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Northrop Grumman wins order from US SDA

The US Space Development Agency (SDA) has awarded Northrop Grumman an agreement with a total potential value of approximately $732 million to design and build 38 data transport satellites for military usage. This announcement for what are described as the “Alpha” batch of satellites, follows an August 2023 award to Northrop Grumman of 36 satellites […]

October 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

Most haunted village in Britain goes full fibre

Residents of Pluckley, Kent have now joined the one million homes and businesses across the South East able to upgrade to Openreach’s ultrafast network. The location, named by Guinness World Records as the most haunted village in Britain, has been upgraded to Full Fibre broadband thanks to a partnership between local residents, Openreach and the […]

October 31, 2023

Virgin Media gigabit broadband rolls out in Doncaster

The first phase of work to bring full fibre broadband to Doncaster has been completed, meaning residents can now access Virgin Media services for the first time, offering speeds up to 20 times faster than the local average. Virgin Media says these hyperfast connections, offering top speeds of 1,130Mbps, are perfect for busy households working […]

October 31, 2023

Forecast: NZ fixed comms service revenue to grow

The total fixed communication services revenue in New Zealand is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1.6 per cent from $1.4 billion (€1.3bn) in 2023 to $1.5 billion in 2028, supported by the growth in the fixed broadband segment, forecasts GlobalData, the data and analytics company. An analysis of GlobalData’s […]

October 30, 2023

Starlink must stop serving Iran

SpaceX’s unofficial broadband satellite service to Iran using Starlink must cease, the ITU along with US and Norwegian regulators have ruled. The ITU (and in particular its Radio Regulations Board, RRB) took a decision on October 27th to state that the US and Norway – as the official notifying administrations for Starlink’s frequencies – must […]

October 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

Vodafone offers $5 flat rate for IFC

Vodafone is offering travellers a $5 per day for ‘all you can eat’ connectivity while in the air. The telco has struck deals with a large number of airlines and the fee covers what Vodafone describes as “airline roaming” for international flights. Vodafone says its satellite-based services will offer “3G like” download and upload speeds. […]

October 30, 2023By Chris Forrester

PSSI expands Eutelsat agreement

Eutelsat Communications has announced that PSSI Global Services has signed a new agreement, renewing and expanding a partnership for capacity on its Eutelsat 113 West A satellite. PSSI Global Services is a specialist in broadcast transmission solutions for major live sports events. With over 40 years of experience, along with the Pittsburg Teleport Gateway and […]

October 30, 2023

Fibrus, eero offer Wi-Fi enabled echo dots

Fibrus, the Northern Irish broadband provider, has partnered with eero to offer customers eero Built-in capable routers, giving them greater coverage at no additional cost. The offer which runs until November 5th, also includes a free echo dot allowing customers to increase their eero coverage with their Echo device in just a few simple steps.  […]

October 30, 2023

EnSilica to supply SatCom ICs to VITES

EnSilica, a turnkey supplier of mixed signal ASICs and SoCs, has announced it is to supply VITES with a new beamformer chip for satellite user terminals. VITES will use the chip at the heart of its new ViSAT-Ka-band terminal. EnSilica’s beam-forming chip is optimised to enable VITES’s creation of ground-based flat panel user terminals for […]

October 30, 2023

Spectrum lost 320k subs in Q3

Charter Communications has revealed that its Spectrum brand has lost 320,000 TV subs in the third quarter of 2023. It also reported that it paid out $68 million in customer credits due to its carriage dispute with Disney that led to a blackout. “We continue to make significant progress against the multi-year strategic initiatives we […]

October 27, 2023