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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.

Panasonic links with Inmarsat for aircraft broadband

Inmarsat has signed what it describes as a major 10-year agreement with Panasonic Avionics to provide in-flight broadband and entertainment for commercial airlines. The pair say the partnership would enable…

Airbus denies GEO downturn

A week ago Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) was talking openly of closing (or perhaps selling or merging) its Palo Alto satellite construction facility, and blaming the decision on the downturn in…

Iridium gets favourable report

Iridium is a supplier of satellite-based voice and data communications which uses L-band spectrum from its 66 satellites. It has had a very troubled history following its Motorola financing and…

OneWeb facing extra problems?

OneWeb, founded by Greg Wyler, is planning to circle the planet with a mega-constellation of hundreds of satellites in order to reach unserved, or underserved, broadband consumers. It has just…

LeoSat hits $1bn sales target

LeoSat is a proposed Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) fleet of satellites offering business users what it describes as “the fastest, most secure and widest coverage data network” available. The service…

Space Systems/Loral site to be merged/closed

One commentator, on the September 6th news that owners Maxar Technologies is looking at “strategic alternatives” as far as its satellite building Space Systems/Loral’s Palo Alto facility is concerned, said…

The End for Google, and perhaps FAANG?

Could the end be in sight for some of the giant online players? While few doubt the might of the Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google names, some critics are…

War of words between TIM and Vivendi

Corporate statements tend not to be quite so brutal, and rarely can one read phrases such as “disastrous management”  – in this case uttered by Vivendi – towards Telecom Italia…

EchoStar still fancies Inmarsat

Despite a firm rebuttal, investment bank RBC Capital still sees EchoStar wanting to walk Inmarsat down the aisle, although the bank says another offer isn’t likely any time soon. EchoStar…

SpaceX and Bezos sweat over US launch contracts

The US Air Force is reportedly close to making a decision on an extremely important set of contracts covering future ‘Launch Service Agreements’. NASA has just held a series of…

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