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Eutelsat OneWeb launches trial services in Antarctic

Eutelsat Group has launched low Earth orbit services in Antarctica for British Antarctic Survey (BAS), a centre for polar science and polar operations. Launched in January 2024, the service provides connectivity to the BAS operated Rothera Research Station in Antarctica. Communications and internet connectivity in Antarctica is currently limited to solutions offering at most 1-5 […]

April 10, 2024

Jupiter-3 a changemaker

EchoStar’s Jupiter-3 satellite is a true giant for subsidiary HughesNet. When stowed within the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (on July 28th 2023) it was described as being about the size of a school bus. Within hours of its launch it was successfully receiving and sending signals. However, today’s picture is not quite so rosy. Despite […]

April 5, 2024

Eutelsat’s OneWeb secures Intelsat contract

Eutelsat’s OneWeb division already has a bandwidth relationship with Intelsat. It has extended that agreement in a “multi-year” deal worth up to $500 million (€461.2m) over the next seven years, and with an initial commitment of $250 million. Intelsat’s intention is to tap into OneWeb low-Earth orbiting constellation and integrate services such as connectivity for […]

March 20, 2024By Chris Forrester

OneWeb seeks June launch in India

Despite some powerful local support from the likes of a main shareholder (Bharti), Eutelsat OneWeb is still not permitted to operate in India. That might now change with a formal request by OneWeb to India’s Wireless Planning and Coordination Wing (WPC) of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) for spectrum allocation. Once the spectrum is allocated, […]

March 18, 2024By Chris Forrester

UK awards £100m for space R&D

The UK’s government is awarding £100 million (€117m) in grants to British-based space organisations in particular focusing on the development of low Earth orbiting (LEO) satellites. In addition, it is also granting £10 million to Scotland’s SaxaVord rocket launch site. The intention is to highlight development of on-board data processing, laser optical links for satellite-to-satellite […]

March 7, 2024By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat/OneWeb connects with IFC

Eutelsat’s OneWeb division will start connecting aircraft with its in-Flight Connectivity (IFC) in September. OneWeb’s low Earth orbiting satellites will be supplying broadband direct-to-seat services to a number of airlines. The news came from Dermot Cahalan, OneWeb’s Aviation Market Development Director, Europe, who was speaking at APEX (the Airline Passenger Experience Association) Tech conference in […]

March 5, 2024By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat OneWeb launches Land Mobility services

Eutelsat Group has confirmed the launch of Eutelsat OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) mobility services, bringing high-speed communications ‘on the move’ into reality for land-based customers. The launch of Land Mobility services enables Eutelsat OneWeb’s distribution partners to implement comms on the move solutions for customers around the world. The service activation opens up new […]

February 27, 2024

Bank: “Eutelsat not out of the woods yet”

Investment bank BNP/Paribas, in its review of Eutelsat’s half-year results, praised the satellite operator saying it was making “good progress” and reducing its balance sheet risks, but warned it “is not out of the woods yet”. BNPP, in its note to clients, stated: “While we remain cautious on the shares in the context of management […]

February 20, 2024

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