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Russia working on satellite constellation

Russia is working on Skif, the name of a proposed satellite constellation to rival the likes of Elon Musk’s Starlink and Jeff Bezos’ Project Kuiper. Russia’s TASS news agency reports that Skif is planned to commence deployment around the planet in 2025. Russia’s Skif satellite constellation is being developed to provide cheap and high-speed internet […]

November 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Arianespace to boost launches in 2026

Arianespace has been beset by delays in the development of its new Ariane 6 rocket. The company blames Covid and the pandemic’s affect on component production for the new rocket. Arianespace has said that the new rocket will launch around Q4 2023. The launch company says it will take up to 2026 to ramp up […]

November 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Report: Broadband speeds shifting into high gear

Dramatic increases in provisioned speeds are continuing to shift the broadband landscape, according to the Q3 2022 edition of the OpenVault Broadband Insights report. The report was issued by OpenVault, a market-leading source of SaaS-based revenue and network improvement solutions and data-driven insights for the broadband industry. Using data aggregated from OpenVault’s broadband management tools, […]

November 16, 2022

SpaceX seeking fresh funding?

SpaceX is reported to be seeking to raise around $1 billion (€0.96bn) in fresh funding in a formal offering. If successful it would value Elon Musk’s business at around $150 billion, a 20 per cent increase in SpaceX’s value. The offering would be aimed at helping employees and shareholders cash out, two of the sources […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb partners with Saudi’s NEOM project

Satellite constellation operator OneWeb, itself in the process of merging with Eutelsat, is partnering with the massive Saudi Arabian ‘NEOM, city of the future’ currently under construction on the Gulf of Aqaba. OneWeb last October signed a $200 million joint-venture agreement with NEOM Tec & Digital Holding Co., to bring high-speed satellite connectivity to NEOM, […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: 825K Q3 US broadband ads

Findings from Leichtman Research Group indicate that the largest cable and wireline phone providers and fixed wireless services in the US – representing about 96 per cent of the market – acquired about 825,000 net additional broadband Internet subscribers in Q3 2022, similar to a pro forma gain of about 820,000 subscribers in Q3 2021. […]

November 16, 2022

Survey: Operators committed to virtualising broadband networks

Dell’Oro Group, a source for market information about the telecommunications, security, networks and data centre industries, has released the results of a survey finding that 100 per cent of respondents have either deployed or are planning to deploy some form of vCMTS architecture in their networks within the next 24 months. Of those planning to […]

November 16, 2022

UK issues launch licence for Spaceport

The Spaceport Cornwall facility has received its licence to operate from the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). It means a planned launch by Virgin Orbit’s Launcher One rocket plane can now go ahead. The CAA says the site in Newquay, Cornwall can now be used for sending satellites into space. The first mission is expected […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

SpaceX readies two launches

SpaceX is planning to launch its next batch of its Starlink satellites on November 17th; and November 20th should see SpaceX launch Eutelsat’s latest craft, its Eutelsat 10B satellite. The November 17th launch, subject to the usual technical and weather-related restraints, will see Starlink’s latest mission launch from Vandenberg Space Force Base in California. The […]

November 16, 2022By Chris Forrester

Australia: Sat One named OneWeb partner

OneWeb, the low earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, has announced Sat One as a distribution partner. Based in new Perth, Western Australia, Sat One will help to deliver OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency communications services in Australia. Supported by a global network of gateways and user terminals, OneWeb’s LEO platform will provide high-bandwidth connectivity to expand […]

November 16, 2022