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iPhone-by-satellite deal confirmed

Apple, as largely expected, has confirmed that it will launch a satellite link on its new iPhone 14 devices.  Satellite operator Globalstar will provide the cellular links which are – at least initially – designed to operate only in emergencies. Apple will pay for 95 per cent of the approved capital expenditure for the new […]

September 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wa’ed Ventures takes stake in Luxembourg start-up

A division of Saudi Aramco, Wa’ed Ventures, has taken an investment in a Luxembourg-based hi-tech start-up. Luxembourg-based 5G Internet of Things (IoT) satellite operator OQ Technology has sought a €13 million series A funding round, along with Phaistos Investment Fund, managed by 5G Ventures from Greece. OQ Technology will use the funds to grow its […]

September 5, 2022By Chris Forrester

T-Mobile dominates FCC 5G auction

The FCC has issued the results of its recent 5G spectrum auction (No. 108) revealing that, as  expected, T-Mobile took the majority of 2.5 GHz licences on offer. Out of the total $428 million bid in the auction, T-Mobile paid $303.4 million to secure its capacity. The next in line bidder was PTI Pacifica, and […]

September 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: 5G nears 700m subs

About 70 million new 5G subscriptions were added globally during the second financial quarter (April, May, June) of 2022, the latest update to the Ericsson Mobility Report reveals. The additions brought the total number of 5G subscriptions globally to 690 million as of the end of the second quarter, 2022. The Q2 2022 analysis is an […]

September 1, 2022

Challengermode launches eSports mobile app

Global eSports platform Challengermode has announced the launch of its mobile app for the eSports space. The app will connect billions of gamers worldwide across PC, console and mobile with the grassroots esports scene through over 80 titles on the platform, and give game developers the chance to put their games in the hands of […]

August 31, 2022

Globalstar announcement on Apple Day?

Ardent Apple watchers are expecting an announcement today [August 31st] of its iPhone 14 along with the usual three or four variants. That’s probably a given with widespread gossip that the phones are already en route to the stores in readiness for a September 7th availability. But there’s another strong rumour circulating which suggests that, […]

August 31, 2022

Analysis: Challenging times for CE market

After a strong 2020 driven by the pandemic stay-at-home, the global market for consumer electronics faced a slow-down in 2021 that continued in the first half of 2022, according to research firm GfK. 2022 year saw an 8 per cent drop compared to the same period in 2021, standing at a total of $39 billion. […]

August 30, 2022

SpaceX, T-Mobile link for satellite phones

SpaceX and US cellular provider T-Mobile will launch a direct-to-phone satellite connection using SpaceX’s second-generation Starlink craft. At an event August 25th (dubbed ‘Coverage: Above & Beyond’) T-Mobile’s CEO and President Mike Sievert and SpaceX’s Elon Musk announced what they described as a breakthrough new plan to bring cell phone connectivity everywhere on the planet. […]

August 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: Mobile broadband in LatAm could create 6.5m jobs

According to an independent study conducted by Telecom Advisory Services, commissioned by Millicom (Tigo), a 10 per cent increase in mobile broadband penetration in Latin America could create more than 6.5 million jobs and increase GDP per capita by 1.7 per cent. The study The Role of the Digital Economy in the Economic Recovery of […]

August 26, 2022

Research: 59% US adults viewing on non-TV devices

Findings from Leichtman Research Group (LRG) indicate that 59 per cent of adults in the US watch video on non-TV devices (including mobile phones, home computers, tablets, and eReaders) daily – compared to 55 per cent in 2020, 43 per cent in 2017, and 18 per cent in 2012. Younger individuals are most likely to […]

August 25, 2022