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Virgin Media delivers 2.2Gbps broadband speeds

Virgin Media delivers 2.2Gbps broadband speeds

Virgin Media has demonstrated the power and capability of its fibre-rich network by successfully delivering next-generation 2.2Gbps broadband speeds to homes in Thatcham, Berkshire through a real-world trial. The multi-gigabit…

OneWeb to restart launches in December

OneWeb to restart launches in December

OneWeb, despite its current Chapter 11 bankruptcy situation, is to resume launching its satellites in December. It will restart launches using Arianespace using an amended agreement with the rocket launch…

OneWeb success not guaranteed

The UK will own about 45 per cent of OneWeb which it will formally buy once the satellite operator emerges from its Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Bharti of India is…

SpaceX to test Starlink terminals on ships

SpaceX to test Starlink terminals on ships

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for permission to erect up to 10 Starlink broadband receive terminals on up to 10 of its vessels, for…

Gogo loses key patent

Gogo loses key patent

In-Flight broadband specialist Gogo has lost a battle with the US Patent Office over a key patent claim. The patent in question (9312947) is held by SmartSky Networks and the…

Arianespace confirms 3-satellite contract from Intelsat

Arianespace confirms 3-satellite contract from Intelsat

Intelsat has awarded a significant three-satellite launch contract to Arianespace. Two satellites, Galaxy 35 and Galaxy 36 will be launched on a single Ariane 5 rocket as a stacked pair…

Report: US broadband traffic back on the rise

Report: US broadband traffic back on the rise

Over 72 million homes and businesses across the US subscribe to broadband delivered by cable providers. With the rise of the Covid-19 pandemic, these connections are more important than ever,…

Scottish rocket launch sites come together

The five space ports under consideration in Scotland have formed an alliance to highlight their plans and eventual activity. Three of the members (in Shetland, Sutherland and the Western Isles)…

Phased Array antennas are satellite’s Holy Grail

The normal buyers of Phased Array satellite antennas are usually the military or public-service operators, or aircraft, train or bus operators. Their budgets can afford the thousands of dollars for…

Turksat-5A launch set for Nov 30

Turksat-5A launch set for Nov 30

Turkey’s transport & information minister, Adil Karaismailoglu, says that the launch of its Airbus-built Turksat 5A satellite will take place on November 30th. The launch will be handled by a…

Research: Broadband access equipment revenue rebounds

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for Broadband Access equipment increased to $3.3 billion (€2.7bn), up 6 per cent from Q2 2019. Growth came from spending…

Survey: Broadband providers support common platform

Nearly nine out of ten (88.7 per cent) of the UK’s challenger broadband network providers support the creation of a common platform through which they could provide wholesale services to…

SpaceX readies 13th Starlink batch

The weather could prove a problem but SpaceX is currently planning a launch on September 17th of its latest batch of 60 Starlink broadband satellites. Launch time is at 2.17pm…

Report: IoT managed service providers connect 50m+ devices

A report from the IoT market research firm Berg Insight says that IoT managed service providers have more than 50 million IoT subscribers worldwide. In Europe and North America, these…

Sea Launch modernisation starts soon

Russian space agency Roscosmos says the modernisation of the Sea Launch rocket platform will start in November. Sea Launch is now based in the Russian Far East and Roscosmos director…

Virgin Orbit hits OneWeb with $46m demand

Prior to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy OneWeb, ordered up a series of 39 satellite launches in May 2015 from Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit aircraft-based rocket launch system. The Branson-backed…

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