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Study: Brand-building 61% of podcast advertising

Advertising trade body the IAB has released a follow up to its earlier podcast study, which found that US podcast ad revenues grew at a rate more than double the total digital advertising market overall. Part two of the study, U.S. Podcast Advertising Revenue Study 2023: Drivers, Strategies, and Tactics for Growth, reveals the drivers, […]

October 26, 2023

Research: UK prefers Whatsapp to phone calls

While mobile phone calls are still a popular way to keep in touch with friends and family, most adults would rather go without them for a day than forgo their favourite messaging apps if they had to choose between them, according to research published by Ofcom. Online communication services like WhatsApp and Snapchat have become […]

October 25, 2023

EE upgrades 139 sites across Northern Ireland

Residents and businesses across Northern Ireland are set to benefit from improved 4G mobile coverage following a series of network upgrades from EE. EE has significantly expanded the reach of its 4G network by upgrading 139 locations across Northern Ireland as part of the Shared Rural Network (SRN), a £1 billion initiative to extend 4G mobile […]

October 25, 2023

Plume adds App Priority; exec appointments

Network services and consumer experience pioneer Plume has introduced new AI-driven personalisation features within its HomePass app. App Priority from Plume allows users to prioritise their own application-level traffic and ensure peak performance via a number of options: through general application categories across the home, through applications running on individual devices, or through applications being […]

October 24, 2023

SoftBank wraps 5G test of HAPS over Rwanda

A High-Altitude Platform Station (HAPS) – a very high-flying solar-powered unmanned aircraft – has wrapped a demo stratosphere flight delivering 5G connectivity over Rwanda. The exercise was backed by Japanese media conglomerate SoftBank. The aircraft delivered two-way 5G connections for 73 minutes from a height of almost 17 kms. The test included a ZOoom video […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom: BT, Virgin draw most pay-TV complaints in Q2

Media regulator Ofcom has published its latest complaints figures for broadband, landline, mobile and paid-TV services, covering the period from April to June 2023. Vodafone is the most complained about broadband provider, with 24 complaints per 100,000 customers, mainly driven by experience with faults, service and getting services connected. This is an increase compared with […]

October 19, 2023

Eutelsat OneWeb constellation connects to 5G

Eutelsat OneWeb, part of the Eutelsat Group, the satellite communications company, has confirmed that its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation has successfully connected to a 5G mobile network, supporting 5G QoS levels for the first time. This milestone brings super-fast mobile phone connectivity to remote and rural areas one step closer. The achievement of […]

October 19, 2023

EE launches new platform for UK consumers

EE has announced a shift towards platform services, expanding its offering from selling traditional telecoms. At an event in London, EE unveiled the first of a new suite of products and services open to all UK consumers, via a new integrated platform, powered by an EE ID identity management and log in. Building on the […]

October 18, 2023By Colin Mann

BT, Nokia, MediaTek trial 5G RedCap tech

BT Group, together with Nokia and MediaTek, have successfully completed trials of 5G Reduced Capability (RedCap) technology with RedCap devices. The trial, which took place at BT Group’s Adastral Park site, utilised Nokia’s AirScale RAN portfolio, EE’s 5G Standalone network and MediaTek’s RedCap testing platform. RedCap is a technology introduced in 3GPP Release 17 that […]

October 16, 2023

DISH accomplishes simultaneous 5G 2x uplink, 4x downlink

DISH Wireless, in collaboration with Samsung and Qualcomm Technologies, has successfully completed simultaneous 5G 2x uplink and 4x downlink carrier aggregation (CA) for FDD spectrum. DISH achieved 200 Mbps uplink peak speeds with just 35 MHz of 5G spectrum and the DISH 5G network executed 1.3 Gbps downlink peak speeds with just 75 MHz of […]

October 16, 2023