Advanced Television


AVIA: Satellite operators maintain positive outlook

Last week, the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) annual satellite conference, the Satellite Industry Forum, welcomed over 140 delegates and speakers including some of the satellite industry’s largest operators for a day of discussion on the challenges and growth opportunities of the satellite connectivity market valued at $11.2 billion (€10.3bn) in 2021, and projected to […]

June 12, 2023

Another 53 Starlinks prepped

SpaceX is targeting today (June 12th) to launch an additional 53 Starlink satellites into orbit, subject to the usual weather considerations. The launch, at 3.10pm (Florida time) continues the near-nonstop cadence of SpaceX overall activity. On the West Coast SpaceX is also targeting June 12th for a Falcon’s launch of the Transporter-8 mission to low-Earth […]

June 12, 2023By Chris Forrester

Azista BST Aerospace rolls out maiden satellite

Azista BST Aerospace has created a state-of-the-art 50,000-square-foot facility capable of supporting the production of 2 satellites per week. The first satellite, AFR, is an 80kg satellite built on a modular bus platform and hosts a wide-swath optical remote sensing payload with both panchromatic & multispectral imaging capabilities. AFR represents the first satellite of its […]

June 12, 2023

EC approves €8.1bn microelectronics support

The European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, an Important Project of Common European Interest (IPCEI) to support research, innovation and the first industrial deployment of microelectronics and communication technologies across the value chain. The project, IPCEI ME/CT, was jointly prepared and notified by fourteen Member States: Austria, Czechia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, […]

June 9, 2023By Colin Mann

Report: Broadband equipment spend up 7% in Q1

According to a report from Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $4.6 billion (€ in Q1 2023, up 7 per cent year-over-year (Y/Y). Spending on infrastructure remained robust. However, ONTs. Modems, and other CPE units to connect broadband subscribers, dropped 7 per cent Y/Y. “For many service providers, […]

June 9, 2023

EE deploys more small cells to increase 4G capacity

EE has now successfully deployed over 600 street-level mobile sites, known as small cells, across the UK, delivering on its commitment to add hundreds of new sites to the 200 announced just over a year ago. A further 411 small cell installations are now delivering enhanced capacity in high demand areas, including in major cities […]

June 9, 2023

FTTH Council Europe welcomes GIA and GCR

The FTTH Council Europe members have expressed support to the recent Gigabit policy initiatives aimed to make Gigabit connectivity available to all citizens and businesses across the EU by 2030. FTTH Council Europe members have welcomed the proposed Gigabit Infrastructure Act. Sharing civil infrastructure can lower the cost and accelerate the deployment of FTTH in […]

June 9, 2023

Ethiopian Airlines selects GX Aviation inflight broadband

Pan-African carrier Ethiopian Airlines, will offer advanced, high-speed inflight broadband to passengers onboard its upcoming Airbus A350-1000 aircraft, with GX Aviation provided by Inmarsat, recently acquired by Viasat, and selected through the Airbus Airspace Link HBCplus programme. As one of the launch airlines for inflight connectivity (IFC) through Airbus’s HBCplus programme, Ethiopian Airlines will benefit […]

June 9, 2023

Astro Fibre expands reach in Sabah

Astro’s partnership with Celcom Timur (CT Sabah) has commenced, providing high-speed broadband to a potential of 118,000 homes across towns such as Kota Kinabalu, Tawau, Semporna, Kunak, Sandakan, Penampang, Lahad Datu, Beaufort, Keningau, Kota Belud, Kota Marudu, Kudat, Putatan, Ranau, Tenom and Tuaran. As an introductory offer, the Primary Pack with Astro Fibre 50Mbps plan […]

June 9, 2023

Study: Virgin Media O2 provides best connectivity

Mobile network benchmarking specialist GWS has revealed that Virgin Media O2 has the UK’S Best Combined Connectivity Experience, in a performance measure combining results from across both mobile operator and ISP partners in one score. The result follows six months of extensive data collection from GWS, where the company analysed over 143,000 speed and reliability […]

June 8, 2023