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Australia: Samsung hits 5G milestones

Samsung Electronics has announced the company hit new 5G milestones in Australia, achieving 10km (6.2 miles) long-range transmission over 5G mmWave in a recent field trial conducted with NBN Co. As the farthest 28GHz 5G mmWave Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) connection recorded by Samsung, this milestone demonstrates the expanded reach possible with this spectrum, and […]

November 7, 2022

InterDigital awarded 5 Horizon Europe 6G research projects

InterDigital, a mobile and video technology research and development company, has been awarded funding to support five Horizon Europe 6G Flagship research projects. Specifically, the five flagship projects include 6G-XR, CENTRIC, PREDICT-6G, 6G-BRICKS, and 6G-SHINE, each uniquely dedicated to enabling revolutionary technology advancement and experimental infrastructures in 6G. InterDigital’s projects are part of a portfolio […]

November 4, 2022

BT H1 “on track”

BT Group Chief Executive Philip Jansen says the telco remains on the front foot in “turbulent times”. Announcing its half year results, Jansen said: “Our strategy is working, we’re executing against our plan and we’re confident that we’ll deliver our long-term ambition while underpinning economic growth in the UK. “ “Our financial performance is on […]

November 3, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 5G FWA subs at 58m by 2026

According to technology intelligence firm ABI Research, worldwide 5G FWA will reach 58 million subscriptions in 2026. In the near term, the US is driving the number of 5G FWA connections with major operators aggressively expanding their FWA business. “MNOs can launch 5G FWA services to boost revenues by using their spare network capacity in […]

November 3, 2022

Data: iPhone 13 remains most popular smartphone

Kantar, the marketing data and analytics company, has released its latest Worldpanel ComTech OS smartphone data. It reveals that, despite rising inflation and severe supply chain disruptions caused by the pandemic and subsequent lockdowns, Apple’s iOS platform grew its installed base year on year across the European 5 (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Great Britain), […]

November 2, 2022

Fitch: Euro telecoms FCF to remain constrained

Free cash flow (FCF) for European telecoms will remain constrained in 2022, according to credit rating agency Fitch’s European Telecoms Watch – 4Q22, with risks to short-term forecasts likely to be low. FCF will remain constrained as capex investments for fibre deployments, 5G mobile networks, spectrum payments and IT overhauls peak during the course of […]

November 1, 2022

Report: 36% intend to purchase CE product this Xmas

The NPD Group has published its annual Holiday Purchase Intentions report findings and among consumer electronics (CE) categories purchase intent was highest for smartphones, headphones, tablets/e-readers, and smartwatches this holiday shopping season. More than one-third (36 per cent) of US consumers expect to purchase a consumer technology product this holiday, which is slightly down from […]

November 1, 2022

Spain: 60% connected homes accessing pay-TV

The CNMC has analysed Internet consumption in Spain during the second quarter of 2022. Nine out of ten Spaniards used the network in the last three months and 78.7 per cent of them did so several times a day, according to the findings of the most recent CNMC Panel de Hogares (Household Panel). More and […]

October 31, 2022

Virgin Media O2’s Volt surpasses 1m customers

Virgin Media O2 has announced that its first joint product, Volt, has surpassed one million customers just a year on from its launch. The joint offering launched within months of the companies’ £31 billion merger in 2021, with the aim of boosting services for its customers by offering Virgin Media’s ultrafast broadband and O2’s mobile […]

October 31, 2022

Bharti speeds up 5G rollout

India’s Bharti Airtel is contracting with a Texas-based business to help speed its deployment of 5G wireless technology throughout India. Bharti is already working with the likes of Nokia, Samsung and Ericsson to prepare for 5G. Bharti is looking to Aviat Networks and will deploy Aviat’s multi-band outdoor solution to handle Bharti’s demand and expand […]

October 29, 2022By Chris Forrester