April 17th, 2024 9:17 AM 0 COMMENTS

Starlink Could Soon Get License to Serve in India: Report

Starlink, a major satellite communications (satcom) service provider, is set to receive a license to serve customers in India. Due to many security challenges, India has delayed the license approval for Elon Musk-owned satcom company. However, according to an ET report, the license application of Starlink is under process and once the security aspects are checked and cleared, a license should be granted to Starlink. The company has provided ‘ownership’... Read More

April 15th, 2024 3:59 PM 0 COMMENTS

DoT to Seek TRAI’s Views on Allocating Satcom Spectrum: Report

The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) is planning to ask TRAI (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India) about how to proceed with allocating spectrum to satellite communication (satcom) companies. The telecom department will seek the views of TRAI to understand the correct pricing and allocating mechanism of the spectrum to the satcom sector. Further, there could be some changes made to the existing licenses to ensure that clarity arrives for the satcom... Read More

April 13th, 2024 12:49 PM 0 COMMENTS

Gilat Awarded USD 5 Million Contract to Extend 4G Coverage in Remote LatAm Regions

Satellite-based broadband communications provider Gilat Satellite Networks has announced securing a contract worth approximately USD 5 million to provide satellite-based cellular and internet services to a leading Latin American (LATAM) service provider. Gilat said this contract will enable the undisclosed client to extend 4G coverage using Gilat's equipment to remote regions where 4G cellular service is currently unavailable. Also Read: Gilat Satellite Networks Announces New Brand Identity Rural 4G Coverage... Read More

April 12th, 2024 3:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Eutelsat OneWeb Launches High-Speed Connectivity in Antarctica for Scientific Research

Eutelsat Group announced that it has launched Low Earth Orbit (LEO) services in Antarctica for the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), enabling high-speed internet services. Launched in January 2024, the service provides connectivity to the BAS-operated Rothera Research Station in Antarctica, OneWeb said this week. Also Read: MTS Russia Deploys Mobile Network in Antarctica Enhanced Connectivity Previously, BAS-operated research stations in Antarctica were limited to sluggish internet speeds of 1-5 Mbps... Read More

April 10th, 2024 11:44 AM 2 COMMENTS

Indian Govt Not in Hurry to Allocate Spectrum for Satcom: Report

The Government of India (GoI) is not in any hurry to allocate spectrum to the satellite communications (satcom) companies. The likes of Eutelsat OneWeb and Jio Satellite Communications are unlikely to get spectrum any time soon. While these companies have been conducting trials and showcasing their solutions/technology, their plans to roll out the service quickly will likely be delayed. This is because the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) first has to... Read More

March 27th, 2024 8:55 AM 0 COMMENTS

Eutelsat OneWeb and Sat One Bring Enterprise and Maritime Connectivity to Australia and New Zealand

Eutelsat Group announced this week that Sat One is leveraging its OneWeb LEO constellation for the first-time activation of land-based services across Australia's remote northern and southern regions, maritime services in Australian waters, and commercial service in New Zealand. This service activation is the result of a multi-million dollar agreement between satellite service company Sat One and Eutelsat OneWeb, enabling Sat One to bring high-speed, low latency connectivity to its... Read More

March 25th, 2024 1:34 PM 0 COMMENTS

Telia, Norwegian People’s Aid Test Portable Mobile Base Stations via LEO Connectivity

Telia Norway and Norwegian People's Aid collaborate to test the use of portable mobile base stations to extend cellular coverage to areas where there otherwise wouldn't be any. This solution could enable Norwegian People's Aid crews to communicate effectively during important search and rescue missions, Telia Norway said in an announcement today. Essential Communication in Emergencies "The concept of light, mobile base stations was originally tested and developed together with... Read More

March 21st, 2024 10:17 AM 0 COMMENTS

Intelsat Expands Partnership With Eutelsat Group for LEO Satellite Connectivity

Intelsat has announced the advancement of its multi-orbit satellite connectivity capabilities through an expanded partnership with Eutelsat Group, leveraging OneWeb's low-earth orbit (LEO) constellation. Intelsat has committed to purchasing LEO capacity on OneWeb's constellation, aimed at enhancing and integrating LEO capabilities into Intelsat's solutions offerings across its current and future customer base. Also Read: OneWeb and Intelsat Demonstrate Hybrid Inflight Connectivity Partnership Expansion Details The deal, set to commence in... Read More

March 19th, 2024 6:47 PM 0 COMMENTS

CMC Networks Offers Multi-Orbit Satellite Connectivity After Subsea Cable Damage

CMC Networks has announced the addition of Low Earth Orbit (LEO), Medium Earth Orbit (MEO), and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) satellite connectivity to its portfolio of solutions. This multi-orbit approach addresses the diverse connectivity needs of remote regions and challenging environments across Africa and the Middle East, CMC Networks said on Tuesday. Also Read: CMC Networks Upgrades Global Network Operations Center With AI Integration Resilient Networking Amid Outages CMC said its... Read More

March 18th, 2024 2:39 PM 0 COMMENTS

Eutelsat OneWeb Gets Trial Spectrum in India: Report

Eutelsat OneWeb, a satellite communications (satcom) services operator, has been eyeing to launch commercial services in India. In a major development, the company has reportedly received trial spectrum from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) in the Ku and Ka bands for 90 days. According to an ET report, the satcom operator got the spectrum by applying through the administrative route (for a nominal application fee). The Ku band is frequencies... Read More

March 17th, 2024 4:10 PM 0 COMMENTS

Nilesat Selects Hughes Jupiter System for Satellite Broadband Connectivity in Egypt

Hughes Network Systems, an EchoStar company, has announced that Nilesat, a satellite operator in the MENA region, has purchased a Hughes Jupiter System Gateway and will use Hughes Jupiter terminals for its Nilesat 301 satellite. The implementation will begin in Q2 and is expected to be complete by the end of Q3 2024, Hughes said in an official release, noting that the satellite ground platform of Hughes will power broadband... Read More

March 16th, 2024 9:44 PM 0 COMMENTS

E& UAE and Yahsat Partner to Bring Satellite Connectivity to Standard Smartphones

The UAE's satellite solutions provider, Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), has signed a partnership with e& UAE. In a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two companies, e& UAE will become the first telecom operator to collaborate with Yahsat under its Direct-to-Device (D2D) strategy. Also Read:  MWC 2024: E& 5G-Advanced, 10 Gbps Connectivity, Cloud RAN Trial in the UAE and More D2D Strategy This collaboration aims to explore... Read More

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