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Virgin Media ‘Plume Pods’

Liberty Global’s UK unit Virgin Media has announced a new “game-changing” Intelligent WiFi Plus service that will give millions of customers the UK’s fastest widely available broadband speeds throughout their…

Azercosmos wins SatADSL broadband

Belgium-based satellite service provider SatADSL has contracted with Azercosmos in a partnership agreement to add its Cloud-based internet packages to clients over central Asia including East Europe and Russia. The…

Viasat, SKY Brasil partnership

Viasat, a global communications company, and SKY Brasil, the largest satellite pay-TV operator in Brazil, have formed a partnership to increase the availability of satellite internet across Brazil. Through this…

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

Report: APAC SVoD revenues overtake AVoD

A report from Media Partners Asia (MPA) shows that the Asia Pacific online video industry grew revenue by 14 per cent year-on-year in 2020 to reach $30.5 billion (€25bn). SVoD…

BT, BBC zero rate mobile lockdown learning

BT, BBC zero rate mobile lockdown learning

BT and the BBC have announced plans to zero rate the hugely-popular online education strand BBC Bitesize for all EE, BT Mobile, and Plusnet Mobile customers, while UK schools remain…

FCC bidding slows for C-band frequencies

The five C-band bidding sessions in the US on January 8th only managed to raise $147 million (€120.6m), although taking the cumulative gross total to $80.65 billion. There are just…

Intelsat confirms Airbus order

Airbus has confirmed that it has received an order from Intelsat for two satellites. Intelsat had requested permission from its Bankruptcy Court to go ahead with the contract. Intelsat has…

FCC approves Starlink polar orbit

FCC approves Starlink polar orbit

Last week Elon Musk’s SpaceX has asked the FCC for permission to launch 10 Starlink satellites into a polar orbit – tentatively on January 14th. The FCC has granted permission,…

Study: Problems with Starlink reliability

Study: Problems with Starlink reliability

A comprehensive study of the world’s 2020 space activities from astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell (of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics) suggests that there are some questions over the in-orbit reliability of…

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

FCC frequency auction passes $80bn

Five US frequency auction bidding sessions on January 7th raised $1 billion. The gross total in the FCC’s repository now stands at $80.51 billion (€65.7bn). Some smaller telcos can expect…

MPs criticise Government digital target failures

MPs criticise Government digital target failures

The Public Accounts Committee of the UK House of Commons, in its Improving Broadband report, has identified a digital inequality, compounding the economic inequality “harshly” exposed by Covid-19, suggesting that…

More FCC auction cash for satellite operators?

The demand for the FCC’s allocation of new spectrum in its current Auction 107 has been staggering. The bids and the auction have resulted in the highest-ever payments being made…

BT announces ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme

BT is increasing its effort to enable school kids to better connect with teachers and online learning, while schools remain closed, with the launch of its ‘Lockdown Learning’ support scheme.…

SpaceX success for Turksat 5A

A Falcon 9 rocket completed a textbook launch of Turksat 5A from Cape Canaveral on January 7th. Turksat 5A will use its electric thrusters to lift itself to its designated…

FCC auction nears $80bn despite DC riots

While the US Capitol was being invaded and surrounded by rioters, the FCC, situated some 10 blocks north of the chaos, quietly got on with a further 5 rounds of…

Research: 5m UK homes paying too much for broadband

Research: 5m UK homes paying too much for broadband

Five million UK households who are out of contract with their broadband supplier have been put off switching as they don’t have confidence in the process, which has seen them…