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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…

Study: 5G will transform satellite communications

Northern Sky Research (NSR), in its latest study, says that the adoption of 5G will be transformational for many aspects of the Satcom ecosystem: from stimulating demand in many segments,…

Eutelsat enjoying “resilient” new contracts

Eutelsat’s CEO Rodolphe Belmer, speaking at a Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week virtual panel, told delegates that recent agreements and renewal contracts struck with Canal+, Sky Italia and MultiChoice were…

CSG launches cloud-first Digital Mediation platform

CSG has launched its Digital Mediation platform, a cloud-first solution proven in both private and public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, that helps CSPs monetise 5G…

Kudelski, naxoo extend partnership

The Kudelski Group, a specialist in digital security and IoT solutions, and naxoo, the cable operator of the City of Geneva, have announced a new partnership to secure naxoo’s LoRaWAN-based…

Plextek partners with Bell & Telefónica

Plextek partners with Bell & Telefónica

Plextek has announced a strategic partnership with Bell Integration and Telefónica Group, parent company of O2 in the UK, to be a part of its IoT partner ecosystem and help…

Study: 5G will drive satellite growth

A study from analysts at Northern Sky Research (NSR) says that 5G telephony will have a major impact on future satellite growth and revenues. The study says the introduction of…

Ligado raises $3.85bn for terrestrial L-band

Ligado Networks has raised $3.85 billion in fresh capital from investors including JPMorgan Chase. Ligado Networks, formerly known as LightSquared has a spectrum “sharing” agreement in place which requires it…

Akamai acquires Asavie

Akamai Technologies, the intelligent edge platform for securing and delivering digital experiences, has acquired Asavie, whose global platform manages the security, performance and access policies for mobile and internet-connected devices.…

Vodafone Spain launches unlimited package

Vodafone Spain aims to turn Spanish households into smart homes with customers “always connected and safe”. With this objective, Vodafone has launched a new convergent package called Vodafone One Hogar…

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