Advanced Television


JoeySat added to OneWeb fleet

A super-sophisticated second-generation satellite, dubbed ‘JoeySat’, has been added to the OneWeb constellation of broadband satellites. The new craft was launched along with 15 other conventional back-up satellites on May 20th and completes the initial plan for the fleet. JoeySat is an advanced ‘beam-hopping’ craft developed with £52 million of funding from the UK Space […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat orders 3 new satellites

Despite being just days away from receiving the final approval for its planned merger with Viasat, London-based Inmarsat has ordered up three new satellites. The new craft measure just 1.5 cubic metres (plus the solar arrays) and are about one-fifth of the size and weight of conventional geostationary satellites. They will form Inmarsat’s I-8 fleet. […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Terran Orbital starts build on new factory

Terran orbital has broken ground on a new factory which will eventually start production of 300 satellites for Rivada Space Networks. The factory is a 94,000 sq ft site in Irvine, California (in the Goodyear Business Park). The facility will serve as Terran Orbital’s fifth production facility. Demolition of the existing building commenced in February […]

May 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Malta: Melita selects Harmonic broadband solution

Harmonic has announced that Malta-based telco operator Melita has selected Harmonic’s CableOS Broadband Platform to deliver multi-gigabit broadband services. Harmonic’s CableOS Platform virtualises the access network, providing Melita with a sustainable broadband architecture that will enable continuous improvements to upstream and downstream bandwidth capacity. “Harmonic’s CableOS Platform will complement our existing network, giving us a […]

May 22, 2023

Telia enhances broadband services with Teleste

Teleste’s Distributed Access technology is helping Telia expand coverage of its ultra-high-speed broadband services in the Nordics and Baltics region. Rollouts of the DOCSIS 3.1 Distributed Access-based broadband are currently under way in Telia’s networks, and Teleste’s Remote PHY Distributed Access devices have already been widely implemented in Finland and Norway. “Teleste’s Distributed Access technology […]

May 22, 2023

Telenor reinforces SoftAtHome partnership

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, has announced the deployment of Telenor’s latest home gateway and repeater. The new devices – available immediately to subscribers – are powered by MediaTek Filogic Wi-Fi technology. SoftAtHome’s Connect’ON ensures connectivity and Quality of Service using either fibre or 5G networks. At the same time, […]

May 22, 2023

Euro telcos call for Big Tech fair contribution

The GSMA and ETNO, industry associations representing fixed and mobile network operators, have called for European policymakers to take bold action to secure EU connectivity leadership over the next decade. In a joint response to the European Commission consultation on ‘The future of the electronic communications sector and its infrastructure’ the associations state that Europe […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

Data: Half UK homes accessing full-fibre broadband

More than 14 million UK households can now take advantage of faster, more reliable Internet connections as the rollout of full-fibre technology steams ahead. Comms regulator Ofcom’s Connected Nations Spring update shows that, as of January 2023, almost half of households (48 per cent) can access full-fibre broadband, which delivers Internet using fibre-optic cables. This […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

£1bn boost for UK’s semiconductor sector

A new 20-year plan to secure the world-leading strengths of the UK’s semiconductor industry has been unveiled by the UK Government. The National Semiconductor Strategy sets out how up to £1 billion (€1.15bn) of government investment will boost the UK’s strengths and skills in design, R&D and compound semiconductors, while helping to grow domestic chip firms across the UK. […]

May 19, 2023By Colin Mann

South Africa wants national broadband network

South Africa’s communications minister Mondli Gungubele says the country’s government will allocate R6 billion (about €286 million) to build a national broadband network to connect the nation’s government departments, hospitals, schools and other facilities. The minister gave the news to parliament during a debate on the nation’s Communications & Technology’s budget debate. The cash will […]

May 19, 2023By Chris Forrester