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Eutelsat outlines plans for merger with OneWeb

Eutelsat has issued its documentation ahead of its shareholders meeting on September 28th when their merger with OneWeb will be voted on. They have also named the executive management for the combined business. The merger plans were announced in November 2022 and the deal has now received all its necessary formal regulatory approvals. Shareholder approval […]

September 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Global Skyware signs Eutelsat contract

Global Invacom, a provider of satellite communications equipment and electronics, has announces its wholly owned subsidiary, Global Skyware, has signed a multi-year contract for the supply of its XRE ODU platform with Eutelsat Communications. The new platform is based on the Skyware XRE 3-Watt transceiver, which begins production in Q4 2023. Equipped with zero-touch Electronic […]

September 6, 2023

Eutelsat partners with Karista’s Spacetech fund

Karista and Eutelsat Communications have announced a new strategic partnership which will see Eutelsat become a new subscriber to the venture capital (VC) firm’s Spacetech fund. For Eutelsat, the new partnership consolidates its existing close ties with the industry’s start-ups and plays a key role in the development of a vibrant space ecosystem featuring the […]

September 5, 2023

Eutelsat schedules OneWeb merger vote

Eutelsat has set September 28th for an Extraordinary General Meeting of shareholders designed to vote on the proposed merger between itself and OneWeb. The meeting will be held in Paris. The merger scheme was announced in July 2022. The other regulatory hurdles have been completed satisfactorily. OneWeb’s shareholders have already voted in favour of the […]

August 22, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat secures extra business over Brazil

Eutelsat talks of having won “multiple contracts” from Brazilian broadcasters which are tapping into Eutelsat’s 65 West A satellites in order to guarantee interference-free signals over Brazil. The problem is avoiding interference generated by ongoing 5G deployment in Brazil. Specifically, Eutelsat says AVS, a leading Brazilian service provider and integrator in the public and private […]

August 8, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat, Thaicom partner for new Asia satellite

Eutelsat and Thaicom will jointly fund a new software-defined satellite for location at the 119.5 degrees East orbital slot over Asia. Under this partnership, Eutelsat will expand its service over the continent. Eutelsat is committed to lease and operate the service for half of the capacity on the satellite during its lifetime. The formal agreement […]

August 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

China wanted to buy OneWeb

There was reportedly once an attempted takeover of OneWeb by Chinese interests. An article in the Sunday Telegraph says that the UK’s MI5 security service investigated the China involvement, and this prompted the UK government to step in and buy a major stake in OneWeb. There was also a further complication in that OneWeb is […]

July 31, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat Video revenues tumble 8.3%

Eutelsat’s full year results – to June 30th – were mixed, with its Broadcast Video division (62 per cent of income) falling y-o-y by 8.3 per cent (like-for-like, or 6.3 per cent as reported). But on the more positive side its fast-growing Mobile Connectivity segment grew 26.8 per cent (like-for-like, or 37.9 percent as reported). […]

July 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat 10B gets to work

Eutelsat 10B, the latest addition to the Paris-based satellite operator’s fleet, is now serving customers from its 10 degrees East orbital slot. Clients include In-Flight communications operators. Responding to strong growth in demand for mobile connectivity, Eutelsat 10B is carrying two multi-beam High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Ku-band payloads: a payload covering the North Atlantic corridor, Europe, […]

July 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Telesat’s Goldberg to head GSOA board

The Board of trade body The Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) has announced the election of Telesat’s CEO Dan Goldberg as its new Chair. Eva Berneke, CEO of Eutelsat was also elected co-Vice Chair, alongside Ali Al Hashemi, CEO of Yahsat, who was appointed earlier in 2023. Following the recent combination with Global VSAT Forum […]

June 27, 2023