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Report: 5G set for 2021 investment boom

5G is entering the third year of an anticipated 10- to 15-year technology cycle with the wind in its sails, according to a study conducted by Bloomberg Intelligence (BI). As 5G plays an ever more influential role in communications, the survey reveals growing optimism within the investment community about the technology’s potential, with a consensus […]

April 1, 2021

Loveworld fined £125K for Covid conspiracy theories

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has imposed a financial penalty of £125,000 (€147,000) on religious satellite channel Loveworld, after an investigation found it broke broadcasting rules for the second time in a year. During the course of a 29-hour programme – The Global Day of Prayer – Ofcom found that news content and sermons presented potentially […]

March 31, 2021By Colin Mann

SK Telecom joins SRT Alliance

The SRT Alliance, established by Haivision, a global provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, has announced that SK Teleco, Korea’s largest wireless telecommunications operator, has joined the SRT Alliance to support and adopt the SRT open source protocol.  SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is a free open source video transport protocol and technology stack originally developed and pioneered by Haivision […]

March 31, 2021

ATSC standards agreement for India

Standards bodies ATSC and TSDSI have signed an agreement to enable adoption of ATSC standards for making broadcast services available on mobile devices in India. The agreement signed between the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) and Telecommunications Standards Development Society, India (TSDSI) enables TSDSI to adopt ATSC standards, thus promoting global harmonisation of digital broadcasting […]

March 30, 2021By Colin Mann

T-Mobile, Google expand collaboration

T-Mobile has announced plans to expand its collaboration with Google across a wide array of customer experiences later this year, which  will see YouTube TV become T-Mobile’s premium TV solution in place of its TVision initiative. Messages by Google becomes the default rich messaging solution for millions of T-Mobile customers with Android smartphones; promoting Pixel […]

March 30, 2021

Europe’s telcos call for connectivity investment

Europe can create 2.4 million new jobs within the next four years through digital transformation, while boosting economic growth and accelerating green transformation, according to the findings of a report, Connectivity and Beyond: How Telcos Can Accelerate a Digital Future For All, from European telecoms association ETNO and prepared by global management consulting firm BCG. […]

March 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Nokia, Safaricom launch 5G services in Kenya

Nokia is powering East Africa’s first 5G commercial services with Safaricom, a telecoms operator in the country. Nokia’s 5G Single Radio Access Network (SRAN) technology and 5G FastMile gateways enable ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) services to Safaricom’s subscribers across Kisumu and the Western Province of Kenya. At a launch event in Nairobi, Safaricom showcased […]

March 26, 2021

UK spectrum auction at negotiation stage

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that the spectrum auction for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands aimed at releasing more airwaves to improve mobile services and support 5G will now move to the negotiation period. Ofcom announced the results of the principal stage of the auction on March 17th. This set out how […]

March 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Arqiva wins Musk’s Starlink services

British broadcast distribution business, Arqiva, has been awarded the UK contract to provide ground station gateways for Elon Musk’s upcoming Starlink broadband by satellite service. Arqiva will collect and send the Starlink traffic through its fibre network according to reports. However, Arqiva is declining to comment on the news. There is more potential good news […]

March 24, 2021By Chris Forrester

Spain: Orange launches House Premiere

Subscribers to Orange TV in Spain are now able to watch newly released movies titles through House Premiere. The service will offer titles in advance of, or simultaneously with, the cinema release. Through the Orange video store, subscribers can this week watch titles including Wonder Woman 1984, Rifkin’s Festival, The Mauritain, Paydirt and The Little […]

March 23, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid