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Inmarsat shares rise on Intelsat’s merger collapse

The merger between Intelsat and Jersey-based OneWeb collapsed June 1st, and rival Inmarsat’s share price rocketed upward, rising from £8.08 to £8.60 on the London stock exchange. The dramatic rise…

Intelsat terminates merger plan with OneWeb

Intelsat terminates merger plan with OneWeb

As anticipated, the proposed merger between Intelsat and Jersey-based satellite constellation OneWeb has been pulled. Intelsat, in a statement issued early on June 1st, said that not enough of its…

In-flight connectivity revenue $32bn by 2026

In-flight connectivity revenue $32bn by 2026

Two-thirds of all commercial aircraft are expected to be fitted with in-flight connectivity (IFC) by 2026, and this represents a potential $32 billion in revenue over the next decade as…

Hughes backs ‘Digital India’ initiative

Asia-Pacific telecoms company IPSTAR International, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Thaicom, has chosen the Hughes Network’s Jupiter broadband satellite to extend the reach of broadband throughout India. IPSTAR will operate the…

Avanti, Q Sat dispute leaves 3,000 without service

Q-Sat, a rural satellite-delivered broadband supplier in Ireland, is in a “six-figure” dispute with London-based satellite operator Avanti Communications. The Financial Times is reporting that bills have allegedly not been…

Intelsat extends merger plan; SoftBank exasperated

Japanese media giant SoftBank has helped Intelsat sweeten its proposed debt-swap by a small amount in its drive to merge with Jersey-based OneWeb. SoftBank will put in a minuscule extra…

Eutelsat Q3 results down 4.2%

Eutelsat’s Q3 overall revenues were €364.3 million, down 4.2 per cent (at constant currency) and 4.9 per cent as reported. Eutelsat said that its channel count was up 3.2 per…

Intelsat + SoftBank plan at risk

Satellite operator Intelsat is looking to merge with Jersey-based OneWeb with help from Japanese media giant SoftBank. The deal needs Intelsat’s debt-holders to agree to new financial terms, and that…

ViaSat joins Dynamic Spectrum Alliance

The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance (DSA) has announced that ViaSat, a global broadband services and technology company, has become its newest member and the first broadband satellite service provider to join…

SpaceX racing to space for broadband domination

Elon Musk’s SpaceX rocket company has told a powerful Senate hearing in Washington DC on May 3rd that it intends having its super-constellation of orbiting satellites operating and supplying initial…