Satellite operators in Asia say the debate over C-band in the United States is triggering similar discussions in their markets, causing concern that cellular operators could end up in control of the spectrum in other parts of the world.
Asian satellite fleet operators are divided over whether U.S.-based ViaSat Inc.’s terabit-per-second ViaSat-3 satellite or anything like it is viable in Asia, and whether Western fleet owners’ rush into mobility markets is a smart move.
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket on June 15 successfully placed two all-electric commercial telecommunications satellites into geostationary transfer orbit in a repeat of a nearly identical mission conducted in March 2015 with the same two customers.
Fast-growing satellite fleet operator ABS is for sale by its owner, private-equity investor Permira, a sale that has been long expected but that has been slowed by what industry officials said was a difference between Permira’s price floor and prospective buyers’ price ceiling.
SkyVision Chief Executive Ori Waterman on what it's like to be an African ISP at a time of rising customer demand and falling bandwidth prices.
The president of satellite fleet operator ABS continued his efforts to rally other operators of geostationary-orbit satellites against OneWeb Ltd., the startup planning a fleet of 720 satellites in low Earth orbit to provide Ku-band broadband services worldwide.
Asian satellite fleet operators on Oct. 27 said their market faces the dual challenge of a slow-growing demand for traditional satellite applications and a still-growing number of national operators whose governments care about flags in space and not about market economics.
As a second U.S. satellite manufacturer reported losing contracts because of the lack of export credit financing, industry executives argued that reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the U.S. is essential for American companies to compete globally for many commercial satellite and launch contracts.
ABS-3A, launched in March aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, entered into service about one month ahead of schedule.
Satellite fleet operator ABS’s planned purchase of a third all-electric telecommunications satellite from Boeing has been stalled since the July 1 closure of the U.S. Export-Import bank, whose financing had been key to the deal, ABS and industry officials said.
The two commercial geostationary-orbit telecommunications satellites launched March 1 aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket — a launch that debuted a new all-electric satellite design by Boeing — are expected to reach their final orbits at least a month ahead of schedule, their owners said.