The emergency response division of Washington’s state military started connecting to SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation in August using user terminals to deliver internet service to wildfire-ravaged areas, CNBC reported Tuesday.Read More »
Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes Network Systems, said the company believes its investment in satellite company OneWeb has paved the way for Hughes to offer low-Earth orbit broadband connectivity to compete for the Federal Communications Commission’s Rural Digital Opportunity Fund, SpaceNews reported Wednesday.Read More »
A fourth batch of 60 SpaceX satellites launched into space as part of the Hawthorne, Calif.-based company's program to deliver broadband connectivity worldwide. The upper stage of a company-built Falcon 9 rocket deployed the latest internet satellite batch in low-Earth orbit Wednesday one hour after it lifted off from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.Read More »
AT&T and Mutualink have entered into an agreement to facilitate communications interoperability for first responders and other public safety personnel. AT&T said Thursday it will add Mutualink’s Interoperable Response and Preparedness Platform to the FirstNet public safety broadband network under the partnership to help users accelerate sharing of data, voice and video across systems.Read More »
Xavier Williams, President of AT&T’s Public Sector and Wholesale Solutions, Named to 2019 Wash100 for Leading Growth in Emerging Technology & Culture
Executive Mosaic is honored to announce Xavier Williams, president of AT&T’s public sector and wholesale solutions, as an inductee into the 2019 edition of Wash100 — Executive Mosaic’s annual selection of influential leaders in the government contracting arena — for leading AT&T’s culture, advancing technology modernization and helping to grow the company. This marks Williams’ second consecutive Wash100 award.Read More »
Iridium Communications on Wednesday declared the completion of the $3B Iridium NEXT satellite constellation at a press conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "The completion of the Iridium NEXT program signifies a new chapter in the Iridium story, one that sees us transforming from a big cash spender to a big cash generator," Iridium CEO Matt Desch said in a statement published Wednesday.