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OneWeb, Kymeta joint venture

Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, have announced a joint development agreement (JDA) to develop an innovative flat-panel electronically steered user terminal that is compatible with the OneWeb network. The user terminal will support land fixed applications and lead the way to various mobility […]

December 2, 2021

Eutelsat, Vodacom bring high-speed broadband to Tanzania

Eutelsat Communications and Vodacom Tanzania PLC have signed a service agreement for packaged services to bring connectivity to underserved regions of Tanzania, leveraging Eutelsat’s Konnect high-throughput satellite. Following a successful Proof of Concept trial, Vodacom will commercialize services on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite under its own brand, building out its service offer to customers previously […]

December 2, 2021

OneWeb signs for new In-Flight terminal

Satellite communications operator OneWeb has signed a joint development agreement with GDC Advanced Technology (GDC). GDC is developing and testing a new In-Flight Connectivity terminal which OneWeb says will deliver the benefits of its LEO constellation including high throughput and low latency to airlines and their passengers from 2023. The pair say the terminal will […]

December 1, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite broadband SAM in 330m premises by 2026

According to global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the serviceable addressable market (SAM) for global satellite broadband over geostationary (GEO), medium earth orbit (MEO), and low earth orbit (LEO) satellites will stand at 330 million premises, equivalent to 1.3 billion household members in 2026. SAM has grown by 5.3 per cent compared to 2021. Fibre-optic […]

November 30, 2021

OneWeb looks at de-orbiting failed satellite

A OneWeb satellite (numbered SL41) orbiting at about 1200 kms, has failed because of a software problem and the satellite operator is looking to de-orbit the craft and is considering how best to remove it from orbit. The satellite is the only one of the 358 OneWeb craft to have failed, which is itself an […]

November 26, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb loses a satellite at 1200km

OneWeb says it has suffered a failure of one of its broadband satellites. The craft, which orbits at 1200km, was said by OneWeb to be one of a batch launched early last year and the failure is blamed on a software problem. Other satellites in the fleet were updated from the ground and the malfunction […]

November 17, 2021By Chris Forrester

Major fire at Nilesat HQ

There was a major fire on November 15th near one of the Nilesat buildings near Cairo’s Media Production City. Six fire trucks and their crews fought the fire. Experts said that a heavy-duty transformer had caught fire although power to the satellite section of Nilesat was reportedly not affected. An inspection proved that the fire […]

November 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

Starlink launches 53 satellites; square aerial

SpaceX executed another flawless launch – and 1st stage landing – on November 13th, albeit delayed by 24 hours because of poor weather at Cape Canaveral. The Falcon 9 rocket (its first stage has now been used nine times) carried 53 extra Starlink satellites into space. The 1st stage landing on SpaceX’s ‘Just Read the […]

November 15, 2021By Chris Forrester

Africa Mobile Networks extend coverage with Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks, a global player in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network is extending its coverage to a dozen countries in Africa. Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) has deployed Gilat hubs and placed additional orders of Gilat cellular backhaul terminals to serve multiple Tier-1 Telcos in […]

November 15, 2021

Eutelsat’s Quantum enters service

Eutelsat’s latest – and highly versatile – Quantum satellite has entered service following a period of testing and validation. The satellite was launched on July 30th on board an Ariane 5 from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana and reached its final orbit position a few days later at 48 degrees East covering a wide angle […]

November 12, 2021By Chris Forrester