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Guild Esports, Sky Broadband partnership

Guild Esports, the UK-based professional eSports company, and Sky have partnered to offer gamers a next generation eSports experience. With over 17 million gamers playing over seven hours a week across the UK, the gaming revolution is set to continue, which is why Sky and Guild haveare committed to supporting and developing the gaming community, […]

September 26, 2022

Starlink adds 52; opens up for Iran

September 24th saw Elon Musk’s SpaceX launch an additional 52 Starlink satellites (mission 4.35) into orbit at 7.32pm Florida time. Musk’s business also responded to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s request to advance internet freedom and the free flow of information to Iran. Musk said last week that Starlink, which is already available to […]

September 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

ClearSpace wins clean-up UK contract

In October 2021, the UK Space Agency (UKSA) commissioned the ClearSpace UK-based subsidiary to perform a feasibility study for a mission to remove at least two UK-registered derelict objects from low Earth orbit (LEO). In this study, the team explored different mission scenarios, defined the mission and system requirements and selected the technologies necessary for the […]

September 26, 2022

SoftAtHome powers Swisscom’s Wi-Fi 6E Box

SoftAtHome, an independent software company for broadband, video, and analytics, has played an active part in Swisscom’s new WLAN-Box 3, based on Wi-Fi 6E. The added radio spectrum and automatic tri-band steering between 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz bands drastically reduce network saturation to improve network experience while working from home or enjoying […]

September 26, 2022

Sky to end satellite installations in UK?

Advanced-Television understands that Sky has briefed its trade suppliers that it will end satellite new installations by the end of 2023. Sky has for some time been pushing its own-brand broadband connectivity service (Sky Now) and has been providing full broadband transmissions to its Sky Glass televisions. Sky launched their SES/Astra satellite service in 1989 […]

September 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Lightspeed coordinates with Kuiper

Two upcoming major would-be broadband-by-satellite operators Canada’s Telesat Lightspeed and the Jeff Bezos-backed Project Kuiper say they have successfully agreed to coordinate their planned mega-constellations. Amazon’s Kuiper says it had wrapped frequency and orbital coordination for their constellations, and this is undoubtedly good news for Telesat’s Lightspeed and removes an element of doubt over the […]

September 23, 2022

ULA rocket to send 2 SES satellites into orbit

The United Launch Alliance’s (ULA) giant Atlas V531 rocket is making its final preparations to send two SES satellites into orbit. The two craft, SES-20 and SES-21 are both part of the SES obligation to provide TV broadcasting over the US for many US cable and head-end retransmission operators. The satellites are part of the […]

September 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

Brussels “hostile” to OneWeb/Eutelsat deal

The Eutelsat/OneWeb merger combination will need to be modified and adapted if the resulting business wants to be considered for the proposed European satellite broadband system, reports The FT. Officials in Brussels are said to be “deeply hostile” to OneWeb because the UK government has a so-called ‘golden share’ in OneWeb, and would mean that […]

September 22, 2022By Chris Forrester

Vodafone warns of smart city target risk

Urgent policy measures including adequate funding, the creation of smart city task forces and the availability of high-quality connectivity will be required to overcome barriers and ensure the European Commission achieves its ambitious mission of 100 carbon-neutral and smart cities by 2030, a new Vodafone report reveals. A comprehensive study, Fit for the Future Cities: […]

September 22, 2022

SES leads cyber security consortium

Satellite operator SES, along with the European Space Agency (ESA) and a consortium of 20 European companies, have come together to design, develop, launch and operate the EAGLE-1 satellite-based end-to-end system for secure Quantum Key Distribution (QKD), enabling in-orbit validation and demonstration of next-generation cyber security across Europe. The partnership between ESA and the SES-led […]

September 22, 2022By Chris Forrester