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SES demands Intelsat text message disclosure

SES continues with its legal onslaught on Intelsat and a $1.8 billion claim for a greater share of the FCC’s $9.7 million incentive payments, and for punitive damages to be…

SES joins AWS Direct Connect programme

SES joins AWS Direct Connect programme

SES has joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect Delivery Partner programme. Through a technical and business review process, AWS validated SES’s ability to connect its customers directly to…

SES seeks Summary Judgement against Intelsat

An 80-page document from SES, filed on June 16th with Intelsat’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy court, lays out in historical detail why it wants the court to heavily penalise Intelsat for…

SpaceX gets FAA warning

SpaceX gets FAA warning

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has criticised Elon Musk’s SpaceX over a test launch of a giant Starship rocket (Flight SN8) on December 9th 2020. The FAA says SpaceX ignored…

India LEO licences could cost applicants

India LEO licences could cost applicants

OneWeb has formally applied for a licence to operate over India. The problem is that Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, ViaSat and others are seeking or will be seeking the same…

Analyst: IFC to help ViaSat as airlines come out of pandemic

Analyst: IFC to help ViaSat as airlines come out of pandemic

Quilty Analytics, in a report that focuses on California-based broadband supplier ViaSat, says that despite the impact of the Covid pandemic ViaSat is going to benefit from a recovery in…

Hungary’s 4iG seeks Spacecom ownership

Hungary’s 4iG seeks Spacecom ownership

Hungarian IT and ICT company 4iG PLC has announced its first international transaction, which it says will allow the Group to continue building its telecommunications portfolio and expanding its space…

Viasat confirms applications for Indian licences

Viasat confirms applications for Indian licences

California-based broadband satellite operator has confirmed that it is seeking Indian licences for its geostationary services. India’s Economic Times quotes a Viasat spokesperson saying: “We have filed applications with the…

Branson’s ‘financing two-step’ for Virgin Orbit

Sir Richard Branson managed to handle a reverse take-over of his Virgin Galactic space tourism business by a Special Purpose Acquisition Company (SPAC) and a stock market listing in October…

Alaska Communications agrees OneWeb deal

Alaska Communications agrees OneWeb deal

Broadband telco Alaska Communications has signed a Distribution Partner Agreement with LEO satellite communications network OneWeb to expand the company’s connectivity solutions across Alaska. Alaska Communications will sell OneWeb’s LEO…

India SIA: “Satellite is solution for broadband”

India SIA: “Satellite is solution for broadband”

India’s influential Satcom Industry Association (SIA) is firmly backing the widespread adoption of satellite as the solution for delivering high-speed broadband to the nation. The SIA comments, published by India’s…

OneWeb batch arrives in Russia

OneWeb batch arrives in Russia

OneWeb’s next batch of low Earth orbiting satellites have arrived at the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia’s Far East. They will now be prepared for launch by Arianespace’s team on site…

Thuraya and Airbus wrap design of Thuraya-4

Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Al Yah says that Airbus has wrapped the initial Preliminary Design Review (PDR) for the company’s upcoming Thuraya 4-NGS. Thuraya 4-NGS will have an L-band ecosystem…

SpaceX looks to in-flight broadband for Starlink

SpaceX looks to in-flight broadband for Starlink

SpaceX is reportedly in talks with several airlines about them utilising its Starlink broadband satellite system on their aircraft. Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX’s VP of Starlink and commercial sales, told a…

EchoStar faces S-band deadline

Denver-based EchoStar is facing an ITU obligation on S-band implementation which has to commence by August 10th. Two nano-satellites, designed to operate in S-band and launched for EchoStar, have failed…

Analyst: “Gilat to see strong sales rebound”

Quilty Analytics has conducted its first examination of prospects for Israel-based Gilat Satellite Networks. The report is overall positive and says Gilat’s growth is returning and recovering from the Covid-related…

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