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Inmarsat revenues dip; wins Skylo IoT connectivity

Inmarsat has agreed to provide the capacity backbone to deliver the Internet of Things (IoT) systems of Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band IoT specialist. The agreement pairs the UK-based Inmarsat’s satellite…

Plume secures partnership wins in Germany

Plume secures partnership wins in Germany

Personalised smart services specialist Plume has reached agreement on two new partnerships that cement its presence in the German region. Deutsche Glasfaser Group – a fibre-optic service provider in rural…

Liberty Global, Digital Colony JV for EU data centres

Liberty Global, Digital Colony JV for EU data centres

Liberty Global and Digital Colony, a global investment firm dedicated to digital infrastructure, have announced the creation of AtlasEdge Data Centres. Liberty Global and Digital Colony expect the transaction to…

Tech R&D firm Consult Red pioneers employee-ownership

Tech R&D firm Consult Red pioneers employee-ownership

Consult Red, the technology R&D firm, has announced it is becoming an employee-owned company. Consult Red works with the likes of Liberty Global, Comcast and AT&T to develop cutting-edge in-home…

Hughes Network offers dual-transport S-band terminal

Hughes Network Systems, part of the EchoStar family, is debuting what it claims is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ dual-transport satellite/cellular hybrid terminal for S-band connectivity. The Hughes 4510 terminal intelligently routes IP…

Ericsson: “Investments continue to bear fruit in Q1”

Ericsson: “Investments continue to bear fruit in Q1”

Ericson has reported that Q1 sales, adjusted for comparable units and currency, grew by 10 per cent year-on-year. Networks sales increased by 15 per cent, driven by market share gains.…

Iridium subs up 14%

Mobile satellite operator Iridium says it has grown its ‘billable’ subscriber base by 14 per cent to 1.518 million, saying that the jump was driven by growth in both commercial…

GI Partners acquires Orbcomm

New Jersey-based Orbcomm, which supplies satellite-based Internet of Things and M2M connectivity, is being bought by GI Partners. GI Partners is paying a premium of some 52 per cent on…

ArabSat links with EgyptSat, Fixed Solutions

ArabSat links with EgyptSat, Fixed Solutions

Arabsat has announced the signing of a strategic partnership and cooperation agreement with Cairo-based IT specialist Fixed Solutions and EgyptSat to “enhance the commercial relationship between the three parties and…

Report: 5G the “moonshot objective” for satellite

The world’s major satellite players are busy preparing for 5G. While much of the focus has been on the US, where some of their C-band frequencies have been auctioned off…

Omnispace wants LEO/MEO system for 5G

Washington DC-based Omnispace is a relatively new name in the satellite industry. It says in its mission statement that it wants to “redefine mobile connectivity for the 21st century”. It…

Forecast: 179m smart homes in Europe & US by 2024

According to a research report from the IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 102.6 million in 2020. The most advanced smart…

Swarm satellites to serve planet

Swarm satellites to serve planet

In December 2018 Swarm Technologies was hit with a $900,000 fine by the FCC for an unlawful and unauthorised launch of four tiny, sandwich-sized satellites. Swarm might now be having…

Viasat buys RigNet for $222m

Viasat buys RigNet for $222m

California-based Viasat has bought specialist connectivity business RigNet in an all-share deal worth $222 million (€181.8m). RigNet has some 1200 onshore sites and 11,000 Internet of Things sites internationally, and…

Irdeto launches Keys & Credentials for Routers

Irdeto has announced the launch of Keys & Credentials for Routers – an OEM-independent managed service offered to the ISP industry for their Broadband Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). As ISPs…

Report: Satellite Data worth $21bn by 2029

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that satellite data traffic and capacity will generate downstream values of $21 billion (€17.6bn) over the next 10 years. NSR’s Big Data…

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