Advanced Television


Survey: Service bundling points to big savings

According to a report from US consumer research body the Consumer Reports National Research Center, with carriers offering introductory discounts as much as half off, it’s little wonder why three quarters of those who bought a triple or quad-play telecom package (cable, Internet, home phone, cell phone) suggest that they would definitely or probably purchase […]

April 2, 2013

Vodafone bid for Kabel Deutschland?

Vodafone is said to be considering a bid for Kabel Deutschland, Germany’s largest cable operator. The UK MNO will table a proposal before the end of the week according to unnamed sources in the FT. Shares in Kabel Deutschland rose 12 per cent to €71.40 in Frankfurt, valuing the company at more than €5.6 billion. Vodafone […]

February 13, 2013

Cisco: 13-fold growth in global mobile Internet traffic

According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold over the next four years, reaching 11.2 exabytes per month (for an annual run rate of 134 exabytes) by 2017. The expected steady increase in mobile traffic is partly due to continued […]

February 6, 2013

BT among 4G auction bidders

UK telco BT has been revealed as one of the bidders in the UK’s forthcoming 4G mobile spectrum auction – the largest ever sale of mobile airwaves in the UK. The telco was one of the successful bidders for 3G spectrum via its Cellnet subsidiary in 2000, but sold the rebranded O2 unit to Spain’s […]

December 20, 2012By Colin Mann

UK spectrum use worth £52bn a year

The UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport has revealed findings of a study that suggests the impact of radio spectrum on the UK economy is worth more than £50 billion a year. The Analysys Mason study, commissioned by Government, found spectrum use was valued at £52 billion in 2011, an increase of 25 per […]

November 5, 2012

Smartphone uptake creates opportunities for operators in Germany

The expansion of high-speed broadband deployment and growth in smartphone uptake in Germany offers operators an opportunity to consider expanding their service portfolio to IT solutions, according to a report from Pyramid Research. “Currently three mobile operators offer commercial LTE services, focusing their investment on expanding the coverage across the country,” says Pyramid Research Analyst, […]

November 5, 2012

Israel mobile nets look to TV

Israel’s two largest mobile phone operators Cellcom and Partner Communications are planning television-over-Internet services. Haim Romano, Partner’s chief executive, said the company was working to accelerate TV Internet services. “Once the conditions are ripe, Partner will offer an innovative, quality and attractive solution also in this area,” he said. Cellcom CEO Nir Sztern also said […]

August 14, 2012

BBC says MNOs must pay for Freeview filters

A BBC director has called on mobile network operators to pay for the costs of filters to stop 4G mobile services interfering with Freeview. John Tate, Director of Policy and Strategy for the BBC, told The Independent that operators should be forced to pay the costs of signal filter equipment under the ‘polluter pays’ principle, […]

July 2, 2012

Televisa to buy half of Iusacell

Mexican regulators have given the green light to television giant Televisa to buy half of a small mobile phone company owned by its only significant competitor in the TV market, as long as conditions designed to “avoid the risk of collusion” are met. Televisa currently controls about two-thirds of free TV channels in Mexico, while […]

June 15, 2012

Sky mobile network?

Is Sky planning its own mobile network? According to reports, it has been in talks with both Orange and T-Mobile as it ponders a bid for the airwaves put up for sale by their Everything Everywhere consortium. Mobile would make Sky a full-fledged multi-play provider with 4G capability. The investment required would be £3-4 billion […]

May 28, 2012