Advanced Television


Avanti repositions business

Avanti Communications has announced a strategic repositioning from an operator of satellites in geostationary orbit to a global multi-orbit provider of fully integrated connectivity services and solutions. As a result of greater convergence between terrestrial and non-terrestrial connectivity, the satellite industry has grown rapidly over the past few years. While this has given customers more […]

November 10, 2023

Eutelsat OneWeb LEO connectivity for Ponant

Marlink, the smart network and digital solutions company, has partnered with LEO internet operator, Eutelsat OneWeb, part of Eutelsat Group, to provide digital connectivity solutions to Ponant, a specialist in exploration cruise, within its smart hybrid network. Ponant will deploy the Eutelsat OneWeb service on its polar exploration ship Le Commandant Charcot, the luxury icebreaker, […]

November 7, 2023

Report: Lunar ambitions boost space exploration funding

Lunar exploration is the catalyst behind an unprecedented surge in the space exploration sector which saw global government investment rise to $26 billion (€25.4bn) during 2023. Ambitious lunar missions are projected to boost investment to nearly $33 billion by 2032, a growth trajectory which underscores lunar exploration’s pivotal role in shaping the future of space […]

September 29, 2023

South Korea wants its own LEO system

South Korea’s government has outlined its plans for a 480 billion Korean won (€338m) R&D investment in low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites as a ‘home grown’ rival to the systems from Elon Musk, Amazon’s Kuiper and OneWeb. According to local reports, the South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT) recently released a ‘Satellite Communication […]

September 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Are LEO operators risking too much?

Once upon a time there were many would-be alternative cellular carriers expecting to tap into the world’s seemingly insatiable demand for bandwidth. Names such as WorldCom, Global Crossing and Teledesic each raised billions, and flew too close to the sun during the so-called Tech Boom, and each ended in bankruptcy. The problem is that the […]

September 20, 2023

First Tech Web selects Albabtain LeBlanc

First Tech Web Company – a joint venture between OneWeb, the UK-based global communications agency and low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite service provider, and TONOMUS, a tech company powering an ecosystem of cognitive technologies at NEOM – has selected Albabtain LeBlanc, a Saudi Arabian construction company, to construct a satellite station in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia. […]

September 20, 2023

Airlines love LEO for broadband

In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) is a key market for satellite operators, and the likes of Intelsat, SES and Viasat with geostationary craft in orbit are already supplying bandwidth to airlines as well as wholesale suppliers such as Panasonic and Thales. But this current situation is forecast to change dramatically over the next few years. For example, […]

September 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

OneWeb, IP Access International distribution deal

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and IP Access International, a provider of terrestrial and space based mobile connectivity, have signed a Distribution Partnership Agreement to deliver high-speed, low-latency broadband connectivity across the US. Under this partnership, IP Access International will seamlessly blend OneWeb’s satellite services with all major terrestrial cellular providers in […]

August 9, 2023

Telefónica strikes Starlink connectivity deal

Spanish telco Telefónica, through its global business unit, Telefónica Global Solutions (TGS), has become an authorised worldwide partner of SpaceX’s Starlink, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation of highly advanced satellites delivering high-speed, low-latency broadband Internet across the globe, even in the most rural and remote locations. With this agreement, TGS will be able to […]

August 9, 2023

Satellite funding boost for UK broadband, 5G coverage

British innovators working to revolutionise 5G and broadband coverage for every corner of the UK could be in line to secure up to £160 million (€186m) from a scheme to deliver the next generation of high-tech satellites, Science and Technology Secretary Michelle Donelan has announced. LEO satellites represent the next generation of space technology, offering […]

August 2, 2023By Colin Mann