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Comcast switches from SES-11 to AMC-11

SES has announced it will continue delivering Comcast Technology Solutions’ Managed Satellite Distribution service, formerly known as Headend in the Sky (HITS), that reaches hundreds of multichannel video programming distributor…

Branson’s ‘financing two-step’ for Virgin Orbit

Sir Richard Branson managed to handle a reverse take-over of his Virgin Galactic space tourism business by a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) and a stock market listing in October…

Vodafone picks Samsung for 5G network

Vodafone picks Samsung for 5G network

Vodafone UK has chosen Samsung as a supplier for its 5G infrastructure, as it seeks to extend its coverage. Samsung kit will initially be installed in some 2,500 rural sites…

Report: Broadband Access equipment market up $3.3bn in Q1

Report: Broadband Access equipment market up $3.3bn in Q1

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, total global revenue for the Broadband Access equipment market increased to $3.3 billion in Q1 2021, up 18 per cent year-over-year (Y/Y). Growth…

Alaska Communications agrees OneWeb deal

Alaska Communications agrees OneWeb deal

Broadband telco Alaska Communications has signed a Distribution Partner Agreement with LEO satellite communications network OneWeb to expand the company’s connectivity solutions across Alaska. Alaska Communications will sell OneWeb’s LEO…

India SIA: “Satellite is solution for broadband”

India SIA: “Satellite is solution for broadband”

India’s influential Satcom Industry Association (SIA) is firmly backing the widespread adoption of satellite as the solution for delivering high-speed broadband to the nation. The SIA comments, published by India’s…

OneWeb batch arrives in Russia

OneWeb batch arrives in Russia

OneWeb’s next batch of low Earth orbiting satellites have arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East. They will now be prepared for launch by Arianespace’s team on site…

ANGA COM claims digital success

ANGA COM claims digital success

Having transformed the planned live congress scheduled for June 8th-10th in Cologne into a digital event in view of the ongoing pandemic, organisers of broadband, television & online exhibition and…

Inmarsat revenues dip; wins Skylo IoT connectivity

Inmarsat has agreed to provide the capacity backbone to deliver the Internet of Things (IoT) systems of Skylo, a satellite-based narrow-band IoT specialist. The agreement pairs the UK-based Inmarsat’s satellite…

Thuraya and Airbus wrap design of Thuraya-4

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Al Yah says that Airbus has wrapped the initial Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the company’s upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS. Thuraya 4-NGS will have an L-band ecosystem…

Altice takes 12.1% BT stake

Altice takes 12.1% BT stake

Altice UK, a business wholly owned by telecoms entrepreneur Patrick Drahi, has acquired a 12.1 per cent equity stake in BT Group for a reported £2 billion (€2.3bn). Responding to…

Prediction: Pandemic-driven online adoption habits to remain

Prediction: Pandemic-driven online adoption habits to remain

The move to handling essential elements of everyday life online, prompted by the Global Covid-19 pandemic, will remain a fundamental reality for people around the world long after the pandemic…

SpaceX looks to in-flight broadband for Starlink

SpaceX looks to in-flight broadband for Starlink

SpaceX is reportedly in talks with several airlines about them utilising its Starlink broadband satellite system on their aircraft. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s VP of Starlink and commercial sales, told a…

Plume secures partnership wins in Germany

Plume secures partnership wins in Germany

Personalised smart services specialist Plume has reached agreement on two new partnerships that cement its presence in the German region. Deutsche Glasfaser Group – a fibre-optic service provider in rural…

EchoStar faces S-band deadline

Denver-based EchoStar is facing an ITU obligation on S-band implementation which has to commence by August 10th. Two nano-satellites, designed to operate in S-band and launched for EchoStar, have failed…

Technicolor claims 20m RDK broadband gateway deployments

Technicolor claims 20m RDK broadband gateway deployments

Service provider technologist Technicolor Connected Home says it has deployed over 20 million RDK broadband gateways for network service providers (NSPs) around the world. Starting back in 2016, Technicolor made…