Advanced Television

5G

Report: Record UK rollout of faster Internet

More than four in ten UK homes can now access faster, more reliable Internet connections, as the rollout of full-fibre technology continues at record pace. Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report, which measures the availability of broadband and mobile services across the UK, found that full-fibre connections are now available to 12.4 million households (42 per […]

December 15, 2022By Colin Mann

EC revises broadband network State aid rules

The European Commission has adopted a revised Communication on State aid for broadband networks (‘Broadband Guidelines’). The revised Broadband Guidelines set out the rules under which the Commission will assess State aid measures notified by Member States to support the deployment and take-up of broadband networks in the EU. The new rules contribute to the […]

December 14, 2022By Colin Mann

UK boost for 5G/6G tech research

Research and development on next-generation 5G and 6G wireless technology and telecoms security is to be ramped up as part of a £110 million (€128m) UK government investment. In the package, three leading UK universities, University of York, University of Bristol and University of Surrey, will receive a share of £28 million to team up […]

December 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: US OTA antenna adoption grows among young

Findings from Horowitz Research’s latest State of OTA 2022 report, which tracks the evolving market for over-the-air (OTA) antennas, wireless 5G home Internet services, and other disruptive technologies, reveal some notable changes in digital antenna penetration in 2022. The study looks at the role digital antennas play in keeping consumers connected to live, linear broadcast […]

December 9, 2022

5G download speed benchmark set

Telstra, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have achieved a new 5G download peak speed benchmark of 7.3Gbps achieved in Telstra’s live commercial network. The new global downlink speed benchmark for a single user was achieved at a Telstra live mobile site located at the Gold Coast, Queensland Australia. According to Ericsson, this latest achievement further demonstrates […]

December 8, 2022

Report: US FWA up 70% during 2022

Based on insights from more than two million T‑Mobile broadband customers, US telco T-Mobile’s 2022 State of Fixed Wireless report suggests that over the last couple of years, Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) has massively disrupted the traditional Internet industry. In the third quarter of 2022, T-Mobile welcomed its two millionth Internet customer, doubling its total […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: 5G-Advanced to boost wireless networks

Trade body 5G Americas has published a study, Becoming 5G-Advanced: the 3GPP 2025 Roadmap, which explores major enhancements in Artificial Intelligence, extended reality and beyond in 3GPP Release 18. “The work done by 3GPP in Release 17 improved 5G New Radio (NR) by adding support for new services, reduced-capability user equipment, non-terrestrial networks, frequency bands […]

December 8, 2022By Colin Mann

Telstra trials live broadcast contribution over 5G

Telstra Broadcast Services (TBS) has trialled 5G Standalone Network Slicing technology with Australian broadcaster Network Ten to test how this technology could support its live coverage of the Flemington Spring Racing carnival. Telstra’s 5G Network Slicing technology provides a video, audio and data connection that combines the low cost and availability of Telstra’s broad mobile […]

December 8, 2022

SIG: “Risk of 5G interference on satellite controlled”

The Satcoms Innovation Group (SIG) has concluded that the risk of interference to satellite systems from 5G is, although real, controlled and being effectively resolved on a case-by-case basis by satellite operators and affected clients. This conclusion was reached following a review of the findings of the SIG 5G working group, which commenced in November 2021, to […]

December 7, 2022

Deutsche Telekom accelerates fibre rollout

In the coming year, Deutsche Telekom plans to increase the pace of its fibre rollout significantly, with 2.5 to 3 million connections set to be added in 2023. In the current year, Telekom’s fibre team is fully on track to achieve the goal of offering FTTH connections to an additional 2 million households and businesses. […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann