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ESA issues warning to Ariane 6 suppliers

The European Space Agency (ESA) issued a strong warning to contractors supplying components for its new Ariane 6 rocket. They will be barred from raising prices over and above their originally quoted costs – and that ESA expects prices to be reduced. Phillippe Baptiste, head of France’s CNES space agency, said this was not the […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Research: 70% of US say they can’t live without internet

Parks Associates research finds that 7 per cent of US internet households say they can’t live without internet, driving new demand and expectations from consumers about technology in the home. “Consumers have new expectations for technology in their day-to-day lives,” commented Elizabeth Parks, President and CMO, Parks Associates. “The demand for notifications, alerts, and understanding […]

December 1, 2023

Forecast: 130m direct-to-phone satellite users by 2032

Euroconsult’s Prospects for Direct to Handheld and IoT Markets report unveils the developing potential of the satellite direct-to-device market, with projections indicating that direct-to-phone services could connect nearly 130 million average monthly users by 2032. Euroconsult’s market intelligence report delves into the dynamic landscape of three crucial satellite communication market segments: traditional handheld phones, direct-to-phone […]

December 1, 2023

Italy creates private IoT constellation 

Italy has launched 9 small satellites (‘pico-sized’) which will provide global coverage for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Apogeo Space says it is creating Italy’s first private satellite constellation to provide a telecommunication service for Internet of Things (IoT) devices and has released the firm’s first batch of nine smallsats. The fleet was launched on […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gogo refreshes IFC software

Gogo Business Aviation has released over-the-air software updates for clients and their aircraft. The update covers Gogo’s Avance technology. With the update, further modifications can now be deployed without physically touching the aircraft, reducing the time required for software updates, and improving the efficiency and management of upgrading large fleets. “This industry-first capability for connectivity […]

December 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: US cord cutters surpass pay-TV viewers

For the very first time ever, viewers who do not pay for a traditional TV service in the US will outnumber those who do.Non-pay TV viewers – the sum of cord-cutters and cord-nevers – will grow by 12.5 per cent to 144.1 million by the end of 2023, according to Insider Intelligence. Traditional pay-TV viewers […]

November 30, 2023

Digi to acquire Orange-MásMóvil surplus assets

Digi has reached a preliminary agreement with Orange-MásMóvil to acquire the so-called remedies, the surplus assets from the merger. This move may pave the way for the EU approval of the merger, still under the EC scrutiny and valued at over €18 billion. If acquired, Digi says it will invest around €2 billion over the […]

November 30, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Data: Global Internet access grows 3% in 2023

At the end of last year 64 per cent of the world’s population, 5.4 billion people, had access to the Internet according to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). That number has grown to 67 per cent this in 2023. But the ITU also says there are huge regional disparities in addition to the obvious differences […]

November 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Icasa complains over “illegal” Starlink connections

Icasa, South Africa’s communications regulator, is complaining about grey market Starlink dish sales in South Africa. Starlink is not licensed in the country. Icasa says such sales are illegal and “must stop immediately”. Icasa believes that dishes and modems are being brought into South Africa from neighbouring countries where they are licensed to operate. Starlink […]

November 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Wi-Fi 7 on fast track

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) reports that Wi-Fi 6, 6E and 7 top the list of wireless technologies that network operators, ISPs, device and chipset vendors, enterprises and other companies plan to deploy by the end of 2024 — ahead of CBRS, DAS and private 4G/5G. Furthermore, confidence in investment across the sector is rising […]

November 30, 2023