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Study: UK consumers want faster broadband after lockdown

Study: UK consumers want faster broadband after lockdown

Research into the changing habits of 2,000 UK consumers by consulting and IT services specialist NTT DATA UK shows that the Covid-19 lockdown has put connectivity front of mind for…

Liberty Q2 down 4% in “unprecedented times”

Liberty Q2 down 4% in “unprecedented times”

Liberty Global has published its Q2 2020 financial results. CEO Mike Fries commented: “Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to effectively navigate through these unprecedented times. Our…

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

Ofcom confirms 5G spectrum auction plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans to auction spectrum to help improve mobile broadband and support the rollout of 5G, with bidding set to start in January 2021. According to…

Research: Connectivity problems under lockdown

Eight and a half million UK households suffered work, schooling or entertainment disruption, or were cut off from their families, thanks to Internet connection problems during the Covid-19 lockdown, a…

Forecast: 5G infrastructure spend to double

Forecast: 5G infrastructure spend to double

Worldwide 5G network infrastructure market revenue will almost double in 2020 to reach $8.1 billion (€6.9bn), according to the latest forecast by research and advisory company Gartner. Total wireless infrastructure…

Report: Top 10 MNOs have 85% market share in cellular IoT

A report from the IoT market research firm Berg Insight says that the global number of cellular IoT subscribers increased by 40 per cent during 2019 to reach 1.56 billion.…

Ofcom sets out vulnerable customer guidance

People suffering financial, health or emotional problems should be treated fairly and given the right support by phone, broadband and pay-TV providers, under best practice industry guidance issued by UK…

Research: Bills should be effective comms tools

Research: Bills should be effective comms tools

Research from telecoms analyst firm Omnisperience and digital bill communications and analytics specialist Soft-ex has found that 84 per cent of communications service providers (CSPs) are planning to invest in…

UK MNOs: ‘We need 5 years to strip out Huawei’

BT and Vodafone have told an MPs committee they want at least five years to remove Huawei from 4G and 5G nets, or there will be blackouts. The government is…

Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

Analyst: Smartphones to boost SVoD growth

The SVoD sector is growing rapidly, notes analyst firm Digital TV Research. There will be 1.161 billion SVoD subscriptions by 2025, up from 642 million at end-2019, according to its…

DISH closes Boost Mobile deal

DISH closes Boost Mobile deal

US pay-TV operator and wireless carrier DISH has completed its $1.4 billion (€1.24bn) acquisition of cellco Sprint’s prepaid brand Boost Mobile, officially entering the retail wireless market, serving more than…

Analyst: Cellcos to generate 170m SVoD subs

Analyst: Cellcos to generate 170m SVoD subs

Smartphone gross SVoD subscriptions for 138 countries will double between 2019 and 2025 to 170 million, according to the Smartphone SVoD Forecasts report from analyst firm Digital TV Research. The…

Virgin Media revamps bundles

Virgin Media revamps bundles

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media is refreshing its bundle line-up, suggesting it is offering customers greater value with faster broadband, flexible TV picks and data-packed mobile SIMs. New and existing…

Nokia gets Unicom 5G business

China Unicom has selected Nokia for a 10 per cent share of its 5G core network. “China Unicom has chosen Nokia to support the buildout ofits 5G SA Core network…

Telxius acquires Telefónica Deutschland tower sites

Telxius, the infrastructure unit of the Telefónica Group, has reached an agreement with German mobile operator Telefónica Deutschland for the acquisition of nearly 10,100 sites, which it says consolidates its…

DAZN launches Direct Carrier Billing in Europe

DAZN, the global sports streaming service, has expanded its payment options to allow customers to pay for their subscription via their mobile phone bill. DAZN has collaborated with Telefónica Germany…

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