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Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Analyst: Pay-TV revenues to plunge to $150bn

Global pay-TV revenues for 138 countries peaked in 2016 at $202 billion (€184bn), according to the Global Pay TV Revenue Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. Revenues will…

OneWeb asks FCC to authorise 48,000 satellites

OneWeb, despite being on the sales forecourt as far as its assets are concerned while it is Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is asking the FCC to approve expanding its constellation of…

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat accepts C-band 5G scheme

Intelsat says it is committed to an accelerated process to clear C-band frequencies over the US in accordance with the FCC’s plan to speed the adoption for 5G. The FCC’s…

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

A white paper from satellite operator AsiaSat argues that C-band is not the correct band to support the key performance indicators (#KPI) promised by 5G. In the white paper –…

Research: US lockdown drives broadband service upgrades

According to research from actionable intelligence firm The Diffusion Group (TDG), 7 per cent of US broadband households upgraded their service in April 2020, a rate that varies dramatically relative…

SES accelerates C-band clearing over US

SES accelerates C-band clearing over US

Satellite operator SES is clearing a portion of its C-band spectrum in an “accelerated” manner in accordance with the FCC’s timeline and Order published on April 23rd. SES will file…

Intelsat wins one, loses another

Intelsat, despite its bankruptcy process, has launched CellBackhaul over the US for 4G and 5G mobile network operators. This is good news for the company and users as it will…

Report: US broadband resilient in pandemic

Covid-19 has forced the residents of many nations to shelter-in-place, either by choice or by mandate. As a result, Internet use has skyrocketed, putting stress on both fixed and mobile…

Branson’s Virgin Orbit rocket fails

Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit rocket launching aircraft made its inaugural flight on May 25th (at 11.56 Pacific Time). All went well with the actual aircraft (Cosmic Girl) but the adapted…

OneWeb bonus incentive scheme hits objection

OneWeb, despite its bankruptcy, wants to pay special incentive bonuses to its few remaining staff in order to hold onto their skills during and perhaps beyond the bankruptcy process. But…

Australian universities make fastest ever broadband

Researchers in Australia claim they have recorded the fastest ever internet data speed. A team from Monash, Swinburne and RMIT universities logged a data speed of 44.2 terabits per second…

Forecast: Huge demand for orbital servicing

Northern Sky Research (NSR), in its latest edition of its In-Orbit Servicing study. forecasts that 533 satellites could be candidates for in-orbit servicing including life extension, relocation, de-orbiting, salvage and…

Tele Columbus lowers costs to up profit

Germany’s Tele Columbus has reported flat year-on-year turnover  of €115 million for the first quarter. But EBITDA was up 17 per cent to €55.5 million on lower non-recurring costs. Declines…

OneWeb wants bonus payments for retained staff

OneWeb, now in Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, has asked the court handling the process to permit incentive payments to retained staff of up to $8.8 million in order to hold…

Openreach to use Nokia fibre solution

Openreach to use Nokia fibre solution

In a further sign that it is moving away from reliance on Huawei as a vendor, UK digital network infrastructure provider Openreach is to deploy Nokia fibre solutions to help…

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