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BT showcases 5G contribution broadcast

BT has demonstrated its broadcast capabilities, with its Media & Broadcast, BT Sport and EE operations combining to showcase the powerful benefits that 5G and cloud-based technologies bring to broadcasters. BT delivered the broadcast innovations on May 21st at the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Saracens v Northampton Saints, where it demonstrated the power of […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Execs: FWA key for Europe’s high-speed Internet

According to panellists at an online event, ‘Releasing the Potential of Fixed Wireless Access in Europe – Challenges, Opportunities and Funding Mechanisms’, the superfast speeds and low latency now offered by 5G, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) becomes key in the technology mix to provide a solution and to provide high-speed Internet, especially where fibre roll-out […]

May 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: US adds 1,065,000 broadband subs in Q1

Leichtman Research Group (LRG) reports that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 1,065,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q1 2022, compared to a pro forma gain of about 1,120,000 subscribers in Q1 2021. These […]

May 20, 2022

Freshwave delivers London 4G, 5G mobile pilot

Mobile infrastructure services provider Cornerstone is partnering with Freshwave to deliver a mobile connectivity pilot to help future-proof the City Corporation’s small cell communication infrastructure. Freshwave, a leading UK connectivity infrastructure as a service provider, will be upgrading existing infrastructure in the Square Mile to make it capable of delivering multi-operator 4G and 5G connectivity […]

May 20, 2022

Live 5G broadcast for Eurovision Song Contest

Broadcast transmitter and media technologies specialist Rohde & Schwarz and comms technologist Qualcomm Technologies have joined forces with partners in four European countries – CRITS (R&D arm of RAI) in Italy; ORS, in Austria; SWR in Germany and towerCast in France – to deliver live 5G Broadcast/Multicast streaming of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom sets out wireless technology future

UK communications regulator Ofcom has set out proposals to unlock new and innovative wireless technologies for everyday use – as well as making services faster, more reliable, and more secure. First, it is consulting on changes to the rules that apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs). Typically, these devices are mass-market, portable consumer-tech products and include […]

May 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 1.3bn 5G connections by YE22

According to research firm Omdia, 540 million 5G connections were reached at the end of 2021 and will pass 1.3 billion in 2022. 5G will account for almost 60 per cent of global mobile service revenues in 2026, coming from 40 per cent of subscriptions by volume. Omdia expects more 5G subscriptions to be added […]

May 9, 2022

BBC: Cars future destination for TV consumption

Eleanor Van Heyningen, Head of Digital Partnerships, BBC, has suggested that the automotive sector may have a significant role to play in how TV is consumed in the future. Speaking in a session at the DTG Summit in London on ‘Pause, reset, play: how will we be watching TV in 2030?’, she told delegates  that […]

May 6, 2022Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

Forecast: 5G voice users at 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has predicted that the total number of Voice-over-5G users will reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026; rising from only 290 million in 2022. This remarkable growth of 780 per cent will be driven by the acceleration of 5G roll-outs following a slowing during the pandemic. Voice-over-5G leverages the software-based nature […]

May 4, 2022

Report: 5G to drive video enhancements

By 2027, 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 4.4 billion globally, unleashing a massive consumer base demanding increasingly immersive experiences and wireless engagement made better by 5G. A recent report commissioned by mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, examines the video innovations, emerging use […]

May 3, 2022