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Brussels “hostile” to OneWeb/Eutelsat deal

The Eutelsat/OneWeb merger combination will need to be modified and adapted if the resulting business wants to be considered for the proposed European satellite broadband system, reports The FT. Officials in Brussels are said to be “deeply hostile” to OneWeb because the UK government has a so-called ‘golden share’ in OneWeb, and would mean that […]

September 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Vodafone warns of smart city target risk

Urgent policy measures including adequate funding, the creation of smart city task forces and the availability of high-quality connectivity will be required to overcome barriers and ensure the European Commission achieves its ambitious mission of 100 carbon-neutral and smart cities by 2030, a new Vodafone report reveals. A comprehensive study, Fit for the Future Cities: […]

September 22, 2022

SES leads cyber security consortium

Satellite operator SES, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and a consortium of 20 European companies, have come together to design, develop, launch and operate the EAGLE-1 satellite-based end-to-end system for secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), enabling in-orbit validation and demonstration of next-generation cyber security across Europe. The partnership between ESA and the SES-led […]

September 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Iliad founder buys 2.5% Vodafone stake

Xavier Niel, founder of the Iliad mobile group, has acquired an approximately 2.5 per cent stake in Vodafone Group through his Atlas Investissement investment vehicle. Vodafone stock jumped on the news. Niel has investments in the telecoms sector in nine countries in Europe with nearly 50 million active subscribers combined and more than €10bn of […]

September 21, 2022

Survey: ARPU preferred telco profitability measure

A survey of senior telecoms professionals investigating how data can help to define and transform telecom customer base value from data solutions expert Sagacity finds that while 97 per cent of organisations say they are serious about being value-driven, fewer than one in five (17 per cent) have successfully transitioned to this model. As a […]

September 21, 2022

SES, Mola partnership boosts OTT in APAC

SES has struck a partnership agreement with Indonesia’s Mola to use the SES 360 United Media Platform to boost OTT content to Indonesia and the rest of Asia-Pacific region. The direct partnership agreement is set to augment Mola’s current content offerings to audiences on a regional scale. Under the agreement, Mola will leverage the web-based […]

September 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Netgem TV partners with Air Broadband

Full fibre broadband Internet Service Provider (ISP), Air Broadband, has announced the launch of its latest service offering, access to hundreds of TV digital channels provided by Netgem TV. Over 250,000 homes across the UK can now add this TV offering to any level of Air Broadband service for £7 per month. Existing customers can […]

September 21, 2022

TP Vision launch partner for DTG DVB-I Test Suite

DTG Testing has signed agreement making TP Vision the official launch partner for the DTG DVB-I Test Suite. The announcement formalises a collaborative relationship which has seen the two organisations work closely to validate the comprehensive reference metadata covering all endpoints of the DVB-I specification. It is the first and only resource of its type […]

September 21, 2022

OneWeb wants “billons” in fresh funding

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb is reportedly seeking to raise “billion of pounds” in fresh funding. This cash-raising exercise is additional to the recently announced merger between OneWeb and Paris-based Eutelsat. The fresh cash is needed to fund the cost for building and launching OneWeb’s second-generation satellites, which will be more powerful. Reports suggest that OneWeb […]

September 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Data: 2.7bn people still off-net

​An estimated 2.7 billion people – or one-third of the world’s population – remain unconnected to the Internet in 2022. Data from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies, point to slower growth in the number of Internet users than at the height of the pandemic. An […]

September 20, 2022