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SES under pressure over CBA tax threat

The potential freeing of C-band spectrum by Intelsat and SES over the US for use by 5G has been well covered in recent times. With a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

Virgin Media launches Intelligent WiFi

Virgin Media launches Intelligent WiFi

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media has announced a series of new WiFi updates that it says will give millions of its customers the UK’s fastest widely available broadband speeds in…

Newtec Dialog hubs for Arabsat

Newtec, a specialist in equipment for satellite communications, has successfully deployed two Newtec Dialog hubs in the UK and Finland for Middle East satellite operator Arabsat to enable the company…

Research: IPTV drives Asia pay-TV growth

The Asia Pacific pay-TV sector is vibrant, with both subscribers (up by 68 million) and revenues (up by $2.35 billion) forecast to rise over the next five years. However, these…

C-Band Alliance ‘T-Mobile scheme fool’s gold’

The C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) plans for the sale of 180 MHz of satellite spectrum over the US is creating turbulence for the two main players, Intelsat and SES. Both have…

Australia climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Turkey falls

Australia climbs Netflix ISP Speed Index; Turkey falls

Netflix has released February data from its Netflix ISP Speed Index, a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime time Netflix streaming experience. Taiwanese ISP…

Intelsat C-band support from Morgan Stanley

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a strongly supportive note on Intelsat’s (and by implication SES) prospects for the restructuring of 200 MHz of C-band spectrum over the US. The…

Iskratel enhances FTTH offering in France

Iskratel, the European provider of broadband access solutions, has announced its partnership with French telecommunications engineering company Telenco Distribution as it continues to expand its activity in the French market.…

Report: Global fixed broadband subs at 1.2bn by 2025

The markets and technologies which will drive continued rapid broadband growth over the next decade have been revealed by Broadband Forum and Point Topic in a report which predicts there…

Inmarsat reaps IFE benefits

London-based satellite operator Inmarsat is beginning to reap the rewards from air travellers and their wish to stay connected while in the air. As reported on March 7th, last year’s…

Vodafone Spain tops broadband complaints

Vodafone has been named the most-complained about broadband company in Spain, just weeks after topping the same chart in the UK. The company took half of all (48.3 per cent)…

Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018  

Research: US cord-cutting nearly doubles in 2018   

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 95 per cent of the market – lost about 2,875,000 net video subscribers…

Research: 39m Americans switched SPs in 2018

According to research by broadband Internet services consumer champion BroadbandNow, some 39 million US adults added or switched home Internet, TV or phone service in 2018. The research, BroadbandNow 2019…

Es’hail-2 in commercial service

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, has announced that its recently launched satellite, Es’hail-2, has entered commercial service to serve government, broadcast and telecommunications sectors in Middle East and North Africa.…

Huawei opens ‘transparency centre’

Huawei has opened a Cyber Security Transparency Centre in Brussels in a ceremony with 200 representatives from regulators, telecom carriers, enterprises and the media in attendance. Huawei, the world’s biggest…