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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…

Amazonas 5 arrives in Baikonur

Amazonas 5 arrives in Baikonur

The Amazonas 5 satellite – destined provide high-performance direct-to-home television services offering coverage over Central and South America – has arrived at the International Launch Services (ILS) launch site in…

Bezos to build new Rocket City

Blue Origin, the rocket-launching business founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, is to build its all-new BE-4 rocket engine at Cummings Research Park, at ‘Rocket City’, Huntsville in Alabama. ‘Rocket…

Gilat propels Russian DTH market into broadband services

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specialist in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that NTV-Plus has selected the broadband service developed by Eutelsat Networks and powered by Gilat’s high-performance…

Thaicom signs telecom service deal with iSAT Africa

Thaicom, one of Asia’s leading satellite operators and provider of integrated satellite communications services, has signed an agreement with iSAT, an African telecommunications provider and a subsidiary of Wananchi, to…

Intelsat joins anti-SpaceX satellite move

Intelsat joins anti-SpaceX satellite move

Intelsat wants US the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block – at least for the time being – SpaceX’s plan to girdle the Earth with more than 4400 mini-satellites. Intelsat…

Strong opposition for SpaceX ‘super-constellation’

Rocket company SpaceX wants to build a super-constellation of 4425 mini-satellites to girdle the planet and provide extra broadband bandwidth for billions of new, or under-served, consumers. But the company,…

Inmarsat: “Eutelsat/ViaSat complaints without merit”

A complaint has been lodged at the European Court of Justice by Eutelsat, ViaSat of California and Panasonic Aviation alleging that Inmarsat is violating is abusing its licence by passing…

Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom sets rules for mobile spectrum auction

Ofcom has revealed how airwaves will be released to meet the growing demand for mobile broadband, including new measures to safeguard competition. People and businesses increasingly need reliable, high-speed mobile…

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