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OneWeb seeks protection

OneWeb seeks protection

OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. A OneWeb statement said: “The Company intends to use these…

NHS applause sets Virgin traffic record

NHS applause sets Virgin traffic record

Over the past two weeks, data use on the Virgin Media network has increased as millions more customers have stayed at home. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, network…

CableLabs publishes DOCSIS 4.0 spec

CableLabs publishes DOCSIS 4.0 spec

CableLabs, the innovation and R&D lab for the cable industry, has released a new specification which it says is set to improve data delivery speeds and is a stepping stone…

Ariane to build sat-tracker on Aboriginal site

Ariane Group is to build a new satellite tracking station on an Aboriginal site in Alice Springs, Australia as part of its near-global coverage. Ariane already has similar observation sites…

EBU recommends Net congestion mitigation measures

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has issued a recommendation for public service media organisations to continue their efforts to avoid Internet congestion and manage the potential impact of streaming media…

Netflix fixes outage

Netflix fixes outage

Netflix has fixed a temporary outage that affected some users in the US and Europe during the evening of March 25th, according to the SVoD service. The website refused to…

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Virgin Media not at data capacity; new call centres

Jeanie York, Virgin Media’s Chief Technology and Information Officer, has shared details of how the UK multiplay operator is managing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic. “To make sure we…

Portuguese operators can limit OTT access

Portuguese operators can limit OTT access

The Portuguese government has authorised telecommunications operators to choose the priority services to reach customers. The aim is to ensure the security and responsiveness of fixed and mobile telecommunications networks…

Research: 60% US would cancel pay-TV before broadband

Consumer research from Parks Associates finds that more than three-quarters of US broadband households report it would be difficult for them to do without broadband service, a finding likely to…

Comscore: US in-home data usage surges

Research from Comscore shows how in-home data usage has jumped as millions more people work from home and at least 70 per cent of American schools have shut down amid…

BT CTO: “Broadband well within manageable limits”

As stronger restrictions around COVID-19 begin to take effect, and many of us contemplate a future of working from home for an extended period, the resilience and capability of BT…

Disney+ launches with lower bitrate; France delayed

Disney+ launches with lower bitrate; France delayed

Following the likes of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube, Disney+ has confirmed it will launch with lower overall bitrates when the SVoD service rolls out in the UK and…

OneWeb confirms layoffs

Would-be global satellite broadband supplier OneWeb has reportedly laid off 10 per cent of its workforce amidst reported – but unconfirmed – plans that include Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The news…

FCC approves 1m Musk sat-terminals

Elon Musk’s SpaceX/Starlink broadband satellite system has been given FCC approval to build and install 1 million ground-based receiving terminals. The FCC’s approval runs for 15 years, and the 71-page…

Satellite bandwidth prices declining

The competition amongst satellite operators for new and renewing business has never been tougher. Where once there were extremely long-term contracts for capacity, even extending to the ‘lifetime of a…