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Rymdkapital empowers Forsway

Forsway, a Swedish provider of innovative, cost-efficient solutions and equipment for enabling satellite broadband connectivity in underserved regions, has announced that Swedish based Rymdkapital (Nordic New Space Capital AB) has endorsed Forsway with an infusion of new funding and support. Founded and backed by seasoned investment management and space industry experts, the Swedish investment firm […]

March 9, 2023

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

India satellite broadband “by mid-2023”

India’s secretary for telecommunications Kalyanaraman Rajaraman believes that Indian users will likely be able to access satellite-based broadband connectivity by the middle of 2023. The department of telecommunications has already sent its reference to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to auction the spectrum in the 27.5-28.5 MHz band, which is essential to rollout […]

October 4, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

SES extends maritime partnership with Orange

Satellite operator SES has announced an extension of its partnership with Orange to serve maritime customers with digital broadband services. “With this innovative agreement, Orange will integrate its own global infrastructure with the global network coverage powered by SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform. Together it will enable Orange maritime customers to cost-effectively scale up their […]

August 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite broadband market to triple

To date, satellite broadband has enjoyed limited success. Suppliers such as Viasat of California, Hughes Network Systems and Paris-based Eutelsat have made some limited headway in supplying consumers and businesses from geo-stationary but numerically modest subscriber numbers. That’s about to change, says research specialist Euroconsult. It is Euroconsult’s first-ever

March 30, 2021By Chris Forrester