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Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

Yahsat, Hughes finalise broadband satellite JV

United Arab Emirates-based satellite operator Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and broadband satellite technologist Hughes Network Systems (Hughes), a subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation, have confirmed the completion of a…

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Ergen links with Hispasat over Mexico

Charlie Ergen’s DISH Network has joined Hispasat to bring a broadband-by-satellite service to Mexico. The service, called ‘ON’ is designed to bring the Internet to areas with poor or no…

CBA promises new US-built satellites

CBA promises new US-built satellites

The C-Band Alliance (CBA), which is looking to restructure a total of 200 MHz of its frequencies over the US for 5G use, says that its members will invest in…

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Ofcom proposes ‘Fair Deal’ rules

Half of British households could switch to faster broadband today, UK comms regulator Ofcom has found, as it announces a range of action to protect loyal broadband customers and help…

The Switch, Eutelsat network partnership

The Switch, Eutelsat network partnership

Global video solutions service provider The Switch and satellite operator Eutelsat are joining forces to provide a new, independent offer delivering what they suggest is an “unparalleled” satellite and fibre…

OneWeb could save $1bn+ by trimming satellites

The OneWeb ‘mega-constellation’ of low orbiting broadband satellites, originally planned to be around 900 in total, will now initially be around 600, says founder and Executive chairman Greg Wyler, and…

Spain: Orange to deploy 5G in 4 cities in 2019

Orange Spain will deploy 5G networks in “three or four” Spanish cities in 2019 to pave the way for the commercial launch in 2020. The Innovation Director of Orange, Bertrand…

Orange adds smart speaker to control TV

In 2019 Orange Spain will launch Djingo, a smart speaker that will enable subscribers to manage their TV service, make calls and control all home connected devices. Djingo will make…

Ofcom sets out geographic market views    

As part of long-term plans to support investment in fibre networks, UK comms regulator Ofcom has set out initial views on how to define geographic markets from 2021, when carrying…

Vivendi looking at Indonesian pay-TV operators?

Vivendi is looking to make an investment in two Indonesian TV operators, according to Bloomberg. The report says that the investment targets are: a 50 percent stake in PT MCN…

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