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Spain: Telefónica to switch-off DSL

Coinciding with its 100th anniversary, Telefónica will switch off its ADSL networks in Spain on April 19th. The blackout will affect 440,000 customers who are still using ADSL to access the Internet and Movistar services, according to CNMC. The closure of its copper networks is the next step towards the “new digital world” in the […]

April 5, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

Redge Technologies partners with Associação NEO

Redge Technologies, a leading end-to-end technology provider for streaming services in Central and Eastern Europe, has formed a partnership with Associação NEO, an organisation uniting members from the telecommunications sectors to advocate for their interests and equal opportunities. Associação NEO is a Brazilian association established to negotiate better commercial conditions for pay-TV channels, broadband internet […]

April 5, 2024

Jupiter-3 a changemaker

EchoStar’s Jupiter-3 satellite is a true giant for subsidiary HughesNet. When stowed within the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (on July 28th 2023) it was described as being about the size of a school bus. Within hours of its launch it was successfully receiving and sending signals. However, today’s picture is not quite so rosy. Despite […]

April 5, 2024

Vecima to acquire Casa Systems’ cable business

Vecima Networks has entered into an asset purchase agreement (APA) to acquire the Cable Business assets of Casa Systems and certain of Casa’s subsidiaries. Under the APA, Vecima, or its affiliates, will acquire substantially all the assets of Casa’s Cable Business for a purchase price of $20 million (€18.4m). To facilitate the sale, Casa and […]

April 4, 2024

Terran Orbital is again Compliant

Terran Orbital, which has a very healthy order book for smaller satellites (including 300 for Rivada Networks), is again “compliant” as far as the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is concerned. It means that its shares have been traded at above $1 per share since late-February. NYSE rules state that shares priced below $1 cannot […]

April 4, 2024

MásOrange launches in Spain

MásOrange (+O), the new brand arising from the merger between MásMóvil and Orange, has launched with a massive presentation to its 7,000 staff under the slogan ‘Estrenamos Futuro’ (We Launch The Future), promising not to cut jobs and guaranteeing huge investments in FTTH and 5G in the coming years. The new company will operate in […]

April 3, 2024From David Del Valle in Madrid

AST SpaceMobile hit by delays

AST SpaceMobile is being rebranded to AST Networks. That was the one positive slice of news to emerge from its end-of-year results. The company’s overall news didn’t help confidence with investors and its share price crashed 13.6 per cent on April 1st and another 24 per cent on April 2nd. AST undoubtedly has a great […]

April 3, 2024By Chris Forrester

Research: Telecom capex declined in 2023

According to findings from research firm Dell’Oro Group, telecom operators are now scaling back their investments in 5G. Preliminary data show that worldwide telecom capex, the sum of wireless and wireline/other telecom carrier investments, declined for the full year 2023 in nominal USD terms, recording the first contraction since 2017. This deceleration in the broader […]

April 3, 2024

Telesat suffers from declining DTH

Ottawa-based satellite operator Telesat has reported it is under further pressure from its declining DTH video business but maintained its formal guidance for this year’s revenue and profit targets. However, the disappointing results sent its share price tumbling 11 per cent despite some optimism for the company’s transition to a LEO operator. April 1st brought […]

April 2, 2024By Chris Forrester

FCC approves SpaceX D2D application

During March the FCC approved some SpaceX applications and firmly denied others. But on March 28th it approved a request from SpaceX that was filed a few days earlier on March 25th. The application is for “experimental” (“Special Temporary Authority”) test transmissions direct-to-cellular devices from Starlink satellites. The approval kicks in on April 15th and […]

April 2, 2024By Chris Forrester