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mu Space, OneWeb connectivity partnership

Low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb, and aerospace manufacturer and satellite Internet Service Provider mu Space and Advanced Technology have agreed a multi-million, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across mainland Southeast Asia, also known as Indochina, which includes Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. As one of OneWeb’s […]

March 15, 2023

Viasat wins extra IFE connections for Delta

Satellite operator Viasat used the Washington Satellite 2023 show to announce it had secured orders from Delta Airlines for further expansion of Delta’s in-flight communications systems on its aircraft. Viasat says it will now be connecting a total of more than 1,000 aircraft including widebody fleets, and all active aircraft in its Airbus A330, Airbus […]

March 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Novelsat secures Intelsat, and Greenland

Novelsat has signed up Intelsat, which will utilise Novelsat’s satellite modems to supply high-speed trunking and backhaul connectivity for its wireless and wireline networks. Novelsat also said that Tusass, a communications provider in Greenland, has selected its products and technology for a major capacity network in Greenland that will provide high-speed broadband services to remote […]

March 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Kazakhstan seizes Russian launch assets

The Kazakhstan authorities have seized the property of the main operator of the Russian spaceport at Baikonur which trades as the Center for the Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure (TsENKI), itself a subsidiary of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency. A formal reason is a debt of 2 billion Russian roubles (€24.7m), and the report says that […]

March 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

SES 18/19 to launch March 17th

The two SES satellites needed to complete the company’s C-band replacements will launch on Friday, March 17th, subject to the usual last minute weather considerations, on a SpaceX rocket. The announcement was made at the Washington Satellite 2023 show. Built by Northrop Grumman, SES-18 and SES-19 are set to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida. These […]

March 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

MásMóvil profit skyrockets

Spain’s fourth largest operator multiplay operator MásMóvil has increased its profit by 134 per cent to €444 million in 2022, mainly as a result of the sale of Euskaltel’s broadband network to Basque investors for €850 million. EBITDA stood at €1.19 billion, up 26 per cent. Revenues amounted to €2.89 billion, up 17 per cent, […]

March 14, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Starlink tops 1m broadband subs

Elon Musk’s SpaceX currently has “well over” 1 million Starlink broadband-by-satellite users, SpaceX VP/enterprise sales Jonathan Hofeller revealed at the Satellite 2023 conference in Washington, DC. He also told delegates that SpaceX plans to begin testing its Starlink satellite-to-cell service with T-Mobile during 2023. “We’re going to learn a lot by doing — not necessarily […]

March 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Broadband Forum: Operators eying CPE ARPU growth potential

Smarter Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) that drives an à la carte and differentiated service offering at the touch of a button will be essential for operators to secure new revenue opportunities and reverse declining ARPU, suggests Broadband Forum Managing Director Ken Ko. With traditional revenue streams, such as fixed voice and IPTV, decreasing, Ko is […]

March 14, 2023By Colin Mann

OneWeb signs with AWS

OneWeb has signed a Letter of Intent with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to explore providing cloud-based connectivity. “OneWeb and AWS will work together to expand both horizontal and vertical services to provide customisable and integrated solutions for edge-to-edge operations. Teaming-up global satellite broadband connectivity with AWS cloud services and edge computing capabilities, OneWeb can create […]

March 14, 2023By Chris Forrester

Thales wins HAPS contract from EC

There’s growing interest in High Altitude Platform Systems (HAPS) which can take the form of very high-flying aircraft or balloons and airships. Thales Alenia Space has won a contract from the European Commission to proceed with development of its EuroHAPS project. The contract is worth €43 million and will fund a demonstration craft which Thales […]

March 14, 2023By Chris Forrester