Advanced Television


FCC to open up more spectrum for 5G

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has shared with his colleagues a draft proposal which would take steps toward making the 3.45-3.55 GHz band available for commercial use throughout the contiguous United States. This item will be on the agenda of the FCC’s September 30th Open Meeting and, if adopted, would position this 100 megahertz […]

September 9, 2020By Colin Mann

MásMóvil launches 5G services

Spain’s fourth telco operator MásMóvil has launched a trial of 5G services in 15 Spanish cities hot on the heels of its rivals Movistar and Orange. MásMóvil will offer the new services to its customers through its low-cost brand Yoigo, partly using its own 5G networks and partly through its access to French Orange’s infrastructure. […]

September 9, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

EE sees 5G video viewing increases nationwide

EE has released its latest Mobile Network Index report, tracking the changing trends and habits on its mobile network as lockdown started to ease in the UK. The insights highlight: The increase in movement as lockdown restrictions lifted The popularity of holiday and travel sites as people planned trips away The UK’s hotspots for watching […]

September 9, 2020

MTV’s first live 5G enabled remote production

ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) and ViacomCBS Digital Studios International (VDSI) are partnering with IBC and VodafoneZiggo to remotely produce first live 5G enabled remote production As co-champions of the IBC’s Accelerator Programme 2020, a project designed to ignite “broadcaster firsts” for 5G & remote productions, VCNI and VDSI take advantage of the technology and innovations […]

September 8, 2020

IBC’s Showcase to host demo of 5G broadcast use cases

A team of ten world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Programme, has revealed plans for a ‘proof of concept’ demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on September 10th, 16.00pm BST/ 17.00pm CET. The project team, comprising of ten broadcasting ‘Champions’ led by the BBC, […]

September 8, 2020

UK completes 700 MHz clearance

UK Digital Infrastructure Minister Matt Warman has confirmed the milestone completion of the four-year, £350 million major infrastructure programme to clear the 700 MHz spectrum band, allowing new data capacity to be released for mobile operators. The 700MHz spectrum band had mainly been used for digital terrestrial TV broadcast as well as professional radio microphones […]

September 3, 2020By Colin Mann

FCC announces mid-band auction winners

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has released the results of the recently-concluded auction of 70 megahertz of Priority Access Licenses (PALs) in the 3550-3650 MHz band for 5G. The auction made available the greatest number of spectrum licences ever in a single FCC auction. Auction 105 gross proceeds reached $4,585,663,345, with net proceeds totalling $4,543,232,339. […]

September 3, 2020

China Mobile selects VisualOn for next-gen streaming

VisualOn, a streaming solutions provider that optimises the impact of the video player, and VLA VR, a pioneer of VR technology, have announced a partnership with China Mobile Communications Corporation’s subsidiary MIGU Video to transform the mobile video experience using cutting-edge technologies including the VisualOn MultiStream Sync feature, multi-angle view, augmented and virtual reality (VR), […]

September 3, 2020

Movistar launches 5G

Movistar has launched 5G services in Spain, with plans to reach 75 per cent coverage of the country before the end of the year. With the move, Movistar becomes the second telco operator, after Vodafone, to launch 5G in Spain. Orange and MásMóvil are set to implement their offerings before the end of the year. […]

September 2, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid

Telesat makes Canada C-band proposal

Canadian satellite operator Telesat has welcomed Canada’s Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) inclusion of Telesat’s proposal to reallocate expeditiously the highly-desirable 3800 MHz, ‘C-band’, mid-band spectrum from fixed satellite use to 5G services in its recently-released consultation on the future of that band. According to Telesat, its proposal is the only plan […]

September 2, 2020By Colin Mann