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23rd February, 2021 (68 Comments)

The CEO of SpaceX, Elon Musk, has revealed that the on-going expansion of Starlink‘s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based broadband satellites will, by the end of this year, push customer download speeds up to around 300Mbps and bring network latency down to around 20ms (milliseconds). A cheaper budget package is also planned.

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9th February, 2021 (14 Comments)

The Fiber Broadband Association, which represents FTTP networks and suppliers in the USA, has published a new study that claims Elon Musk’s new constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based Starlink broadband satellites will face a “capacity shortfall” by 2028 and over 56% of their “RDOF subscribers” (rural) may not be fully served.

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2nd February, 2021 (21 Comments)

Satellite broadband operator OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK government and aims to build a mega constellation of “high-speed” broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), has confirmed that they’re in early-stage talks with BT about the use of their network to help connect remote rural areas.

27th January, 2021 (10 Comments)

The latest crop of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Starlink broadband satellites include the long-awaited “laser links between the satellites” feature, which could boost the constellation’s coverage and reliability. On top of that the company has hinted that staggering speeds of 10Gbps may in the future be possible for individual users.

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15th January, 2021 (6 Comments)

In an interesting development OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has secured an investment of $350m (c.£257m) from Japanese company Softbank – the same firm that effectively forced it into bankruptcy last year by putting a stop on further funding.

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2nd January, 2021 (86 Comments)

A few weeks ago SpaceX’s new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband service, Starlink, began sending out beta invites to selected trial applicants in the United Kingdom and now there are unverified indications that the first customer connections may soon be going live. We also know how much it will cost UK users.

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27th December, 2020 (11 Comments)

Space firm OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here) and is in the process of building a mega constellation of “high-speed” broadband satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), may move their Airbus supported manufacturing base to the UK.. eventually.

18th December, 2020 (13 Comments)

As promised space company OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has today successfully launched their next batch of 36 high-speed broadband capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites – built with support from Airbus – into orbit.

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10th December, 2020 (0 Comments)

A new survey by Satellite operator Eutelsat has claimed that UK homes with “poor broadband” connectivity can end up selling for £38,902 less than their market value, which is said to reflect the fact that respondents would only be willing to buy such a house if it came with a 16% discount.

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21st November, 2020 (9 Comments)

European space firm Eutelsat has released details of what their new KONNECT based satellite packages will look like for UK consumers, which will offer a top download speed of 100Mbps and “unlimited” data usage. But admittedly there are a few caveats to consider.

oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

20th November, 2020 (10 Comments)

Space company OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has today revealed that they will launch the next batch of 36 high-speed broadband capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites into orbit on 17th December 2020.

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16th November, 2020 (13 Comments)

European space operator Eutelsat has today confirmed that their new all-electric (propulsion) broadband satellite, KONNECT, which was launched into Geostationary Orbit (7° East) around the Earth in January 2020 (here), has finally entered into commercial service and should soon be available from ISPs in the UK and EU.

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27th October, 2020 (36 Comments)

Good news, SpaceX has unofficially revealed how much they intend to charge open beta customers of their new Starlink Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite broadband service. Bad news, it’ll set you back $99 (c.£75) per month for the service rental and $499 (c.£380) for the ground terminal, tripod and router hardware.

22nd October, 2020 (0 Comments)

The Satellite and Terrestrial Network for 5G (SaT5G) project, supported by various UK telecoms operators like BT, Avanti and €8.3m of EU funding, has for the first time successfully managed to integrate a standard commercially available 5G core (mobile broadband) network into a live Satellite network.

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3rd October, 2020 (12 Comments)

The US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York has officially approved the £800m ($1bn) sale of OneWeb to the UK Government and Bharti Global (here), which paves the way for the satellite ISP to continue creating a constellation of 650 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites for ultrafast low-latency broadband.

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29th September, 2020 (13 Comments)

Financial analyst firm Cowen has attempted to predict the capability of SpaceX’s new mega constellation of small Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Starlink satellites, which they claim should eventually be able to serve 485,000 simultaneous data streams in the USA with 100Mbps speeds or 1.5 million streams with over-subscription.

oneweb rocket launch arianespace soyuz

21st September, 2020 (9 Comments)

Space company OneWeb, which is now owned by a consortium of the UK Government and Indian conglomerate Bharti Global (here), has today confirmed that they will begin sending their high-speed broadband capable Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Satellites into orbit again from December 2020.

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