Advanced Television


Garmin to expand satellite SOS business?

Traffic and destination mapping business Garmin is rumoured to be planning to work with Google to expand its satellite-based SOS telephony market. One report says that Garmin and Google are talking about using Google Messages and its text option on Garmin’s Response services for satellite-based emergency SOS connections. Garmin’s existing emergency service taps into Iridium’s […]

August 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

BT, Nokia demo new network capabilities

BT and Nokia have announced the successful uplink aggregation of two carrier components in a 5G Standalone (SA) live network spectrum. Demand for faster uplink speeds is growing in importance for a number of both existing and emerging use-cases, including live-streaming and video calls. Carrier aggregation is an important technique for ensuring reliability and high […]

August 25, 2023

T-Mobile, Starlink under threat over cellular

Washington DC-based Omnispace, which wants to operate a global 5G satellite-to-cell phone service, has written to the FCC complaining that a rival system from T-Mobile and Starlink will “constantly” interfere with its own plans. SpaceX is currently looking to combine its Starlink low Earth orbiting satellites with T-Mobile’s terrestrial wireless network and expanding space-terrestrial services […]

August 24, 2023

CommScope, WIG enhance 5G in Birmingham

CommScope and Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG) have completed one of the UK’s first large-scale neutral-host centralised radio access network (C-RAN) deployments, supporting small-cell and 5G networks, transforming mobile connectivity for residents, businesses and visitors in Birmingham, UK. CommScope collaborated with WIG, utilising key positioned streetscape assets to create a scalable and sustainable multi-operator, multi-technology mobile […]

August 23, 2023

Dish Network seeks delays on spectrum purchase

Dish Network wants to delay paying $3.59 billion (3.3bn) it agreed with T-Mobile for 800 MHz licences for its proposed extension to Boost Mobile. The agreement covers a valuable nationwide slice of 13.5 MHz within the 800 MHz band. Dish was an important party to the deal struck when T-Mobile merged with Sprint. A buyer […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Japan: Mobile service revenue to increase 6.2% to 2028

Japan’s mobile service revenue is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.2 per cent from $65 billion (€59.8m) in 2023 to $87.9 billion in 2028, mainly supported by the mobile data service segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. GlobalData’s Indonesia Mobile Broadband Forecast (Q2-2023) reveals that mobile voice […]

August 18, 2023

Research: Latvians, Finnish use most mobile data

According to data from the Atlas VPN team, Latvians and Finnish people use the most mobile data per month among the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. In addition, each Estonian has about 2 mobile broadband subscriptions. Latvians lead in mobile data usage, averaging nearly 42 gigabytes per month per mobile broadband subscription. […]

August 17, 2023

Globalstar vs SpaceX frequency battle

SpaceX wants to start supplying connectivity for a ‘direct-to-handset’ cellular service. The trouble is that Globalstar is already licensed by the FCC for its iPhone service for Apple and its permission is near-exclusive. The SpaceX applications to the FCC started back in September last year and asked for a modification to its existing operating licence […]

August 16, 2023

BBC, Budge launch Bluey mobile game

BBC Studios have partnered with Budge Studios to launch the first-ever Bluey mobile app game, Bluey: Let’s Play which is available now from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore, Bluey: Let’s Play is based on the Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning global TV show that follows Bluey, a loveable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler dog, […]

August 16, 2023

Italy tenders media projects using 5G, 6G technologies

The Ministry of Enterprises and Made in Italy has launched a public tender procedure for the financing of media projects using 5G and 6G technologies for the production and distribution of content. The initiative aims to introduce new products and services in the production, distribution, and use, by users, of more accessible and attractive audiovisual […]

August 11, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome