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mu Space to build 200 satellites

Bangkok-based mu Space says it can build low Earth orbiting small satellites at just $4 million (€3.55m) each, and thus undercut its rivals which it says cost considerably more. mu…

Virgin Orbit invests in Hypersat, SatRevolution

Virgin Orbit invests in Hypersat, SatRevolution

Sir Richard Branson-backed Virgin Orbit has taken a 17.5 per cent stake in Earth Observation image company Hypersat, as well as investing in a funding round for Poland-based SatRevolution. Hypersat…

Ofcom: Full fibre reaches 8m UK homes

Ofcom: Full fibre reaches 8m UK homes

Full-fibre broadband is now available to more than 8 million UK homes, as rollout accelerates, according to regulator Ofcom’s annual Connected Nations report on the availability of broadband and mobile…

Sat-operators slam would-be constellations

Sat-operators slam would-be constellations

The likes of Steve Collar, CEO at SES, have heavily criticised the 2021 trend to propose massive satellite constellations. Specifically, Collar had in mind the recent Rwanda proposal, with advice…

Report: Broadband access equipment market up 7%

According to a report by Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, networks, and data centre IT industries, total global revenue for the broadband access equipment market…

Arianespace confirms new rocket debut in 2022

Arianespace confirms new rocket debut in 2022

Arianespace’s much-needed new Ariane 6 rocket will be available for launches in 2022. Arianespace’s CEO Stéphane Israël, speaking at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris, told delegates that…

Synamedia powers Sangli expansion

Synamedia powers Sangli expansion

Video software provider Synamedia has confirmed that Sangli Media Communication, the largest independent cable company (MSO) in Sangli Maharastra, India, has deployed its video network solutions as it adds services…

Omantel chooses Hughes Jupiter’s VSAT

Omantel, Oman’s integrated telecom service provider, has selected Hughes’ Jupiter satellite system to extend its mobile network and provide backhaul connectivity. The Jupiter System is the next-generation Very Small Aperture…

Box Broadband selects Netgem TV

Box Broadband selects Netgem TV

Box Broadband, an Internet Service Provider that serves a combination of rural and non-rural areas, has launched its own TV offering through a partnership with Netgem TV. The new offering…

Report: Decline in turnover of FSS operators

Report: Decline in turnover of FSS operators

Dataxis has published its latest report on the Fixed Satellite Services (FSS) civil communications market. After years of significant growth, the decline in traditional video activity in the most developed…

FCC facilitates satellite broadband competition

FCC facilitates satellite broadband competition

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed revisions to its rules for spectrum sharing among non-geostationary satellite orbit, fixed-satellite service (NGSO FSS) systems. The proposed revisions would seek to facilitate…

TRAI extends timetable for satellite gateways

TRAI extends timetable for satellite gateways

India’s telecoms regulator TRAI has extended its timetable deadlines for would-be satellite operators to establish – and license – their Earth station gateways. December 13th was the original closing date…

OneWeb partners with Network Innovations

OneWeb partners with Network Innovations

OneWeb has signed up Alberta-based Network Innovations as a distribution partner to serve Canada “and across the globe” to benefit essential government and enterprise customers. OneWeb’s partnership with Network Innovations…

EU selects 2nd LEO consortium study

The European Commission has selected a second consortium to supply potential ideas for a future Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) system for Europe. Last week it named New Symphonie, which is…

O3b mPOWER boost for Colombian connectivity

O3b mPOWER boost for Colombian connectivity

SES’s satellite-based trunking services will enable leading Colombian fibre optic networks service provider Integra Multisolutions (IMS) to extend and enhance fibre-like connectivity for Colombian municipalities with fewer than 100,000 inhabitants…

Carrier-grade open caching from Velocix

Video streaming and ad tech supplier Velocix has launched a carrier-grade open caching platform which it says enables broadband providers to monetise further the delivery of Internet-based content over their…