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Eva Berneke

Eutelsat extends life of OneWeb satellites

Eutelsat’s CEO Eva Berneke, in a post-results Q&A with analysts on February 16th, said that she expected its Video DTH decline to slow. Revenues from Video – mostly DTH – had fallen 8 per cent during the 6-months to December 31st 2023. The loss was not helped by DigiTurk not renewing its contract with Eutelsat […]

February 19, 2024By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat returns to top line growth

Eutelsat, helped by initial revenues from its OneWeb constellation, is returning to top-line growth, says CEO Eva Berneke. However, its Video division is still under pressure and suffered a 9.5 per cent decline for the half-year to December 31st 2023. But revenues for its Mobile division showed further impressive growth (up 27.2 per cent). Total […]

February 16, 2024By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat CEO: “Nobody wants a Musk monopoly”

Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke, in an interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP), has said that Eutelsat OneWeb intends to form a viable competitor to Elon Musk’s Starlink and provide superfast internet and broadband from space. She told AFP: “We have a lot of customers who want us to get there quickly. They tell us they took […]

November 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat adds LSE listing

Eutelsat, just hours after completing its merger with OneWeb, has seen its shares listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Eutelsat said in a press statement: “[We are] pleased to announce that its entire issued share capital has today been admitted to the Standard Segment of the Official List of the Financial Conduct Authority and […]

September 29, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat, OneWeb complete merger

Eutelsat Communications has announced the completion of its all-share combination with OneWeb, the global low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications network, following the approval at the Ordinary and Extraordinary General Meeting of Eutelsat shareholders in Paris. The combination forms Eutelsat Group. The company remains headquartered in Paris. OneWeb will be a subsidiary operating commercially as […]

September 28, 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

Eutelsat CEO: “Video in decline”

Eutelsat’s CEO Eva Berneke, speaking on CNBC, said that some shareholders had withdrawn their investments in Eutelsat but they had been replaced by others. She explained that the suspension of the company’s long-standing dividend payments meant that some shareholders who had relied upon those payments had decided to exit. Eutelsat is in the process of […]

June 18, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat/OneWeb: “Synergies of more than €1.5bn”

Eutelsat says that its upcoming merger with Low-Earth orbiting constellation OneWeb will achieve estimated savings for between €1.5 billion-€1.8 billion in the two businesses’ operational costs, measured against an overall cost to Eutelsat of an estimated €4 billion in terms of acquisition and investment. The Eutelsat and OneWeb merger is on track to close during […]

May 12, 2023

Eutelsat sends 5WA to graveyard slot

Eutelsat has decommissioned its 5WA satellite. The craft, designed for a 15-year mission, actually lasted more than 20 years. Launched in 2002, it has now been repositioned to a high ‘graveyard’ orbit some 400 kms higher than the usual geostationary arc which is the normal position for giant communications satellites. Eutelsat described the long lifetime […]

January 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat reaches 200k in sub-Saharan Africa

In June 2022 Eutelsat, via a commitment to the ITU’s ‘Partner2Connect’ initiative, pledged to connect 1 million underserved people in sub-Saharan Africa by 2027. Eutelsat says it is well on its way to that goal having reached the 200,000 mark for connections to its Konnect WiFi hot-spots in the region. Operating over Africa, Konnect is […]

January 12, 2023By Chris Forrester