Advanced Television


Analyst: Improvements in satellite broadband speeds

Analysts at CCG Consulting report that their examination of Ookla download statistics for satellite operators, and in particular SpaceX’s Starlink, shows a “significant improvement” in download speeds in Q3 2023 when compared with the position at the end of 2022. However, there are caveats. CCG says: “Starlink’s median download speed in the third quarter of […]

January 4, 2024By Chris Forrester

Data: Starlink wins Ookla download race

Download Speedtest business Ookla has confirmed that Starlink is outpacing rival terrestrial services, with comparative data also measuring the performance of satellite rivals HughesNet and Viasat. Users in diverse locations such as Canada and the Philippines as well as a number of African and Latin American countries all cite Ookla data and an overall high […]

May 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Data: Starlink broadband speeds improving

Internet speeds on SpaceX’s Starlink broadband system are getting better for most users. Measurement specialists Ookla says that over the past few months connection speeds have improved – but they are still not as fast as a year ago. An Ookla Insight blog by Josh Fomon provides analysis on Ookla’s test connections and results from […]

February 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

Starlink confirms 1m subs

Starlink, the SpaceX broadband by satellite service, has announced it has reached 1 million subscribers. “Starlink now has more than 1,000,000 active subscribers — thank you to all customers and members of the Starlink team who contributed to this milestone,” Starlink said in a Tweet on the evening of December 19th. This is a major […]

December 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Musk: “1m terminals manufactured”

Elon Musk has revealed on Twitter that SpaceX has now manufactured more than 1 million Starlink user terminals. Starlink has enjoyed a steady rise in its subscriber numbers. In March this year Starlink claimed 250,000 users. By May that had expanded to 400,000. By June this year the business claimed it had 500,000 users. That […]

September 27, 2022

Analysis: European 5G rollouts delayed

Analysis of the current 5G landscape in Europe by network intelligence and connectivity insights specialist Ookla identifies delays in 5G network rollouts and in transposing the EU’s objectives into Member States’ national 5G strategies or broadband plans. While a lot of progress have been made so far, and some operators offer lightning speeds, the picture […]

February 24, 2022

VeEX launches new FX120 analyzer

VeEX, a global player in innovative test and measurement solutions for next-generation networks, has announced the general availability of its handheld, field portable, FX120 XG(S)-PON analyzer. Leveraging technology and expertise inherited from its MTTplus-420 G-PON analyzer predecessor, this new innovative tester addresses the challenges service providers encounter installing, activating, and troubleshooting 1 Gbps and 10 […]

February 17, 2022

Data: US broadband speeds among global best

In an analysis released entitled A Comparative Analysis of Fixed Broadband Speeds in Cities Across the World, Phoenix Center Chief Economist Dr. George S. Ford compared fixed broadband speeds in US cities to speeds in cities in other advanced economies. Data from Ookla’s Open Data Initiative were used to compare fixed broadband speeds across 4,480 […]

February 8, 2022

Starlink speeds under pressure?

Data from internet speedtest provider Ookla show a decline of around 100 Mb/s over the past quarter for SpaceX’s Starlink broadband by satellite system. Ookla says that during Q2 this year the median download speed for Starlink users was 97.23 Mb/s. During Q3 the median speed had dropped to 87.25 Mb/s. Ookla’s head of content, […]

December 22, 2021

Starlink delivering 160 Mb/s

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite service is providing impressive speeds to its beta-test users. Numerous reports are emerging that downlink speeds, according to speedtest specialist Ookla, are reaching 160 Mb/s and for at least one rural customer in Montana stated that his downlink speed was 174 Mb/s and upload of 33 Mb/s. Another on the West […]

November 4, 2020By Chris Forrester