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Report: Strong industry support for smart communities

BAI Communications (BAI), a global shared communications infrastructure provider, has published a report revealing organisations’ support for building smart communities is high but upgrading the network infrastructure necessary to enable them is a key challenge. The report titled: The building blocks of smarter, more connected communities: Smart communities report 2022 also reveals collaboration between public […]

September 20, 2022

Harmonic, Hitron Technologies partner

Harmonic is offering a new fibre solution for cable operators in collaboration with Hitron Technologies, the DOCSIS customer premise equipment manufacturer. The joint offering combines Harmonic’s CableOS FTTx solution with Hitron’s NOVA-2002 and NOVA-2004 optical network units (ONUs), creating a cloud-native infrastructure for sustainable delivery of 10G symmetrical services. Nelson Cable in Virginia has successfully […]

September 20, 2022

Starlink has 700,000 subs

SpaceX’s VP of Commercial Sales, Jonathan Hofeller, told delegates at the recent Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week that its Starlink broadband-by-satellite system now has some 700,000 subscribers. He added that recent subscriber price reductions are further boosting subscriber numbers. Those price reduction are designed to achieve closer parity with Starlink’s US pricing. The discounts have […]

September 19, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Streaming 35% of US TV watch in August

Nielsen’s latest report from The Gauge, the media measurement company’s monthly total TV and streaming snapshot, revealed that streaming usage represented 35 per cent of overall television consumption in the US in August, marking another record-high share for the format and its second month as the top TV viewing category. Broadcast and cable each gained […]

September 16, 2022

Research: Honest claims most valued by media tech buyers

Broadcast and media technology buying decisions are being driven by a search for vendors who are honest and open, according to the findings of research commissioned by specialist PR and marketing company Bubble Agency. The research reveals that buyers prioritise products meeting today’s needs from vendors they can trust, a factor which translates into a […]

September 16, 2022

Viasat, Inmarsat get UK merger approval

Viasat and Inmarsat have received the UK government’s approval for their proposed merger. The UK’s Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has announced that the transaction does not pose a risk to the UK’s national security. In March 2022, the companies committed to economic undertakings with BEIS, which underlined their pledge […]

September 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rivada wants ITU to relax BIU milestone

Rivada Space Networks, with offices in the US, Germany and Ireland and licensed by Lichtenstein, is asking the ITU regulator to give it more time to launch its laser-linked satellites into orbit. Currently, Rivada is obliged to launch 10 per cent of its planned 600 low Earth orbiting satellites by September 2023. Shareholder disputes at […]

September 16, 2022

Gogo buys back 1.5m shares

Gogo, the in-flight communications specialists, has agreed to buy back 1.5 million of its own shares for cancellation. The purchase solves an ownership complication with its backers BlackRock. The purchase will cost Gogo about $18.34 million or $12.23 per share, and will be bought from an affiliate business of BlackRock. Gogo explained how the issue […]

September 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analysis: Economy fears impact US Home Ent spend

Noting high inflation figures in the US, actionable intelligence firm Aluma suggests that households are realising that the economy is only at the beginning of what will be a long recovery. “It is in this context that home decision-makers search for ways to reduce expenses, among them communication and home media services,” it says. When […]

September 15, 2022

Eutelsat’s Konnect gains African business

Eutelsat and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, have signed a multi-year, multi-beam agreement for capacity on the Eutelsat’s Konnect satellite to address the connectivity needs of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) and Small Office / Home Office (SOHO) customers in Uganda, South Sudan and the Eastern regions of […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester