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Media in the Middle East and why it matters

I’m writing this in Dubai while watching events back in London on 24-hour news channels. It gives you a certain perspective on both the media and my location. The Middle…

SES: “The Supertanker is turning”

There’s been a fair amount of negative comment these past months about satellite’s future role and prospects for investors. In particular, the threat from broadcasters transferring their loyalties from DTH…

Optimistic prospects for LG

South Korean conglomerate Eugene Investment & Securities, in a March 20th note to investors, says that it expects LG Display, the screen and panel division of LG Electronics, to report…

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…

Spacecom admits “very hurt” by explosion

Israel-based satellite operator Spacecom has had a terrible 18 months. In November 2015, its Amos-5 satellite failed despite being less than four years old. Then, in September last year, it lost…

Connectivity: The Bridge of Spies

Connectivity promises much – much convenience, much saving, much service. All good. But a connected home is a vulnerable home, vulnerable to privateer hackers after plain mischief or your credit…

Intelsat, Kymeta seeking mobile mass market

The investment announced by Intelsat on March 7th with speciality antenna maker Kymeta is a significant move for Intelsat. Intelsat has given no specifics on the value of the investment,…

SES boss explains Sat-2017 “no show”

Every year the Satellite Show in Washington DC presents a panel made up of the CEOs of the very top satellite operators. SES has always been present… except this year.…

Do telcos and TV really mix?

I know, the question sounds ‘so last century’. Today, it seems natural that any organisation that possesses the infrastructure that can carry content to the home should do so –…

Intelsat planned merger drives other M&A

Last week Japanese telco giant SoftBank and Intelsat and OneWeb announced a merger scheme that would boost Intelsat’s existing geostationary satellite fleet by adding around 650 low Earth orbiting (LEO)…

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