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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…

Compromise idea for CBA solution

Tim Farrar of TFA, a leading satellite industry consultant, has shared an idea to help solve the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) process to free up 200 MHz of their C-band satellite…

ESA & ITU urge satellite sector to share spectrum

This coming November the quadrennial World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) will take place, in the relative warmth of Sharm El Sheikh, on Egypt’s Red Sea. But ahead of the 4-week conflab…

EC spectrum boost for 5G

EC spectrum boost for 5G

The European Commission has adopted an amending Implementing Decision to harmonise the radio spectrum in the 3.4-3.8 GHz (or 3.6 GHz) band for the future use with 5G. This is…

UK Govt: Huawei is a concern

UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has said he has “very deep concerns” about Huawei being involved in upgrading the UK’s mobile network. Williamson told The Times: “I have grave, very…

at800 confirms 4G interference support

at800 – the organisation responsible for ensuring people continue to receive free-to-air television when 4G mobile services operating at 800 MHz are launched – has confirmed that it will offer…

5G a battleground for the new Cold War

In the latest issue of Euromedia we bring our annual tour of the test and measurement landscape. As broadband capacity has increased, the emphasis has shifted from underwriting the quality…

Verizon backs CBA C-band proposals

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) deadline for comments and responses to the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) closed on December 11th. The CBA’s request is for a “market-based approach” to the sale…

CBA promises new US-built satellites

CBA promises new US-built satellites

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), which is looking to restructure a total of 200 MHz of its frequencies over the US for 5G use, says that its members will invest in…

FCC adopts 5G auction rules

FCC adopts 5G auction rules

The FCC has taken what it describes as “ a significant step” toward holding a major 5G spectrum auction in 2019 by adopting new rules that will promote the availability…