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Eurona renegotiates Hispasat and Avanti contracts

Spanish telecoms multinational Eurona has renegotiated its existing capacity contracts with Hispasat and Avanti and in the process will save €9 million annually. Eurone says it is operational in more…

Skylo one to watch for satellite IoT

Skylo has just raised a total of $103 million (€92.9m) in Series B funding for its proposed Internet of Things satellite-based service. Skylo had been in ‘stealth’ mode and according…

EGNOS saved on crippled satellite

Last week’s news that Eutelsat 5 West B could only work at about half-capacity because of a failed solar array had one important slice of good news. The ‘hosted payload’…

OneWeb confirms Q4 service introduction

OneWeb confirms Q4 service introduction

OneWeb’s mega-constellation will be switched on before the end of this year, at least for some customers. On February 7th OneWeb will launch 34 satellites into orbit, and during the…

Bank: “CBA back on track”

Last week a fresh submission to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was made by the C-Band Alliance. Investment bank Exane/BNPP has issued its own review of the action, and says…

CBA gets tough with FCC

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) has filed a comprehensive 16-page statement with the FCC that pulls no punches in its argument for a fair commercial reward for reallocating 280 MHz of…

OneWeb signs Alaskan partnership with PDI

OneWeb, the global communications company whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has announce a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport (PDI), a company founded by Microcom – a supplier…

Eutelsat half-rescues a satellite

Eutelsat 5 West B satellite, which was launched in October 2019 with one of its solar arrays non-functioning, has been saved. Eutelsat has confirmed the problem but says about 45…

Eutelsat Konnect satellite successfully launched

The Eutelsat Konnect satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana,…

Gogo signs with Hispasat for IFC

In-flight connectivity specialists Gogo has signed an agreement with Madid-based satellite operator Hispasat on its upcoming Amazonas Nexus craft. Gogo has leased multi-gigahertz of Ku-band capacity onboard Hispasat’s new craft,…

SpaceX to launch 2nd batch of satellites

SpaceX’s Florida launch team are only just recovering from their January 6th work when 60 ‘Starlink’ satellites were sent into Low Earth orbit. They are gearing up for sending another…

OneWeb makes progress on Arctic connectivity

OneWeb makes progress on Arctic connectivity

OneWeb, the global communications company whose goal is to connect everyone everywhere, has announced a new distributor partnership with Pacific Dataport (PDI), a company founded by Microcom – a supplier…

Eutelsats Konnect ready for launch

Eutelsat’s next-generation broadband-by-satellite Konnect craft, built by Thales Alenia Space, is in the final stages of readiness for launch today (January 16th). The satellite is a Very High Throughput (VHTS)…

CBA: “Incentivise us, and we will be speedy”

The C-Band Alliance (CBA, comprising Intelsat, SES and Telesat) filed a Fact Sheet on January 14th that – in essence – urges the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move more…

OneWeb, SatixFy to offer digital beam-hopping

OneWeb, which will launch its first major batch of 30 satellites on Februay 7th, has linked with UK-based SatixFy to add a digital technology pathway payload that will include a…

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