Advanced Television


FCC to update satellite rules

A US bipartisan House Energy & Commerce Committee has introduced potential legislation to update the FCC’s current satellite licensing rules. One aspect will be the prohibition of Chinese businesses, although it is not yet completely clear whether the legislation will cover satellites where ownership – as distinct to components – includes Chinese companies. This could […]

December 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Study: ‘No change in European UHF spectrum allocation’

A study published by the European Commission supports the EBU position that there should not be any change in the way that UHF spectrum is allocated in Europe. The study makes clear that both DTT and wireless audio equipment for programme making and special events (PMSE) will continue to require the sub-700 MHz spectrum currently […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Study identifies mid-band spectrum 5G potential

Three mid-range spectrum bands offer the greatest potential for addressing the spectrum imbalance facing the US commercial wireless industry, according to a new Accenture study commissioned by wireless industry association the CTIA. The report, Spectrum Allocation in the United States, analyses the current state of radio spectrum allocation, the increasing need for licensed spectrum in […]

September 29, 2022

MEDIAGENIX: Why changing the B in BMS means business

Now that Content Lifetime Value is the critical currency of success in the multiplatform era, a lean machine should manage it with capabilities that extend far beyond the functionality of the traditional Broadcast Management System. With one source of truth, touchless operations, and actionable intelligence, the WHATS’ON Media Business Management Platform by MEDIAGENIX enables media […]

August 23, 2022

FCC starts 5G mid-band spectrum auction

The US’s Federal Communications Commission has opened bidding in its latest mid-band spectrum auction to support next generation wireless services – including 5G. Auction 108 makes available 8,017 new flexible-use, county-based overlay licences in the 2.5 GHz band. These licences are in areas with unassigned 2.5 GHz spectrum—mostly rural parts of the country—following disposition of […]

August 1, 2022

Arqiva: ‘Spectrum commitment needed’

Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy and Regulation at UK broadcast communications infrastructure provider Arqiva, has called in the government to guarantee the future of terrestrial TV and radio services in the UK to 2040 and beyond. Addressing the Westminster Media Forum on the future of UK media policy, Patten told delegates that a key question […]

July 6, 2022By Colin Mann

GSMA calls for more 5G spectrum

Mobile industry trade body the GSMA has released analysis of the spectrum needs of 5G networks across low, mid- and high bands which it says delivers a clear vision of the spectrum capacity required to integrate 5G into the lives of businesses and consumers up to 2030. Two new reports, Vision 2030: Low-band spectrum for […]

July 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Ofcom sets out wireless technology future

UK communications regulator Ofcom has set out proposals to unlock new and innovative wireless technologies for everyday use – as well as making services faster, more reliable, and more secure. First, it is consulting on changes to the rules that apply to Short-Range Devices (SRDs). Typically, these devices are mass-market, portable consumer-tech products and include […]

May 9, 2022By Colin Mann

ViaSat aims for 5TB of throughput

ViaSat is currently testing its next satellite – its first ViaSat-3 craft, and part of a three-satellite geostationary broadband constellation. It is due to launch later this summer and should supply 1TB/second of throughput. It will launch on a SpaceX rocket. ViaSat is also in the process of acquiring Inmarsat and ViaSat’s executive chairman, Mark […]

April 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ofcom names Lloyd Spectrum Director

UK telecoms and media regulator Ofcom has a new leader for its Spectrum Group, which manages the lifeblood of the UK’s wireless industry. Dan Lloyd will join Ofcom in May 2022 as Group Director, Spectrum. Lloyd has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless and technology sectors, having worked across ten countries over […]

April 7, 2022By Colin Mann