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.
Iridium Communications has unveiled its L-band broadband service powered by the company’s $3B Iridium NEXT satellite network. The company said Wednesday initial activations of the Iridium Certus service kicked off in December 2018 for terrestrial and maritime applications with the aviation service expected later this year once certification is secured.
Iridium Communications’ final and eighth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites launched Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California aboard SpaceX’s previously flown Falcon 9 rocket. Iridium said Friday the satellites, which were fielded to orbital plane three, established communications with its satellite network operations facility after launch and are set to enter the first on-orbit testing phase.Read More »