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ICASA telco writs get scrubbed

ICASA telco writs get scrubbed

South Africa’s communications regulator ICASA was due to face a slew of court actions starting November 15th over spectrum allocations. The actions were cancelled. The legal actions had started and…

Aerospace industry calls for C-band 5G rollout delay

Aerospace industry calls for C-band 5G rollout delay

Trade body the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is leading a coalition of organisations representing the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, airlines, pilots, and operators in calling for a delay to the…

Analysis: Spectrum proceeds to drive sat-op growth

Analysis: Spectrum proceeds to drive sat-op growth

The Satellite Industry Financial Analysis, 11th Edition from satellite and space sector research and consulting firm NSR projects the global satcom industry contracted by 2.3 per cent in FY2020 to…

MásMóvil breaks into Portuguese 5G market

MásMóvil breaks into Portuguese 5G market

Spanish telco MásMóvil has won several 4G and 5G spectrum lots in Portugal for €70 million following a public auction with its participation through subsdiary Nowo. The company won two…

Rosenworcel designated FCC Chair

Rosenworcel designated FCC Chair

US President Joe Biden has designated Acting FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel to serve as the Chair of the Federal Communications Commission. She is the first woman to be named to…

Vodacom joins Telkom/MTN in ICASA action

Vodacom joins Telkom/MTN in ICASA action

South African cellular operator Vodacom has joined telco Telkom in confronting regulator ICASA over its decision to take back “temporary” spectrum. It means that South Africa’s three largest telcos (including…

ICASA battles Telkom

ICASA battles Telkom

South African telco Telkom is arguing that an upcoming withdrawal of cellular spectrum would cause significant disruption as people are still forced to work from home, and the move would…

South Africa’s Telkom sues ICASA

South Africa’s Telkom sues ICASA

South Africa’s telco Telkom is suing the broadcasting and communications regulator ICASA over the withdrawal of the temporary spectrum that’s coming to an end in November. The spectrum was made…

ICASA slammed over spectrum ‘load shedding’

ICASA slammed over spectrum ‘load shedding’

South Africa suffers regular electricity load shedding, where local power supplies are cut during heavy demand. Now the country’s business leaders are arguing with regulator ICASA that much the same…

RAI to switch most TV channels to MPEG-4 on Oct 20

RAI to switch most TV channels to MPEG-4 on Oct 20

Italian public broadcaster RAI will discontinue DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts for nine of its thematic TV channels from October 20th. The change will affect Rai 4, Rai 5, Rai Movie, Rai…

Freeview licences renewed for another decade

Freeview licences renewed for another decade

The UK government is extending the five national multiplex licences for the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) platform – better known as Freeview – until 2034. This will protect for the…

Research: 39 European operators offering Wi-Fi 6

European broadband operators providing Wi-Fi 6 gateways amount to 39 at the end of 2020, for 53 devices commercialised, as shown in Dataxis latest research focusing on broadband CPE key…

Ergen breathes sigh of relief over S-band

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar team managed to avoid a humiliating forced ending of its plans for a global S-band service when a tiny satellite successfully “brought into use” a set of…

More salvoes in SES vs Intelsat dispute

Another clutch of legal Motions were filed on August 2nd to Intelsat’s bankruptcy court by both parties in the bitter dispute between SES and Intelsat. Lawyers for Intelsat filed their…

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

US multiplay telco Verizon and Samsung Electronics have completed an end-to-end fully virtualised 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in…

Ofcom proposes sat broadband licensing changes

Ofcom proposes sat broadband licensing changes

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published proposals to change the way it licenses certain satellite systems. A number of new satellite broadband networks are currently being developed, which use Non-Geostationary…

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