Advanced Television


Thuraya, eSAT Global make satellite IoT breakthrough

Thuraya, the mobility arm of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Yahsat and eSAT Global have announced that they have successfully completed an over-the-air demonstration of low-latency, direct-to-satellite IoT texting system by transmitting low-power IoT messages over Thuraya’s satellite network (Thuraya-2 Satellite ‘T2’). This milestone is the first of several milestones that Yahsat expects to […]

May 23, 2023

Euro telcos call for Big Tech fair contribution

The GSMA and ETNO, industry associations representing fixed and mobile network operators, have called for European policymakers to take bold action to secure EU connectivity leadership over the next decade. In a joint response to the European Commission consultation on ‘The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure’ the associations state that Europe […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: 5G half of mobile subs by 2027

5G mobile subscriptions stood at 1.7 billion at the end of 2022, accounting for 18 per cent of total mobile subscriptions worldwide, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. The figure is forecast to rise to 5.5 billion, occupying a share of 48 per cent of total mobile subscriptions by 2027. GlobalData’s 5G – Thematic […]

May 3, 2023

Report: 120m smart homes in US, Europe

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 120.5 million in 2022. North America is the leading market in terms of penetration and 39.2 per cent of all households in the region had at least one smart home product or […]

April 18, 2023

Inmarsat using MediaTek for ‘direct-to-phones’

Taiwan-based MediaTek and Inmarsat are joining forces on two-way satellite communications direct to smartphones, IOT devices and cars. The two have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Their collaboration builds upon proven MediaTek 5G NTN technology operating on Inmarsat’s existing ELERA L-band satellite network. The combined technology would allow smartphone manufacturers, mobile network operators and the […]

April 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

BT expands partnership with AWS

BT Group’s Digital Unit and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have announced a new, wide-ranging strategic collaboration agreement, building on the existing partnership between the companies that already sees AWS play a key role in supporting the Group’s modernisation. The new partnership covers a few core areas: – An agreement to collaborate on new Internet of […]

March 28, 2023

Nokia, Kyndryl expand partnership

Kyndryl, the IT infrastructure services provider, and Nokia, the networking technology specialist, have announced a three-year extension and expansion of their global network and edge computing partnership, with a focus on developing and delivering LTE and 5G private wireless services and Industry 4.0 solutions. Kyndryl and Nokia established their global network and edge computing alliance […]

February 14, 2023

Semtech acquires Sierra Wireless

Semtech has completed its acquisition of Sierra Wireless in an all-cash transaction representing a total enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion (€1.1bn). This transaction nearly doubles Semtech’s annual revenue and adds approximately $100 million of high-margin IoT Cloud services recurring revenues. Semtech expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to non-GAAP EPS and to generate […]

January 13, 2023

Data: US homes use 123% more data per month than Europe

Data insights from the Plume Cloud reveal that broadband network performance is improving, the number of cyber threats is growing exponentially, and Google wins the battle of the brands with households adding more connected devices than Apple. Plume IQ examines the major trends in Plume-powered smart homes in 2022 (November 1st 2021 to November 30th) […]

December 22, 2022

Forecast: IoT adoption in APAC set to surge

APAC is set to overtake the rest of the world in IoT adoption according to an Asian IoT Megatrends report from the global research firm OMDIA and global connectivity provider Telenor IoT. APAC digital transformation of enterprise has been slower than the rest of the world. However, with investments on the rise APAC is expected […]

December 13, 2022