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Iridium confirms satellite-to-smartphones

Constellation operator Iridium has filed with Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) notification that it will introduce a satellite-based direct-to-smartphone service. Iridium told the SEC on December 30th that it had entered into a service provider agreement which will enable Iridium’s technology to be used in everyday smartphones. It added that it expected to complete a […]

January 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

Poland: Viaplay, T-Mobile distribution deal

Viaplay Group and T-Mobile have announced distribution partnership in Poland. Starting immediately, T-Mobile’s Swap-customers have free access to the Viaplay streaming service until February 28th 2023, and can add a Viaplay subscription to their package from that date. T-Mobile’s customers will be able to watch Viaplay Group’s full line-up of live sports, including football from […]

December 28, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Research: 825K Q3 US broadband ads

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 825,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2022, similar to a pro forma gain of about 820,000 subscribers in Q3 2021. […]

November 16, 2022

Deutsche Telekom raises FY guidance again

Deutsche Telekom continues its stable growth course. Net revenue at the German telco increased by 8.8 per cent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022 to €29 billion. Even higher was the growth in service revenues, which increased by 12.5 per cent to €23.6 billion. Adjusted EBITDA AL increased by 8.5 per cent in the […]

November 10, 2022

TIP launches metaverse-ready project group

TIP (Telecom Infra Project) has established a new project group that addresses one of the central topics in today’s telecommunications industry, metaverse-ready networks. The metaverse aims to transform how people interact by delivering immersive experiences that will require better network performance, for both fixed and mobile networks. According to TIP – a global community of […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: T-Mobile leads 5G availability, reach

T-Mobile leads 5G availability, reach A report from research firm Opensignal finds that 5G users on T-Mobile US spent the largest proportion of time with an active 5G connection, and they also found a 5G signal in the highest proportion of locations. The report analyses the 5G mobile network experience across six key measures – […]

September 22, 2022

T-Mobile dominates FCC 5G auction

The FCC has issued the results of its recent 5G spectrum auction (No. 108) revealing that, as  expected, T-Mobile took the majority of 2.5 GHz licences on offer. Out of the total $428 million bid in the auction, T-Mobile paid $303.4 million to secure its capacity. The next in line bidder was PTI Pacifica, and […]

September 2, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Global satellite IoT subs at 21.2m by 2026

According to a research report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a steady pace. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the global satellite IoT subscriber base grew to surpass 3.9 million in 2021. The number of satellite IoT subscribers is forecast to increase at a […]

September 2, 2022

FCC auction disappoints with $427m

The latest FCC auction for 5G spectrum, ended after 73 bidding rounds and generating $427.7 million in overall bids – which is widely less than expected. Pre-auction estimates had, from some experts, been predicted to reach $3 billion. The auction (No. 108) covered the 2.5 GHz band and involved 7872 licences out of the 8017 […]

September 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Who benefits from T-Mobile, SpaceX deal?

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has cast its eye over a new scheme which brought together mega-satellite operator SpaceX along with cellular giant T-Mobile to deliver two-way connectivity between SpaceX and mobile users around the world. NSR, in a note to clients, said “this will be an innovative additional feature for the network, but also asks […]

August 31, 2022By Chris Forrester