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Republic of Cyprus joins DCO

The Digital Cooperation Organization (DCO) has welcomed the Republic of Cyprus as the latest member state to join DCO’s global ecosystem focused on digital prosperity for all. The Republic of Cyprus is the first European Union country to join the DCO, an international organisation that aims to accelerate the inclusive growth of the digital economy […]

July 28, 2022

Eutelsat share collapse continues

It emerged during a media and analyst briefing from Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke that the company’s suspension of its dividend payments to shareholders could extend beyond the already announced 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 trading years. This current year’s dividend of €0.93 will be paid, subject to Board approval, in November 2022. Berneke declined to commit specifically […]

July 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite capacity revenue at $30bn in 2031

Northern Sky Research (NSR) has taken a deep dive into the satellite capacity supply industry which is now past the Covid-19 contraction and, in some areas, growing at a rapid pace. In revenue terms, the 2021 level of $12.1 billion (€11.9bn) is forecast to grow to $30 billion in 2031 representing a cumulative opportunity of […]

July 27, 2022

EE named UK’s best network

EE has been named the UK’s best network for the ninth year running. After independent, UK wide tests by RootMetrics, EE came first or joint first across all seven RootScore Awards – reliability, speed, data, call, text, accessibility and overall performance. EE announced earlier this year that its 5G network was the first to pass […]

July 27, 2022

Viasat wins ESA Satcom study instruction

Viasat’s UK division has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) to conduct a multi-layered Satellite Communication (SATCOM) study focused on evaluating the use cases, market segments and technical aspects of these future systems, which will be comprised of networks that span multiple orbital types including Geostationary Equatorial Orbit (GEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), […]

July 27, 2022By Chris Forrester

Viasat hits Brazil milestone

Satellite operator Viasat reports it has reached the 50,000 sites mark in Brazil, which it says is helping to close the country’s digital gap through the provision of high-speed satellite Internet across the country. It suggests the achievement, combined with the introduction of its Brazil brand, further fuels the operator’s in-market commitment and investment. The […]

July 27, 2022

Eutelsat, OneWeb agree merger

As widely anticipated, Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat is to merge with London-based constellation operator OneWeb. A MoU was signed on July 25th. A statement from the pair said: “The combined company will create a new global leader in the Space industry – securing the future of OneWeb and ensuring it can remove the barriers to […]

July 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat: Still waiting for revenue progress

Eutelsat’s full-year 2021-2022 results were inevitably overshadowed by the news of its “transformational” merger plan with OneWeb. The headline was a statement that the company expects to return to top-line growth in its full year’s trading during 2023-2024. However, in terms of hard cash, almost all of Eutelsat’s key divisional verticals were in negative territory […]

July 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: Aggregators valuable to consumers

Hub Entertainment Research’s annual Monetization of Video study, tracking which TV providers US consumers feel provide the best value, and which attributes make one provider more valuable than another, highlights the value of platforms that can simplify an ever-more complex TV ecosystem. Almost all who access all their providers in one place say it makes […]

July 26, 2022

Nokia, CityFibre to build 10Gb/s UK network

Nokia has announced a 10-year XGS-PON broadband equipment agreement with UK Full Fibre infrastructure platform CityFibre including access nodes for its nationwide network of purpose-built Fibre Exchanges, fibre modems for customer homes and IP aggregation switches. Shipments will begin in Q4 2022. CityFibre is building an open access network which will connect up to 8 […]

July 26, 2022