Advanced Television


EBU, ESA partner for ‘edgecasting’ project

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has signed an agreement with the European Space Agency (ESA) to work together on developing solutions that leverage 5G systems and so-called ‘edgecasting’ which is says will put Europe “at the vanguard of media delivery technology”. European citizens and industry alike will benefit from smarter and more efficient media delivery […]

June 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Nokia, DOCOMO, NTT 6G vision

Telecoms technologist Nokia is partnering with Japanese telcos DOCOMO and NTT jointly to define and develop key technologies towards 6G. The collaboration will focus on two proof-of-concepts for emerging 6G technologies: an AI native air interface and sub-THz radio access. These aim to demonstrate a performance gain with an AI based 6G air interface compared […]

June 7, 2022

Intelsat links with Microsoft on 5G/LTE projects

Intelsat has successfully demonstrated a private cellular network with Microsoft Azure’s Private Multi-Access Edge Compute and FlexEnterprise, Intelsat’s satellite-based global connectivity service. Held at Intelsat’s office in McLean, VA, the demonstration successfully establishes a reference architecture for deploying secure, high-performance private LTE and 5G networks and other cloud services over satellite networks to enterprise locations […]

February 28, 2022By Chris Forrester

NGMN identifies 6G use cases

The identification of 6G use cases is key to predicting major trends in future usage scenarios and will help to steer the needs and requirements for future generational change,” according to the NGMN Alliance (Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance) – a forum founded by mobile network operators. Accordingly, operators, technology suppliers and academic advisors in […]

February 22, 2022

Airbus and NTT demo ‘Zephyr’ HAPS

Airbus and NTT have demonstrated their ‘Zephyr’ HAPS. HAPS is a High-Altitude Platform System, a super-high solar-powered transmitter and receiver in the sky and capable of supplying signals for smartphones from the stratosphere. Zephyr is a high-flying lightweight unmanned aircraft and on its own can cover around 250 cellular tower sites from its height of […]

November 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Full speed ahead for Mk 2 OneWeb system

With more than half of the OneWeb initial plan for 648 satellites now in orbit, the company says it has allocated $350 million (€301m) to develop an upgraded Mk 2 version of its satellites. OneWeb has 358 satellites in orbit including 36 launched on October 14th. OneWeb says all are operating nominally. In November, OneWeb […]

October 20, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: 83% will deploy Wi-Fi 6/6E by 2022

Eighty-three per cent of service providers and equipment manufacturers and enterprises worldwide will have deployed Wi-Fi 6/6E or plan to do so before the end of 2022. That is one key finding from a cross-industry survey by the Wireless Broadband Alliance, the global industry body dedicated to improving Wi-Fi standards and services. The findings, released […]

October 5, 2021

Report: Japan’s 6G race has already begun

On August 23rd, Japanese mobile operator Softbank announced its plan for future 6G rollout. Said to be 100 times faster than 5G, 6G is expected for 2030 and is “a technology for the 2030s,” according to Ryuji Wakikawa, Vice President and Head of the Advanced Technology Division at SoftBank. This anticipation comes as an unexpected […]

August 27, 2021

UK universities’ 6G research hub

What its originators describe as a “pioneering” centre is being launched to take mobile technology to the next level and put the UK at the global forefront of 6G research, innovation, and education. The new virtual hub, called 6G Futures, unites more than 400 world-renowned experts in telecommunications networks, cyber, Artificial Intelligence, digital humanities, social […]

August 5, 2021By Colin Mann

Industry majors team for 6G research

Teaming up with industry majors including Samsung, NVIDIA and more, researchers at The University of Texas are launching 6G@UT, a new research centre to lay the groundwork for 6G, the next generation of wireless technology. 5G is just emerging as the dominant cellular technology after years of research and innovation that includes important contributions by […]

July 8, 2021By Colin Mann