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Deloitte: ‘Ads on all streaming services’

Consultancy firm Deloitte predicts that by mid-2023, all major video subscription services will have launched an ad-funded tier alongside ad-free offerings in Europe. By the end of 2024, Deloitte predicts that half of these providers will also have launched a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service. Additionally, around two-thirds of consumers will use at least […]

December 2, 2022

Forecast: 5G subs at 5bn by 2028

Global 5G subscriptions remain on track to top one billion by the end of this year, and five billion by the end of 2028, despite current and developing economic challenges in many parts of the world, according to the November 2022 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Global fixed wireless access (FWA) connections are forecast […]

November 30, 2022

SKT, Singtel partner to grow APAC metaverse business

Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Asia’s leading communications technology group, Singtel, jointly to grow the metaverse business in countries where the group operates in, starting with Singapore. One of four strategic partners globally and the only telco in APAC, Singtel will share its 5G and other technology expertise […]

November 30, 2022

Lifecycle Software reports increase in billing customer base

Lifecycle Software has announced its billing customer base has grown by over a third (36%) in just eight months whilst also increasing its headcount by almost a quarter (21%) to support the sharp rise in the demand for 5G enabling services, cloud-based platforms and flexible contracts resulting from consumer demands and the impact of the […]

November 30, 2022

Study: ‘No change in European UHF spectrum allocation’

A study published by the European Commission supports the EBU position that there should not be any change in the way that UHF spectrum is allocated in Europe. The study makes clear that both DTT and wireless audio equipment for programme making and special events (PMSE) will continue to require the sub-700 MHz spectrum currently […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

EC OKs in-flight 5G

Airlines will be able to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes, alongside previous mobile technology generations following the European Commission’s updating of the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircrafts, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology. Passengers aboard flights in the EU will be able to use their mobile phones […]

November 25, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: Economic benefits of 5G in emerging markets

An Ericsson-commissioned study by management consulting firm Analysys Mason highlights the potential economic, consumer and environmental benefits of 5G connectivity in 15 national emerging markets. With regulatory and government support, all fifteen countries could benefit from GDP growth between 0.3 and 0.46 per cent through 2035, with an estimated three-to-seven-fold cost-to-benefit ratio. The report, Future […]

November 25, 2022

Ericsson in UK 6G research programme

Comms technologist Ericsson is to establish a new research unit in the UK as part of a multi-million-pound investment to boost the country’s future wireless connectivity capabilities. Tens of millions of pounds (GBP) will be invested by Ericsson over the next 10 years in a UK-based programme that will focus on 6G research and breakthrough […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom tech collaboration

Japanese telco NTT DOCOMO has agreed with Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) to collaborate on the competitive enhancement of their respective smart-life businesses and communications-infrastructure technologies worldwide. In the smart-life field, DOCOMO and SKT will discuss joint production of original content for their respective video distribution platforms and leverage their video-business synergies for expanded presence […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

Study: 5G brings enhanced connectivity to XR

Extended Reality (XR), an umbrella term for Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), and Mixed Reality (MR), will be the next-generation computing platform which aims to create virtual experiences indistinguishable from reality, according to a study, Extended Reality and 3GPP Evolution, from trade body 5G Americas. “XR will greatly influence the way people play, work, […]

November 18, 2022