not handle statistical claims anything like well enough. The report was highlighted by the “Our…

Egypt slams 16 channels for ad breaches

Egypt’s Consumer Protection Agency (CPA) has reported 16 satellite channels to the nation’s police and prosecution authorities over alleged false advertising. In the main the channels carry – and depend…

GlobalPlatform updates TEE

GlobalPlatform has published updates to its Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) Initial Configuration v1.1 and Test Suite v2.0 for functional compliance and in parallel has launched a Security Test Suite. Together…

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