Now forges connectivity deal with OneWeb
Philippines-based operator Now Telecom’s parent company teamed with OneWeb to deliver satellite-based mobile broadband services to the enterprise sector at a time when demand for space communications in the country is heating up.
KDDI lights first Starlink base station
KDDI commenced operation of its first base station using SpaceX’s Starlink satellite network to deliver backhaul for its au high-speed service in the island of Hatsushima, its first step to boost coverage by deploying 12,000 sites nationwide.
AST SpaceMobile prepares sat-to-phone operator tests
Satellite player AST SpaceMobile claimed to have deployed the largest commercial communications array in low Earth orbit (LEO), ahead of testing a satellite-to-phone service with mobile operators over the coming months.
Sony joins satellite push with new US unit
Sony Group established a new company in the US to build compact optical communications devices that allow satellites to link in real time using lasers, as the Japanese company moves into the red-hot space-based mobile broadband sector.
Telstra offers OneWeb local ground station support
Telstra signed a ten-year service agreement with OneWeb to build and maintain three teleports in Australia to deliver ground support for the satellite operator’s expanding fleet of low Earth orbit (LEO) birds in the Southern Hemisphere.
Airtel-Hughes satellite venture gets green light
A joint venture between Bharti Airtel and Hughes Network Systems to deliver satellite internet services in India was approved by local authorities, clearing it to join an increasingly competitive rural broadband segment. The venture was announced in May 2019.
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