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Telesat, Gilat partnership

Gilat Satellite Networks, a global player in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced a collaborative project with Telesat for development of broadband communication technology using low earth orbit…

EchoStar moves on Inmarsat

EchoStar moves on Inmarsat

EchoStar has bid an “implied” £5.32 (€6.01) per share for London-based Inmarsat worth in total some $3.2 billion. Denver-based EchoStar quietly made the improved bid on July 3rd ahead of…

WBU argues against C-band changes

Not so many years ago Intelsat and SES were arguing strongly for satellite’s C-band frequencies to be protected from would-be predators especially those in the cellular community. Now, with the…

Fast expansion for “must have” IFE

In Flight Entertainment (IFE) and broadband connectivity, is a fast-growing business for airlines and their satellite bandwidth suppliers says a study from Euroconsult. The Paris-based research organisation says more than…

Boeing goes slow on LEO, but SpaceX continues

Dawn Harms, VP/Global sales at Boeing Satellite, told delegates to the CASBAA Industry Forum in Singapore that its plans to launch a massive satellite constellation had been paused. Boeing filed…

Report: 5G faces indoor coverage challenge

The fourth-generation (4G) LTE mobile service has had trouble penetrating some indoor office environments. Unfortunately, fifth-generation (5G) comes along with its own complications to this coverage challenge, according to data…

ViaSat claims “fastest” satellite broadband

Satellite operator ViaSat of Carlsberg, California, says it has introduced the USA’s fastest satellite internet business service, with download speeds available from 35 Mb/s to 100 Mb/s dependent on location.…

Indonesia: 4G to drive telco & pay-TV revenues

Total pay-TV and telecom services revenue in Indonesia is poised to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.7 per cent over the period 2017-2022, mainly driven by…

Intelsat/SES C-band plans upset rivals

A satellite-focussed panel at CASBAA in Singapore heard a slew of critics grumble at the Intelsat and SES joint proposal for the use of some C-band frequencies over the US.…

Arabsat links with ‘Space Belt’

Arabsat links with ‘Space Belt’

Riyadh-based Arabsat has signed a MoU with Cloud Constellation Corp of Los Angeles to use a proposed constellation of 12 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites. Cloud Constellation calls its patented…