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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

Forecast: 5G to drive APAC mobile services market

The total mobile communications services revenue in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 per cent from $321.9 billion (€294.3bn) in 2023 to $388.7 billion in 2028, mainly driven by the 5G mobile data services segment, according to GlobalData, the data and analytics company. An […]

March 12, 2024

Research: Kids watching 106min of YouTube daily

Precise TV, the contextual video company, and Giraffe Insights, a kids and family research agency, have released their latest Precise Advertiser Report: Kids (PARK). The report unpacks the media consumption habits and purchase decisions of parents and kids aged two to 12 years old, aka Generation Alpha. The latest bi-annual PARK report confirms YouTube remains […]

February 29, 2024

GSMA outlines mobile progress; GSOA partnership

The GSMA has outlined the progress the mobile industry, and technology partners, are making in unlocking the full potential of 5G networks and commercialising network APIs through the GSMA Open Gateway initiative. A year since GSMA Open Gateway was unveiled at MWC 2023, 47 mobile operator groups, representing 239 mobile networks and 65 per cent […]

February 27, 2024

BT calls time on 3G

BT has switched off its last 3G mobile sites as the telco moves forward with its 4G and 5G rollouts. Greg McCall, Chief Networks Officer at BT, commented: “Belfast cemented itself as part of BT Group’s rich history last week as the location where we switched off our final 3G mobile site, bringing an end […]

February 26, 2024

US outlines satellite phone framework

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its proposed framework which could allow satellite operators to use spectrum from terrestrial cellular businesses for their smartphone connections, and when beyond the reach of conventional mobile towers. Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC chair, says the final draft of rules have been sent to the regulator’s other four Commissioners that, […]

February 26, 2024

Survey: Businesses favour gradual adoption of GenAI

The latest EY Reimagining Industry Futures Study confirms generative AI’s (GenAI) status as a breakthrough technology, with 43 per cent of the 1,405 enterprises surveyed investing in it. Overall, GenAI ranks third among the nine emerging technologies tracked in the study, with ‘Automation and AI’ ranking first. Of those currently investing in GenAI, 80 per […]

February 23, 2024

Report: Mobile connectivity programme behind schedule

The UK government’s plans to extend 4G mobile connectivity and broaden consumer choice in rural areas are behind schedule, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. Launched in March 2020, the Shared Rural Network (SRN) is a joint programme funded by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) and the UK’s four mobile […]

February 22, 2024

VMO2 switches on 5G Standalone in 14 UK cities

Virgin Media O2 has announced the switch on of its 5G Standalone network in 14 cities across the UK. Customers in the 14 locations ( Manchester, Liverpool, London, Lincoln, Birmingham, Sheffield, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, York, Belfast, Cardiff, Nottingham and Slough) will be the first to access this major upgrade which brings wider 5G coverage, higher […]

February 22, 2024