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Kymeta unveils next-gen satellite antenna

Kymeta Corp., one of the high-tech ventures backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has paired its next-generation satellite antenna with a new kind of hybrid connectivity service — reaching the next level in its quest to make buying satellite-based telecommunications … Continue reading

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Quake drill tests Kymeta’s emergency links

When disaster strikes, cellphone connections are among the first things to go by the wayside — so what will emergency responders who rely on that connectivity do? That’s one of the big questions that first responders in Redmond, Wash., addressed … Continue reading

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Pivotal Commware raises $10M as it gets set for 5G

Pivotal Commware, one of several metamaterials startups backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it has secured $10 million in convertible-debt financing to help it roll out signal repeater systems for 5G wireless data services. The company, based in Kirkland, … Continue reading

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How AWS Ground Station is moving the needle

LAS VEGAS – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says his company has gotten so big that it has to branch out into business lines that “move the needle,” like the recently revealed Project Kuiper broadband satellite constellation. But Project Kuiper isn’t Amazon’s only potentially … Continue reading

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Kymeta widens its reach with Türksat alliance

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kymeta Corp., the Redmond, Wash.-based satellite antenna venture that’s backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it has struck up a partnership with Turkey’s Türksat telecommunications service to expand satellite data connectivity across a wide swath of Europe, the Middle … Continue reading

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Boeing backs Isotropic satellite connectivity venture

London-based Isotropic Systems, a startup that is developing flat-panel antennas and high-throughput terminals for satellite communications, says it has raised $14 million in a Series A financing round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Isotropic’s user terminals take advantage of optical beam … Continue reading

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RBC Signals turns to India for space networking

Seattle-based RBC Signals has forged an agreement with Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to widen its spectrum of communication services for spacecraft operators. The partnership adds C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band communication capabilities to RBC Signals’ existing resources in … Continue reading

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Kymeta unveils portable satellite terminal

Redmond, Wash.-based Kymeta Corp., the communications company backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, says it’s starting to roll out a ruggedized portable terminal that’s designed to be set up for satellite links within four minutes. “Commercial and government customers have shown … Continue reading

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Connected car comes home after 7,000-mile trek

REDMOND, Wash. — Kymeta Corp.’s Toyota RAV4 sport utility vehicle and the flat-panel satellite antenna on its roof are back at the company’s headquarters after a 7,000-mile test drive across America, and few people are more relieved than Benjamin Ash. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Kymeta’s pizza-box antennas pass tests at sea

An artist’s concept shows the bridge of the White Rose of Drachs before and after installation of Kymeta’s antennas. The antenna visible in the right image replaces the antenna domes visible in the left image. (Kymeta / e3 Illustration) Kymeta … Continue reading

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