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Verizon 5G home service coming to Indianapolis

Verizon 5G home service coming to Indianapolis

Verizon has announced Indianapolis as the fourth city scheduled to receive 5G residential broadband service in the second half of 2018. The company previously said it would launch 5G in…

7,000 smaller satellites planned for next 10 years

A study from Paris-based Euroconsult says there is a significant expansion underway in the ‘smallsat’ market, both in terms of demand and systems’ capabilities. About 7,000 smallsats are due to…

Gogo making progress on In Flight usage

In Flight Entertainment (IFE) business Gogo says it has a near-$1 billion of contracts waiting to be fulfilled, and which stretch over the next 10 years. The contracts cover installations…

Inmarsat wins Belgian OK for ground IFE repeaters

Inmarsat wins Belgian OK for ground IFE repeaters

London-based Inmarsat has won approval from Belgium’s radio-communications regulator (BIPT) to install ground repeaters for its European Aviation Network (EAN), and providing crucial links for passengers and users of its…

Global Eagle offering 400 Mb/s to IFE customers

In-Flight Entertainment supplier Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) continues to expand its European presence, saying that it is now adding installations on LOT Polish Airlines, and during Q2 it completed installs…

Charlie Ergen: “Sat industry must merge”

EchoStar chairman Charlie Ergen seemed to bear no ill-will towards his takeover target Inmarsat in his comments made during the company’s Q2 results presentation. However, he told analysts that “scale…

Triple success for SpaceX and Indonesian satellite

Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed a textbook launch of Telkom Indonesia’s Merah Putih (Red & White) satellite in the early hours (01.18 am EDT) of August 7th from Cape Canaveral. The…

Report: $10bn cash windfall for SES and Intelsat

A major 37-page report from equity analysts at investment bank Jefferies says the proposed restructuring of scarce satellite C-band frequencies over the US in order to help drive adoption of…

Survey: Inflight Wi-Fi demand drives airline loyalty

Survey: Inflight Wi-Fi demand drives airline loyalty

Inflight Wi-Fi is a key driver in forming customer loyalty and satisfaction among today’s airline passengers, according to Inmarsat’s fourth annual global Inflight Connectivity Survey, the industry’s largest poll of…

Telesat: “We will align with US C-band plan”

Ottawa-based Telesat says it will participate in any upcoming C-Band reorganisation of capacity over the USA. CEO Dan Goldberg told analysts: “We’ll participate in the proceeding. We’re not at this…

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