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Digital Connectivity Forum publishes sustainable guidance

With the growing impact of climate change worldwide and a collective commitment to achieving Net Zero by 2050, the Digital Connectivity Forum (DCF) has published new guidelines for the telecoms sector to reach net zero targets: the Telco SME Net Zero Guidance. Telecommunications in the UK currently connect 97 per cent of homes and serve […]

November 14, 2023

TSTT switches to Zappware’s NEXX5 framework

Telecommunications Services of Trinidad and Tobago (TSTT) has announced that it has selected Zappware’s NEXX 5 product suite to replace its legacy client. NEXX 5 features a UX multi-screen client framework and scalable back-office tools that allow operators like TSTT to create their own UX experiences and take control of their own deployments. The demo […]

September 17, 2023

Turkey: Profen signs SES mPOWER deal

SES has agreed a distribution deal with Profen in Turkey for access to its mPOWER broadband system. Energy companies, government agencies, the telco companies and humanitarian aid organisations in Turkey, the Middle East and Africa will soon be able to access high-performance, low-latency satellite-based connectivity services. The combined capacity and infrastructure agreements will see Profen […]

May 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

EchoStar expands S-band strategy

Charlie Ergen’s EchoStar has moved in regard to its coverage of the planet with S-band frequencies. EchoStar already has European coverage with its EchoStar Mobile Ltd under a licence from the EU (although due to expire in 2027). EchoStar has now dramatically expanded that coverage with a commitment to launch 28 satellites with Astro Digital […]

February 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: Space economy worth $424bn in 2022

Paris-based Euroconsult has released its latest market overview which states that its assessment of the value of the Space Economy last year was $424 billion (€394.8bn), and expects this to grow to $100 billion annually by 2031. “The fast growing commercial space sector enjoyed another year of significant growth and productivity during 2022, but did […]

January 10, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat ups TSF support

Eutelsat has extended its 15-year support for Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) and has now become the NGO’s lead sponsor. TSF is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) focusing on emergency aid telecommunications, and the pair announced a multi-year sponsorship deal that follows on from a previous long-term partnership agreement between the two companies initiated in 2007. Eutelsat’s […]

December 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Telecoms, pay-TV services spending to reach $1.5trn

Worldwide spending on telecommunications and pay-TV services is forecast to reach $1.5 trillion (€1.3trn) in 2021, representing an increase of 1 per cent over 2020, according to the Worldwide Semiannual Telecom Services Tracker from market intelligence firm International Data Corporation (IDC). The latest forecast is more optimistic than the May 2021 forecast as it presumes […]

November 8, 2021