Advanced Television


Harmonic considers video business future

Broadband and media technologist Harmonic is undertaking a review of its video business, citing the need to better position Harmonic for long-term shareholder value creation. It revealed the move as it released its Q3 figures, which saw revenue down to $127.2 million (€120.5m), compared to $155.7 million in the prior year period. Broadband segment revenue […]

November 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Virgin Media O2 boosts customers; Cornerstone deal

Virgin Media O2 has reported net additions across fixed up 32,500, broadband up 40,800, and mobile contracts up 50,000 in Q3. Fixed network rollout passes 500,000 in the quarter, with 250,800 additional homes serviceable. Transaction adjusted revenue increased 7.1 per cent to £2.7 billion (€3.1bn) – 1.3 per cent excluding the benefit of nexfibre construction […]

November 1, 2023

SES (and Boeing) in a mess over O3b

The latest batch of O3b satellites, called mPOWER, are all malfunctioning. The problem is in the power supply of the four in orbit and two others due to be launched on November 12th. Manufacturers Boeing is having to supply two additional satellites to compensate SES for the problems. SES temporary CEO, Ruy Pinto, admitted to […]

November 1, 2023

Delta Airlines selects Hughes for IFC

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems has been selected to serve Delta Airlines with its In-Flight broadband and WiFi connectivity in a major contract. Delta is the world’s second largest airline and serves some 171 million passengers annually (American Airlines is larger at 199 million passengers, although Delta has the highest annual revenues at some $51 billion). […]

November 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Zegona acquires Vodafone Spain for €5bn

Zegona has entered into binding agreements with Vodafone Europe for the acquisition of 100 per cent of Vodafone Spain for €5 billion. Zegona says it will fund the acquisition through a combination of new debt, Vodafone Financing and a new equity raise: – Zegona has entered into committed debt financing of €4.2 billion and a […]

October 31, 2023

Nokia: “Networks need to adapt and transform”

Nokia has presented its Technology Strategy 2030 that identifies trends and emerging technologies that will shape technology, networks and the world for the next seven years. According to its Global Network Traffic 2030 report, network traffic is growing and will rise dramatically over this decade. Driving this growth are recent trends such as artificial intelligence […]

October 31, 2023

Study: Advanced European countries slow to improve broadband

Surfshark’s Digital Quality of Life Index has evaluated countries’ digital wellbeing based on five core pillars — internet quality, internet affordability, e-government, e-infrastructure, and e-security — which are made up of 14 indicators. Surfshark found that even the top countries in the Index have their weaknesses. “One of the primary goals of the Digital Quality […]

October 31, 2023

Boeing scraps plans for super-constellation

Two years ago Boeing received a licence from the FCC for a satellite broadband mega-constellation of 147 low Earth orbiting satellites. It has now cancelled its scheme. Boeing’s initial scheme – formally proposed in 2017 – was for a V-band constellation of 132 satellites operating ln Low-Earth Orbit and 15 non-Geostationary orbiting craft to supply […]

October 31, 2023

Starlink adds another 45 Starlinks

A successful SpaceX flight on October 29th from the Vandenberg Space Force Base in California added 22 Starlink satellites. Another flight was scheduled for October 29th from Florida but that was aborted just seconds ahead of launch and rescheduled for October 30th. That happened on time (7.20pm Florida time) and added 23 additional satellites making […]

October 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

FCC authorises $18bn to expand US rural broadband

The Federal Communications Commission has issued a Public Notice that authorises approximately $18.28 billion (€17.1bn) in Enhanced Alternative Connect America Cost Model (Enhanced A-CAM) support for carriers that have accepted the offer of Enhanced A-CAM support in the states identified in its Authorisation Report for a 15-year period beginning January 1st 2024.  Collectively, these companies […]

October 31, 2023