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Bezos satellite scheme could be worth $100bn

Bezos satellite scheme could be worth $100bn

Amazon owner Jeff Bezos is ambitiously backing Project Kuiper, a concept that will see 3236 smallish satellites placed into orbit for delivering broadband just about everywhere on the planet. Investment…

First job cuts at Euskaltel

First job cuts at Euskaltel

Euskaltel, Spain’s fifth largest operator, has announced 25 job cuts, 10 in R Cable, 7 in Telecable and 8 in Euskaltel. It is the first move following Zegona’s takeover of…

DC support for CBA plan

Congressman Mike Doyle (Dem), and the leader of the US House Telecom Panel, is drafting a Bill that would see US satellite operators sell spectrum in stages over the next…

Virgin Galactic merges with investment business

Virgin Galactic, the much-delayed space tourism and would-be satellite launch supplier, is selling 49 per cent of itself to what has been described as a ‘shell company’ Social Capital Hedosophia…

Worries over ‘dead’ satellites

On May 24th a SpaceX rocket launched 60 tightly packed Starlink satellites into one dispenser launching them as if a string of pearls into Low Earth orbit.  Three of the…

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

Taiwan climbs Netflix Speed Index; Saudi Arabia falls

There were several big movements in the month of June on the Netflix ISP Speed Index – a monthly update on which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) provide the best prime…

China plans for 72 IoT satellites

Chinese research institute, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has confirmed it is planning an overall constellation of 72 ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) satellites over the next 3 years. Chinese…

Satellite insurance: “Too many underwriters”

An insurance company can take care of cover on hundreds if not thousands of homes or vehicles, or just a rocket launch or two. With the value of a large…

Philippines: Globe awards Gilat 3 year contract

Gilat Satellite Networks, a specialist in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that Globe Telecom, a telecom company in the Philippines, has chosen Gilat for a three-year multi-million…

Amazon plans 3,236 satellites

Amazon plans 3,236 satellites

Amazon has confirmed that it wants to launch 3236 satellites into space. Its ‘Project Kuiper’ has already received plenty of speculation, but now the Jeff Bezos-backed business has formally asked…

Ericsson enables Liberty Global’s Access network expansion

Ericsson enables Liberty Global’s Access network expansion

Ericsson has helped Liberty Global to deliver high speed gigabit broadband and linear TV services to residential customers using Distributed Access Architecture (DAA) and fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) over a wireless backhaul…

FCC talks C-band decision

Intelsat, one of the main members of the C-Band Alliance, saw an 8.3 percent jump in its share price on July 5th following the FCC’s chairman Ajit Pai specifically referring…

Israel climbs aboard LEO satellite rush

Israel’s space start-up NSL Comm, which has raised US$16 million since 2015, is seeking to launch a fleet of Low Orbiting satellites to beam broadcasts and broadband to consumers. Its…

SpaceX wins double launch contract

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is again winning launch contracts. July 3rd saw an order from Inmarsat and Space Norway for SpaceX’s sixth launch contract of the year to date. Launch is…

Research: US broadband cord-cutters moving to mobile video

Research from Parks Associates shows US broadband households highly likely to cut the cord in the next 12 months watch more than six hours of video content on their mobile…

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