Successful Launch Brings OneWeb Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

OneWeb confirms successful launch and contact with all 36 satellites, bringing total in-orbit constellation to 218 satellites. One launch away from providing connectivity to regions north of the 50th parallel. Customer service on track to begin at the end of the year LONDON, May 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, … Read more

Dixon, Bharti Enterprises to form JV for manufacturing telecom products

Dixon Technologies, a contract manufacturer in electronic goods, on Wednesday said it has entered into a pact with Bharti Enterprises to form a joint venture to manufacture of telecom and networking products. “Dixon has entered into memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Bharti Enterprises to form a joint venture (JV), the company said in a regulatory … Read more

OneWeb launches 36 satellites; to offer hi-speed internet from 2021 end

Bharti Global and UK government on Friday said their joint venture OneWeb — a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications operator — launched 36 satellites from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia. This takes the total in-orbit constellation to 110 satellites, part of OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity, a … Read more

Spectrum auction: Cabinet approves next round of spectrum auction | India Business News

The Union Cabinet has approved the next round of spectrum auction, information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. The minister said that the cabinet has approved relief for sugarcane farmers, improvement in electricity infrastructure in North Eastern states and the auction of spectrum. The Digital Communications Commission, the apex decision making body of … Read more

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala to invest $1.2 billion in Reliance’s Jio Platforms

Reliance has now sold a combined 19% interest in Jio Platforms, which houses movie, music apps and telecoms venture Jio Infocomm, in six fundraising deals including a 9.99% stake sale to Facebook Inc for $5.7 billion. The interest in Jio Platforms highlights its potential to become the dominant player in India’s digital economy. The telecoms … Read more

In-flight WiFi – may not be very far off !

Air travel and glitch-free internet access are often considered mutually exclusive, thanks to the technical difficulties associated with making WiFi work at 40,000 feet. For the airlines, a satisfying online experience is even more elusive. The hardware, software, maintenance and inability to easily switch service providers combine for a very expensive headache. But there may … Read more