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Martin Luther King Day launch for SpaceX

Martin Luther King Day launch for SpaceX

SpaceX is planning a launch on January 18th despite it being the Martin Luther King national holiday in the US. Weather permitting, SpaceX hopes to launch its latest batch of…

Indosat to scrap satellite business

PT Indosat, a major Indonesian telco, says it will let go of its satellite business. Indosat’s chief legal and regulatory officer Natasha Nababan said that the company no longer deemed…

Portuguese broadband could limit SVoD access

Portuguese broadband could limit SVoD access

Portuguese telcos can now limit or block access to non-linear TV services such as VoD platforms, catch-up TV and online games, to preserve the integrity and security of broadband networks…

OneWeb raises fresh $400m

OneWeb raises fresh $400m

OneWeb, now out of bankruptcy, has raised $400 million (€330m) in fresh financing. Two existing – and former investors – have pitched in with the cash; $350 million comes from…

OneWeb dramatically cuts satellite plan

During its bankruptcy last year, would-be satellite operator OneWeb requested permission to launch almost 48,000 satellites into orbit. That application was made in May 2020. Now, perhaps wiser heads have…

Free broadband offer for vulnerable London households

Free broadband offer for vulnerable London households

Full-fibre broadband network provider Community Fibre is supporting  communities in London through the lockdown by providing a free 100 per cent full-fibre 50Mbps Internet connection to vulnerable households to ensure…

EE switches on 5G in 13 new locations

EE switches on 5G in 13 new locations

EE has switched on 5G in a further 13 towns across the UK, including Leamington Spa – home of the Silicon Spa Gaming Cluster. The new locations are: Burton-upon-Trent Cannock…

Eutelsat gets €200m EIB broadband loan

Eutelsat gets €200m EIB broadband loan

Eutelsat has taken an 8-year loan of €200 million from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to help fund the roll-out of its high-speed broadband services. Eutelsat will use the cash…

EC to examine European LEO system

European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, says that he wants to propose his concept of a European satellite-based broadband network to the Commission this year. First priority would…

Interxion, PCCW deliver submarine cable gateway to Europe

Interxion, a European provider of carrier and cloud neutral colocation data centre solutions, has signed an agreement with PCCW Global to locate the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE)…

EU satellite operators back LEO scheme

Currently neither SES, Eutelsat nor Hispasat, Europe’s three major satellite operators, have backed low Earth orbiting (LEO) systems with consumer facing broadband services. But the three say they are prepared…

Bank downbeat on SES, upbeat on Eutelsat

Investment bank Berenberg, in its previews of media stocks for 2021, is downbeat on satellite operator SES. It is maintaining its ‘SELL’ advice to clients and gives a guide price…

La Liga signs China Mobile deal

La Liga signs China Mobile deal

Chinese telco China Mobile has signed a content deal with La Liga which will run until the 2022/23 season. China Mobile will now carry top flight football matches from La…

BT establishes Digital innovation unit

BT establishes Digital innovation unit

BT has announced the creation of a new technology unit – Digital – to lead its digital innovation agenda, effective from April 1st. The new unit will focus on the…

Netflix improves ISP Speed Index

Netflix improves ISP Speed Index

Netflix has announced that it will be improving its ISP Speed Index – a regular update on which providers around the globe provide the best streaming experience for its service.…

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

Lockdown support measures from Virgin Media

UK multiplay operator Virgin Media has introduced a series of measures to help keep its customers connected and entertained during the latest nationwide lockdown. The operator is making a variety…