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Rakuten acquires Altiostar at $1bn+ valuation

Rakuten acquires Altiostar at $1bn+ valuation

Rakuten Group has announced the acquisition of US-based mobile technology company, Altiostar Networks, at a total valuation of Altiostar at over $1 billion. Rakuten and Altiostar will partner to accelerate…

Concerns over Inmarsat LEO fleet

London-based Inmarsat says it is looking at launching its own low Earth orbiting (LEO) constellation of satellites. But there are concerns whether the company has the satellite frequencies needed to…

Inmarsat unveils Orchestra mobility network

Inmarsat unveils Orchestra mobility network

Mobile satellite communications operator Inmarsat has unveiled plans for Orchestra, describing it as the communications network of the future. In the largest ever transformation of its current services, Inmarsat Orchestra…

BT Q1: “On a path to growth”

BT Q1: “On a path to growth”

Philip Jansen, BT’s Chief Executive, has declared that the telco is on a path to growth. Commenting on the company’s Q1 results, he reported that operational performance remained strong, with…

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

Verizon, Samsung claim 5G C-band milestone

US multiplay telco Verizon and Samsung Electronics have completed an end-to-end fully virtualised 5G data session over C-band spectrum in a live network environment. The new milestone was reached in…

First live 5G TV in Spain

First live 5G TV in Spain

Just days after the allocation of the 5G licences on the 700 Mhz band, Telefónica has carried out the first 5G live TV transmissions in Spain, along with the Regional…

Study: 5G roamers to top 200m

Study: 5G roamers to top 200m

A study from Juniper Research has found that the global number of roaming subscribers using 5G services will increase from 4.5 million in 2021 to 210 million in 2026. As…

DVB approves DVB-I over 5G commercial requirements

DVB approves DVB-I over 5G commercial requirements

The DVB Project has approved commercial requirements for DVB-I service support over 5G networks and systems. Work has already commenced in DVB’s Technical Module to provide extensions to the relevant…

Study: UK house-hunters value connectivity

Study: UK house-hunters value connectivity

Research from UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has revealed that the majority (70 per cent) of house-hunters would be prepared to walk away from their preferred home, or not…

Spanish telcos pay €1bn+ for 5G

Spanish telcos pay €1bn+ for 5G

Telefónica, Vodafone and Orange will pay €1.01 billion for the 700 MHz-based 5G licences following the completed public auction, with a 1.5 per cent price rise from the €995 million…

Research: AT&T most reliable 5G Network in US

Research: AT&T most reliable 5G Network in US

With customer 5G expectations running high and operators rapidly deploying this advanced technology across the US, Global Wireless Solutions (GWS) has completed nationwide testing of the major operators’ 5G networks.…

Italy: Partners Group to acquire EOLO

Italy: Partners Group to acquire EOLO

Partners Group, a global private markets firm, has, on behalf of its clients, agreed to acquire a 75 per cent equity stake in EOLO, the largest fixed wireless access (FWA)…

Thailand: National Telecom will not bid for satellite licence

Thailand: National Telecom will not bid for satellite licence

Thailand’s National Telecom will not be bidding for a satellite licence. Instead, the company will focus on 5G. National Telecom, itself a recent merger between two Thai major businesses, TOT…

Analyst: 3.9bn 5G subs by 2026

Analyst: 3.9bn 5G subs by 2026

While 5G is being widely deployed on a global basis, we haven’t even begun to see the full potential of this technology, according to research firm GlobalData. The company notes…

DISH, AT&T strategic network services agreement

DISH, AT&T strategic network services agreement

US connectivity company DISH has signed what it describes as a transformative, long-term strategic Network Services Agreement (NSA) with AT&T, making AT&T the primary network services partner for DISH MVNO…

Openreach, Nokia next-gen Full Fibre test

Openreach, Nokia next-gen Full Fibre test

UK digital infrastructure provider Openreach and network technologist Nokia have conducted what they say is the UK’s first ever tests of a new ‘Full Fibre’ technology, which could deliver ultra-reliable…