Bloomberg: Satellite Growth causes Dust-up with Rival Viasat (VSAT)

Viasat provided consumer broad services to about 590,000 US subscribers last year; Space Exploration Technologies Corp. says it has launched about 2,500 first-generation satellites in its Starlink fleet and serves almost 500,00 subscribers worldwide. The global market could be $30 Billion by 2030, compared to $12 Billion today, according to Northern Sky Research.

Connectivity Business: Viasat modem breach highlights nation-state threat

A targeted denial-of-service attack on Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT) exploited a misconfigured virtual private network (VPN) appliance, allowing the attacker to render modems across Europe useless. Viasat issued the results of its investigation into the attack on its KA-SAT network last week in a blog post. The attack, which began on Feb. 24 at 6 a.m..

Satcom 2021 in Review, and Prospects for 2022

2021 saw a continuation of industry-wide transition in the satellite communications market, with the COVID-19 pandemic accelerating or worsening key industry trends. Most of NSR’s guidance for the satcom market persisted through the year, and some are set to accelerate in 2022. These trends include uneven growth across various verticals, vertical integration and horizontal consolidation,.

Will Community Wi-Fi Bridge the Digital Divide?

Internet access is an integral part of the human necessity, owing to its immense impact on social and economic developments in a region or community. However, approx. 50% of the world’s population still do not have Internet access, creating a greater digital divide across regions. This inequality is significant between developing and developed regions, where.

Non-GEO Constellations: Answering the Call?

Non-GEOs continue to make noise, and for the right reasons. With SpaceX launching hundreds of satellites and revealing more info on their user antennas (with Musk admitting that the biggest challenge is cost of user terminals) to OneWeb restarting their production and awaiting a 36-satellite December launch, to Telesat forming a new public company post.