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Spark to launch satellite-to-mobile service

New Zealand telco Spark is to provide a satellite-to-mobile service for Spark mobile customers, with a trial set to launch as early as the end of 2023. The service will be delivered in partnership with satellite provider Lynk Global and will allow a subset of Spark mobile customers to opt-in to a free trial. More […]

June 6, 2023

Analyst: Satellite DTD market worth billions

Analysts at Quilty Space say they estimate the satellite direct-to-device (DTD) market holds the promise of burgeoning into a multibillion-dollar industry. “It comes as no surprise that in the race to equip unmodified smartphones with satellite connectivity, various players are jockeying for position. Who crosses the finish line first, or even who stays in the […]

June 5, 2023

Study: 5G to transform global economy

According to a report by technology intelligence firm ABI Research, 5G connectivity will contribute $508 billion (€472bn) to global GDP by 2030. As 5G enables automation and digitisation, even in highly critical use cases, this GDP surge will be driven by voice and connected worker use cases in industrial environments. Deployments within manufacturing are expected […]

June 2, 2023

Report: Mobile Internet needed to close digital gender gap

Over 800 million women will need to adopt mobile Internet in order to close the digital gender gap by 2030 across low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to the latest Mobile Gender Gap Report from trade body the GSMA , which evaluates mobile ownership and mobile Internet usage across low- and middle-income countries. The latest […]

June 1, 2023By Colin Mann

Ericsson, MediaTek claim upload speed record

Comms technologist Ericsson and fabless semiconductor company MediaTek are claiming a new 5G upload speed record of 440 Mbps in low-band and mid-band spectrum using Uplink Carrier Aggregation. The uplink speed brings better, smoother experiences for the likes of video conference users, streamers, and their audience with more frames per second and higher image resolution. […]

May 31, 2023

Dish in talks with Amazon over US cellular

Charlie Ergen’s pay-TV business Dish is reportedly in talks with Amazon about using Ergen’s near-nationwide cellular coverage (and Ergen’s ‘Boost’ mobile service). Details about the new plans sold through Amazon’s US website could be announced as soon as June, according to the WSJ. Financial terms of any potential arrangement between Dish and Amazon were not […]

May 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Hong Kong mobile services market sluggish

The mobile services market in Hong Kong faces stagnation, with limited overall revenue growth projected despite the anticipated surge in 5G service adoption. While 5G represents a positive trend, the industry is expected to witness only marginal expansion, reaching $2.8 billion in 2027 from $2.7 billion in 2022, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. […]

May 30, 2023

MediaTek, Nvidia in-car infotainment partnership

Fabless semiconductor company MediaTek is partnering with accelerated computing specialist Nvidia to deliver a complete range of in-vehicle AI cabin solutions for the next generation of software-defined vehicles. The collaboration combines the strength of each company’s automotive portfolios to deliver the most compelling solutions for state-of-the-art connected cars. “Nvidia is a world-renowned pioneer and industry […]

May 30, 2023

Digital Virgo, LaLiga launch LaLiga Xtra app

LaLiga and Digital Virgo have signed a partnership agreement to introduce LaLiga Xtra,, which reach users on a global level offering a unique way of consuming content, through licensees in 18 countries. The agreement configurates the next phase of LaLiga Xtra, based on a licensing model, which will allow LaLiga to be focused on the content […]

May 30, 2023

Forecast: 5G subs to reach 3.2bn in 2027

The 5G Core (5GC) market is expanding. To date, more than 35 5GC networks are operating in 5G standalone (SA) mode. 5GC is expected to lead to a growth in devices connected to the network and the traffic routed through it. Technology intelligence firm ABI Research forecasts that 5G subscriptions will increase from 934 million […]

May 26, 2023