Advanced Television

Broadband

Research: US pay-TV subs decline continues

Findings from Leichtman Research Group suggest that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 1,955,000 net video subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma net loss of 1,910,000 in Q1 2021, and 1,960,000 in Q1 2020. The top pay-TV providers now […]

May 18, 2022

Inmarsat wants to tap into Dutch C-band

Inmarsat wants to move one of its Teleports from the Netherlands to Greece. It has been arguing its case before a Dutch court and is separately seeking a Greek licence to establish the Earth station in Greece. Its objective is to then sell the C-band spectrum it uses in the Netherlands. Currently Inmarsat’s Teleport is […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb, Uzbekspace partner

OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, and Uzbekspace, the Agency of Space Research and Technology under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan, have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the provision of ubiquitous high-speed, low-latency broadband satellite connectivity across the Republic of Uzbekistan in order […]

May 17, 2022

SES renews Africa links with InterSat

SES has announced that customers of African internet provider InterSAT can continue to rely on SES’s well-positioned satellite to connect their farms, remote offices, schools and hospitals with affordable internet access across Africa due to the latest capacity renewal agreement signed by InterSAT and SES. Under the agreement, SES’s NSS-12, located at 57 degrees East, […]

May 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

e& takes Vodafone stake

Emirates Telecommunications Group company e&, formerly known as Etisalat, has acquired approximately 2,766 million shares in Vodafone Group Plc, representing 9.8 per cent of Vodafone’s issued share capital (excluding treasury shares) for purchase cost of circa $4.4 billion (€4.23bn). e& has made the investment in Vodafone to gain significant exposure to a world leader in […]

May 16, 2022

TIM agrees fibre deal

In a move designed to speed up digitalisation of Italy, dominant telco TIM, FiberCop and Open Fiber have signed a commercial agreement that allows for the reuse of the network infrastructures in what are termed the ‘white areas’, where the development of a TLC infrastructure under concession has been financed by public funding. The agreement […]

May 16, 2022

SpaceX: Over 2,500 satellites launched

It was a busy weekend for Elon Musk’s SpaceX team. On May 13th, a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Space Force Base at 3:07pm Pacific time to add another 53 Starlink satellites to SpaceX’s low Earth orbit communications constellation, bringing the total launched to more than 2,500. The successful launch took place from […]

May 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Elimobile launches tokenised telco

Elite Token, the crypto system built on the Polygon blockchain to create an ecosystem uniting the mobile industry, influencers, NFTs, the metaverse, and Play2Earn, has announced a partnership with Elimobile to launch its first-ever telco that uses blockchain and tokenisation. Launched in Italy, the Elimobile’s telco will use the $ELITE token. Mario Colabufo, CEO and […]

May 16, 2022

OneWeb expects $1bn in 3-5 years

Eutelsat, a significant shareholder in low-Earth orbit constellation OneWeb – which has some two-thirds of its fleet (428 craft) already in space, says that it sees OneWeb generating $1 billion (€0.96bn) in revenues within 3-5 years of its deployment. A note from equity analyst Sami Kassab at investment bank Exane/BNPP to clients anticipates that OneWeb […]

May 16, 2022

SES wins US Trojan contract

SES has been awarded a US Government Trojan contract. The agreement sees SES Government Solutions (SES GS) gain a follow-on contract which supports the US Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) for up to a five-year period. SES says that using SES’s global network of satellite services, SES GS will continue to support the Army’s […]

May 16, 2022By Chris Forrester