Advanced Television


Starlink wins Greek maritime contract

Marlink, a digital solutions company, will install the Starlink LEO service for Athens-based ship manager Polembros Shipping which has been a Marlink partner for many years. Polembros will extend its digital toolset to include Starlink’s LEO broadband service on a trial basis to support crew welfare and remote technology. Polembros is already a user of […]

June 2, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom to end home broadband performance reports

UK telecoms regulator Ofcom is proposing to discontinue its UK Home Broadband Performance research after the next report is published later in 2023. The research was initially designed to provide consumers with accurate information regarding the real-world connection speeds that different broadband services provided. But since then, changes in the rules around the use of […]

June 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Virgin Ireland launches 2Gb fibre

Virgin Media Ireland is launching 2Gbps fibre broadband in towns including Tralee, Killarney and Letterkenny, and continuing fibre network upgrades in areas such as Dublin, Cork and Louth. It says this is a milestone in its three-year transition to a full fibre network: at the end of 2021, it pledged to invest €200 million to […]

June 1, 2023By Sanjeev Bhavnani

Report: Sharp rise in neighbouring WiFi networks

Personalised communications services pioneer Plume has issued its latest Plume IQ report for May 2023, revealing a significant and global increase in the number of neighbouring WiFi networks that each Plume HomePass-powered smart home network can see. These neighbouring signals have the potential to create interference when communicating with devices. When comparing the second half […]

May 31, 2023

Telesat orders demo Lightspeed satellite

Telesat has announced a contract award to Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) of Toronto, Canada to manufacture a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) demonstration satellite. The demonstration satellite, named LEO 3, will provide continuity for customer and ecosystem vendor testing campaigns following the decommissioning of Telesat’s Phase 1 LEO satellite. Once successfully launched and on-station, LEO 3 […]

May 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

Success for Arabsat’s BADR-8

After numerous delays caused by bad weather over Florida, Arabsat’s latest satellite, BADR-8 launched at 3.25am UTC on May 27th. The near-5 tonnes satellite was finally lofted into a geostationary transfer orbit having suffered delays by thick cloud and strong winds and even on the day of lift-off the launch teams were suffering anxieties over […]

May 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

MediaTek, Nvidia in-car infotainment partnership

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek is partnering with accelerated computing specialist Nvidia to deliver a complete range of in-vehicle AI cabin solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles. The collaboration combines the strength of each company’s automotive portfolios to deliver the most compelling solutions for state-of-the-art connected cars. “Nvidia is a world-renowned pioneer and industry […]

May 30, 2023

Viasat/Inmarsat merger approved

Viasat of California and London-based Inmarsat can now wrap up their much-awaited merger plan. The final regulatory approval, from the European Commission, was granted on May 25th. The two companies expect their merger to conclude “in days” and by the end of May. The European Commission (EC) was concerned that the merger scheme would limit […]

May 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat chiefs standing down post-merger

Inmarsat has announced that Rajeev Suri will stand down as chief executive on completion of the company’s sale to Viasat. Suri has been nominated by the shareholder consortium that acquired Inmarsat in 2019 to serve as a Board Director of Viasat upon completion of the sale. He will also be involved with ensuring a smooth […]

May 26, 2023By Colin Mann

UK puts £50m into space R&D

The UK’s Space Agency is making available £50 million (€57.5m) into space-related R&D. The cash will match individual businesses and their own investment in infrastructure projects. Would-be recipients have to apply by July 5th, and applications are now open. The Agency says that 55 per cent of the cash will be awarded to companies outside […]

May 26, 2023By Chris Forrester