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Ericsson CEO: “5G greatest open innovation platform”

Ericsson CEO: “5G greatest open innovation platform”

Speaking at the launch of a new online event series, Ericsson President and CEO, Börje Ekholm, has highlighted the importance of connectivity during times of crisis and the opportunity there…

SES “fairly confident” over C-band progression

SES “fairly confident” over C-band progression

SES CEO Steve Collar delivered a confident report to analysts at its Q1/2020 results on May 7th, and there was much focus from analysts on whether the FCC’s proposed C-band…

Teleport operator sues FCC over C-band

Teleport operator sues FCC over C-band

PSSI Global Services, which operates a number of teleports and more than 60 Outside Broadcast satellite uplink trucks across the US, is suing the Federal Communications Commission over the FCC’s…

Analysis demonstrates anti-fraud programme success

The Trustworthy Accountability Group (TAG), a self-regulatory advertising industry initiative to fight criminal activity in the digital advertising supply chain, has released a snapshot of ad fraud in the United…

Liberty Global, Telefónica to merge UK operations

Liberty Global, Telefónica to merge UK operations

As recently rumoured, and following confirmation that talks were taking place, Liberty Global and Telefónica are to merge their UK operations in a 50-50 joint venture that brings together Liberty’s…

BT: £12bn full fibre investment

BT has announced what it describes as “the UK’s biggest communications infrastructure investment in a generation”. Philip Jansen, Chief Executive, commenting on the telco’s Year End results, said that BT…

Nigeria: DStv to implement full VAT onto subs

Nigeria’s government raised the level of VAT on goods and services to 7.5 per cent back in February from 5 per cent. Initially pay-TV broadcaster DStv/Multichoice absorbed 2.5 per cent…

Slovenia, Croatia set for 10 Gbit/s networks

Slovenia, Croatia set for 10 Gbit/s networks

Broadband solutions provider Iskratel is to provide active and passive telecommunications equipment for the construction of an ultra-fast fibre-optic (XGS-PON and GPON) broadband network in 210 municipalities as part of…

Viasat Consumer, Canal Digital JV named ‘Allente’

The previously-announced combination of Viasat Consumer, Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group)’s satellite pay-TV and broadband-TV business, with Canal Digital, Telenor Group’s satellite pay-TV business, into a new joint venture company…

Double dilemma for Intelsat

Intelsat’s shares had a torrid time May 5th with a 12.4 per cent fall in value at one point to just $1.10. It isn’t the lowest that Intelsat shares have…

BBC and Pact agree new terms of trade

BBC and Pact agree new terms of trade

The BBC and Pact have agreed a new terms of trade deal for BBC television productions made by independent producers. The new terms of trade will now provide the BBC…

Starz v MGM exclusivity dispute heats up

Pay-TV network Starz is suing MGM alleging that the studio has licensed “hundreds” of movies in breach of its exclusivity agreement with Starz. The complaint was filed May 4th in…

Research: Brits’ Zoom, Houseparty usage soaring

Research: Brits’ Zoom, Houseparty usage soaring

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest weekly research on how Britons are receiving and acting on news and information during the current Coronavirus pandemic. The report summarises the…

Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Analyst: Virgin/O2 talks ‘bolt out of the blue’

Although raising the possibility of such a move nearly a year ago, Paolo Pescatore, TMT Analyst at PP Foresight, has nevertheless described the possible merger of Liberty Global’s UK multiplay…

YouTube, Facebook delete Icke

YouTube and Facebook have deleted accounts held by conspiracy theorist David Icke. YouTube said said Icke had violated its policies on sharing information about coronavirus. The controversial figure had made…