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Confusion over Spacecom satellite plans

Spacecom, which operates the AMOS fleet of satellites from Israel, has today (April 30th) notified the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange that the Israeli state is to buy a new communications…

Musk to spend $10bn on global Internet

‘Starlink’ is the proposed name of a global mega-constellation of thousands of small satellites which billionaire Elon Musk is proposing to launch, and in the process to “change the world”.…

SES Q1: ‘A solid start’

Satellite operator SES has reported what it describes as “solid” financial results for the three months ended March 31st 2018. Group revenue and EBITDA were delivered in line with the…

Inmarsat and Eutelsat in-flight battle

ARCEP, back in February, gave its approval to Inmarsat for the London-based satellite operator to deploy its ground-based connectivity for Inmarsat’s European Aviation Network. The French regulator joins Ofcom and…

Tshipama heads Eutelsat Broadband in Africa

Eutelsat Communications has finalised the staffing of its teams in charge of broadband activities with the appointment of Jean-Claude Tshipama, who will be heading Broadband in Africa to promote satellite…

GlobalData: 5G may usher in next wave of sat-comms

By augmenting 5G mobile networks with next-generation satellite capabilities, satellite operators have an opportunity to become a major player in the emerging 5G ecosystem, says data and analytics company GlobalData.…

Gates, Wyler team for ‘EarthNow’ live video

‘EarthNow’ is a proposed constellation of specialised satellites capable of providing “live and unfettered” continuous footage of almost anywhere on Earth. Investors in the project include Bill Gates, Japan’s media…

Russia rejects OneWeb access

Would-be broadband-by-satellite operator OneWeb has suffered a refusal by Russia for permission to beam its signals over Russia. It is quite possible that OneWeb, backed by Japanese media giant SoftBank,…

Inmarsat wins Turkish inflight TV deal

Inmarsat wins Turkish inflight TV deal

Inmarsat has signed an agreement with local inflight connectivity companies Turkish Technic and Havelsan to bring Inmarsat’s inflight broadband and live TV solutions to Turkish Airlines. Ahmet Karaman, Turkish Technic’s…

Panasonic equips Turkish Airlines with IFE live TV

Panasonic Avionics and Turkish Airlines says they are making a major commitment for inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions to be installed on 50 wide-bodied Turkish Airlines aircraft and with…