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Berenger quits OneWeb

OneWeb has confirmed that Eric Berenger has left the company barely one month after he was ‘sideways’ promoted to the position of president/COO (from CEO). OneWeb is the proposed mega-constellation…

AMN, Intelsat connect rural sub-Saharan Africa

Intelsat has made a strategic investment in Africa Mobile Networks (AMN).  The purpose of the investment is to accelerate the deployment of mobile connectivity to unserved communities across multiple countries…

ETNO: “Let Europe craft an ambitious policy for digital leadership”

A group of leading telecom CEOs have gathered in Brussels, on the occasion of the annual FT-ETNO Summit, to put forward their vision for Europe’s next policy agenda. As Member…

SpaceX’s Tintin 1 and Tintin 2 “in the lead”

For some months it has been rumoured that Elon Musk’s plans to build a global mega-constellation of some 4425 low orbiting broadband satellites (Starlink) was paused, and even cancelled. ‘Not…

LeoSat expects major investments to flow

Mark Rigolle, CEO of new satellite start-up LeoSat, says he expects existing partners Hispasat and Japan’s SkyPerfect JSAT to invest up to $300 million each into the venture. LeoSat estimates…

Analyst: C-Band revolution could spread to other nations

The reallocation of satellite C-band frequencies for 5G over the US, already supported by the FCC and likely to be approved by mid-2019 could well be extended to other nations,…

Mega-constellations will happen, but financing at risk

Delegates to the Satellite Innovation conference in Mountain View, California, heard speakers agree that there was probably enough customer demand for two and perhaps three of the proposed satellite mega-constellations…

Analyst: “Ergen steadfast in 5G plans”

Analyst: “Ergen steadfast in 5G plans”

Equity analysts at Deutsche Bank (DB) have held an investors conference in Arizona, and one of the speakers was Charlie Ergen, Chairman/CEO at Dish (and Echostar). Ergen told delegates that…

Concerns over FCC comments on C-band

A recent 5G Summit meeting in the US saw the Federal Communications Commission’s chairman Ajit Pai update and outline the FCC’s thoughts on the proposed C-band restructuring by the new…

Germany: DT, Telefónica team for network expansion

Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica Deutschland are consolidating their strengths to speed up the expansion of their mobile communications networks. The two companies have agreed to connect at least 5,000 Telefónica…

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