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HBO Max, YouTube launch on Spectrum TV platform

Spectrum has announced the launch of HBO Max and YouTube within Spectrum Guide on eligible devices across its service area in the US, providing customers access to the streaming services directly from the Spectrum TV platform. “As the video landscape continues to change, we are evolving our products and making it easier for our customers […]

August 31, 2021

Spectrum Reach transitioning to Comscore

Comscore, a partner for planning, transacting, and evaluating media across platforms, and Spectrum Reach, the advertising sales business of Charter Communications, have announced Spectrum Reach is transitioning to the use of Comscore as its preferred source for US local audience measurement currency, beginning in its Southeast region. “The industry is ripe to move past traditional […]

July 21, 2021

Ofcom sets out radio spectrum strategy

Supporting innovation is at heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new strategy for how it will manage the nation’s airwaves over the next decade. People and businesses rely on wireless services every day. Whether it’s delivering our news, connecting us to friends and family, automating factories or even monitoring changes in the natural world – […]

July 19, 2021By Colin Mann

Canada could retain C-band without compensation

Canada’s Innovation, Science & Economic Development (ISED) ministry has set out its proposals on how it will auction off satellite C-band frequencies in an 87-page document. Telesat, the current user of most of the C-band spectrum, had hoped to auction the spectrum itself in order to part-fund its expensive ‘Lightspeed’ Low Earth orbiting fleet of […]

May 28, 2021

Romeo Santos: Utopia Live From MetLife Stadium on PPV

Romeo Santos, the trailblazing Latin superstar who has revolutionized the Bachata music genre has announced, alongside Sony Music Latin, Endeavor Streaming and iNDemand, that concert film “Romeo Santos: Utopia Live From MetLife Stadium” and documentary film “Romeo Santos: King of Bachata” will both premiere on June 25, 2021 on pay-per-view. “These films have been such a special project for me, and I’m honored and […]

May 14, 2021

WBA praises Saudi Arabia’s spectrum designation

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), the body leading development of next-generation Wi-Fi services, commends the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) for their spectrum designation of the entire 6 GHz band (5.925-7.125 GHz) for licence-exempt use. Saudi Arabia is the first country in the Middle East, Europe, or Africa to designate […]

March 31, 2021

UK spectrum auction at negotiation stage

UK comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed that the spectrum auction for the 700 MHz and 3.6-3.8 GHz bands aimed at releasing more airwaves to improve mobile services and support 5G will now move to the negotiation period. Ofcom announced the results of the principal stage of the auction on March 17th. This set out how […]

March 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Ofcom 5G spectrum auction set to start

Mobile operators will begin bidding in the UK’s next spectrum auction from Friday March 12th, comms regulator Ofcom has confirmed. A total of 200 MHz of spectrum is being released through the auction, which will help improve existing mobile services and also support the continued rollout of 5G across the UK. After a pause in […]

March 10, 2021By Colin Mann

South Africa delays spectrum auction again

South Africa has postponed its spectrum auction yet again. This time the reason was a legal objection from the telco provider, Telkom, and broadcaster, e.tv, who secured a ruling from the nation’s high court to pause the auction. Judge Selby Baqwa has now placed an interdict on regulator ICASA. The auction was supposed to happen […]

March 10, 2021By Chris Forrester

New homes boost for full fibre roll-out

Barratt Developments, Britain’s biggest house builder, has partnered with digital infrastructure provider Openreach to ensure that its ultrafast ‘Full Fibre’ broadband is installed as standard across all of its new build developments. The move means that all of the c.15,000 new homes that Barratt builds every year will now provide access to a Full Fibre […]

January 26, 2021By Colin Mann