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Starlink-Dish-2-and-Modem

5th May, 2022 (5 Comments)

SpaceX has begun sending out new emails to customers on their Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband ISP satellites, which announces the availability of their new ‘Portability‘ add-on (i.e. the ability to move the system to a different location and still receive service). But it’s NOT free.

Arabsat-BADR-7

3rd May, 2022 (10 Comments)

Hybrid satellite broadband ISP XtndNet, which back in March 2022 claimed (here) it could help to reach remote rural parts of the UK with download speeds of 25Mbps by combining satellite technology with mobile broadband or fixed lines (ADSL), has shared the first pricing details and responded to other questions.

OneWeb First Generation Satellite in Orbit

21st April, 2022 (4 Comments)

British-registered satellite broadband company OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK Government, has complemented their recent launch deal with SpaceX by signing an additional contract for rocket launches with New Space India Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation.

16th April, 2022 (19 Comments)

A few years ago we got the chance to test the performance of in-flight internet access on a long-haul British Airways flight from the UK to USA (here) – mostly conducted over water. We’ve now been able to run a similar test by going in the other direction, from the UK to Dubai (UAE), which mostly occurred over land.

avanti_satellite_fleet_around_earth

14th April, 2022 (1 Comment)

Avanti, which is based in the UK and runs the HYLAS network of five large Ka-band communication satellites in high earth orbit (35,792km) for rural broadband and backhaul delivery across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has been given a reprieve by a new investment deal that slashes its debt from $810m to $260m (£198m).

5th April, 2022 (4 Comments)

Internet shopping giant Amazon has managed to secure up to 83 Launches aboard rockets from Arianespace, Blue Origin, and United Launch Alliance (ULA) to support their plans for a new global low-latency ultrafast broadband service via a new mega constellation of satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO).

Starlink-Coverage-Map-UK

31st March, 2022 (24 Comments)

SpaceX has added a coverage map to the website for their Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband ISP satellites, which makes it easier to see which parts of the United Kingdom and world can currently access the service. Anything north of around Aberdeen in Scotland is currently excluded.

Starlink-Dish-on-UK-House-Official

24th March, 2022 (2 Comments)

Bad news folks, SpaceX has just hiked the price of everything from rocket launches to their already expensive Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband ISP satellites, the latter of which due to increase in price by 11.11% per month (20% for the hardware) in order to “keep pace with rising inflation.”

satellite_broadband_LEO_MEO_constellation_uk_space

22nd March, 2022 (3 Comments)

Rivada Space Networks has become the latest company to announce a plan to launch their own mega-constellation of 600 broadband satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), which will serve the Telecom, Enterprise, Maritime, Energy and Government services markets. But they’re also “planning” to tackle poor connectivity in rural areas.

oneweb_leo_satellite_constellation

22nd March, 2022 (0 Comments)

British-registered satellite company OneWeb, which is partly owned by the UK Government, has today announced a global, multi-year Distribution Partnership Agreement (DPA) with Eutelsat to help commercialise the company’s broadband services for key sectors including Maritime, Aviation, Enterprise, Telcos and Government.

SpaceX-Falcon9-Rocket-Launching-to-Space

21st March, 2022 (6 Comments)

British-registered space company OneWeb has today announced a new agreement to “resume” launches of their ultrafast low-latency broadband satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) by harnessing rockets (e.g. the Falcon9) from SpaceX, which is the owner and operator of arch rival Starlink. The first launch is expected this year.

Arabsat-BADR-7

17th March, 2022 (3 Comments)

A new provider called XtndNet claims to have launched a new ISP network for serving “forgotten broadband customers” in remote rural parts of the UK, which adopts a “hybrid” approach that combines mobile broadband (4G / 5G) with fixed line ADSL and satellite connectivity in order to offer “typical” download speeds of 25Mbps.

Starlink-Satellite-Dish-2

16th March, 2022 (8 Comments)

Ookla, which runs the popular Speedtest.net service, has today published their latest Q4 2021 report into the internet download, upload and latency speeds for UK customers on SpaceX’s new Starlink constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) based ultrafast broadband satellites.

satellite_broadband_LEO_MEO_constellation_uk_space

15th March, 2022 (2 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published their proposals for a new ‘Space Spectrum Strategy’, which among other things sets out their approach to supporting the growth of satellite broadband services, such as via the new mega constellations of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) platforms from SpaceX (Starlink) and OneWeb.

2nd March, 2022 (20 Comments)

Calls are growing for the UK Government to take action to stop OneWeb, a British-registered company where it holds a key £400m stake after helping to rescue it from bankruptcy in 2020 (alongside a consortium of investors), from using Russian rockets for future launches of OneWeb’s ultrafast low-latency broadband satellites.

pound_sterling_broadband_voucher

28th February, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Fastershire broadband project is starting to make a new Digital Household Grant (DHG) available to homes in some rural parts of South Herefordshire (i.e. those that were originally due to receive FTTP broadband via UK ISP Gigaclear), which will enable them to help cover the installation cost of an “interim broadband solution.”

OneWeb Speedtest Illustration

17th February, 2022 (15 Comments)

Space firm OneWeb, which is owned by a consortium that includes the UK Government and others, has signed a new deal with the Clarus Networks Group to deliver their ultrafast low-latency broadband service – delivered via satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) – across the UK and Northern Europe.

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