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Forecast: UK TikTok users to surpass 13m in 2021

Forecast: UK TikTok users to surpass 13m in 2021

Widespread lockdowns across the UK last year drove people to social media, leading many new users to TikTok in the process. Aside from the organic growth, TikTok expanded its operations…

Study: 5G already changing smartphone use behaviour

Study: 5G already changing smartphone use behaviour

A new report by Ericsson ConsumerLab highlights the impact that 5G is already having on smartphone users worldwide and what they expect the technology to deliver in the future. Indoor…

Inmarsat takes on Dutch government

Inmarsat takes on Dutch government

The Netherlands wishes to auction off certain 3.5 GHz spectrum for re-use for 5G capacity. However, Inmarsat is objecting and taking the Dutch government to court and is seeking an…

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino bids for MobiTV assets

Amino Technologies, the UK based TV tech firm, has confirmed that it has submitted a bid through a wholly-owned subsidiary to acquire the trade and assets of MobiTV – which…

Forecast: 5G connections to triple in 2021

Forecast: 5G connections to triple in 2021

Despite the ongoing pandemic, connections to 5G networks worldwide will triple this year to 670 million and remain on track to reach 3.6 billion in 2025, according to a new…

Spain to reduce RTVE tax on telcos

Spain to reduce RTVE tax on telcos

In a move to boost 5G, the Spanish government is set reduce the RTVE tax that telco operators pay annually, and will cut the initial pricing set in the 5G…

Ericsson, Samsung sign patent licence agreement

Ericsson, Samsung sign patent licence agreement

Ericsson and Samsung have agreed a multi-year agreement on global patent licences between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-licence agreement covers sales of network…

Liberty Global Q1: ‘Momentum continues’

Liberty Global Q1: ‘Momentum continues’

Liberty Global has revealed its Q1 2021 financial results which show that its convergence strategy added +80,000 broadband and +146,000 post-paid mobile subscribers. CEO Mike Fries stated: “As we continue…

Verizon C-band spectrum speed success

Verizon C-band spectrum speed success

US multiplay telco Verizon is continuing to prepare for 5G Ultra Wideband expansion across its newly-acquired national footprint of C-band spectrum. In a recent lab trial, Verizon worked with Ericsson…

Orange Spain speeds up 5G deployment

Orange Spain speeds up 5G deployment

Orange Spain is speeding up the deployment of 5G with coverage of 442 cities, from 38 provinces – using 5G NSA via DSS – covering 28 per cent of the…

BT chose sport over speed and service

So, BT Sport is for sale. Or is looking for strategic partners, etc, etc – all code for “up for sale”. No real surprise. Does it ever work when telcos,…

Research: China 5G adoption drives smartphone demand

Research: China 5G adoption drives smartphone demand

According to research from Strategy Analytics, China’s rapid adoption of 5G technology is powering demand for 5G smartphones. Apple and the domestic trio of OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi benefitted most…

Forecast: 5G to drive South Korea mobile services

Forecast: 5G to drive South Korea mobile services

The mobile data service revenues will grow at a 7.1 per cent CAGR over 2020-2025 driven by the projected rise in the adoption of 5G services, which yield higher average…

Report: Q1 tablet sales up 44%

Report: Q1 tablet sales up 44%

Lockdown measures around the globe have led to more demand for tablets than can be met right now, according to a report by Strategy Analytics. Apple, Samsung, Lenovo and Amazon…

Research: Risks rife on illegal football streaming sites

Research: Risks rife on illegal football streaming sites

Research from cyber resilience specialist Webroot has exposed the extent of scams and malware found on illegal streaming sites that were shared on social media channels during a big weekend…

Study: Nokia number one in 5G patents

Study: Nokia number one in 5G patents

The strength of Nokia’s 5G patent portfolio has once again been confirmed by an independent third party. In its study on Standard Essential Patents (published April 2021), independent analyst firm…