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Europe anxious over threat to Arianespace

Rocket company Arianespace is the pride and joy of Europe’s space agencies, and in particular, the French government, which sees the Ariane rocket as a pinnacle of its engineering prowess.…

Facebook wants “stratobus” global connectivity

Facebook says it is pioneering new technologies by working with aerospace company Airbus to “bring affordable connectivity to more people, faster. This includes our work on the Aquila program, a…

SES rethink on C-band use?

Intelsat wants to modify how its C-band frequencies are used over the US. It has in mind using bandwidth over metropolitan areas for 5G activity.  Intelsat (and Intel) has submitted…

UK mobile data usage could grow seven-fold by 2021

The average UK mobile subscriber could consume as much as 18 GB of data per month in 2021, according to CCS Insight’s latest UK mobile operator forecast. With consumers’ appetite…

ViaSat taps into ESA help for ViaSat-3 scheme

ViaSat’s plan for its ViaSat-3 global scheme and which includes plans for a broadband satellite over Europe, in which Eutelsat is closely involved, is tapping into European Space Agency (ESA)…

Speedcast, SES Networks LatAm partnership

Speedcast, SES Networks LatAm partnership

Speedcast, a specialist in providing fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, and satellite operator SES have announced an agreement to provide several hundreds of Mbps of connectivity into Peru.…

Intelsat, Coca-Cola African broadband partnership

Satellite giant Intelsat has linked with soft-drinks company Coca-Cola to promote satellite-delivered Wi-fi and broadband services across Africa. Intelsat and Coca-Cola have an interest through OneWeb (both are investors in…

Es’hailSat to deliver Inmarsat L-band services in Qatar

Es’hailSat has announced a new partnership with Inmarsat, which will see the Qatar-based communications satellite operator complement its existing portfolio of fixed Ku and Ka-band services with Inmarsat’s L-band service.…

South Africa: Nokia, Vodacom 5G collaboration

South Africa: Nokia, Vodacom 5G collaboration

Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalisation…

Africa: Mobile broadband subs to double in 5 years

Africa: Mobile broadband subs to double in 5 years

Mobile data will be the main driver of growth in the African telecoms market, with the number of mobile broadband connections on the continent set to more than double over…