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SES boosts sat-based WiFi to cruise ships

SES boosts sat-based WiFi to cruise ships

A modern cruise liner can have as many as 6,000 passengers, plus crew, and is in essence a small town on the water.  Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest leisure travel…

Spain: Orange and Ericsson first 5G trials

Spain: Orange and Ericsson first 5G trials

Orange and Ericsson are carrying out the first 5G trials in Spain in a Madrid street with connection speeds of 15Gbps average (up to 17 Gbps maximum) through the 26…

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,…