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, […]

Omdia: 5G to surpass 1.3 billion connections in 2022

The number of 5G connections is set to surpass 1 billion this year, says research house Omdia.  Speaking at the 5G Forum in Seville, Omdia senior research director, media and entertainment, Maria Rua Aguete told attendees that 540 million 5G connections were reached at the end of 2021 with the total set to pass 1.3 […]

Vodafone Deutschland and DAZN test 5G Bundesliga broadcasts

Vodafone Deutschland and sports streamer DAZN have revealed they are jointly testing the transmission of German Bundesliga football games using 5G.  Most recently, 5G-based transmission technology was used in February in the match between FC Bayern Munich and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. Both companies had previously used 5G at other Bundesliga games to transmit images and […]

Cellcom and Novelsat team up for 5G video

Israeli mobile operator Cellcom has partnered with connectivity technology outfit NovelSat to collaborate on a pilot of real-time video content distribution on 5G network infrastructure.  As part of the pilot, Cellcom will implement a full 5G network for delivering video content to multiple user devices. Video content from the CellcomTV service will be distributed in […]

5G to overtake 4G by 2027

Mobile data traffic has increased 300-fold since 2011, a new report has revealed.  According to figures from Ericsson, mobile data has surged over the past decade and this is set to continue with the adoption of 5G. The report suggests that 5G will become the fastest deployed mobile generation to date with close to 660 […]

Vodafone and Sky Deutschland test 5G Multiview App in stadium

Vodafone Deutschland and Sky Deutschland have successfully tested a new Sky 5G Multiview App during a Bundesliga match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund.  The app is desiged to provide a new ​​in-stadium experience, making exclusive content and different camera angles available to Sky subscribers in the stadium where the match is being played. Trial […]

EBU finds that 5G broadcast and DTT can share UHF band and broadcast infrastructure

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has concluded that 5G broadcast systems can be introduced alongside existing DTT in the UHF band. The reveal means that existing broadcast towers could be used to significantly enhance the coverage and minimise the cost of roll-out of the new technology. It also adds the potential to bring free-to-air content […]

Telefónica stakes claim to 5G transmission leadership

Telefónica has staked a claim to be the leader in the use of 5G technology for TV production and distribution in Spain by unveiling details about a number of projects it is working on. The company has now completed four transmissions using the tw o frequency bands currently available for 5G mobile – the 3.5GHz […]

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