Is the Eutelsat-OneWeb Merger the “Right” Move?

Eutelsat surprised the Telecom community with plans to merge with OneWeb, an announcement that has generated both positive feedback (Exane/BNPP) and negative reactions (shares tumbling after announcement). Eutelsat is fully right about the need to pivot towards a connectivity-centric business. But, there are multiple questions that are not so certain: Is merging with OneWeb the.

Telecoms: OneWeb lobs another 34 satellites into orbit

Use cases like this are fuelling demand for ubiquitous coverage delivered from orbit. According to Northern Sky Research (NSR), the influx of satellite broadband players will contribute to the manufacture and launch of almost 24,700 satellites over the next decade.

Constellations: Accidents Waiting to Happen?

Last week, two major constellations operators,  OneWeb and SpaceX, nearly crashed in space, when two of their satellites almost collided.  Another near-miss happened the same day when two other satellites nearly struck each other over the Arctic. And last month, the 2-ton NOAA-17 satellite broke up, sending dangerous debris all along its orbit.  This type.