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Netflix launches Free Plan in Vietnam

Netflix launches Free Plan in Vietnam

Netflix has launched its Free Plan in Vietnam that will let anyone with an Android phone in the country watch Netflix for free, without any ads. Vietnam is the only…

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Industry majors back GSMA mmWave initiative

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has instigated a global accelerator initiative to drive awareness of 5G mmWave technology. Operators China Unicom, NTT DOCOMO, Telstra, TIM and, Verizon, and vendors…

Aerospace industry calls for C-band 5G rollout delay

Aerospace industry calls for C-band 5G rollout delay

Trade body the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is leading a coalition of organisations representing the world’s leading aerospace manufacturers, airlines, pilots, and operators in calling for a delay to the…

Survey: Technical obstacles preventing US 5G adoption

Survey: Technical obstacles preventing US 5G adoption

According to a survey carried out by Speedcheck, more than two-thirds of all 3G/4G users in the US want to adopt 5G but are prevented from doing so because of…

Telenet grows 4G, 5G and WiFi networks with Sandvine

Telenet grows 4G, 5G and WiFi networks with Sandvine

Telenet, a mobile and cable broadband operator in Belgium, is driving its new ‘amazing customer experiences’ campaign with the help of Sandvine’s Application and Network Intelligence portfolio. Using a combination…

Telefónica to invest €2.5bn globally in 5G

Telefónica to invest €2.5bn globally in 5G

Spanish operator Telefónica will invest a total of €2.56 billion in its four largest markets – Spain, Germany, UK and Brazil – to develop 5G and optic fibre networks once…

Successful satellite-enabled 5G connectivity demo

Successful satellite-enabled 5G connectivity demo

Mobile communications specialist Kymeta and satellite and terrestrial network operator Intelsat have confirmed the successful demonstration of satellite-enabled 5G services on Kymeta’s electronically-steered flat-panel u8 antenna using Intelsat’s global integrated…

ITV, Virgin Media O2 long term commercial partnership

ITV, Virgin Media O2 long term commercial partnership

ITV and Virgin Media O2 have signed a new long term multi-year agreement that delivers deeper integration of ITV programming, support for IPTV, enhanced advertising capabilities and continued access to…

Research: Telcos to invest £16m in transformation

Research: Telcos to invest £16m in transformation

Research has revealed that, on average, European telcos plan to invest £16 million (€18.5m) in tech and service development over the coming three years. The research, carried out in the…

Dish to raise $4bn

Dish to raise $4bn

US DTH operator Dish Network is to raise $4 billion (€3.45bn) in senior secured notes. The cash-raising is being conducted through its Dish DBS Corporation sister company and will be…

5G-VIRTUOSA completes phase 2 of IP production project

The participants of 5G-VIRTUOSA, the EU-funded project exploring 5G and virtualisation in broadcast production, announced today that the second phase of the project has been successfully completed. This phase involved…

Forecast: Telecoms, pay-TV services spending to reach $1.5trn

Forecast: Telecoms, pay-TV services spending to reach $1.5trn

Worldwide spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services is forecast to reach $1.5 trillion (€1.3trn) in 2021, representing an increase of 1 per cent over 2020, according to the Worldwide Semiannual…

Survey: US consumers seek TV Everywhere

Survey: US consumers seek TV Everywhere

A survey of more than 1,000 US adults from marketing solutions company Vericast reveals that consumers want to stream Connected TV (CTV) outside of the home, including during long-distance travel…

Telefónica, Telecom Italia, Claro invest in Brazil 5G

Telefónica, Telecom Italia, Claro invest in Brazil 5G

Spanish operator Telefónica was one of the big winners in the 5G auction in Brazil, being granted with six lots of spectrum to operate across the country. The company will…

Report: Copper switch off can drive infrastructure convergence

Report: Copper switch off can drive infrastructure convergence

A report from advisory firm Arthur D Little assessing the main issues that operators face in managing the legacy copper network switch-off processes concludes that having a clear, long-term infrastructure…

BT ‘accelerates transformation’

BT ‘accelerates transformation’

BT has reported H1 revenue at £10.3 billion (€12.1bn), down 3 per cent, driven by revenue decline in Enterprise and Global. Consumer revenue was flat, partially offset by growth in…