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DT, RTL Deutschland live TV 5G network slicing

Deutsche Telekom and RTL Deutschland have broadcast live TV content via the 5G standalone network of Deutsche Telekom. The technology was used by ntv for a live interview ahead of the Digital X tech trade fair in Cologne. A virtual network section was used to transmit high-quality moving images in a stable and smooth way. […]

September 13, 2022

EC to make social and streamer giants pay for networks?

The European Commission is to launch a consultation early in 2023 on whether tech giants should bear some of the costs of Europe’s telecoms networks, according to Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal Market. Europe’s telecoms operators have lobbied for a financial contribution from firms such as Google, Facebook and Netflix, contending that they make […]

September 12, 2022By Colin Mann

T-Mobile dominates FCC 5G auction

The FCC has issued the results of its recent 5G spectrum auction (No. 108) revealing that, as  expected, T-Mobile took the majority of 2.5 GHz licences on offer. Out of the total $428 million bid in the auction, T-Mobile paid $303.4 million to secure its capacity. The next in line bidder was PTI Pacifica, and […]

September 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Kacific supports Vodafone PNG’s network roll out

Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has partnered with Vodafone PNG to deploy the satellite operator’s Mobile Backhaul services, help expand Vodafone PNG’s voice and 3G/4G data network into rural areas of Papua New Guinea. Vodafone PNG based in Papua New Guinea, part of the Amalgamated Telecom Holdings (ATH) Group of companies from Fiji, successfully launched […]

August 22, 2022

BT, Nokia claim 5G standalone first

UK multiplay operator BT says it has become the first operator in Europe to aggregate four carrier components (4CC) in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network, suggesting the breakthrough heralds the next phase of 5G on its EE mobile network, allowing it to deliver superior experiences for customers and enable new capabilities for enterprises. “As […]

August 8, 2022

DISH Q2: Pay-TV subs loss deepens

US connectivity provider DISH Network Corporation has reported revenue totalling $4.21 billion (€4.13bn) for the quarter ending June 30, 2022, compared to $4.49 billion for the corresponding period in 2021. Net income attributable to DISH Network totalled $523 million for the second quarter 2022, compared to $671 million for the year-ago quarter. Diluted earnings per […]

August 3, 2022

India’s Jio spends $11bn on 5G auction

India’s competing telcos spent more than $19 billion (€18.7bn) in the government auction of 5G spectrum. Reliance Jio Infocomm, Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea have spent seven days competing with each other to make the majority of the acquisitions, purchasing 71 per cent of all offered spectrum, which the government said totally exceeded its expectations. […]

August 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Liberty Global Q2: “Well positioned”

Converged broadband, video and mobile communications services company Liberty Global has announced its Q2 2022 financial results. CEO Mike Fries stated, “Despite an increasingly difficult macroeconomic environment developing throughout the second quarter, demand for connectivity remains high and we are well positioned to execute on our strategic and financial goals. In each of our core […]

July 29, 2022

Analysis: Inflation risks cable video churn

US consumers looking to cut costs amid soaring inflation could ditch cable video services in even larger droves, even as they migrate over to discounted cable wireless offerings, according to Sydney Price and Darakhshan Nazir, analysts at Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Traditional video has been on a rapid decline […]

July 28, 2022

Virgin Media O2 returns to revenue growth

Virgin Media O2, the mass media telco, has reported its Q2 earnings. Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “It’s one year on since Virgin Media O2 was born and, while we’ve got much more to do, we came out of the gate running and achieved a huge amount in our first year as […]

July 28, 2022