2023 has brought about a lot of change in the satellite communications industry, not least the widespread consolidation that has taken place over the course of the year. In May, we saw the closing of Viasat’s acquisition of Inmarsat; three months later came the announcement that Echostar and DISH would merge; and finally, in September,.
Authors: Christopher Baugh | Carlos Placido (independent adviser) On October 13th Qatar Airways announced a collaboration agreement with Starlink for the roll out of a complimentary high-speed, low-latency Internet service. Other airlines had previously partnered with SpaceX including JSX, Hawaiian Airlines and airBaltic. However, the new agreement is significant not only because Qatar Airways is.
Shortly after SpaceX announced this year that Nigeria became the first African country to access the Starlink satellite broadband service, former president Muhammadu Buhari wrongly claimed that Nigeria’s broadband penetration had then reached 100%. In a wireless-connected world, confusion around access and connections is not uncommon but, regardless of the definitions, the story highlights the.
Flat panel antennas (FPAs) are experiencing rapid adoption across various industries and applications. In 2022, According to NSR’s Flat Panel Satellite Antenna 8th Edition report, over 180,000 FPA units were shipped, which was 6 times more, compared to the nearly 30,000 units shipped in the previous year. In the ever-evolving landscape of modern telecommunications and.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) recently announced that 2.6 billion people, or about one third of the world’s population, remain “offline”, without access to the internet. Recognising this, social inclusion and national broadband strategy programs around the world have been attempting to address this challenge, including with the development of fibre networks taking centre stage,.