Advanced Television


Viasat changing Inmarsat’s plan for LEOs?

Inmarsat, prior to its take-over by US-based Viasat, had planned to launch a fleet of low Earth orbiting satellites (Orchestra). It now seems that Viasat is re-thinking the scheme which would save millions in terms of investment. Viasat has written to the FCC withdrawing its applications for V-band satellite spectrum. The letter from Viasat to […]

July 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

VMO2 to cut 12% of workforce

Virgin Media O2 is to cut up to 2,000 UK jobs, or 12 per cent of its total workforce, by the end of this year. That includes 800 reductions already announced. The news comes as rivals BT and Vodafone both announced major cuts. Virgin Media O2 said: “As we continue to integrate and transform as […]

July 25, 2023

VMO2 Q2: Accelerated network rollout

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media O2 has released its Q2 results which show that its fixed network rollout accelerated with 175,500 additional homes serviceable. Its 5G services are now available in over 2,800 towns and cities. Lutz Schüler, CEO of Virgin Media O2, said: “As we navigate a tough economic climate, we have a clear […]

July 25, 2023

5G Americas updates 5G NTN advice

Satellites can enhance 5G networks by solving coverage and challenging use cases beyond ground-based infrastructure, according to trade body 5G Americas, which has released its Update on 5G Non-Terrestrial Networks, covering  current developments in the growth of partnerships and technologies relating to non-terrestrial network integration with 5G networks, building on a previous whitepaper on this […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs back Media Bill radio protection measures

The UK Government should include measures to protect radio when it introduces the Media Bill to address the risk to the industry of larger platforms controlling access to stations and driving listeners elsewhere, according to the House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee. The Committee’s recommendation is contained in its first report following its […]

July 21, 2023By Colin Mann

Vodafone sees record data used at Wimbledon

Vodafone data usage figures that show 770GB of data was uploaded and 3,980GB downloaded during the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Singles Finals at Wimbledon 2023. Some 15,000 tennis fans packed out Centre Court for the Finals on July 15th and 16th to watch Marketa Vondroušová walk away with the ladies’ singles trophy after beating Ons Jabeur […]

July 20, 2023

Nokia Q2 profit falls

Nokia, the Finnish multinational telco, and consumer electronics corporation, has reported Q2 revenue declined 3 per cent to €5.7 billion in Q2 2023, with operating profit going down 12 per cent from €714 million in Q2 2022 to €626 million euro in Q2 2023. As announced on July 14th, Nokia now expects full year 2023 […]

July 20, 2023

Call for better UK network rollout collaboration

The UK’s rollout of gigabit-capable broadband and 5G connectivity would benefit from improvements in communication, collaboration and consistency between local authorities and the telecoms industry, according to a new report, Local Authorities as Connectivity Enablers, produced for the Digital Connectivity Forum (DCF), the leading advisory body to the UK Government on connectivity, by the consultancy […]

July 18, 2023By Colin Mann

GSMA, ESA comms innovation partnership

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA and European Space Agency (ESA) have signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) to bring the mobile and satellite industries closer together to collaborate on developing new, innovative satellite and terrestrial networks technologies. The ambition of the partnership is to further strengthen the competitiveness of both mobile and satellite network […]

July 13, 2023By Colin Mann

BT’s Jansen to step down

BT Chief Executive Philip Jansen has informed the telco’s Board that at an appropriate moment over the next 12 months, he intends to step down from his role. In preparation for this, the Nominations Committee of the Board has been conducting a formal succession process. “Philip has done an excellent job in his time at […]

July 10, 2023By Colin Mann