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Starlink apologises for delays

Starlink apologises for delays

Elon Musk’s Starlink broadband-by-satellite system is running behind on supplying systems to potential subscribers. Starlink, on November 23rd, sent an apologetic email to clients still waiting for their satellite equipment.…

Panasonic IFEC for Singapore Airlines

Panasonic IFEC for Singapore Airlines

In-flight entertainment and communication systems specialist Panasonic Avionics has agreed a deal with Singapore Airlines to provide a seamless and harmonised in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) experience across the airline’s…

Orange Belgium in VOO acquisition talks

Orange Belgium in VOO acquisition talks

Orange Belgium is in negotiations with Nethys for the acquisition of 75 per cent of VOO – a telco that owns the cable network in the Walloon region and part…

TalkTalk launches new 1Gb broadband package

TalkTalk launches new 1Gb broadband package

TalkTalk has launched its new Future Fibre 1Gb and Total Home Wi-Fi package in the UK. TalkTalk’s new package includes two Amazon eero Pro 6 mesh Wi-Fi devices. It also…

Inmarsat-6 ships to Japanese launch site

Inmarsat-6 ships to Japanese launch site

Inmarsat-6, built by Airbus (and the first Inmarsat to be built by Airbus) has been shipped from the Airbus facility in Toulouse to Tanegashima in Japan ready for launch. The…

KKR tables offer for Telecom Italia

KKR tables offer for Telecom Italia

Telecom Italia (TIM) has received a €10.8 billion offer from US fund KKR aimed at taking Italy’s biggest telco private. KKR’s move comes as TIM’s CEO Luigi Gubitosi finds himself…

Research: US pay-TV Q3 sheds 650K subs

Research: US pay-TV Q3 sheds 650K subs

According to findings from Leichtman Research Group, the largest pay-TV providers in the US – representing about 93 per cent of the market – lost about 650,000 net video subscribers…

Sky router security flaw

Sky router security flaw

Some six million Sky routers had a significant bug that could have allowed hackers to take over home networks. Apparently, the problem has been fixed – but researchers say it…

Canada applies for 114,852 satellites

Canada applies for 114,852 satellites

Canada-based Kepler Communications has applied to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) for permission to launch 114,852 satellites into low Earth orbit (LEO). The application is in two parts: a smaller…

Research: US 630K Q3 broadband additions

Research: US 630K Q3 broadband additions

Leichtman Research Group findings suggest that the largest cable and wireline phone providers in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 630,000 net…

FTTH Council Europe calls for fibre take-up boost

FTTH Council Europe calls for fibre take-up boost

The European Commission recently published its Digital Economy and Society Index 2021 (DESI) which tracks the progress made in EU Member States in digital competitiveness in the areas of human…

Vodafone, Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 deal

Vodafone, Technicolor DOCSIS 3.1 deal

Connectivity and entertainment technologist Technicolor Connected Home and multiplay telco Vodafone have announced plans to deploy next generation gateways with Wi-Fi 6 capabilities throughout Germany in 2021. This anticipated rollout…

Analysis: Pay-TV penetration declines worldwide

Analysis: Pay-TV penetration declines worldwide

As fibre adoption accelerates globally and consumers increasingly turn to alternative forms of entertainment online, multichannel operators, particularly telcos, are beginning to reconsider their video strategies, according to analysts at…

Report: Speed clipping nears 400% of early pandemic levels

Report: Speed clipping nears 400% of early pandemic levels

The percentage of subscribers who are pushing against the upper limits of their broadband speed tiers has increased dramatically during the past 18 months, according to the Q3 OpenVault Broadband…

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Arianespace wins Optus launch contract

Australian telco Optus has chosen Arianespace and an Ariane 6 rocket to launch its latest satellite. Optus 11 is the craft, itself a replacement for Optus D1. Optus 11 is…

OneWeb loses a satellite at 1200km

OneWeb loses a satellite at 1200km

OneWeb says it has suffered a failure of one of its broadband satellites. The craft, which orbits at 1200km, was said by OneWeb to be one of a batch launched…