Research Notes

Germany has decided to extend 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2.6 GHz licences until 2030, after which they will be auctioned alongside other expiring bands. This leaves the country's new…

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As 5G continues to grow, French regulators are becoming increasingly interested in the environmental impact of the telecoms industry, including its use of spectrum.

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Satellite overview

Industry consolidation is opening up a multi-orbit strategy for satellite operators, while regulators continue to grapple with satellite-direct-to-device service as more companies are attracted to it. WRC-23 saw a split…

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The merger between Eutelsat and OneWeb, completed at the end of September 2023, created a unique hybrid geostationary and low-earth orbit satellite operator.

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Lynk progressed its satellite-direct-to-phone service in a year when larger rivals revealed rival offerings and the regulatory debate about re-using terrestrial spectrum remains unresolved.

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Inmarsat’s acquisition by US operator Viasat may have created a global geostationary satellite operator but its future also lies in a multi-orbit and 4G/5G terrestrial strategy.

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If SES’s proposed acquisition of Intelsat closes successfully then the resulting entity will have a sizeable geostationary constellation of 100 satellites, as well as 26 medium orbit satellites. However, these…

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With the re-merger of EchoStar and US-based DISH Networks, EchoStar is now a licensed operator of terrestrial and fixed and mobile satellite service networks, commanding a large pool of mobile…

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Telesat operates a GEO satellite fleet and plans to launch a LEO fleet in mid-2026, with the launch of commercial services planned in 2027. The LEO Lightspeed program has faced…

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SpaceX’s Starlink continues its aggressive LEO fleet expansion with over 6,000 operational satellites in orbit, over 3 million subscribers and a presence in 99 countries, with the list of national…

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