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Aussie ‘Sky Muster’ satellite ready to go

Australia’s $500 million NBN satellite is ready for launch by Arianespace. The 6.4 tonne, ‘Sky Muster’ satellite is designed to deliver broadband capacity to around 200,000 homes and businesses in…

BT commits to 5-10Mbps minimum speed

BT Chief Executive Gavin Patterson has unveiled the company’s ambition to deliver Britain’s digital future, cementing the nation’s future prosperity as the G20’s leading digital economy. The move follows criticism…

SES and Avanti sign spectrum deal

Satellite operators SES and Avanti have long been at loggerheads over certain frequencies at the orbital spot of 31.5 degrees East. SES claimed it has rights certain frequencies at the…

SES Liquid VOD, Lucid OVP

SES Platform Services is presenting a live showcase of Liquid VOD, a new solution for VoD services via satellite, at this year’s IBC. Liquid VOD is an way to distribute…

RDK: The worldwide route to TV Everywhere?

Major international cable service providers are backing RDK and Mike Fries, CEO of Liberty Global, has said it is as transformational as DOCSIS. So, is RDK set to become a…

Samsung backs broadband mini satellites

The head of Samsung Research America (SRA) is firmly backing the idea of a constellation of small satellites to girdle the Earth, and provide low-cost Internet for the planet’s underserved…

AT&T completes DirecTV acquisition

US telco AT&T has completed its $48.5 billion (€44.2bn) acquisition of pay-TV provider DirecTV following the Federal Communications Commission’s approval – with conditions – of the deal. The FCC determined…

Branson’s ‘Spaceport America’ 1st launch next summer?

The head of New Mexico’s Spaceport Authority told a special US investigation committee that she was hoping Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic ‘SpaceShip Two’ sub-orbital space plane would start regular…

YahClick launches Pakistan Ka-band satellite broadband service

YahClick, the satellite broadband service of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE-based, Mubadala Development Company owned, satellite operator, has officially launched. Customers across Pakistan will now be able…

OneWeb alliance with Intelsat

Intelsat has formed a “strategic alliance” with Greg Wyler’s OneWeb scheme to place 650 small satellites in orbit. Intelsat is investing $25 million in the project. OneWeb’s plan, in essence,…