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BT accelerates UK’s first 5G private network

BT is working with the Worcestershire 5G Testbed (W5G) as its lead technology partner to accelerate its vision of smart manufacturing delivered through the UK’s first live 5G factory installation. Building on its role in the development of the W5G Testbed over the last two years, BT is providing its expertise across 5G Private Networks, […]

July 22, 2020

Survey: 5G to replace traditional broadcast distribution  

According to a recent global survey of broadcasters, 82 per cent believe that cellular networks such as 5G will eventually replace traditional broadcast distribution such as DTT/DTV and satellite as the preferred way to access TV content, with over a third (37 per cent) of these respondents expecting this to begin happening within one to […]

July 16, 2020

C-Band: SES wants $1.8bn from bankrupt Intelsat

SES Americom, the US division of the Luxemburg-based satellite operator, is seeking $1.8 billion (€1.5bn) in damages from Intelsat which is in bankruptcy. SES is alleging that Intelsat has breached the contract between the two operators which was agreed to handle the sale of C-band frequencies over the US. The SES filing, lodged on July […]

July 15, 2020By Chris Forrester

Huawei 5G tech must be stripped from UK by 2027

Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden, has told the House of Commons the UK’s mobile providers will be banned from buying new Huawei 5G equipment from December 31st, and they must remove all of the Chinese firm’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027. It follows sanctions imposed by Washington, which claims the firm poses a national […]

July 14, 2020

Between the Devil and the Deep Red Sea

Tired of the Covid Crisis? The good news is that a distraction is heading our way. Not long after covering TV in ads telling us to stay home and do nothing, the UK government is about a launch the ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ campaign imploring the nation to be ready to grasp the opportunity. That […]

July 14, 2020

UK MNOs: ‘We need 5 years to strip out Huawei’

BT and Vodafone have told an MPs committee they want at least five years to remove Huawei from 4G and 5G nets, or there will be blackouts. The government is expected to announce new curbs on the use of the Chinese firm’s kit within the next two weeks. Huawei is urging them to take their […]

July 9, 2020

Samsung ‘we can do Europe’s 5G’

South Korea’s Samsung has said it could provide Europe’s 5G infrastructure. EVP Woojune Kim said the company was in active commercial discussions with European operators to supply network equipment, and was investing its resources in 4G, 5G and 6G. “The one thing that is a challenge for Samsung entering the UK or European market is […]

July 9, 2020

Report: Mobile industry continues APAC investment

Asia Pacific mobile operators are to invest over $400 billion on their networks between 2020 and 2025, of which $331 billion will be spent on 5G deployments, according to the latest Asia Pacific edition of the GSMA’s Mobile Economy series. The report shows that the region is one of the fastest-growing in the world and […]

July 7, 2020

Milestones for Native IP and DVB-I over 5G

Two recently initiated DVB work items reached important milestones at the most recent Steering Board meeting. The commercial requirements for native IP video delivery over broadcast satellite were approved; and work will proceed on the creation of commercial requirements for the use of DVB-I as a service layer on top of 5G technologies. The 95th […]

July 6, 2020

Study: Lower 3 GHz band key to US 5G

The US needs to expand its 5G spectrum pipeline and license the lower 3 GHz band for commercial use in order to keep pace with other countries that are moving aggressively to make mid-band spectrum available for next-generation 5G networks, according to a new study from advisory firm Analysys Mason. The study finds that the […]

July 3, 2020