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Digital UK hires key staff

Freeview platform operator Digital UK says it will be able to call on a management team with significant added firepower in 2020, a year that it says is likely to…

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

Ofcom boost for service upgrades

UK comms regulator Ofcom has made changes to its regulations that will help broadband companies upgrade customers to faster broadband more efficiently, and support digital infrastructure provider Openreach’s trials in…

US C-Band spectrum valuation: $43-$77bn

Last week, Eutelsat, in a submission to the FCC, argued that any auction proceeds from the upcoming sale of C-band satellite spectrum should be limited to a total of $7…

EU greenlights Huawei 5G

The EU has followed the UK’s example, allowing members to decide what part Huawei can play in their 5G networks, resisting pressure from Washington for an outright ban. EU members…

Verizon & T-Mobile support CBA incentives

Two US cellular giants are supporting the C-Band Alliance’s request for incentive payments to be made and thus speedily free up spectrum for 5G deployment for the US. Investment bank…

Huawei to have “limited role” in UK 5G

Huawei’s 5G networks will be allowed to remain in the UK but with restrictions, despite pressure from the US to block the firm. The Chinese firm will be banned from…

Huawei did it come to this?

There has been a week-long drum roll here in the UK leading up to today’s announcement about vendor inclusion in 5G roll out. When the ‘ta da’ moment came it…

FCC OKs 3.5 GHZ band for 5G

FCC OKs 3.5 GHZ band for 5G

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that the agency has certified four Spectrum Access System (SAS) Administrators, paving the way for full commercial operations in the 3.5 GHz…

Lineker: “Make licence fee voluntary”

Lineker: “Make licence fee voluntary”

BBC TV presenter and former footballer Gary Lineker says the BBC licence fee should become a voluntary charge. Lineker, the highest-paid BBC presenter with earnings of £1.75 million (€2m) in…

Bank provides CBA/Washington update

Sami Kassab, a media analyst at investment bank Exane/BNPP last week held a variety of meetings in Washington DC in connection with the C-Band Alliance’s plan for the auction of…

EC criticises Saudi piracy support

EC criticises Saudi piracy support

The European Commission has published a major report in which it singles out Saudi Arabia for “causing considerable harm to EU businesses” following the two-year theft of European sport programmes…

DOCOMO: 6G by 2030

DOCOMO: 6G by 2030

Japanese telco NTT DOCOMO has released a white paper on the topic of 6G, the sixth-generation mobile communications system that the company aims to launch on a commercial basis by…

CBA emphasises costs of satellite transition for FCC

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), in a batch of filings to the FCC, has broken down the costs of clearing transmissions as part of its workload for the final reallocations of…

UTECA urges OTT regulation

UTECA, the private TV Association in Spain, has urged the Administration to approve a new law to impose the same TV obligations on OTT services to put an end to…

Hallmark chief quits over same-sex ads

Hallmark’s television CEO Bill Abbott is leaving the company weeks after the Hallmark Channel suffered a withering backlash when it pulled commercials that featured a same-sex wedding. Abbott had been…