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300 MHz to be freed by FCC?

A report from analysts at New Street Research says that the FCC will rule in November on the C-Band Alliance’s (CBA) proposal to reassign 180 MHz of C-band spectrum for…

Report: US could save $30bn a year from satellite broadband

Report: US could save $30bn a year from satellite broadband

A report from Podium, written by Tyler Cooper from BroadbandNow, suggests that US broadband users could save hundreds of dollars a year, thanks to increased competition from satellite mega-constellations, even…

IoT/M2M satetllite business worth $11.6bn over 10 years

A report from Northern Sky Research (NSR) predits that the market for satellite-based Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connectivity will be worth $11.6 billion (€10.4bn) over the next…

EUTELSAT 5 West B delivered to Baikonur

Eutelsat Communications has announced the safe arrival of EUTELSAT 5 West B at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, where it is due for launch on a Proton Breeze M rocket…

India and France to build satellite constellation

The space agencies of India and France have signed an agreement to develop a constellation of broadband satellites. The constellation will carry telecommunications, radar, and optical remote-sensing instruments, which are…

Avanti: Share price meltdown

London-based speciality satellite operator Avanti Communications says it wants to cancel its listing of its ordinary shares from the London ‘junior’ exchange Alternative Investment Market. It made the announcement early…

Viasat planning big for Europe

California-based Viasat and Paris-based Eutelsat were once extremely friendly, and still have good – formal – relations with one another although not quite as strong as a couple of years…

SoftBank writes off £380m in OneWeb

Japanese investment fund SoftBank has written down the value of its significant stake in satellite constellation OneWeb by £380 million (€414.7m). OneWeb has also attracted investment cash from Virgin Group,…

The end for dish farms?

Dish farms are massive arrays of uplink and downlink parabolic dishes in a teleport which communicate with orbiting geostationary satellites. The dishes are huge, typically measuring 7-10 metres across, and…

CBA maintains pressure

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) made another filing on August 14th to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and again fired a blistering extra salvo at suggestions made by the ACA Connects…

Virgin Galactic: “Spaceport is ready”

Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic spaceport in New Mexico is “operationally functional”. While, to date, Virgin’s rocket plane test flights have taken place in the Mojave Desert in California, the…

SpaceX increases naval fleet

SpaceX increases naval fleet

SpaceX has had something of a maritime fleet from its beginnings. Its ‘Of course I still love you’ floating barge has been the landing stage for many of SpaceX flights.…

CBA gets support from major broadcasters

The C-Band Alliance has won significant extra support for its reallocation of satellite spectrum over the US to help speed 5G’s adoption. The support comes from CBS, Discovery, Fox, Disney,…

Viasat going for Version 4 ‘super-satellite’

Broadband-to-the-consumer specialist Viasat of California, which has yet to complete its latest constellation of high-capacity satellites (the ViaSat-3 fleet), is already working on an improved version. Mark Dankberg, CEO at…

Intelsat, Stratosat expand Central Africa connectivity

Intelsat has announced an agreement with Stratosat Datacom that provides for the delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa by integrating managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput…