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Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

Trump: ‘America must win 5G race’

US President Donald Trump has declared that the United States must win the race to provide 5G networks, and that American companies must lead the world in cellular technology. Addressing…

AWS launches an open API spec

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced the Secure Packager and Encoder Key Exchange (SPEKE), an open, extensible API specification developed to streamline integration of Digital Rights Management (DRM) with encoders,…

FCC to US cable: “C-band Concerns will be addressed”

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has told US cable operators that their concerns over the potential reallocation of C-band satellite spectrum over the US are being listened to. However, he also…

C-Band “positive” for major satellite players

There’s positive feedback from Deutsche Bank following a series on US media and broadcasting interviews over the past few days, and including a Regulatory Panel which included Andrew Lipman, a…

SES under pressure over CBA tax threat

The potential freeing of C-band spectrum by Intelsat and SES over the US for use by 5G has been well covered in recent times. With a Federal Communications Commission (FCC)…

Intelsat C-band support from Morgan Stanley

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has issued a strongly supportive note on Intelsat’s (and by implication SES) prospects for the restructuring of 200 MHz of C-band spectrum over the US. The…

SES and Intelsat ‘hammered’ by share collapse

As investors are advised every time, ‘shares can go down as well as up’. The past 48 hours have not been good for SES and Intelsat. Both satellite operators have…

FCC: No 5G ‘nationalisation’

FCC: No 5G ‘nationalisation’

Investors who have given SES and Intelsat a hard time should have paid attention to comments made on Monday (March 4) by four of the FCC’s Commissioners. The Commissioners, two…

SES prays for C-band

Unofficially SES is trying to calm investor expectations on the extremely important prospects for some C-band restructuring over the US. The logic is sensible given that a negative Federal Communications…

SES: Reasons to be cheerful

The SES end of year ‘report card’ is in, and in general the results went down well with the market. As investment bank Jefferies’ Giles Thorne was typical and said…

Fastweb, Samsung 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial

Fastweb, Samsung 5G Fixed Wireless Access trial

Samsung Electronics and Italian telco Fastweb are to conduct Italy’s first 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) trial on commercial spectrum. Companies are trialling to demonstrate how 5G FWA networks could…

Trump ‘I want 6G’

President Trump tweets: “I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible…It is far more powerful, faster and smarter than the current standard. American…

Spain’s DTT migration plan at risk

The Government’s call for elections in April 2019 may endanger the DTT migration scheduled to start this month. Recently, the Spanish Administration approved by Royal Decree a new DTT plan…

C-Band restructuring: ‘Encouraging feedback’

The second quarter of this year should see the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) make its ruling on whether the C-Band Alliance (CBA) of Intelsat and SES can restructure – and…

Mobile & broadband boost for UK consumers

Mobile & broadband boost for UK consumers

The UK government has set out its new strategic priorities for telecoms regulator Ofcom to support improved mobile coverage, broadband investment, and a better deal for consumers. The measures will…

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