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Global Eagle offers satellite-IFE experience

In Flight connectivity specialists Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) says passengers travelling between North America and Europe on Icelandair are now the first in Europe to enjoy ‘jetway to jetway’ Wi-Fi…

Satellite Internet boosted by BDUK project

Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite ISP, is seeing a growing level of interest in the supplementary element of BDUK’s Basic Broadband For All scheme which aims to provide affordable broadband…

Ofcom: 30 UHD channels via satellite

Ofcom: 30 UHD channels via satellite

UK spectrum regulator Ofcom is examining future demand for satellite bandwidth over the UK in a new Space Spectrum Strategy consultation document issued March 1st (and which closes for comments…

Eutelsat tops 6,000 channels

Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat says it has reached a total of 6,000 channels on its fleet of satellites. Eutelsat is now carrying more than 2,200 free-to-air channels, on 50 pay-TV…

Eutelsat/Viasat JV raises M&A questions

February 9th saw a major announcement from Eutelsat and California-based ViaSat which sees the two satellite operators coming together in a strategic partnership designed to promote and develop satellite-delivered broadband…

Eutelsat JV with ViaSat

ViaSat of California is the hugely successful high-speed satellite broadband service with some 660,000 paying subscribers. It owns and operates the Exide Internet service provider. It has linked with Paris-based…

OneWeb and Airbus link for 900 satellite project

Channel Islands-based OneWeb, which is looking to launch 900 satellites to girdle the Earth, is linking with aerospace giant Airbus Defence & Space to build the constellation. A new 50/50…

RRMedia for Eutelsat African Broadband Initiative

RRMedia, a provider of global digital media services to the broadcast and media industries, has been selected to support Eutelsat’s African satellite broadband initiative. RR Media’s Middle East Media Center…

High-speed broadband in cars moves closer

Consumers can already access broadband and media via smartphones whether they’re sat in a car, on a train and increasingly in the air. However, a new link between Toyota and…

Satellite boost for UK broadband speeds

In what the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport describes as “an early Christmas present”, homes and businesses in some of the most remote areas of the UK are…