Category: Satellite

OneWeb searches for new uses for its satellites

LEO satellite firm OneWeb has invited the wider world to come up with innovations based on its constellation of connectivity sats, with the prize being the opportunity to develop those ideas alongside the firm.   

OneWeb prepares to launch 36 satellites from India

OneWeb will launch 36 LEO satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India, which apparently marks the first dedicated commercial launch for NewSpace India using the GSLV-MkIII rocket.

The Podcast: Ukraine, 5G SA and Twitter

The guys are joined by Deputy Editor Andrew Wooden this week and start by discussing a recent interview of his with the CTO of Ukrainian operator Kyivstar, about the challenges of keeping communications online in a country under invasion. They move on to review the state of play with the big switch to standalone 5G before finishing with a quick look at the latest developments in the Twitter acquisition saga.

FCC takes aim at space junk

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed new rules designed to tackle the growing problem of space debris.

The Podcast: Satellites, Open RAN and big tech

The guys finally return from their respective summer breaks, tanned, refreshed and ready to pod. They start by mulling over the renewed interest in the satellite-direct-to-phone sector, catalysed by Elon Musk’s recently stated ambitions in that direction. They follow that with a look at the pros and cons of VMO2 dabbling with Open RAN before concluding by assessing the merits of European calls for big tech to contribute to the cost of telecoms networks.