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DSA: TVWS bridging digital divide in Africa

DSA: TVWS bridging digital divide in Africa

With over 45 per cent of the world still without Internet access, the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has called for the increased utilisation of TV Whitespace technology (TVWS) to help…

Italy to switch from MPEG-2 to MPEG-4

Italy will switch from the MPEG-2 coding in favour of MPEG-4 on the DVB-T standard from January 1st 2020. This decision is included in the schedule for the release of…

White spaces initiative from RTO, Microsoft

Rural connectivity specialist RTO Wireless and Microsoft Corp are teaming up to provide broadband Internet access to more than 290,000 people living in unserved rural regions of New York and…

UK full fibre: Industry reaction

Following publication by the UK Government of its long-term strategy for UK telecommunications, a number of industry players and trade bodies have voiced their opinion on forging a full fibre…

5G spectrum value worries for Intelsat, SES

The world’s two largest satellite operators, Intelsat and SES, have enjoyed remarkable valuations of their US-focused C-band spectrum, and the prospects of the FCC permitting a restructuring of that spectrum…

Spain: Masmovil acquires spectrum from Eurona

Masmovil has confirmed the acquisition of 40MHz in the 3,4-3,8GHz (“3,5 GHz”) band from Eurona Wireless Telecom. The consideration for the acquisition amounts to €30 million. With this new acquisition…

France sets out 5G roadmap

France sets out 5G roadmap

The French Government has unveiled its 5G roadmap and launched four priority courses of action. “5G is strategically vital to France’s industry, the competitiveness of our economy, innovation and revitalised…

FCC opens C-band for 5G

The FCC is advancing (by a 4-0 vote) to move forward with a proposal by Intelsat and SES (with Intel) to see a restructuring of C-band spectrum over the US…

Eutelsat joins SES, Intel, Intelsat C-band proposal

Eutelsat joins SES, Intel, Intelsat C-band proposal

Leading global satellite operators Intelsat, SES  and Eutelsat are joining forces on a market-based proposal for the future use of the lower C-band spectrum in the US. Eutelsat has agreed…

Portugal: DTT spectrum changes from 2019

The introduction of 5G in Portugal will lead to changes in the frequency spectrum now used for DTT broadcasts, starting from the fourth quarter of 2019. This follows the presentation…

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