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RRMedia buys Satlink

RR Media, a leading provider of global digital media services to the broadcast industry, has acquired Satlink Communications, an Israel-based global provider of content distribution, management and playout services for…

High expectations for satellite sector

Aircraft ‘direct-to-seat’ entertainment and connectivity for passengers while travelling, currently represents a very modest 1 per cent of revenues for the major satellite players such as Eutelsat and SES.  A…

Russia to drop Proton rocket launcher

Igor Komarov, who heads up the Russian Roscosmos space agency, stated June 3 that Russia intended to move more speedily to replacing its now troubled Proton launch rocket, reported news…

BBC, EE trial 4G replays at FA Cup final

BBC, EE trial 4G replays at FA Cup final

The BBC and mobile network operator EE tested new mobile apps at the FA Cup final on May 30th using 4G Broadcast technology to offer instant replays to fans watching…

Tuvalu selects ABS to deliver high-speed Internet

ABS and Tuvalu Telecommunications Corporation (TTC) announced that they have signed a 5 year contract on ABS-6. The capacity agreement will provide high speed internet connectivity to support TTC’s growing…

SES boosts SAT IP Alliance

Satellite operator SES used the NAB show in Las Vegas to announce a wider grouping of organisations to promote the adoption of SAT IP technology. SAT IP technology makes it…

Ofcom: 4G outperforming 3G

Ofcom: 4G outperforming 3G

The UK’s 4G networks are performing “much better” than 3G but a study has highlighted significant variations between operators. Ofcom’s test of smartphones in five towns and cities found EE…

Thuraya up for sale

The UAE’s broadband and sat-phone operator Thuraya is up for sale. There’s even a prospective buyer lined up in the shape of satellite giant Inmarsat. The problem is the two…

BT preps 4G network



BT is preparing to launch its own 4G network, even before it has completed the £12.5 billion takeover of EE. The telco will reportedly unveil its 4G service by this…

Inmarsat & Solaris Mobile could lose spectrum

UK regulator Ofcom has issued formal warnings to Inmarsat and Solaris Mobile that they must bring into use their planned services by December 2016, or else risk losing the frequency…