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Wyler now involved with 400,000+ satellites

Our recent report on Greg Wyler’s e-Space filing via the French spectrum regulator with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 116,640 new C-band satellites contained an error. We said that the new French filing for frequencies meant that his previous application using Rwanda for 327,000 satellites had “evidently died”. We were wrong. The Rwandan filings, […]

June 30, 2023

Wyler registers for 116,640 new satellites

Greg Wyler, a serial satellite entrepreneur, is using France to register with the International Telecommunications Union for 116,640 C-band satellites. His immediate previous project was backing 327,000 satellites using Rwanda as the registration authority. That Rwandan project has evidently died. At one stage, Wyler was involved with O3b (which is now owned by SES) and […]

June 28, 2023By Chris Forrester

E-Space acquires CommAgility

Would be mega-constellation operator E-Space, which wants to build 300,000 small satellites, has acquired hardware developer CommAgility. E-Space is managed by serial entrepreneur Greg Wyler. E-Space, using Rwandan frequencies, has paid $14.5 million (€13.8m) for CommAgility. The company is based in Loughborough, UK. CommAgilty has some 50 staff and the company specialises in managing systems […]

December 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wyler: “Comms future must be heterogeneous”

Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur who founded O3b, OneWeb and now the Rwanda-backed e-Space concept of 300,000 low Earth orbiting satellites, explained to delegates his vision for satellite industry at the Riyadh Connecting the World from the Skies event. He said 10 years from now there should be no difference between satellite and terrestrial. “Everything […]

November 17, 2022

Sabbagh joins E-Space leadership team

Low Earth orbit (LEO) network company E-Space has appointed Karim Michel Sabbagh to managing director, Europe and Middle East, reporting to E-Space Founder and CEO Greg Wyler. Sabbagh will oversee all European and Middle East business strategy and operations, as well as provide support to the regional corporate development, technical and manufacturing team activities. He […]

October 11, 2022By Colin Mann

First batch of Rwandan satellites readied

The small African state of Rwanda has filings for more than 300,000 small satellites in its E-Space business. Satellite entrepreneur Greg Wyler is behind the scheme. He helped found O3b and OneWeb. Their first demonstration satellites are readying for launch. Three prototype satellites are to be launched as part of a 34-payload mission carried into […]

April 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rwanda will launch 3 test LEO satellites

Rwanda has, the landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa plans – and has official filings lodged – to launch more than 100,000 small satellites for broadband connectivity. The country’s project, named E-Space, used the Washington Satellite 2022 event to say that it had contracted with Rocket Lab and its Electron rocket […]

March 23, 2022

Wyler sticks to 100,000 satellite plan

Greg Wyler was instrumental in founding OneWeb. Prior to that he was instrumental in the establishment of O3b (standing for the ‘other 3 billion’ of global unconnected homes). Both outfits let him go, but according to recent reports plus an interview given to the FT, he is determined to see 100,000 satellites launched in conjunction […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wyler behind Rwanda’s 300,000 satellite plan

Rwanda’s ITU filing to build and launch 327,000 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) was considered by many observers to be at the very least “audacious”. Now, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, it has emerged that the scheme is being masterminded by Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur and who has also […]

November 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb rejects Wyler in bankruptcy action

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction allows the affected business to accept or reject some of the contracts and leases that were in place prior to the bankruptcy. OneWeb has delivered to its bankruptcy court a long list of contracts, some it will be happy to respect or amend but others it wants to be rejected. […]

September 23, 2020