SFR first with 5G SA slicing for live-streaming of football match

Altice France-owned service provider SFR has for the first time deployed 5G SA slicing in real-life conditions for live-streaming video from its parent company and sister media outfits RMC Sport and RMC Grand Lille. The live-streamed video coverage of the UEFA Europa Conference League match at the Pierre Mauroy stadium in Lille between LOSC Lille […]

Eutelsat Group’s LEO satellite constellation connects to 5G

Satellite communications company, Eutelsat Group, the Eutelsat and OneWeb joint venture, has announced its low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation has successfully connected to a 5G mobile network. The satellite operator said the project is attributed to the Sunrise Programme, a partnership supported by the European Space Agency. The initiative aims to unite the industry […]

Russian analogue broadcasters set for reprieve

Russia’s State Commission for Radio Frequencies (GKRCH) is set to allow local broadcasters to extend their analogue transmissions for a further two years on receipt of an application for a permit, according to local reports. Gaining permission from the state organization will enable qualifying broadcasters to continue over-the-air analogue transmissions in the 174-230MHz and 470-70MHz […]

ORS to test 5G broadcast at Danube Island festival

Austrian broadcast transmission provider ORS is to carry out tests of 5G-based live broadcast transmissions from the Danube Island Festival in Vienna this weekend. In a project funded by the Austrian Television Fund set up by regulator Rundfunk und Telekom Regulierungs (RTR), ORS is testing the suitability of 5G broadcast technology for large events in […]

Euskaltel launches 5G/WiFi 6-based broadband to extend reach of fibre net

MásMóvil-owned northern Spanish cable operator Euskaltel has launched a new broadband offering using a combination of 5G and WiFi 6 to deliver services to areas not covered by its fixed network. The new offering, Hegan, is said to deliver broadband speeds of up to 600Mbps and will enable Euskaltel to provide broadband coverage to 98% […]

Vodafone Deutschland debuts 5G-enabled Watch Party for Bundesliga with DAZN

Vodafone Deutschland is introducing new 5G-enabled features to its Bundesliga football coverage in partnership with rightsholder DAZN. The telco is debuting a ‘watch party’ featuring footballers Robin Gosen of Inter Milan and Melanie Leupolz of Chelsea FC Women. The pair will watch the match between Leipzig and Bayern Munich from their homes in Bergamo and […]

EU opens way for 5G boom on airlines, the road – and even the metaverse

The EU has approved the use of 5G on planes, potentially opening up a lucrative new market opportunity for innovative new data and wide inflight services. Currently there are around 30,000 flights a day in Europe (around 80% of which are intra-Europe). Unveiling its decision, the EU’s European Commission said: “Airlines will be able to […]

Digi to enter Belgian market with plan for fourth 5G operator

Romania-based multi-play service provider Digi is expanding its international presence further with a new mobile joint venture in Belgium. Digi, which has established itself as a price-competitive disruptor in Spain and Italy, has, through its RCS&RDS Romanian cable subsidiary, teamed up with business-to-business telecom player Citymesh, owned by IT group Cegeka, to win mobile spectrum […]

Telenet secures spectrum for 5G rollout

Liberty Global-backed Belgian service provider Telenet has secured frequencies in the 700 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, and 3500 MHz bands to operate next-generation mobile services in an auction process for a total of €264.3 million. Telenet said it will use this spectrum to ensure continuity of service for its existing networks, and […]

NOS carries out 5G holographic transmission from London to Lisbon

Portuguese service provider NOS has carried out what it describes as the first international holographic transmission over 5G in the country.  The experiment saw the director of Hollywood movie Top Gun: Maverick, Joseph Kosinski, transported in hologram from London to Lisbon, to participate in a press meeting about the release of the film in Portugal, […]

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