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CNMC: DTT TVs will lose 30% capacity with migration

The Spanish regulatory body CNMC has warned that the second digital dividend will see DTT operators lose 30 per cent of their capacity. The release of the 700 MHz band…

Intelsat, SES ask FCC for more time

Satellite operator SES and Intelsat have written to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington DC, asking for a 60-day extension to the deadline for their clients – mostly US…

BBC warns of spectrum loss threat

Andy Quested, Lead, BBC Production Standards, has warned that any further reduction of the spectrum available for terrestrial broadcasting could seriously hinder the ability of broadcasters such as the BBC…

Inmarsat says “no” to Ergen

Inmarsat says “no” to Ergen

Charlie Ergen, co-founder of the EchoStar and Dish Network businesses in the US, has offered to buy Inmarsat, the London-based global satellite company. Inmarsat, in a statement after the market…

FCC releases high-band spectrum for 5G

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has taken steps to make additional high-band spectrum available for advanced wireless services, describing the actions as “building blocks of the nation’s 5G future”…

Vaizey: Chancellor Osborne sought IP broadcast switch

Vaizey: Chancellor Osborne sought IP broadcast switch

Ed Vaizey, the former Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy, has revealed that George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer between May 2010 and July 2016, sought to move UK…

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…