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Stratosphere emerging as the next big Internet battleground

SmartSky, Aeronet, Gogo and HAPSMobile are just some of the companies that are hoping to eke profits from stratospheric communications. But others, like Loon and Qualcomm, have moved on.

China leading the pack in quantum communications

After 5G, AI and space exploration, China has elbowed its way to the front of the pack in another key technology – quantum communications.

Eurobites: Vodacom puts M-Pesa on steroids with 'super app'

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Hiber hooks up with Inmarsat; Forsway develops satellite-assisted 5G; AT&T taps Ericsson for 5G network expansion.

Boeing satellite broadband nears FCC approval

Boeing's long-stalled proposal with the FCC to get into satellite broadband appears set to move ahead – but is it too late?

TIM launches satellite service for the underserved

New service is based on the Eutelsat Konnect satellite, but solving the digital divide remains a challenge.

Eurobites: Deutsche Telekom, Eutelsat join forces to connect Germany's underserved

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Belgium gets Orange Money service; Dutch antitrust watchdog jumps on Apple; TDC reigns supreme for mobile experience, says study.

The Divide: What Viasat's Evan Dixon wants DC to know about satellite broadband

This week: Evan Dixon, president of global fixed broadband at Viasat, discusses the company's role in tackling the digital divide in the US and abroad, and he pushes back on arguments from the fiber industry that satellite isn't 'future proof.'

IX Acquisition prices IPO at $200M

Blank check company targeting TMT/ICT firms in Europe and emerging markets starts life on Nasdaq.

Eurobites: Eutelsat raises stake in OneWeb

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia targets Industry 4.0; Deutsche Telekom exploits 5G in the factory; Thales teams up with Google for cloud services.

Telesat-Nelco to offer satellite services in India by 2024

Things are hotting up in the Indian space race.

Ingenu, Kore tout movement in the IoT industry

Ingenu's inked a $240 million deal to launch dozens of LEO satellites for its IoT network, while Kore went public with a 'buy' rating from one financial analyst firm.

Eutelsat grounds Drahi's takeover bid

French billionaire's reach for the skies misfires as Eutelsat board 'rejects unanimously' his €12.10-per-share offer

From China to EU to UK, the sat market blasts off

An EU satellite consortium forms, while China's Geely makes its first sats, and the UK's Isotropic Systems hops between satellite broadband networks.

Lynk and AST SpaceMobile battle for mobile operator customers

Lynk announced its first two operator customers: Aliv in the Bahamas and Telecel Centrafrique in the Central African Republic. AST SpaceMobile, meanwhile, counts deals covering a total of 1.5 billion subscribers.

Starlink to exit beta, as EU eyes OneWeb stake

The EU eyes a stake in UK-backed OneWeb, just as its satellite broadband rival Starlink says it will emerge from 'Better Than Nothing Beta' next month.

Tenth launch boosts OneWeb halfway to its target

OneWeb's constellation grows to its halfway mark of 322 after its tenth launch, while Amazon picks a fight at the FCC with Elon Musk's Starlink.

Amazon to FCC: Don't let SpaceX shirk the rules

Kuiper Systems, Amazon's satellite broadband unit, claims its concerns about SpaceX's 'Gen2' system plans for Starlink stem from regulatory rules and not, as SpaceX contends, from desires to slow competition.

AT&T will tap into OneWeb's satellite network to reach remote areas

OneWeb has locked in AT&T as a big-name customer as it pushes ahead with a plan provide global coverage via a constellation of hundreds of low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites.

MoCA prepares to 'Link' up with 5G fixed wireless, satellite and PON broadband

The Multimedia over Coax Alliance is developing a new standard, called MoCA Link, that provides a speedy, low-latency bridge between access devices on the side of the home or on the roof, and the in-home Wi-Fi router.

Eurobites: Satellite comms getting mighty crowded, Inmarsat's Suri warns

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Africa Data Centres expands; Scottish broadband project sets sail; Qualcomm and Google offer infotainment wizardry to French carmaker Renault.

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