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Sky Broadband launches 500Mb/s Ultrafast Plus

Sky Broadband launches 500Mb/s Ultrafast Plus

Sky Broadband has launched what it says is its fastest broadband package yet, Ultrafast Plus. The new package, which is delivered only through FTTP (Fibre to the Premises), is more…

EU gets tough on rocket plans

Currently the EU, mostly via the European Space Agency (ESA) and other national space bodies, has totally supported the development of Arianespace’s ‘next generation’ Ariane 6 rocket. However, the development…

Eutelsat signs deal with WORK Microwave

Eutelsat signs deal with WORK Microwave

WORK Microwave, a European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, has signed a new multimillion-dollar agreement with Eutelsat. Eutelsat is using WORK Microwave’s Ka- and Q-/V-band converters on its ground…

OneWeb seeks to halve terminal costs

Sunil Mittal, chairman of Bharti Enterprises and now a major investor in mega-constellation OneWeb, said the satellite operator was in talks with Sasken Technologies, as well as a division of…

Analysis: Strong growth for European smart home market

Analysis: Strong growth for European smart home market

The smart home market in Europe accounted for almost 23 million units in the first quarter of 2021 — growth of 25.6 per cent over the same quarter last year,…

Thaicom sole bidder for Thai slot

Thaicom sole bidder for Thai slot

A subsidiary of Thaicom is the sole bidder for a Thai satellite orbital slot which is due for auction on July 24th. TC Space Connect is the bidder, although muSpace…

Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

Broadcom hit with FTC monopoly charge

The US’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a complaint charging Broadcom with illegally monopolising markets for semiconductor components used to deliver television and broadband Internet services through exclusive dealing…

Driver fined for Starlink dish on car

Driver fined for Starlink dish on car

A Californian motorist was stopped and issued a penalty ticket issued for using a Starlink dish mounted on the car’s front hood. The driver was stopped by California’s Highway Patrol…

OneWeb adds another 36 to fleet

OneWeb adds another 36 to fleet

A successful launch by an Arianespace Soyuz rocket placed 36 OneWeb broadband-by-satellite craft into orbit on July 1st. The launch, OneWeb Flight 8, from the Russian Far East cosmodrome at…

Forecast: 24,700 satellites to be launched by 2030

Northern Sky Research (NSR) in its latest analysis says that, during the current decade, satellite manufacturing will see some 24,700 satellites launched into orbit. This forecast includes commitments from the…

Hispasat CTO questions LEO impact

Hispasat CTO questions LEO impact

A webcast organised by the Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council heard some negative comments on the likely impact of Low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. Most of the criticism came from operators…

Risk of Starlink/Progress near miss

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency says there’s a risk that a SpaceX Starlink satellite will get “dangerously close” to Russia’s Progress MS-17/78 cargo craft. Progress MS-17/78 was launched on June 29th…

Survey: 47% of US TV viewers already cordless

Survey: 47% of US TV viewers already cordless

Cordless TV consumers are on track to become the predominant TV consumer in the US next year, according to the fourth Future of TV survey of more than 4,000 US…

Report: Growth in satellite activity

Report: Growth in satellite activity

The Satellite Industry Association’s (SIA) 2021 State of the Satellite Industry Report (SSIR)  says – in essence – that the industry is in robust health. It notes that, despite the…

Starlink: 69,420 subs and growing

Starlink: 69,420 subs and growing

June 30th saw a routine SpaceX launch lifting 88 smaller satellites into orbit on its Transporter-2 special flight. The Falcon 9 rocket booster landed some 10 minutes later back onto…

BT sells two business units to Italy’s TIM

BT sells two business units to Italy’s TIM

BT has completed the sale of its business units serving customers in the public administration and Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) sectors in Italy to TIM. The transaction, first announced…