Advanced Television


Amdocs to acquire Openet

Amdocs, a provider of software and services to communications and media companies, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Openet, a provider of 5G charging, policy and cloud technologies. The two combined companies will aim to bring Openet’s open and network-centric technologies to Amdocs’ 350+ service provider customers worldwide, helping them to succeed in […]

July 27, 2020

Luxembourg taps €41m from 5G auction

Luxembourg has raised more than €41 million from the 4 bidders for the tiny nation’s 5G licences. Overall the new licence holders will pay €41.3 million for 15-year operational licenses in the 3.6 GHz band. Luxembourg’s three main existing operators secured most of the spectrum with Post and Orange each taking 110 MHz each while […]

July 24, 2020By Chris Forrester

Telekom Slovenije commercial 5G network

Telekom Slovenije says it is the first Slovenian operator to take the next step in the development of mobile technology and launch the fifth generation mobile network (5G) nationally by using existing base stations and the 2600 MHz frequency spectrum it already utilizes for its fourth generation mobile network. It says this “evolutionarily” upgrade to […]

July 24, 2020

FCC kicks off 5G mid-band spectrum auction

The US Federal Communications Commission is beginning its first auction of licences for prime, mid-band spectrum suitable for 5G. The auction will offer county-based Priority Access Licences in the 3550-3650 MHz band, which will encourage the rapid deployment of next-generation wireless networks in the band. The FCC says this is a critical step in freeing […]

July 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Viaccess-Orca rolls out 5G-compatible VR Player

Viaccess-Orca (VO), a provider of content protection and advanced data solutions, has announced that its secure video player, validated by studios for multi-device content protection, supports the delivery of virtual reality (VR) and 8K video over 5G networks. The player offers seamless integration with third-party systems to enable flawless 360-degree video experiences, from the point […]

July 23, 2020

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