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Viasat opens London HQ

Satellite communications specialist Viasat has officially opened its International Business Headquarters in London. As part of Viasat’s focus to streamline operations and drive synergies to better serve its global mobility and government customer base, the company says it has reached another important integration milestone. Viasat acquired UK-based Inmarsat in 2023 and the London office will […]

April 12, 2024By Colin Mann

IRIS2 already in trouble?

IRIS2, which is a massive European project to provide an independent broadband-by-satellite service for the military, governments and consumers, is facing some major headaches. IRIS2 (Infrastructure for Resilience, Interconnectivity and Security by Satellite) had been planned to be deployed by 2027. That date is now extremely doubtful, and the scheme already faces challenges of anticipated […]

April 12, 2024

Report: Space Economy worth $1.8tn by 2035

In the week that SpaceX has been given a market valuation of some $180 billion (€165.7bn) it is no great surprise that the overall space economy is forecast to triple in value to around $1.8 trillion and growing at twice the rate of global GDP, according to an Insight Report from the World Economic Forum, […]

April 11, 2024By Chris Forrester

UK broadband investment reaches £1.3bn

Data reveals that since the start of 2024, the UK Government is boosting access to fast and reliable Internet at an unprecedented speed, putting nearly 380,000 rural premises in line to access a better broadband connection. The upgrades will give rural communities access to the fastest Internet on the market, helping to grow the economy. […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

Prysmian to acquire Warren & Brown

Prysmian, a specialist in the energy transition and digital transformation, has signed an agreement to acquire Warren & Brown Technologies, the Australian player in telecommunication network connectivity products. Prysmian says the acquisition “represents a strategic milestone for both companies, combining Prysmian’s expertise in Digital Solutions technologies with Warren & Brown’s resources, capabilities and strength in […]

April 10, 2024

Intelsat contemplates next steps

It was recently reported how Intelsat was facing up to its future and how it would compete with rival satellite operators. More detail has now emerged. Intelsat has been through something of a nightmare this past few years, emerging – more or less – from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with much reduced interest obligations and the […]

April 10, 2024

Data: Bundling streaming credits with broadband reduces churn

MyBundle, the online platform connecting consumers, streaming services and broadband providers, has released company research data indicating that bundling streaming credits with broadband service reduces the first-year monthly churn rate for SVoD streaming services by up to 50 per cent when compared to industry research firm Antenna’s reported industry average monthly rate of 8.6 per […]

April 10, 2024

Eutelsat OneWeb launches trial services in Antarctic

Eutelsat Group has launched low Earth orbit services in Antarctica for British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a centre for polar science and polar operations. Launched in January 2024, the service provides connectivity to the BAS operated Rothera Research Station in Antarctica. Communications and internet connectivity in Antarctica is currently limited to solutions offering at most 1-5 […]

April 10, 2024

Balearic Islands to be connected with 10-gigabit speed

Around 200,000 homes across the Balearic Islands will soon have access to ultra-fast fibre connectivity thanks to a new project between Slovenia’s Kontron and Fibwi worth €5 million. Some 100,000 homes across Mallorca will be among the first to be connected. Fibwi has now become the first network operator in the Balearic Islands to offer […]

April 10, 2024

SpaceX: 2.7m customers and $180bn value

SpaceX says it now has 2.7 million “customers – a rise of 100,000 in just three weeks. This is a growth rate of some 4,700 new users per day. If this rate is maintained, then another 1 million users by year-end is possible if not probable. A report from analysts at investment bank Morgan Stanley […]

April 9, 2024