Advanced Television


US outlines satellite phone framework

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has published its proposed framework which could allow satellite operators to use spectrum from terrestrial cellular businesses for their smartphone connections, and when beyond the reach of conventional mobile towers. Jessica Rosenworcel, FCC chair, says the final draft of rules have been sent to the regulator’s other four Commissioners that, […]

February 26, 2024

SpaceX’s 300th successful mission

Last weekend there were multiple launches made by SpaceX with its Falcon 9 rocket making its 300th successful mission. However, the company has also started de-orbiting some of its Starlink satellite while at the same time explaining its plans for its work with T-Mobile and telephony. A tweet from company President, Gwynne Shotwell, said: “Falcon […]

February 22, 2024

Study: Wireless 5G threat to traditional ISPs

Research firm Horowitz has released the findings from State of Media, Entertainment, and Tech: Disruptions 2023, which looks at US consumer attitudes towards and adoption of new disruptive technologies, including 5G wireless home Internet. 5G wireless home Internet has become available in more and more markets across the United States in the past two years, […]

December 6, 2023

Deutsche Telekom raises guidance on strong Q3

Deutsche Telekom has reported it continues to grow in all key performance indicators, and has raised its guidance for the full year and plans to pay out a higher dividend. In Q3 revenue increased by 0.7 per cent year-on-year in organic terms – i.e., excluding exchange rate fluctuations and changes in the composition of the […]

November 9, 2023

DISH Network bandwidth extension likely

Charlie Ergen’ DISH Network looks like it will be granted an 800 MHz extension to its existing licensed 5G bandwidth over much of the US. The extension will come about because of a Licence Transfer deal with T-Mobile. In a recent filing with the US District Court for the District of Columbia, DISH has argued […]

October 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

ducktv launches on T-Mobile Poland

Mega Max Media has expanded the reach of its edutainment children’s channel ducktv through a distribution deal with T-Mobile Poland. The channel has been added to the Magenta Dom offer and is available within the extended basic tier L at channel number 712. ducktv is designed to cater to the developmental needs of children aged […]

August 29, 2023

T-Mobile, Starlink under threat over cellular

Washington DC-based Omnispace, which wants to operate a global 5G satellite-to-cell phone service, has written to the FCC complaining that a rival system from T-Mobile and Starlink will “constantly” interfere with its own plans. SpaceX is currently looking to combine its Starlink low Earth orbiting satellites with T-Mobile’s terrestrial wireless network and expanding space-terrestrial services […]

August 24, 2023

Dish Network seeks delays on spectrum purchase

Dish Network wants to delay paying $3.59 billion (3.3bn) it agreed with T-Mobile for 800 MHz licences for its proposed extension to Boost Mobile. The agreement covers a valuable nationwide slice of 13.5 MHz within the 800 MHz band. Dish was an important party to the deal struck when T-Mobile merged with Sprint. A buyer […]

August 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

Poland: A+E Networks channels on T-Mobile

A+E Networks has expanded the distribution of its factual entertainment channels History Channel, Crime+Investigation and History2 in Poland with a launch on T-Mobile. History Channel is now available on T-Mobile’s basic M package in the country, while Crime+Investigation and History2 are both now part of the extended basic tier L. T-Mobile’s subscribers will now have […]

June 22, 2023

Starlink tops 1m broadband subs

Elon Musk’s SpaceX currently has “well over” 1 million Starlink broadband-by-satellite users, SpaceX VP/enterprise sales Jonathan Hofeller revealed at the Satellite 2023 conference in Washington, DC. He also told delegates that SpaceX plans to begin testing its Starlink satellite-to-cell service with T-Mobile during 2023. “We’re going to learn a lot by doing — not necessarily […]

March 14, 2023By Chris Forrester