Advanced Television


Report: Satellite industry set for “unprecedented transformation”

A report from analysts at Paris-based Euroconsult and ST Engineering iDirect says that the satellite industry is set for unprecedented transformation, with the impact of cloud-based systems, the introduction of next-generation NGSO broadband constellations, and convergence towards a unified 5G network architecture. However, ground segments will also have to play a pivotal role to allow […]

February 24, 2022By Chris Forrester

Orange FY revenue up 0.8%

Orange has reported revenues up 0.8 per cent to to €42.5 billion for the full year 2021, driven by the solid performance of Africa & Middle East (+10.6 per cent) and a strong increase in equipment sales (+8.5 per cent). The Frenchl telco now has 11.8 million FTTH customers (+22.1 per cent) out of 56.5 […]

February 17, 2022

Spain: 5G has 3 days to solve DTT interference

The Spanish government has published the Draft Order to deal with possible 5G interferences in DTT, making operators responsible for any interference – including the costs for reparation. Operators will have a three-day deadline to solve 90 per cent of all incidents affecting the 700 MHz band. Telcos will be able to extend the deadline […]

February 16, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

t4h’s ALVA RCU wins Red Dot Design Award 2021

t4h (Tech4home), a global remote control service provider, has won the Red Dot Design Award 2021, for one of the company’s latest innovations, the ALVA RCU. This award comes for the fifth consecutive time as t4h manages to dominate the market with its innovative designs yet again. “It truly is a surreal moment for all […]

February 10, 2022

Telenor reports strong cash flow in 2021

Telenor has reported that several years of modernisation and digitalisation initiatives enabled it to deliver solid operational results for 2021, despite impact from the ongoing pandemic. For the full year the multinational telco delivers stable subscription and traffic revenues and EBITDA. The strong free cash flow of NOK 13 billion (€1.31bn) supports the proposed dividend […]

February 2, 2022

IBM acquires Sentaca

IBM has acquired Sentaca, a telco consulting services and solutions provider. IBM says the acquisition will accelerate its hybrid cloud consulting business, adding critical skills to help communications service providers (CSPs) and media giants modernsze on multiple cloud platforms, innovate, and transform their businesses. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Sentaca’s team of technology consultants across the US […]

February 2, 2022

CDN data for Poland unveils consumer breakthrough

Over the last three years of operation Redge Media CDN has experienced a constant rise in online video consumer traffic. The growth strongly accelerated in H2 2021 – despite content-as-usual – exhibiting a breakthrough in means of video consumption in Poland in favour of OTT. Looking at the data from Redge Media CDN Q1 2018 […]

January 28, 2022

Telefónica cuts 2,400 jobs at cost of €1.4bn

Telefónica’s redundancy plan will finally affect 2,418 workers at a cost of €1.4 billion. It represents 81 per cent of the total planned dismissals (2,982), and is lower than the previous redundancy plan in 2019. The Spanish telco will pay 68 per cent of the salary for those dismissed who were born in 1967 or […]

January 21, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Report: SVoD race, pandemic boost M&A spree in Europe

A report by the European Audiovisual Observatory aims to shed light on the structure of the AV industry in Europe in terms of revenues as well as other performance indicators specific to key audiovisual market segments. The analysis provides snapshots of the top AV players and explores concentration, statute, and origin of ownership by revenues, […]

January 18, 2022

4iG buys Albanian telco

4iG is expanding its telecom portfolio in the Western Balkans region, after entering into a definitive sale and purchase agreement to acquire an 80.27 per cent stake in ALBtelecom from Cetel Telecom, a majority-owned subsidiary of Turkey’s Çalik Holding. The Albanian state will continue to exercise its minority ownership rights in the company through the […]

December 9, 2021