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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…

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…