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O3b buyout: “Why the rush?”

Last week, satellite operator raised €900 million in order to complete the purchase of mini-satellite constellation O3b. At least one investment bank is asking why SES has moved on O3b…

SES raises cash to buy O3b

SES raises cash to buy O3b

Satellite operator SES is raising about €1 billion in order to complete its purchase of O3b (a ‘next generation’ satellite constellation serving the ‘other 3 billion’ unserved and underserved broadband…

Telesat plans broadband constellation

Telesat plans broadband constellation

Canada’s Telesat says it will construct a new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of Ka-band satellites in order to serve its broadband customers. In April Telesat ordered up a pair…

Eutelsat, Facebook choose Jupiter for Africa broadband

Eutelsat, Facebook choose Jupiter for Africa broadband

Eutelsat Communications and Facebook have selected Hughes Network Systems to supply its Jupiter System as the technology platform for satellite broadband services that both companies are preparing to launch in…

Report: nbn to deliver world-leading sat-broadband

Report: nbn to deliver world-leading sat-broadband

According to telecoms research firm Ovum, Australia’s nbn (National Broadband Network) Sky Muster satellite broadband service will be a world leader in the satellite broadband market. The soon-to-launch A$1.8 billion…

OneWeb goes for US licence

Jersey-based OneWeb, which wants to orbit a constellation of more than 700 small satellites to serve the world’s under-connected Internet consumers, has applied for an FCC licence to operate over…

SES wins Facebook capacity order

Satellite operator SES says it has won a capacity order from Facebook to supply bandwidth over sub-Saharan Africa. SES says the order includes capacity on 3 of its satellites (Astra…

EE to expand 4G coverage to 95%

UK mobile operator EE, part of the BT Group, plans to drive improvements to the EE customer experience with more UK customer service roles, while growing 4G coverage with the…

Eutelsat selects Gilat technology

Eutelsat selects Gilat technology

Eutelsat Communications has selected Gilat Satellite Networks to power a new range of broadband services in Western Russia. Eutelsat has selected Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c hub with X-Architecture and SkyEdge II-c…

Report: TV industry must evolve to stay relevant

The global television industry is in the midst of a digital revolution, and it is now clear that streaming video and non-linear viewing will be the most disruptive forces this…

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