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China + Thaicom working with Measat and SES

Beijing Star Time Telecommunications Technology has emerged as the ‘secret’ business linked with Thailand’s Thaicom to build two giant communications satellites, and perhaps a new LEO constellation. One satellite is…

Yahsat partners with X SAT FZE  

Yahsat partners with X SAT FZE   

Satellite operator Yahsat has announced a long-term strategic partnership with UAE communications solutions company X SAT FZE. Under the agreement, X SAT is committed to capacity on Yahsat’s upcoming Ka-band…

SES, Intersat provide Internet across Africa

SES, Intersat provide Internet across Africa

SES and Intersat have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver internet services across Africa. Intersat, one of the largest providers of internet solutions on the African continent, will be providing…

FCC, ITU anxious over satellite constellations

Currently a would-be satellite operator has to make its application to place a satellite through an approved licensing process, usually via a national agency which then submits the application to…

OneWeb breaks ground on 2000 satellite factory

March 16th saw senior officials from Jersey, Channel Islands-based OneWeb and its Airbus partner break ground on a new factory site at Exploration Park, Florida, where it intends building “thousands”…

Eutelsat CEO: “No plans” for MEO/LEO

Eutelsat CEO: “No plans” for MEO/LEO

Eutelsat’s CEO, Rodolphe Belmer, speaking at the Washington Satellite 2017 show, said he had no plans at the moment to seek a MEO/LEO fleet of satellites, although also added “at…

SES thinking about LEO

SES’s CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh says that despite its ownership of Mid-Earth Orbiting (MEO) satellite with the O3b brand, it is also actively looking at lower orbiting satellites. He said…

5G dominates MWC discussion

Platform Communications, the media and technology communications expert, has announced that the inaugural ‘Platform Media Index’ shows press coverage of Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 was thoroughly dominated by discussion…

Eutelsat, Viasat reshape broadband JV

Eutelsat Communications and ViaSat have closed their partnering arrangement combining Eutelsat’s European broadband business with ViaSat’s Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise. Building on a decade-long relationship, Eutelsat and ViaSat…

Millicom, Airtel combine operations in Ghana

Millicom International Cellular and Bharti Airtel have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana and Airtel Ghana to combine their operations in Ghana. As per the…