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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

SpaceX pushing for lower orbits for phones

SpaceX is asking the FCC for permission to operate some of its mega-constellation of satellites at much lower orbits of 340-360 kms altitude in order to better serve its ‘direct-to-phone’ service. SpaceX, in its FCC application, sayid: “Operating at lower altitudes will also shorten the physical link between the ground and the satellite, enabling lower-latency […]

March 27, 2024By Chris Forrester

Study: Operators urged to invest in Cloud, API services

A study from Juniper Research, a specialist in telecommunications markets, has predicted operators will find revenue growth through the monetisation of enterprise markets, such as cellular IoT, to capitalise on the $900 billion (€829.2bn) global telecommunications market this year. Despite their significant investment in 5G networks, operators have struggled to monetise the widespread adoption of […]

March 26, 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

European mobile industry issues connectivity manifesto

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA and leading European mobile operators have launched Connecting Europe to 2030: A Mobile Industry Manifesto for Europe, outlining a strategic vision for Europe’s mobile connectivity sector. It calls for critical policy reforms to ensure that Europe’s digital economy, underpinned by strong, sustained network innovation, can reestablish a leadership position […]

March 21, 2024By Colin Mann

Report: 5G, AI impacting broadcast production

Video networking solutions provider Haivision has released the results of its fifth annual Broadcast Transformation Report which reveals the industry’s top technology priorities and trends in live video contribution, IP and cloud adoption, 5G, and artificial intelligence. Key findings include: SRT continues to be the most widely adopted transport protocol: 68 per cent of respondents use […]

March 20, 2024

Virgin Media O2 successfully trials smart poles

Virgin Media O2 has successfully trialled a new way of improving and expanding mobile services by bringing together its fixed network infrastructure with new smart poles, which could help to boost mobile coverage in local areas across the UK. The trial, delivered in collaboration with shareholder Liberty Global, has seen new smart poles installed beside […]

March 18, 2024

ITU filings cause problems for AST SpaceMobile

AST SpaceMobile wants to provide the planet’s smartphone owners with satellite-delivered 5G connectivity. The Texas-based company already has a massive prototype satellite in orbit, launched in September 2022, and claims that its technology is the world’s “first and only” global cellular broadband network and with 3,100 patents in place. But it has hit problems with […]

March 14, 2024By Chris Forrester

Research: US multicultural homes favour 5G wireless Internet

As mobile providers such as T-Mobile and Verizon make 5G wireless home Internet available in more US markets, awareness of the service is growing among multicultural households, according to a recent Horowitz Research study, State of Media, Entertainment, and Tech: Disruptions. About two in three multicultural consumers who do not already subscribe to 5G wireless […]

March 12, 2024