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Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Ericsson global insights reveal an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic since 2011 – the year in which the Ericsson Mobility Report was first published. The findings, based on…

Ofcom: Telecoms customers saving millions

Ofcom: Telecoms customers saving millions

More UK broadband and mobile customers are shopping around and signing up to better deals – and saving themselves millions of pounds – following rule changes implemented by regulator Ofcom.…

Prysmian warns on low-cost fibre use

Prysmian warns on low-cost fibre use

Philippe Vanhille, Executive Vice President Telecom Division at energy and telecom cable systems specialist Prysmian Group, has drawn attention to the importance of ensuring that higher quality and safe optical…

SpaceX readies another 53 Starlinks

SpaceX readies another 53 Starlinks

Barely two weeks since the last Starlink launch (on November 12th) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to place another (approximately) 53 of its broadband-by-satellite craft into orbit on…

Astra 1D, AsiaSat 3S go to graveyard orbits

Research from satellite-watcher Dr. D.S. Kelso at CeresTrak says that the past few days have been busy for the technicians at SES Astra and AsiaSat. Kelso says that Astra 1D…

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting…

Indian government warns against Starlink

India’s Department of Telecom (DoT) has said that Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service is not licensed by India and the public should not subscribe to services. Local media says that…

BT opens flagship London HQ

BT opens flagship London HQ

BT has opened its new global headquarters in Aldgate, London, as part of the telco’s ongoing root and branch transformation programme, which includes its offices across the UK. The building,…

Intelsat meets C-band key date

Intelsat meets C-band key date

Intelsat has wrapped the first stage of the FCC-mandated clearance of C-band spectrum over the US. Intelsat qualifies (as does SES) for the FCC’s Phase 1 of the clearance scheme…

OneWeb looks at de-orbiting failed satellite

OneWeb looks at de-orbiting failed satellite

A OneWeb satellite (numbered SL41) orbiting at about 1200 kms, has failed because of a software problem and the satellite operator is looking to de-orbit the craft and is considering…

Turksat 5B ready for launch

Turkey says that the upcoming launch of its Turksat 5B communications satellite will increase the nation’s Ka-band capacity fifteen-fold. Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu confirmed that the Airbus-built satellite…

Richard steps down at Orange

Richard steps down at Orange

Stéphane Richard is to step down as Chairman and CEO of French telco Orange. His resignation follows his conviction by a Paris appeal court of complicity of misuse of public…

AVIA: Satellite remains vital for video distribution

AVIA: Satellite remains vital for video distribution

The Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) hosted its annual Satellite Industry Forum recently as a virtual conference, to end off the Asia Video Summit umbrella of events this year. The…

Sweden upgrades Ka-band system

Sweden upgrades Ka-band system

Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) has upgraded its polar and equatorial locations to support Ka-band data reception and has rolled out a global Ka-band network mainly focused on Earth Observation (EO)…

Spain: Telco giants control 75% of market

Spain: Telco giants control 75% of market

Spain’s three largest telcos – Movistar, Orange and Vodafone – control 74.5 per cent of the total revenues in the market, albeit three points below last year. Between April and…

Forecast: 2022 a new era for wireless innovation

Forecast: 2022 a new era for wireless innovation

ABI Research forecasts that 2022 will represent a key year for wireless connectivity innovation as Wi-Fi 6, 6E, and Ultra-Wideband adoption accelerates across a growing number of end markets. The…

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