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SpaceX lift-off today

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets have been given a clean bill of health by the FCC following a catastrophic explosion on September 1st, and the first launch takes place today (January…

OneWeb raises $1.2bn for satellite constellation

OneWeb raises $1.2bn for satellite constellation

Channel Islands-based OneWeb has raised $1.2 billion (€1.14bn) from Japan’s Softbank in a new funding round. OneWeb is planning to build a super-constellation of 640 broadband and data satellites to…

Spacecom Chinese deal done?

Chinese telecommunications company Beijing Xinwei Technology Group is to buy Israeli satellite communications company, Spacecom, for $190 million (€177m), according to Israeli press reports, unconfirmed by the company. A Statement…

SpaceX confirms 1600 satellite broadband scheme

SpaceX confirms 1600 satellite broadband scheme

Elon Musk has made no secret of his plans to launch a massive 1600 constellation of satellites to girdle the Earth and provide low-cost high-speed broadband to everyone. This week,…

Ericsson: Mobile video to grow 50% y-o-y

Ericsson: Mobile video to grow 50% y-o-y

The latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that there will be 550 million 5G subscriptions in 2022. North America will lead the way in uptake of 5G subscriptions,…

Speedcast acquires Harris CapRock

Speedcast acquires Harris CapRock

Fast-growing satellite communications and facilities company Speedcast is to buy Harris CapRock, for $425 million (€386m). Harris CapRock has a strong position in supplying bandwidth and connectivity in the Energy…

Intelsat’s Q3 backlog squeezed

Intelsat reported that its future contracted backlog had fallen from $9.2 billion (€8.4bn) $8.9 billion over the past 3 months. This means that since December 31st last year, Intelsat’s backlog…

Eutelsat puts Africa broadband programme back on track after satellite deal with Yahsat

Satellite operator Eutelsat and Abu Dhabi-based Yahsat have signed a multi-year capacity agreement giving Broadband for Africa, Eutelsat’s African broadband venture, access to high-performance commercial Ka-band capacity for broadband services…

Astrome planning giant broadband constellation

Astrome planning giant broadband constellation

On top of the existing O3b satellite constellation, Iridium’s 66-satellite package, and others promised by the likes of OneWeb, SpaceX, and even media players such as Google hinting at plans,…

AT&T/Time Warner: Too big to fail. Or succeed?

The mega-media- merger to end all mega… etc. That is until the next one comes along. Except – if it goes ahead – this really might be the last of…

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