Satellites

Satellite connectivity is a crucial enabler of location-based services such as GPS and sometimes the only way remote locations can talk to the outside world or obtain broadband-like internet speeds 

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Rakuten and Vodafone invest in low earth orbit satellite network

Rakuten and Vodafone have become the lead investors in a venture to develop a mobile broadband network that will be broadcast from space.

AST & Science has said that its SpaceMobile network will be the first low earth orbit (LEO), low-latency satellite network in the ...

New vehicle mounting solution for PTT Radio

Icom has introduced a mobile mount for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio.

The new solution includes a heavy-duty BC-247 cradle, an HM-222 fist mic and an AH-40 mag-mount antenna. Icom says the solution is ideal for IC-SAT100 users in public safety and humanitarian ...

Plastimo to use Sigfox and Eutelsat for life jacket tracking

Plastimo, a manufacturer of safety equipment for boating consumers and professionals, and Sigfox will together offer geolocation coverage across all the world’s oceans from 2020. This will be used to quickly and reliably locate seafarers that have gone overboard and are wearing ...

Globalstar launches SPOT X satellite messenger with Bluetooth

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services, a Globalstar subsidiary, has launched its SPOT X two-way satellite messenger with Bluetooth in Europe, Middle East and North Africa. The new model allows users to connect SPOT X to their smartphone over Bluetooth to send and receive email ...

Icom wins the FCS Gerald David Award

Icom has won the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) 2019 Gerald David (OBE) Award for Innovation in Business Radio for its IC-SAT100 Satellite PTT Radio Solution.

The award was presented at the Business Radio Gala Dinner which took place at the Chateau Impney ...

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Satellites for business

More operators, improved technology, lower costs and more flexible options are making satellite solutions a more appealing choice for businesses, reports James Atkinson

Satellites have been delivering services to enterprises for more than 50 years now, providing ...

The final data frontier

Low orbiting high-throughput satellites might help make connectivity available to everyone, but do they also pose a threat to MNOs’ dominance? James Hayes studies the heavens

Before the end of this decade newly-launched fleets of ‘routers in space’ circling the globe ...

Train Wi-Fi rollouts

At the Going Underground event Laurence Doe discovers how nationwide free train Wi-Fi is en route, and how businesses can get on board with the roll out

It’s rare to find somewhere, either indoors or outside, where internet access is unavailable. The move towards an ...

The need for satellite

Laurence Doe takes a look at a market making an impact from outer space

The first communication satellite Telstar 1 was designed by US telecommunications company AT&T and launched on 10 July 1962. It has been a long time coming, but now satellite companies such as ...

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