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Ofcom: Social video app usage surges in lockdown

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown – a record high – according to research from Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four…

FCC wins C-band spat with ‘small sat’ operators

A court case has been heard by the US Court of Appeals between ABS, Hispasat and Arsat which had been arguing that the FCC should pause the date of Commission’s…

Nokia 5G C-band trial

Network technology provider Nokia has successfully completed a series of Over-the-Air (OTA) 5G NR (new radio) trials in C-band spectrum, in Dallas, Texas. The drive tests, which achieved stable peak…

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

UKTV Play app on Huawei AppGallery

Multichannel programmer UKTV is partnering with technology giant Huawei, with the broadcaster’s on demand app UKTV Play now available to download on the Huawei AppGallery, becoming the first TV on-demand…

Research: Pandemic sees Brits more positive towards tech

Research from multiplay telco Vodafone and Trajectory suggests people across the UK feel more positively towards technology now than before the pandemic, with the oldest age group surveyed (aged 72+)…

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Report: Social media, YouTube fuel Covid-19 conspiracies

Research from King’s College London and Ipsos Mori reveals that people who get their news from social media are more likely to believe in such coronavirus conspiracy theories. In an…

Forecast: 190m 5G subs by year-end

Forecast: 190m 5G subs by year-end

Communications technologist Ericsson expects the global number of 5G subscriptions to top 190 million by the end of 2020 and 2.8 billion by the end of 2025. These forecasts are…

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…

GSMA cut 20% staff after no MWC

GSMA cut 20% staff after no MWC

GSMA, the mobile industry association, is cutting 20 per cent of its staff, blaming the cancellation of Mobile World Congress in February in Barcelona. GSMA has around 1,000 staff. MWC…

Survey: Broadcasters optimistic about 5G

Survey: Broadcasters optimistic about 5G

A global poll of broadcasters from virtualised media production specialist Nevion has found that over a third (39 per cent) of respondents expect their organisation will be ready to adopt…

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…

Finland concludes 26 GHz 5G spectrum auction

Finland concludes 26 GHz 5G spectrum auction

The auction on 26 GHz (25.1–27.5 GHz) spectrum arranged by Finland’s Transport and Communications Agency Traficom has concluded. The participants in the auction were Elisa Corporation, Telia Finland and DNA…

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…

Telesat & Telefónica prove LEO capability

Telesat is working with Telefónica on a series of in-orbit broadband and video tests on Telesat’s first-generation Low Earth Orbiting satellite. The tests, described by the pair as “rigorous”, were…

Barça TV+ kicks off

Barça TV+ kicks off

Leading Spanish football club FC Barcelona has launched its new streaming service – Barça TV+ – together with its CULERS Premium Membership programme. Both offerings are part of the club’s…