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BT results: “Openreach continues to build like fury”

BT Group has published its full year results, revealing underlying revenue of £20.9 billion (€24.4bn) – down 2 per cent for the full year – attributed to declines in Enterprise and Global. Cost savings meant EBITDA rose 2 per cent to £7.6 billion. The telco said it is on track to meet its targets for […]

May 12, 2022

SES rescues 5G satellite constellation

Back on March 17th, it was reported that the Luxembourg government had mislaid an application from Luxembourg Space Telecommunications (LST) to create a 62-satellite constellation (Cleosat) of low Earth orbiting satellites. The initial request was made back in 2015 but sometime subsequently LST corporately vanished into thin air. SES Astra has stepped into the breach […]

May 12, 2022

Live 5G broadcast for Eurovision Song Contest

Broadcast transmitter and media technologies specialist Rohde & Schwarz and comms technologist Qualcomm Technologies have joined forces with partners in four European countries – CRITS (R&D arm of RAI) in Italy; ORS, in Austria; SWR in Germany and towerCast in France – to deliver live 5G Broadcast/Multicast streaming of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place […]

May 10, 2022By Colin Mann

Telstra, Silver Trak Digital launch Cinema Direct 5G content delivery

Telstra and media asset management specialists Silver Trak Digital have launched their new 5G Cinema Direct content delivery service – Australia’s fastest, most robust, and most secure delivery of digital content over 5G for cinemas, content distributors and movie studios. Cinema Direct requires no cabling, can be installed and working very quickly and is backed […]

May 10, 2022

Ofcom sets out wireless technology future

UK communications regulator Ofcom has set out proposals to unlock new and innovative wireless technologies for everyday use – as well as making services faster, more reliable, and more secure. First, it is consulting on changes to the rules that apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs). Typically, these devices are mass-market, portable consumer-tech products and include […]

May 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: 1.3bn 5G connections by YE22

According to research firm Omdia, 540 million 5G connections were reached at the end of 2021 and will pass 1.3 billion in 2022. 5G will account for almost 60 per cent of global mobile service revenues in 2026, coming from 40 per cent of subscriptions by volume. Omdia expects more 5G subscriptions to be added […]

May 9, 2022

Gogo revenues rise 26%

A rise in airline in-flight connectivity services this year and when compared to Covid-hit 2021 is not wholly surprising. In-Flight Connection specialist Gogo reported a 26 per cent rise in its quarterly revenues of $92.8 million (€88.2m) “fuelled by strong growth in both service and equipment revenue”. Gogo’s numbers were all positive, and one key […]

May 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

BBC: Cars future destination for TV consumption

Eleanor Van Heyningen, Head of Digital Partnerships, BBC, has suggested that the automotive sector may have a significant role to play in how TV is consumed in the future. Speaking in a session at the DTG Summit in London on ‘Pause, reset, play: how will we be watching TV in 2030?’, she told delegates  that […]

May 6, 2022Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

Forecast: 5G voice users at 2.5bn by 2026

A study by Juniper Research has predicted that the total number of Voice-over-5G users will reach 2.5 billion globally by 2026; rising from only 290 million in 2022. This remarkable growth of 780 per cent will be driven by the acceleration of 5G roll-outs following a slowing during the pandemic. Voice-over-5G leverages the software-based nature […]

May 4, 2022

Report: 5G to drive video enhancements

By 2027, 5G subscriptions are forecast to reach 4.4 billion globally, unleashing a massive consumer base demanding increasingly immersive experiences and wireless engagement made better by 5G. A recent report commissioned by mobile and video technology research and development company InterDigital, and written by market research firm Futuresource Consulting, examines the video innovations, emerging use […]

May 3, 2022