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SES orders 7 O3b ‘mPower’ satellites

Satellite operator SES used the Euroconsult Satellite Business Week event to announce a major contract with Boeing to build seven “super-powered” craft as additional satellites for its O3b fleet. According to…

ATEME supports Arqiva, Samsung 5G trials

ATEME has announced that its advanced video compression technology is being used by Arqiva and Samsung Electronics to conduct the first field trial of 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) technology…

Nokia puts operators on path to 5G

Nokia puts operators on path to 5G

Nokia is extending its portfolio of ultra-broadband product and technology solutions to give operators new flexibility to meet consumer demand and enhance mobile network performance as they evolve towards 5G.…

Alphasat Irish broadband by DTH goes bust

Alphasat Communications Ltd (of Ireland), which supplied broadband by satellite to customers in rural Ireland, has appointed liquidators. Alphasat, which was headed by former Irish football star turned pundit Niall…

EchoStar Mobile ready for work

EchoStar XX1 satellite has successfully completed its in-orbit testing, and the craft has been handed over to EchoStar by builder Space Systems/Loral. The satellite is based at 10.25 degrees East…

SES swaps 2 satellite launch vehicles

SES says it is to change launch vehicles and launch slots for its SES-12 and SES-14 satellites. Under the new agreements, SES-12 will be launched on a Falcon 9 vehicle…

Helios Wire backs IoT for satellite

Vancouver-based Helios Wire is ploughing $4 million in additional funding to go towards the launch of two specialist satellites for Internet of Things connectivity. “The funds from this round of…

SpaceX Internet constellations planned

Elon Musk’s SpaceX makes regular headlines for its rocket launches – and impressive landings – but there’s every prospect that Musk’s next major venture extends beyond Tesla cars, Hyperloop trains,…

5G connections to reach 1.4bn by 2025

A report from Juniper Research has forecast 1.4 billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch. This will…

Avanti CEO “steps down”

David Williams, the much-criticised CEO of London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications, is stepping down. The company say that Alan Harper, a board director, has moved into the position while a…

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