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Intelsat deal creates Avanti worries

Beleaguered satellite operator Avanti Communications saw a 10 per cent fall in its share price on February 28th, down to an all-time historic ‘low’ of 16.6p on the London Stock…

SoftBank drives Intelsat, OneWeb merger

SoftBank drives Intelsat, OneWeb merger

Japan’s telco giant SoftBank is the catalyst in bringing together old-established Intelsat and embryonic satellite operator OneWeb, into a merger. In essence, the agreement sees SoftBank inject $1.7 billion (€1.6bn)…

GSMA report sets out industry vision for 5G era

At Mobile World Congress, the GSMA published a report outlining the mobile industry’s collective vision and expectations for the 5G era. The new study, ‘The 5G Era: Age of Boundless…

OneWeb to add 2000 satellites to planned constellation

Jersey, Channel Islands-based OneWeb, which is planning to girdle the Earth with a massive fleet of 648 satellites in order to supply broadband services, says it is considering adding another…

Report: Pace of 5G development beyond expectations

Viavi Solutions has released industry data on the state of 5G trials globally. Despite 5G standards not being expected until 2020, 25 mobile operators have already announced that they are…

OneWeb will be “almost same as optical fibre”

Jersey, Channel Islands-based OneWeb is building a new satellite constellation of 720 spacecraft to orbit at 1200 kms, and girdle the Earth supplying high-capacity broadband around the planet. Japan’s SoftBank…

Ericsson 5G platform

Ericsson has introduced a 5G platform for the needs of the first movers in 5G. Communications are moving toward data-heavy applications like Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality everywhere. In light…

Qantas launches inflight BYOD on demand

Qantas customers on WiFi enabled domestic flights will be able to watch their favourite shows, avoid missing out on live sport and listen to almost any song they like, with…

Eutelsat H1 surprises

Eutelsat has reported better than expected half-year numbers. While the headline revenues of €754.4 million were down 0.9 per cent, cost savings and efficiencies helped deliver a respectable level of…

Intelsat satellite suffered thruster problem

Intelsat’s I-33e is successfully on orbit having entered service on January 29th. The craft was launched last August and had been expected to enter service during Q4 last year. Intelsat…