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OneWeb, Kymeta joint venture

OneWeb, Kymeta joint venture

Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have announced a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop an innovative flat-panel electronically…

Telesat slips launch of Lightspeed

Telesat slips launch of Lightspeed

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has said that its important new Lightspeed low Earth orbiting constellation will not now become operational much before 2024. It had been expected to launch in…

Bigblu Broadband “positioned for continued growth”

Bigblu Broadband (BBB), a provider of alternative super-fast and ultra-fast broadband services, has provided an unaudited trading update for the 12-month period ended November 30th 2021. During the period, BBB…

Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s Konnect high-throughput satellite. Following a successful…

Report: Is SVoD undermining MENA pay-TV market value?

Report: Is SVoD undermining MENA pay-TV market value?

In advanced TV markets, OTT developments have initially entailed revenue losses for operators who had been counting on high pay-TV penetrations for years, often associated with a preponderance of expensive…

Musk: “SpaceX bankruptcy a genuine risk”

Musk: “SpaceX bankruptcy a genuine risk”

Elon Musk has admitted in a memo to staff that problems with his massive Starship places SpaceX into a “genuine risk of bankruptcy”. SpaceX has let go a number of…

BT Group announces new manifesto plan

BT Group announces new manifesto plan

BT Group has launched a new business-wide plan to focus and accelerate its efforts to build a better business for its customers, the economy and society at large. BT Group…

Data: 2.9bn people still offline

Data: 2.9bn people still offline

An estimated 37 per cent of the world’s population – or 2.9 billion people – have still never used the Internet, according to new data from the International Telecommunication Union…

OneWeb signs for new In-Flight terminal

OneWeb signs for new In-Flight terminal

Satellite communications operator OneWeb has signed a joint development agreement with GDC Advanced Technology (GDC). GDC is developing and testing a new In-Flight Connectivity terminal which OneWeb says will deliver…

Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Report: Mobile data traffic up 300-fold over 10 years

Ericsson global insights reveal an almost 300-fold increase in mobile data traffic since 2011 – the year in which the Ericsson Mobility Report was first published. The findings, based on…

Ofcom: Telecoms customers saving millions

Ofcom: Telecoms customers saving millions

More UK broadband and mobile customers are shopping around and signing up to better deals – and saving themselves millions of pounds – following rule changes implemented by regulator Ofcom.…

SpaceX readies another 53 Starlinks

SpaceX readies another 53 Starlinks

Barely two weeks since the last Starlink launch (on November 12th) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is expected to place another (approximately) 53 of its broadband-by-satellite craft into orbit on…

Forecast: Satellite broadband SAM in 330m premises by 2026

According to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the serviceable addressable market (SAM) for global satellite broadband over geostationary (GEO), medium earth orbit (MEO), and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites…

Prysmian warns on low-cost fibre use

Prysmian warns on low-cost fibre use

Philippe Vanhille, Executive Vice President Telecom Division at energy and telecom cable systems specialist Prysmian Group, has drawn attention to the importance of ensuring that higher quality and safe optical…

Astra 1D, AsiaSat 3S go to graveyard orbits

Research from satellite-watcher Dr. D.S. Kelso at CeresTrak says that the past few days have been busy for the technicians at SES Astra and AsiaSat. Kelso says that Astra 1D…

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

Euro telcos seek ‘big tech’ network funding

The CEOs of 13 major European telcos have issued a joint Statement calling on EU policymakers to align closely Europe’s digital ambitions with a supportive policy and regulatory ecosystem, suggesting…