Category: Satellite

NTT partners with Amazon’s Project Kuiper

Leading global technology and business solutions provider will work with Amazon’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband network to bring Japanese customers the flexibility, resiliency, and availability benefits of LEO communications technology

This is the first strategic collaboration Project Kuiper has announced in the Asia-Pacific region

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Arctic broadband is a step closer to reality after Viasat satellite aces latest test 

Changing weather patterns have forced a new focus on the Arctic and American companies like satellite communications provider Viasat, based in California, have been answering the call. 

Viasat, which recently completed thermal vacuum testing on a satellite at Northrop Grumman’s facility in Virginia, said the Arctic has rapidly growing connectivity needs to serve governments, shipping companies, commercial airlines, and scientists. 

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Qualcomm ends satellite partnership with Iridium 

Qualcomm and Iridium Communications have ended a deal that was set to provide satellite communication services to mobile phones. 

The partnership, which was confirmed in January, had planned to enable satellite messaging and emergency services in smartphones powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platforms, which would be delivered through Iridium’s satellite constellation. 

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Viasat to cut 10% of workforce 

Satellite firm Viasat has announced its intention to reduce its workforce by 10%, cutting 800 roles. 

The firm was acquired by Inmarsat earlier this year for $6.2 billion. As a result, the firm is undergoing a large-scale reorganisation to streamline its operations.  

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