Advanced Television


Study: Wireless 5G threat to traditional ISPs

Research firm Horowitz has released the findings from State of Media, Entertainment, and Tech: Disruptions 2023, which looks at US consumer attitudes towards and adoption of new disruptive technologies, including 5G wireless home Internet. 5G wireless home Internet has become available in more and more markets across the United States in the past two years, […]

December 6, 2023

Virgin Media O2, Ericsson showcase 5G network slicing

Virgin Media O2 and Ericsson have partnered to demonstrate the potential of network slicing, with a trial that took place at MCM Comic Con in Birmingham. The trial saw the augmented reality eSport, Hado, run on a dedicated slice on Virgin Media O2’s 5G standalone network, which enabled remote play and live broadcasting. Competitors taking […]

December 6, 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

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

Report: 5G yet to achieve full potential

The features and functionality of 5G-Advanced means the technology is primed for enterprise – but only if mobile operators can consider its applications and turn use cases into practical solutions. This is according to a report commissioned by InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, and written by market research firm ABI […]

November 15, 2023