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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…

India: 74% increase in mobile data traffic in 2014

India: 74% increase in mobile data traffic in 2014

A Nokia Networks report on mobile broadband performance in India reveals a 74 per cent increase in mobile data traffic generated by both 2G and 3G mobile broadband services at…

$1bn triple busy day for SES

Satellite operator SES is buying three satellites in a series of orders that will cost around $1 billion in total to build and launch. One new craft, the hybrid SES-14,…

Astra solution for UK satellite pilot

SES has announced that its Astra Connect for Communities solution will be used in a UK Government-funded Market Test Pilot (MTP) project. These Pilot projects aim to assess which technologies…

Avanti losses up, backlog down

London-based satellite broadband supplier Avanti Communications reported its first-half numbers and declared widening losses ($48.1 million vs $41.8m in the same period a year ago). However, revenues were markedly up…

O3b adds key Pacific clients

O3b, the satellite-by-broadband constellation that aims to reach ‘the other 3 billion’ people who have little or no access to Internet services, has added some important Pacific clients. It is…

Astra 2G successfully launched

SES’s Astra 2G satellite has been successfully launched on an ILS Proton Breeze M booster at 03:37:49 Baikonur time (22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST on December 27th). After a nine-hour,…