Advanced Television


FCC proposes satellite-to-phone regulatory framework

The US Federal Communications Commission has proposed a new regulatory framework to facilitate innovative collaborations between satellite operators and wireless companies. These partnerships leverage the growth in space-based services to connect smartphone users in remote, unserved, and underserved areas. Numerous such collaborations have launched recently, and the FCC seeks to establish clear and transparent processes […]

March 17, 2023By Colin Mann

mu Space, OneWeb connectivity partnership

Low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb, and aerospace manufacturer and satellite Internet Service Provider mu Space and Advanced Technology have agreed a multi-million, multi-year deal to deliver OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) connectivity solutions across mainland Southeast Asia, also known as Indochina, which includes Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Malaysia. As one of OneWeb’s […]

March 15, 2023

SES-17 delivers free internet over Mexico

SES has struck a deal with Mexico’s federal agency CFE Telecomunicaciones e Internet para Todos (CFE TEIT) to deploy more than 1,100 broadband hotspots as part of the Federal Government’s initiative ‘Internet para todos’ (Internet for everyone). These sites are enabled by the very high throughput Ka-band SES-17 satellite and will benefit communities across the […]

March 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Space Business Qualified courses offered at Satellite 2023

The new series of online courses and certification testing produced by SSPI, GVF and SatProf will be demonstrated at this year’s Satellite 2023 show at Booth #1657. The Space Business Qualified (SBQ) courses are used by companies large and small to train employees in the business of space and to retain and attract new talent. […]

March 9, 2023

Orange, OneWeb connectivity agreement

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb and telco Orange have signed a distribution agreement to expand connectivity services across Europe, Africa, Latin America, and other global regions. The news comes as governments across the world prioritise the development of digital infrastructure networks post-COVID. With this partnership, Orange will offer enriched connectivity, integrating OneWeb’s […]

March 8, 2023By Colin Mann

Satcube building production facility for satellite terminals

Satcube, a European technology company that develops lightweight terminals to provide satellite broadband, is building a new facility for mass production of satellite terminals, both for existing product verticals and new ventures for LEO and vehicular applications. The new facility will be completed July 1st, with a production timeline aimed at mid-August. Harnessing core CSR […]

March 8, 2023

Hispasat broadband for Spain

Madrid-based satellite operator Hispasat has said it will offer broadband to “all towns” in Spain “this year”, after having been granted a provisional contract covering connection services in rural areas, which is expected to rise to definitive supplier. Hispasat’s download speed will be 100 Mb/s, and which will rise to 200 Mb/s in 2024, according […]

March 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Arianespace’s Vega rocket loss explained

Arianespace says that a faulty component caused the loss of one of its Italian-made Vega rockets on December 20th 2022. The problem was probably caused by a faulty carbon component – in effect, a nozzle – which Italian aerospace group Avio had purchased from a supplier in Ukraine, Arianespace revealed as it published findings of […]

March 6, 2023

Lynk tests sat-to-mobile for Philippines

Satellite operator Lynk Global, working with Globe Telecom, has trialled what they claim is the first-ever emergency satellite connectivity service in the Philippines. The test included SMS messaging and emergency alerts to and from mobile phones. The test took place during February in Bataan, a province of the Philippines, and used Globe Telecom’s terrestrial cellular […]

March 6, 2023By Chris Forrester

MP: “UK toxic for satellite launches”

A UK all-party parliamentary Science and Technology Select Committee, headed by Greg Clark MP, heard witnesses describe the British approach to satellite launches as being “toxic” and a “disaster” with regards to future space launches. The committee heard from senior figures at Wales-based Space Forge which lost one of its small satellites on the recent […]

March 2, 2023By Chris Forrester