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Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Quibi cuts top pay; denies staff cuts

Motivated by an article in the WSJ, Quibi issued a memo denying it would be making staff cuts – but confirming top execs would take a 10 per cent pay…

Report: UK 6th-ranked in global 5G market

Report: UK 6th-ranked in global 5G market

According to research company Omdia’s 5G Market Progress Assessment (end-2019) report, the UK is ranked sixth out of the 22 leading 5G countries analysed for 5G deployment. The Omdia research…

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Report: YouTube #1 source for kids mobile game info

Interpret newest GameByte report, which tracks the gaming behaviour of kids age 3-12 in the US, has revealed a clear leader in the video content wars among younger gamers. Across…

FCC confirms accelerated C-band 5G availability

FCC confirms accelerated C-band 5G availability

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has confirmed that the repurposing of C-band spectrum for 5G services will move forward on an accelerated timeline. In a public notice, the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications…

Telefónica Germany picks Ericsson 5G

Telefónica Germany picks Ericsson 5G

Telefónica Germany has chosen Ericsson to build a core for its 5G network of high-performance servers and fibre-optic technologies. Telefónica says it plans to build an independent 5G core network…

EE 5G live in 80 UK cities & towns

On one year anniversary of its 5G network launch, EE’s 5G service is now available in 80 cities and large towns across the UK. In May 2019, EE was first…

Quibi advertisers want discounts on slow start

Quibi advertisers want discounts on slow start

Ten bluechip charter advertisers are looking for revised deals on the $150 million (€136.2m) they have committed to Quibi. The clients want revision after a disappointing launch and the steep…

OneWeb asks FCC to authorise 48,000 satellites

OneWeb, despite being on the sales forecourt as far as its assets are concerned while it is Chapter 11 bankruptcy, is asking the FCC to approve expanding its constellation of…

BBC launches pop-up ‘Corona Bot’

With the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing more changes to Covid-19 restrictions, and further updates on everything from shops opening to travel, the BBC has released a new online…

Research: UK lockdown drives comms app usage

Research: UK lockdown drives comms app usage

UK multiplay telco EE, a BT Group company, has released its Mobile Network data report from February to May 2020, tracking the changing trends and habits of the UK’s most…

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

AsiaSat questions C-band 5G role

A white paper from satellite operator AsiaSat argues that C-band is not the correct band to support the key performance indicators (#KPI) promised by 5G. In the white paper –…

SES accelerates C-band clearing over US

SES accelerates C-band clearing over US

Satellite operator SES is clearing a portion of its C-band spectrum in an “accelerated” manner in accordance with the FCC’s timeline and Order published on April 23rd. SES will file…

5G network boost for Sweden

5G network boost for Sweden

Swedish telcos Tele2 and Telia have both launched 5G networks, with Tele2 May 24th claiming it  switched on Sweden’s first 5G network and Telia saying that it was inaugurating its…

Study: UK confused about 5G

Study: UK confused about 5G

With 5G conspiracy theories prompting a spate of attacks on mobile network infrastructure and essential workers across the UK, a study from mobile network benchmarking firm Global Wireless Solutions (GWS),…

Analyst: 5G to transform media landscape

Analyst: 5G to transform media landscape

While 2019 has seen the first deployments of 5G in the consumer domain, 2020 will be the year of large scale commercial 5G roll-outs across the globe. In line with…