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Report: Telcos with no satellite strategy will miss revenues

A report from Analysys Mason’s NSR division states bluntly that “Telcos that rely exclusively on terrestrial networks will miss revenue opportunities and fall behind their rivals.” Telcos should use satellites to enter new verticals and enhance services, says NSR. Telcos’ satellite strategies need to fit into their overall action plan; they should prioritise their target […]

February 12, 2024By Chris Forrester

Patent granted for “direct communications” to smartphones

The US Patent Office has granted a Patent covering ‘SATCOM GSM Solution Directly Communicate With GSM Phones’. The Patent was granted on November 14th 2023 to three inventors – Zhi Zhong Yu or Reading UK, Frederico Pedro Fawzi of Midland, Texas and Abel Avelian of Coral Gables, Florida. The Continuation Patent is assigned to AST […]

January 29, 2024By Chris Forrester

Thuraya, YahClick partner with G4T

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PJSC, the UAE-based satellite solutions provider, has announced that its mobility arm, Thuraya Telecommunications Company, and its satellite broadband solutions provider, YahClick have signed a new service partnership to launch their mobility and data services in South Sudan in cooperation with the South Sudanese start-up Gate for Technologies (G4T). Through […]

October 23, 2023

Intelsat, Aalyria sign multi-orbit connectivity deal

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Aalyria, the advanced software-defined and optical networking communications specialist, that includes financial commitments to advance the development of a new optical technology that will transfer record amounts of data between ground and space. “Aalyria’s groundbreaking technologies give us the […]

September 12, 2023

Yahsat reports record Q1 revenue

Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), the UAE satellite solutions provider listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange, has announced its consolidated financial results for the quarter ending March 31st 2023. Yahsat continued to deliver year-on-year growth in revenue, EBITDA and Net Income, which increased 2 per cent, 4 per cent and 35 per cent […]

May 11, 2023

Forecast: Maritime bandwidth to increase twentyfold

A report from Euroconsult forecasts that Maritime bandwidth capacity demand is set to increase twentyfold over the next decade. The expansion will be driven by increased demand from the cruise industry. With the most serious restrictions of Covid-19 now generally in the rearview mirror, market intelligence firm Euroconsult estimates that maritime connectivity sectors have mostly […]

May 4, 2023By Chris Forrester

New satellite communication consortium formed

ST Engineering iDirect’s EU Satcom Centre of Excellence, ST Engineering iDirect Europe, located in Sint-Niklaas, Belgium, which specialises in the development of ground segment technology and equipment for the EU, is leading a consortium of leading satellite industry players to develop the European Protected Waveform (EPW) for the European Defence Fund (EDF). The aim is […]

March 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Iridium launches GO!

Iridium Communications GO! Is a new compact personal satellite communications gadget which is a smart companion to all smartphones, tablets and laptops. Based on Iridium Certus technology, the Iridium GO! exec also provides fast, reliable data speed and easy connectivity to Iridium’s satellite constallation, claims the company. The device is built and ideal for professionals […]

February 1, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: 2m Indian satellite comms users by 2025

A report from India financial services company ICRA forecasts that local consumers will increasingly adopt use of satellite communications despite the “quite expensive” costs. India, however, is starting from a low base (estimated at less than 300,000) in current usage of satellite communications. The report blames a “restricted” operating environment, vague licencing policies and uncertainty […]

August 10, 2021By Chris Forrester