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China accelerates 5G; could strain operator resources

China is accelerating 5G development and hopes 5G will become an engine for the country’s new industrialisation and digital transformation, replicating its industrial policy that produced success in 4G, concludes…

Extreme challenges for Avanti Comms

Troubled specialist satellite operator Avanti used the Christmas break to issue its slew of bad news contained within its end-of-year results. December 27th saw the statement unveiled, for its trading…

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto identifies 2018 cyber-security trends

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform security, has published its annual predictions looking at the content delivery and security trends in media and entertainment for 2018. The e-book, Disruptive Technologies,…

French government supports satellite broadband

The French government is backing new measures to help boost broadband take-up in the country. The new initiative includes funding €150 per home to equip satellite or 4G reception. The…

SES ‘SATis5’ experiment could be worth billions

On December 14th, we reported on a fascinating test, the ‘SATis5’ project, being run by satellite company SES, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer IIS, Newtec, Technische Universität Berlin, Universität der Bundeswehr München…

Astrocast to build 64 satellites for M2M/IoT

A Lausanne, Switzerland-based start-up business Astrocast has raised $4.16 million in extra funding in order to build a planned constellation of 64 mini-satellites to serve the growing Machine-to-Machine and Internet…

SES drives 5G satellite demo testbed initiative with ESA

SES drives 5G satellite demo testbed initiative with ESA

SES is expanding its efforts to support 5G developments as part of ESA’s ARTES project, SATis5, where it will be enabling demonstrations of satellite-terrestrial integration for 5G networks. The testbed…

Analyst: Net neutrality repeal is revenue risk

As expectations build for the repeal of net neutrality, business information provider IHS Markit has released a report that examines the history of the topic and explores the relevant data…

OneWeb gets extra $500m from SoftWeb

Hot on the heels of the news that OneWeb has struck a deal with Boeing to launch another constellation of almost 3000 satellites, and in addition to the launch of…

Boeing wants to help OneWeb satellite plans

Aerospace giant Boeing has formally applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to transfer one of its applications for a V-band satellite constellation to – until now – rival OneWeb,…