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Tuvalu selects ABS to deliver high-speed Internet

ABS and Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) announced that they have signed a 5 year contract on ABS-6. The capacity agreement will provide high speed internet connectivity to support TTC’s growing…

SES boosts SAT IP Alliance

Satellite operator SES used the NAB show in Las Vegas to announce a wider grouping of organisations to promote the adoption of SAT IP technology. SAT IP technology makes it…

Ofcom: 4G outperforming 3G

Ofcom: 4G outperforming 3G

The UK’s 4G networks are performing “much better” than 3G but a study has highlighted significant variations between operators. Ofcom’s test of smartphones in five towns and cities found EE…

Thuraya up for sale

The UAE’s broadband and sat-phone operator Thuraya is up for sale. There’s even a prospective buyer lined up in the shape of satellite giant Inmarsat. The problem is the two…

BT preps 4G network



BT is preparing to launch its own 4G network, even before it has completed the £12.5 billion takeover of EE. The telco will reportedly unveil its 4G service by this…

Inmarsat & Solaris Mobile could lose spectrum

UK regulator Ofcom has issued formal warnings to Inmarsat and Solaris Mobile that they must bring into use their planned services by December 2016, or else risk losing the frequency…

SES claims 1.1bn viewers globally

SES has released its annual ‘Satellite Monitor’ numbers and say they have expanded their worldwide reach to 312 million (up 7 per cent) which means the 6500 channels they carry…

France encourages satellite broadband

March 13th was a good day for satellite operators in that the French government announced a series of measures designed to supply and improve broadband connectivity into French rural areas.…

LeoSat joins broadband space race

A new would-be satellite operator, LeoSat, has talked about placing 120-140 Ka-band satellites into orbit at heights of 1800 kms, but deliberately not seeking business from the billions of under-connected…

SES CEO: ‘Satellite’s key role in future networks’

Satellite has a key role to play in the architecture of future networks and the acceleration of digitisation, according to Karim Michel Sabbagh, President and CEO of SES. Sabbagh’s comments…

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