Advanced Television


Report: Smartphone market stabilising

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Worldpanel ComTech Smartphone Operating System (OS) data. The study reveals signs of market stabilisation, whilst Apple continued to lead against Android-based competitors. Kantar’s Global OS study uncovers the following behaviours within the Global Smartphone market in Q1 2023: The global Smartphone market has shown […]

May 4, 2023

VMO2 reveals leadership changes

UK multiplay telco Virgin Media O2 has announced two changes to its Executive Committee as the company dials up its customer-first focus, accelerates its digital transformation strategy and doubles down on key growth initiatives to drive long-term commercial momentum. Ulrik Bengtsson, the former Chief Executive of William Hill, has joined the company as Chief Operating […]

May 3, 2023By Colin Mann

Forecast: 5G half of mobile subs by 2027

5G mobile subscriptions stood at 1.7 billion at the end of 2022, accounting for 18 per cent of total mobile subscriptions worldwide, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. The figure is forecast to rise to 5.5 billion, occupying a share of 48 per cent of total mobile subscriptions by 2027. GlobalData’s 5G – Thematic […]

May 3, 2023

Ofcom: Virgin Media, BT pay-TV receive most complaints

Ofcom has published the latest figures for complaints the regulator has received about the UK’s major broadband, pay-TV providers, mobile and landline covering the period between October and December 2022. The data shows: Shell Energy continued to be the most complained-about broadband and landline provider, attracting more complaints about its service than in the previous […]

April 27, 2023

Research: Telcos eager for 5G software tools

Research commissioned by Nokia and conducted by Analysys Mason revealed that network API exposure is a top 5 priority for 73 per cent of communication service providers (CSPs), who are turning to open APIs (application programming interface) and SDK (software development kits) to enable software developers to create programs that offer new 5G services to […]

April 27, 2023

Rogers/SpaceX satellite-to-phone deal

Canadian multiplay telco Rogers Communications and SpaceX have agreed to bring satellite-to-phone coverage nation-wide to ensure Canadians stay connected in areas beyond the limits of traditional wireless networks. Rogers and SpaceX will offer satellite-to-phone technology in Canada using SpaceX’s Starlink low earth orbit satellites and Rogers national wireless spectrum. The companies plan to start with […]

April 27, 2023By Colin Mann

The Coronation AR experience on Sky News

Atlantic Productions, has created an immersive digital experience that will allow viewers following the Coronation to interact with the Crown Jewels that will be used to crown King Charles III on May 6th. The experience is available exclusively via the Sky News App and website on smartphones around the globe. The AR experience also gives […]

April 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Gogo wins new airline operator for 5G

In-flight connectivity specialist Gogo Business Aviation has struck a partnership agreement with Duncan Aviation which has a fleet of in-service Bombardier, Gulfstream and Citation aircraft. Duncan Aviation is the largest privately owned business jet service provider in the world. In partnership with Gogo, it is actively developing several additional 5G Supplemental Type Certifications (STCs) for […]

April 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telia sells Danish operations to Norlys

Swedish telco Telia Company has entered into a binding term sheet agreeing upon the key terms on which to sell 100 per cent of its operations and network assets in Denmark to Danish energy and telco group, Norlys, at an expected enterprise value of DKK 6.25 billion (€838m), on a cash and debt-free basis. The […]

April 26, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: TMT M&A deal value down 31%

The mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal value in the global Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) sector totalled $754 billion (€686bn) in 2022, down 31 per cent from 2021, according to data and analytics company GlobalData. The number of M&A deals in the sector also dropped sharply by 39 per cent in 2022 as climbing inflation […]

April 26, 2023