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Boeing to build broadband satellites for O3b

Boeing Satellite Systems International has signed up to build a fleet of seven satellites that will provide broadband internet connectivity from medium Earth orbit for SES’ O3b network. O3b was set up a decade ago to provide internet access to the … Continue reading

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SpaceX’s satellite plan runs into opposition

SpaceX’s plan to provide global broadband internet access using thousands of satellites in low-earth orbit has come under fire from competitors, including Boeing and OneWeb, according to Space Intel Report. The argument is playing out in a series of filings with … Continue reading

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Facebook’s second drone test raises the bar

The drive to provide global internet access from the air is more of a horse race in the wake of Facebook’s second test flight of its full-scale Aquila high-altitude drone – a flight that the company said was more successful than … Continue reading

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Toys that listen spark privacy concerns

The kids who play with internet-connected toys such as Hello Barbie and CogniToys Dino may not fully realize their voices are being recorded – but when they find out, University of Washington researchers say even the little ones understand the privacy … Continue reading

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SpaceX updates plan for internet satellites

SpaceX has laid out its latest schedule for the satellite broadband service it’s developing in the Seattle area, starting with the launch of a prototype satellite by the end of this year. The ambitious plan foresees beginning the launch of … Continue reading

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Facebook tests ‘Tether-Tenna’ for broadband

Facebook is adding tethered helicopters known as “Tether-Tennas” to its toolkit for widening internet access around the globe, even in emergency situations. The Tether-Tenna concept calls for sending a car-sized helicopter equipped with telecommunications equipment hundreds of feet up in the … Continue reading

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SoftBank backs Intelsat-OneWeb merger

Intelsat and OneWeb today laid out plans for a mega-merger aimed at bolstering their satellite internet services, with a $1.7 billion investment boost from SoftBank. The arrangement is a head-turner, due to the complicated conditions of the deal as well … Continue reading

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