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US: ‘Net neutrality’ ends on June 11

The US Federal Communications Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order will take effect on June 11th, returning the regulation of Internet service providers to what the FCC describes as “the bipartisan,…

Intelsat soars 42% on FCC decision

Intelsat soars 42% on FCC decision

Intelsat had a reasonable set of results on May 1st, but it was a decision by the FCC to examine how its C-band spectrum might be utilised by the upcoming…

Ericsson pushes FCC for 5G access to satellite’s C-band

A March 29th letter from Ericsson to the FCC called on the US regulator to make the 3.7-4.2 GHz band available for mobile broadband. Moreover, Ericsson asked that the FCC…

Spectrum: Glut or famine?

Spectrum: Glut or famine?

A study from analysts at MoffettNathanson Research (MNR) looks at whether satellite operators and their clients are facing a shortage of spectrum (which EchoStar’s Charlie Ergen seems to believe) or…

Report: China leads in 5G race  

Report: China leads in 5G race  

China holds a narrow lead in overall 5G readiness ahead of South Korea and the US, according to a report from global telecommunications research firm, Analysys Mason for US mobile…

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

Ofcom finalises spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published the final outcome of its auction to release more airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. On April 5th, Ofcom announced which companies…

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK spectrum auction raises £1.35bn

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the outcome of the principal stage of its auction to release airwaves for 4G mobile and future 5G services. It has been running an…

Report: US cellular industry major economic contributor

The US wireless [celluar] industry contributes $475 billion (€387bn) annually to America’s economy and supports 4.7 million jobs, according to a new report commissioned by US wireless communications industry trade…

FCC OKs SpaceX satellite broadband

The US Federal Communications Commission has approved an application by SpaceX to provide broadband services using satellite technology in the United States and around the world, a move it says…

UK 5G auction starts

UK 5G auction starts

Bidding has started for the latest batch of UK airwaves as networks look to offer next-generation 5G services and improve existing 4G. The big four mobile networks (O2, Three, EE…

Trade bodies launch Global Satellite Coalition

Six of the world’s leading satellite industry associations have established the Global Satellite Coalition (GSC), an international group through which targeted initiatives will be coordinated and implemented with the combined…

FCC indicates support for SES/Intelsat C-band plan

FCC indicates support for SES/Intelsat C-band plan

The Federal Communications Commission’s chairman, Ajit Pai, speaking at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, said the FCC was working on plans on the next steps needed to make the…

Ofcom proceeds with spectrum auction

UK comms regulator Ofcom has announced the companies that have qualified to take part in its upcoming spectrum auction. Ofcom is releasing 40 MHz of spectrum in the 2.3 GHz…

Intelsat falls 12% on low forecasts

Intelsat falls 12% on low forecasts

Intelsat’s results are not that different from its two giant competitors, SES and Eutelsat. Each of the three are in for a tough year ahead with – at best –…

SES joins 5G revolution for US

SES joins 5G revolution for US

SES has accepted the merits of an Intelsat/Intel suggestion to the FCC that satellite’s valuable C-band frequencies can be shared with telcos in city areas to help boost 5G coverage.…