Dutch Ministry of Defense misses deadline and delays 5G deployment
The Dutch Ministry of Defense won't succeed in moving its intelligence satellite station in Burum before September. The deployment of 5G in The Netherlands is delayed as a result. This is evident from a proposal to change the National Frequency Plan for the 3.5 GHz frequency spectrum.
The 3.5 GH... Read more
Eutelsat and OneWeb take on Elon Musk’s Starlink
Eutelsat acquired a major stake in OneWeb. The two European satellite operators proceed as a joint venture. The organizations want to break through Starlink's satellite internet dominance.
Eutelsat already had a 23 percent stake in OneWeb. The satellite operator recently upped its shares to 50 p... Read more
Sony builds lasers to venture into space
Sony is venturing into space. The organization set up a new company to develop devices for laser communications. Laser signals are suitable for transferring data among satellites and ground stations.
The devices will be offered by Sony Space Communications, a new subsidiary. Laser communication ... Read more
Dutch 5G auction is delayed once more
The Dutch auction for the 5G spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band is delayed again. The band has to be shared with Immarsat, a satellite company operating a ground station in the Netherlands. Resultingly, the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate recommended delaying the auction for now.
For s... Read more
‘Starlink satellite internet scores mixed results compared to broadband’
Ookla recently researched the speed and latency of Starlink satellite broadband connections compared to average fixed broadband connections. In Western Europe, results were mixed.
For several years, SpaceX has been steadily expanding its Starlink satellite network to provide broadband connection... Read more
Elon Musk says Starlink will go live in October
Elon Musk has announced that SpaceX's Starlink project will go live in October, a month later than was initially planned. Starlink aims to deliver broadband services to the whole world using a satellite constellation.
Musk, who is not known for meeting deadlines, took to Twitter to confirm that ... Read more
‘Apple is working on secret satellite program for mobile network’
Apple is working behind closed doors on a special "satellite program" to enable Apple devices to communicate with each other. In doing so, the company hopes to bypass mobile network providers, writes Bloomberg.
It is not yet certain if that will be the outcome of the program. Bloomberg suggests ... Read more
AWS Ground Station for satellite data has become widely available
AWS Ground Station is now widely available. The service is designed to help AWS customers access and manage data from satellites. That's what Venturebeat reports.
AWS made Ground Station available as a preview in November last year. However, the service is now open to all AWS users. The service inc... Read more
SpaceX halves the height of internet satellites to avoid space debris
SpaceX has received permission from the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to halve the orbital height of over 1,500 planned Internet satellites. In this way, the space company wants to reduce the risk of space waste and improve latency.
SpaceX has been working for some time on the project ... Read more
Netgear shows new routers, access points and switches for SMEs
During the CES, Netgear showed a number of new solutions for small and medium-sized enterprises. Thus, the company comes up with an IPV6 switch series consisting of five different models, as well as an Insight wireless access point and a new Orbi Pro Mesh wifi satellite.
The new line of switches is ... Read more