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Ofcom considers Rivada application for NGSO licence

Ofcom is proposing to grant an Earth Station Network Licence to Rivada, a satellite communication service, for its non-geostationary orbiting (NGSO) satellite system. Ofcom has received an application from Rivada to allow it to deploy user terminals, which are the dishes and antennas used by customers to connect to a satellite network. These can be […]

October 19, 2023

Ofcom boost for maritime satellite connectivity

UK comms regulator Ofcom has made changes to its Earth Station Networks licence to confirm that non-geostationary orbit (NGSO) satellites can deliver the latest space-based broadband services to ships and boats. At the same time, the new measures are designed to help Ofcom protect other services, such as radio astronomy, from harmful interference. Every satellite […]

September 15, 2023By Colin Mann

Research: $1.2trn service opportunity for satcom operators

Findings from space consulting and market intelligence firm Euroconsult suggest the satellite industry is likely to see an explosion of services-driven revenue to the tune of a cumulative $1.2 trillion (€1.19trn) by 2031, with the share of data applications jumping from 15 per cent of total market revenues to a remarkable 42 per cent by […]

September 12, 2022

Forecast: HTS capacity supply to grow at “torrid pace”

Euroconsult has released the 6th edition of its High Throughput Satellites (HTS) report – its in-depth analysis of geostationary (GEO) and non-geostationary (NGSO) HTS markets including major drivers, strategic issues, competitive landscape and detailed forecasts of capacity supply and associated demand take-up. After helping reshape the satellite communications industry through their ever-improving capacity volumes and […]

March 24, 2022

Ofcom consults on space spectrum strategy

Supporting the growing use of cutting-edge satellite technology to offer innovative services for people and businesses, is at the heart of UK comms regulator Ofcom’s new proposed space spectrum strategy. The space sector is expanding rapidly, with the number of space launches increasing by almost 60 per cent between 2017 and 2021. Companies such as […]

March 15, 2022By Colin Mann

Gilat Q4 revenues up 58%

Israel-based speciality satellite services company Gilat reported revenues up 58 per cent for its Q4 2021 to $67.3 million (from $42.6 million for the same period in 2020). The quarter help propel Gilat to revenues for the full year to $218.9 million, up 32 per cent y-o-y. Guidance for 2022 is for revenues of between […]

February 17, 2022By Chris Forrester

Ofcom proposes sat broadband licensing changes

UK comms regulator Ofcom has published proposals to change the way it licenses certain satellite systems. A number of new satellite broadband networks are currently being developed, which use Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) systems to connect people to the Internet – particularly those in hard-to-reach areas. NGSO systems are more sophisticated than earlier satellite broadband […]

July 26, 2021By Colin Mann