Before joining IBC as Deputy Editor, James Pearce was Deputy Editor for Euromoney’s telecoms division, Capacity Media, where he oversaw magazine content and the launch of several quarterly newsletters covering the wholesale telecoms market. While there he interviewed some of the world’s top telecoms executives and leaders, wrote features on topics from 5G to AI, and chaired several industry panels. Prior to this, James worked as a reporter covering the UK mobile market for Mobile News magazine.
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India public service broadcaster Doordarshan is to be broadcast in Bangladesh and South Korea as part of a deal struck by the Indian government.
IMDb’s TV service Freedive is set to be rebranded IMDb TV ahead of European launch later this year, with the service set to triple its content selection in the coming months.
Australian telecoms company Telstra has demonstrated its high performance media IP network outside of its home nation for the first time with the live remote broadcast of the World Relay Championship in Japan.
A European ban on telecoms equipment from Chinese vendors would increase the cost of 5G deployments by around €55 billion, according to analysis from the GSMA.
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Bafta will work with Netflix to take its flagship talent scheme to new markets worldwide.