Advanced Television


FCC proposes satellite-to-phone regulatory framework

The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new regulatory framework to facilitate innovative collaborations between satellite operators and wireless companies. These partnerships leverage the growth in space-based services to connect smartphone users in remote, unserved, and underserved areas. Numerous such collaborations have launched recently, and the FCC seeks to establish clear and transparent processes […]

March 17, 2023By Colin Mann

France: Smartphones account for 75% of online time

French Internet users spent two hours and eighteen minutes surfing the internet per day in 2022, and three in four (45 million) are doing it every day. This is 10 per cent more than in 2019. According to a study by Médiamétrie, 75 per cent of this time is spent on smartphones, ahead of online […]

February 21, 2023From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Report: Smartphone market shrinks 17% in Q4

Worldwide smartphone shipments fell 17 per cent year on year in Q4 2022 reports Canalys Research. Full-year 2022 shipments declined by 11 per cent to fewer than 1.2 billion, reflecting a challenging year for all vendors. Apple reclaimed the top spot in Q4 and achieved its highest quarterly market share ever at 25 per cent, […]

January 18, 2023

Report: 36% intend to purchase CE product this Xmas

The NPD Group has published its annual Holiday Purchase Intentions report findings and among consumer electronics (CE) categories purchase intent was highest for smartphones, headphones, tablets/e-readers, and smartwatches this holiday shopping season. More than one-third (36 per cent) of US consumers expect to purchase a consumer technology product this holiday, which is slightly down from […]

November 1, 2022

WaterBear Network partners with Fairphone, Ecologi

WaterBear Network, a free streaming platform dedicated to the future of our planet, has announced the launch of dedicated purpose-led content with brand partners across key sectors. The collaboration sees WaterBear Network partner with Fairphone and Ecologi to produce content reaching audiences in up to 194 countries through impact-led storytelling. The content partnerships tackle circularity […]

November 1, 2022

Forecast: 5G service revenue at $315bn in 2023

A study from Juniper Research has found that operator‑billed 5G service revenue will reach $315 billion (€320.7bn) in 2023; rising from $195 billion in 2022. This represents growth of over 60 per cent in a single year. The research predicts this increase in revenue will be driven by the accelerating migration of cellular subscriptions to […]

October 24, 2022

Iridium to enable smartphone connectivity

Apple’s iPhone 14 has already promised ‘emergency’ S.O.S. connectivity in remote areas in the US or Canada by using Globalstar direct-to-smartphone satellites. Now Iridium, already extremely active in supplying satellite-phone connections, says it will bring in “basic” S.O.S. for emergencies and casual use. Apple’s service will provide iPhone 14 users outside of a normal cellular […]

October 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

India: 400m+ unreachable digital homes

India’s population is huge and its current 1.4 billion is expected to boom to 1.5 billion by 2030 and 1.66 billion by 2050 according to UN data. But of today’s population some one-third do not own a TV set. Nevertheless, the scope and potential for growth is huge. Data from the authoritative FICCI-E&Y 2022 analysis […]

October 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: Mobile gaming on the rise in W Europe

Survey findings from CyberMedia Research (CMR),  hardcore mobile gaming is seeing an inflection in Western Europe, driven by democratised mobile gaming experiences. As per the gaming study insights, hardcore gamers in Western Europe have surged by a 27 per cent, owing to increased game time, powerful smartphones and improved mobile gaming maturity. Casual gamers grew marginally (8 […]

September 13, 2022

Research: 31% Brits use social media for daily dose of positivity

Research from Sky Mobile has revealed nearly one in three Brits turn to social media for a daily positivity boost (31 per cent), with animal videos and memes (23 per cent) and random acts of kindness posts (21 per cent) being the most uplifting content. The study of over 2,000 British adults found that over […]

June 23, 2022