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VMO2 using Starlink in remote locations

Virgin Media O2 (VMO2) is using Starlink’s Low Earth Orbit satellite technology to provide mobile backhaul for some of the country’s most remote locations to accelerate its Shared Rural Network (SRN) rollout. The operator has already deployed the Starlink mobile backhaul solution to sites in the Scottish Highlands which are  difficult (or even impossible) to […]

April 16, 2024

5G Broadcast Collective to launch at NAB

XGen Network (XGN) and Milachi Media, as the founding members along with the LPTVBA, have announced the the 5G Broadcast Collective, a new Broadcast Industry non-profit to promote and help deploy 5G Broadcasting throughout the world. 5G Broadcasting is a direct to mobile platform that runs independently of any other service on a smartphone chip […]

April 5, 2024

In-depth probe for Vodafone/Three merger

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has referred the anticipated joint venture between Vodafone Group Plc and CK Hutchison Holdings Limited concerning Vodafone Limited and Hutchison 3G UK Limited for an in-depth investigation, on the basis that, on the information currently available to it, it is or may be the case that this merger […]

April 4, 2024By Colin Mann

Research: Consumers embrace AI in smartphone market

Smartphone brands such as Samsung and Google that successfully market ‘halo’ artificial intelligence (AI) features in their devices can influence consumer behaviour. This is according to the latest Worldpanel ComTech study from Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, which began tracking AI as a driver for smartphone purchasing across its global markets in February […]

April 4, 2024

EE enhances mobile connectivity in Wales

Mobile coverage in rural parts of Ceredigion has been significantly improved after EE upgraded or built more than ten 4G masts in the county. With more than a million tourists expected to visit mid-Wales this year, EE has strengthened its 4G connectivity along two of the county’s major roads, the A44 and the A487, as […]

April 4, 2024

MásOrange launches in Spain

MásOrange (+O), the new brand arising from the merger between MásMóvil and Orange, has launched with a massive presentation to its 7,000 staff under the slogan ‘Estrenamos Futuro’ (We Launch The Future), promising not to cut jobs and guaranteeing huge investments in FTTH and 5G in the coming years. The new company will operate in […]

April 3, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Research: Telecom capex declined in 2023

According to findings from research firm Dell’Oro Group, telecom operators are now scaling back their investments in 5G. Preliminary data show that worldwide telecom capex, the sum of wireless and wireline/other telecom carrier investments, declined for the full year 2023 in nominal USD terms, recording the first contraction since 2017. This deceleration in the broader […]

April 3, 2024

VMO2 warns of rivals’ price rise ‘double whammy’

Research from UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 claims that millions of consumers who have mobile phone contracts with rival telcos EE and Three are set to receive a price rise so-called ‘double whammy’ on bills this year in a move costing Brits tens-of-millions of pounds. Both operators have millions of customers on classic bundled […]

April 3, 2024

SpaceX pushing for lower orbits for phones

SpaceX is asking the FCC for permission to operate some of its mega-constellation of satellites at much lower orbits of 340-360 kms altitude in order to better serve its ‘direct-to-phone’ service. SpaceX, in its FCC application, sayid: “Operating at lower altitudes will also shorten the physical link between the ground and the satellite, enabling lower-latency […]

March 27, 2024By Chris Forrester

Study: Operators urged to invest in Cloud, API services

A study from Juniper Research, a specialist in telecommunications markets, has predicted operators will find revenue growth through the monetisation of enterprise markets, such as cellular IoT, to capitalise on the $900 billion (€829.2bn) global telecommunications market this year. Despite their significant investment in 5G networks, operators have struggled to monetise the widespread adoption of […]

March 26, 2024