Advanced Television


Forecast: 130m direct-to-phone satellite users by 2032

Euroconsult’s Prospects for Direct to Handheld and IoT Markets report unveils the developing potential of the satellite direct-to-device market, with projections indicating that direct-to-phone services could connect nearly 130 million average monthly users by 2032. Euroconsult’s market intelligence report delves into the dynamic landscape of three crucial satellite communication market segments: traditional handheld phones, direct-to-phone […]

December 1, 2023

Forecast: 5G subs to top 5.3bn in 2029

Ericsson estimates that almost one-in-five of all global mobile subscriptions will be 5G subscriptions by the end of 2023, as the growth proves resilient despite continued economic challenges and geopolitical unrest in some markets. The statistic is featured in the November 2023 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report, which estimates that there will be 610 […]

November 30, 2023

Report: Top 10 telco trends for 2024

Juniper Research has unveiled what it believes are the Top 10 trends that are set to radically impact the telecommunications landscape in 2024. Juniper Research forecasts that the telco market is poised for major disruption, as new technologies including generative AI, and industry shakeups such as Apple’s recent embrace of the RCS messaging standard, force […]

November 27, 2023

5G UHD-HDR broadcast success for UHD Spain

UHD Spain, a trade association dedicated to advancing the future of broadcasting technologies, has achieved a milestone in 5G UHD-HDR quality broadcasting in partnership with TVU Networks, a cloud-based workflow solutions for live content production and distribution, and Radio 3 (RTVE). The collaboration demonstrated the potential of easily integrating professional REMI production into any media […]

November 22, 2023

South Africa: Telkom seeks spectrum auction delay

South African telco Telkom has asked communications regulator Icasa to delay its upcoming spectrum auction because it fears it doesn’t have the funds to participate. Icasa sold off a batch of frequencies in 2022 for 4G and 5G services which resulted in Telkom’s rivals (MTN and Vodacom) obtaining significant allocations. Icasa had planned to hold […]

November 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

BT tests HAPS delivery for 5G

BT is readying a High Altitude Platform Station (HAPS), the extremely high-flying aircraft for a test over its Adastral Park R&D facility in Suffolk, UK. BT is partnering with Stratospheric Platforms (SPL) and is exploring integrating the HAPS technology with fixed terrestrial networks, and the option of a non-terrestrial 5G as alternative to serving ‘not […]

November 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Roku, Unity mobile app partnership

Roku has announced a strategic product and commercial partnership with Unity, a platform for creating and operating real-time 3D (RT3D) content, to help mobile app businesses easily expand their app install campaigns to TV streaming inventory. This partnership offers app marketers a seamless experience in executing TV streaming campaigns for mobile user acquisition, combining Roku’s […]

November 20, 2023

Study: UK 4th most 6G ready country

Research reveals that the UK is at the forefront of 6G innovation, ranking in fourth place in the world’s race to 6G. The study by Uswitch mobiles analysed countries on their median and maximum 5G download speeds, as well as their 6G patent filings by country, to reveal which countries are leading the race to […]

November 17, 2023

AST SpaceMobile targets Q1’24 launch

Space-based cellular broadband network operator AST SpaceMobile is planning to launch its satellite to smartphone service in Q1 2024. It revealed the plan as it provided its business update for the third quarter ended September 30th, 2023. “The manufacturing of our first five commercial satellites is at full speed at our Texas facilities, and we […]

November 16, 2023By Colin Mann

Carraun takes 6% stake in Proximus

Xavier Niel-controlled Carraun, the parent company of Irish telco Eir, has confirmed that it holds an approximately 6 per cent interest in Belgian multiplay operator Proximus. Carraun says it is making the investment in Proximus to get exposure to the Belgian leader in connectivity, describing it as “the undisputed domestic leader” in fixed and mobile, […]

November 15, 2023By Colin Mann