Advanced Television


Ofcom: Virgin Media sees most broadband, pay-TV complaints

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the media regulator has received about the UK’s main broadband, mobile and pay-TV providers. The figures cover the period from October to December 2023. During that period, complaints remained at similar levels to the previous quarter in 2023. Complaints about landline, fixed broadband and pay-TV all fell […]

April 17, 2024

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

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

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

Forecast: Mobile service revenue in Australia at $10.8bn in 2028

The total mobile service revenue in Australia is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.5 per cent from $8.7 billion (€8bn) in 2023 to $10.8 billion in 2028, supported by growth in mobile data service revenues, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Australia Mobile Broadband Forecast (Q4 […]

March 26, 2024

CMA has Vodafone/Three merger concerns

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has suggested that a proposed Vodafone/Three merger, which seeks to combine two of the four UK mobile network operators, could lead to higher prices for customers and affect investment in UK mobile networks. The CMA launched its initial Phase 1 investigation in January 2024 after it was notified […]

March 22, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: Mobile connectivity programme behind schedule

The UK government’s plans to extend 4G mobile connectivity and broaden consumer choice in rural areas are behind schedule, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Launched in March 2020, the Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a joint programme funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and the UK’s four mobile […]

February 22, 2024

Orange Spain raises fees

Following similar moves by Movistar and Vodafone in the country, Orange Spain is set to raise its subscription prices by up to €3 a month this April. The company says the price hike are a necessity as a result of huge investments in high capacity networks and its mass deployment that requires significant financial resources. […]

February 12, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Lynk to merge with Slam

Lynk Global and special purchase acquisition company Slam Corp are to merge. The pair announced that they have entered into a definitive business combination agreement under which Slam will combine with Lynk. Upon completion, the combined company will operate as Lynk Global Holdings, and its shares expected to be publicly listed on Nasdaq under the […]

February 9, 2024By Chris Forrester