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AST SpaceMobile achieves space-based 5G connectivity

AST SpaceMobile, a company building space-based cellular broadband network accessible directly by standard mobile phones, has announced another unprecedented leap in telecommunications by successfully making the first-ever 5G connection for voice and data between an everyday, unmodified smartphone and a satellite in space. Company engineers demonstrated space-based 5G connectivity by placing a call from Maui, […]

September 20, 2023

KBRO future-proofs broadband network with Harmonic

Harmonic has announced that KBRO, a multiple-system operator in Taiwan, has selected Harmonic’s CableOS Broadband Platform to future-proof its broadband network. The CableOS Platform will enable KBRO to converge its fiber and DOCSIS network to sustainably meet the demand for reliable, ultrahigh-speed broadband experiences. “The virtualised CableOS Platform unifies the core to simplify the delivery […]

September 20, 2023

Research: UK broadband speeds on the rise

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published its latest research into the performance of home broadband services in the UK, obtained by measuring the performance delivered to customers’ routers, and data provided to by the UK’s four largest broadband providers. Download speeds on the rise Ofcom’s research shows that average download speeds for home broadband have […]

September 14, 2023By Colin Mann

Survey: UK still spending on digital home products

Less than one-in-seven UK digital households (12 per cent) have reduced or plan to reduce their spending on home broadband, mobile connectivity or streaming according to a EY Decoding the digital home study – which surveyed more than 2,500 UK consumers on their attitudes toward technology, media and telecoms experienced in the home. Almost half […]

September 14, 2023

Virgin Media gigabit broadband now in Stirling

The first phase of nexfibre’s work to bring full fibre broadband connectivity to the City of Stirling in Scotland has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media’s services which are up to 25 times faster than the local average. Virgin Media says these hyperfast connections, offering top speeds of 1,130Mbps, are perfect for […]

September 14, 2023

Synamedia Gravity takes more weight off broadband providers’ shoulders

Video software provider Synamedia has announced new enhancements to its Gravity SaaS CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) device orchestration platform which will be on display at IBC. Gravity simplifies remote management for both broadband and video CPE. The vendor-agnostic platform caters to the needs of broadband service providers serving small and medium businesses (SMBs) and residential […]

September 14, 2023

RDK6 to deliver newest software enhancements

Ahead of the 2023 RDK Summit in Amsterdam, RDK Management has announced RDK6 – the newest open-source software bundle designed to power video customer-premise equipment (CPE) for pay TV operators worldwide. RDK6 is designed to further streamline the development and deployment of video functionality and apps across IP and hybrid QAM/DVB set-top boxes and will […]

September 13, 2023

YahClick partners with NigComSat

YahClick, the Data Solutions subsidiary of the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (YahSat)) has partnered with Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat) to expand broadband penetration in Sub-Saharan Africa and boost access to critical electronic services across the region. The project is expected to begin in Q4 and will see YahClick work […]

September 11, 2023

Airlines love LEO for broadband

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is a key market for satellite operators, and the likes of Intelsat, SES and Viasat with geostationary craft in orbit are already supplying bandwidth to airlines as well as wholesale suppliers such as Panasonic and Thales. But this current situation is forecast to change dramatically over the next few years. For example, […]

September 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: 38.5% say UK ISPs offer worst customer service

More than a quarter of the UK are left angry, upset or confused after speaking to their broadband provider’s customer services. More than a third of people (38.5 per cent) believe that the UK’s broadband providers offer the worst customer service of any industry, according to research by leading alternative broadband provider, Hyperoptic. The study, […]

September 7, 2023