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Eutelsat & Intelsat agreement on 48 degrees East

Eutelsat and Intelsat have signed a long-term agreement to operate jointly over the 48 degrees East orbital slot. Both operators have certain orbital rights to the position. Eutelsat has already…

Research: Broadband boosts Ireland wellbeing

People across Ireland have relied heavily on broadband to support their physical and mental health while staying at home during the ongoing Covid-19 public health crisis – with the majority…

Openreach commits to ‘final third’ Full Fibre

Openreach commits to ‘final third’ Full Fibre

UK digital network infrastructure provider Openreach has outlined plans to make ultra-reliable and gigabit-capable FTTP broadband available to more than three million homes and businesses in some of the UK’s…

Report: Covid delays satellite connectivity market recovery

Euroconsult has revised its forecast for the satellite connectivity and video market to account for the impact of Covid-19. The pandemic has deeply impacted maritime and in-flight connectivity demand, and…

Intelsat shareholders investigation over C-band

Dissatisfied Intelsat shareholders who allege that there were breaches of fiduciary duties by certain directors at Intelsat have won their day in court. The Shareholders Foundation, in a statement, say:…

Forecast: Broadband access equipment spend to drop 7% in 2020

Global spending on broadband access equipment and CPE is expected to drop 7 per cent in 2020, dipping to $11.4 billion, before increasing 5 per cent in 2021 according to…

Synamedia powers Yes’s latency breakthrough

Synamedia powers Yes’s latency breakthrough

Israeli multiplay telco Bezeq is deploying video software provider Synamedia’s end-to-end video network portfolio to achieve broadcast-equivalent latency for its cloud-based, Internet-only TV services. Yes believes it will be the…

Harmonic powers Vodafone Gigabit network

Video delivery solutions specialist Harmonic has confirmed that multiplay telco Vodafone is actively rolling out its Gigabit Internet service across Germany using Harmonic’s CableOS virtualised access solution. “During the last…

New OneWeb: Hughes is a likely winner

Putting $50 million into the consortium buying bankrupt OneWeb could be extremely lucrative for EchoStar subsidiary Hughes Network Systems/Hughes Connects (HNS). Hughes was an original investor in OneWeb and is…

Google cable to connect UK, US and Spain

Google has revealed plans to build a new undersea network cable connecting the US, UK and Spain. The online giant says it is incorporating new technology into the cable, which…

Ofcom boost for broadband customers

Ofcom boost for broadband customers

Broadband customers who are out of contract are set to benefit from a package of pricing changes and commitments from their providers, following a review by UK comms regulator Ofcom.…

SES, Harmonic partner for C-band transition

SES, Harmonic partner for C-band transition

Video delivery specialist Harmonic is to partner with satellite operator SES for technology upgrades associated with the SES transition plan filed with the Federal Communications Commission on June 19th, 2020.…

EchoStar/Hughes join new OneWeb consortium

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems is joiining the new consortium buying bankrupt OneWeb. Hughes will join the UK government and Bharti Global as part-owners. Hughes will, in principle, invest $50 million…

Ofcom updates rail connectivity plans

Ofcom updates rail connectivity plans

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published updated advice to the Government on the airwaves that could be used to improve broadband for rail passengers. In 2018, Ofcom provided initial advice…

UK Spaceport plans complicated by regulations

The UK is keen on establishing so-called Spaceports, whether in Scotland or the West of England. It has just signed a Treaty-level agreement with the US which allows use of…

SpaceX wants another $1bn

SpaceX wants another $1bn

Elon Musk, flushed with the stock market success of his Tesla vehicle business, is seeking to raise more cash. This time the cash would go to SpaceX. This fund-raising would…