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Avanti in trouble over spectrum clearance

Some readers might wonder how different satellites manage to operate almost alongside one another in space but avoiding transmission interference. The answer is in the – usually – pre-agreed harmonisation…

DC support for CBA plan

Congressman Mike Doyle (Dem), and the leader of the US House Telecom Panel, is drafting a Bill that would see US satellite operators sell spectrum in stages over the next…

Amazon plans 3,236 satellites

Amazon plans 3,236 satellites

Amazon has confirmed that it wants to launch 3236 satellites into space. Its ‘Project Kuiper’ has already received plenty of speculation, but now the Jeff Bezos-backed business has formally asked…

Ofcom plans 100s of new digital radio stations

Hundreds of new local digital radio stations could start broadcasting in the UK from 2020, under proposals outlined by broadcast regulator Ofcom. With over 40 per cent of the UK’s…

SES expectations “too optimistic”

SES is due to report its H1 results on July 26th for the 6 months to June 30th, but investment bank Berenberg is reducing its expectations and share price target,…

CBA makes comprehensive 5G pitch to FCC

The C-Band Alliance submitted a 39-page and extremely detailed ‘Public Notice’ filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on July 3rd that comprehensively argues its case for a ‘market-based approach’…

New CBA proposals from Charter

US cable giant Charter Communications, which is 23 per cent backed by Liberty Media and now owns Time-Warner Cable amongst other key assets, has proposed a new variation on how…

Dish has 4th cellular network in sight

Dish has 4th cellular network in sight

Charlie Ergen’s considerable investment in potential US cellular spectrum could be about to pay off. Business news channel CNBC is reporting that Dish has “come to terms” with Deutsche Telekom-backed…

Dish Network slowly moves on a $6bn spectrum buy

Analysts at MoffettNathanson (MN) called the deal ‘The Long & Winding Road’ almost a month ago, but even they could be excused for not expecting an even greater and much…

Aircraft industry anxious about CBA 5G plan

A new filing to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and commenting on the C-Band Alliance’s plan to sell off 180 MHz of satellite spectrum for 5G, has thrown up some…

Italy: €50 subsidy for DVB-T2 compatibility

Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development has established guidelines for the provision of subsidies to buy TV sets and decoders compatible with the DVB-T2 HEVC/MPEG-4 standards. The total budget is €151…

FCC opens up 2.5 GHz for 5G

FCC opens up 2.5 GHz for 5G

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has revealed that the Commission is to open up the 2.5 GHz band for 5G. In a blog post, Pai explained that this was the single…

Verizon encouragement for CBA plan

“Prompt access to [C-band] is now critical” for 5G over the US, says Verizon’s CEO Hans Vestberg. He met with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai last week and in a follow-up…

FCC on CBA: “Working on deliberative process”

Ajit Pai, the Chairman of the FCC, along with two of his key Commissioners, met with the FCC oversight committee on June 12th at the US Senate on Capitol Hill,…

UK boost for 5G, mobile deployment

£40 million is to be invested in 5G testbed and trial projects across UK industry as part of Government plans to improve mobile connectivity. Previous investment in the 5G testbeds…