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Chris ForresterChris Forrester is one of the most experienced and highly regarded journalists in the field. His insight and analysis, particularly in the satellite and pay-TV arena, is highly prized. He has written for all the major business journals in the sector as well as several national newspapers.

‘Mega-constellation’ bubble about to burst?

The satellite industry is a carefully structured business. With every DTH satellite costing upwards of a quarter-billion dollars to build launch (and insure) operators have to be sure of the…

C-band over US: Windfall proposal in trouble?

The world’s two largest satellite operators, Intelsat and SES, have enjoyed considerable share-price rises largely because of the “windfall” gains expected to flow from the re-versioning of their C-band frequencies…

End in sight for Avanti?

Struggling satellite operator Avanti Communications is having a tough time and a near-total collapse in its already stressed share price. This past week has seen its share price fall from…

Satellite operators reject ‘space tug’ concepts

For sci-fi writers the prospects of orbiting ‘space tugs’ have been a staple of their writings. Whether to somehow rescue problem satellites, or simply act as an orbiting refuelling source,…

ViaSat accepts $188m compensation

ViaSat of Carlsbad, California, has agreed a $188 million (€165.3m) insurance claim as compensation for antenna failures on its ViaSat-2 satellite. Some $44.4 million has already been banked. ViaSat operates…

SpaceX pushing ahead with Starlink broadband

Elon Musk’s SpaceX project has a sister operation in the form of Starlink, a plan to launch around 4425 satellites in order to girdle the Earth and provide high-capacity broadband…

C-band Alliance gains strong support

The C-band Alliance (CBA) of Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat told the FCC on October 29th that a market-based approach represented the fastest way to repurpose C-band over the US,…

“No profit” for LG’s display division

LG makes the best panels for OLED manufacturers, and there is no doubt that their ‘best of breed’ quality is appealing for their own branded displays as well as those…

C-Band Alliance offers 200 MHz to FCC

The drive to see a speedy adoption of 5G technology in the US has seen the C-Band Alliance (CBA) increase the amount of downlink spectrum they could free up. The…

Concerns grow over C-Band Alliance

The C-Band Alliance (CBA) is talking with the FCC over proposals to use satellite’s C-band frequencies to help boost take-up and deployment of 5G cellular, but the plan is not…

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