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Here are 10 big 5G moments from the last 12 months

Here it is: The biggest 5G moments from the past year, as compiled by Light Reading's editorial staff.

Telesat, Globalstar, Intelsat headline upheavals in satellite industry

Telesat reduced the size of its planned low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation to 188 satellites from 298. And that's just one of many recent developments in the industry.

Dish pay-TV losses accelerate to 462,000 in Q1

Dish shares drop 19% as worse-than-expected pay-TV subscriber losses – 228,000 for satellite TV and 234,000 for Sling TV – roughly doubled the company's video losses from a year ago.

AST SpaceMobile to test satellite-based services on AT&T's spectrum

AST SpaceMobile's testing will use AT&T's 846.5-849MHz license in Midland, Texas; its 845-846.5MHz license in Honolulu; and its 788-798MHz license in Pine Springs, Texas.

Eutelsat caught in Orwellian fight between Europe and Russia

The European satellite company stands accused of distributing Putin's propaganda to millions of Russians. Meanwhile, Europe is adopting Russian tactics.

In pivoting to space, Rivada continues to court controversy

Declan Ganley, of Rivada Networks, is no stranger to controversy. The latest: Chinese investors who claim that Rivada's LEO plans are built on top of assets the company doesn't actually own.

Musk's Starlink airline strategy reaches cruising altitude

In addition to roughly 100 planes covered by Starlink's recent JSX deal, Hawaiian Airlines will outfit several dozen big aircraft with Starlink connections over the next few years.

Starlink books in-flight connectivity with JSX

LEO satellite broadband provider also among six companies selected by NASA to develop near-Earth space communication services to support future missions.

Eurobites: Sigfox rescued from receivership by Singapore's UnaBiz

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: OneWeb to use Indian rockets; Russia's beef with Apple; Ericsson goes trucking.

Ukraine telecom commissioner calls for more support against Russian aggression

"The world telecom community should be one strong voice to stop Russia and support Ukraine," says Liliia Malon. "Now is the time for bold decision-making and not getting bogged down in legal frameworks that weren't designed for wartime."

French court says non to Starlink

Conseil d'État revokes Arcep's 2021 decision to grant frequencies to Elon Musk's Starlink.

Eurobites: TalkTalk buys Virtual1 for leased-line growth

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Telenor moves closer to Cisco; Sparkle signs Nigerian deal; more support for Ukrainian refugees.

Starlink helps Vodafone Ukraine reconnect battle-scarred towns

Using Elon Musk's satellite constellation as a transport network, the operator restores 2G/4G services in Irpin and Romanivka.

How Russia's invasion of Ukraine could affect 5G in the US

SES is one of the companies working to free up C-band spectrum in the US for 5G operations. But one of its planned satellite launches has been impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Eurobites: STC hooks up with sovereign wealth fund for IoT push

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Deutsche Telekom updates on 5G rollout; Proximus brings fiber to West Flanders; Elisa Polystar buys Frinx.

Lynk, SpaceMobile race for approvals, satellite launches

Lynk celebrated the successful launch of its sixth satellite on Friday. Separately, AST SpaceMobile crowed of its recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Orange.

Eurobites: BT pauses 'Digital Voice' rollout after customer backlash

Also in today's EMEA regional roundup: Nokia stands accused of helping Russia spy on its enemies; Vestager's cool with the cloud; SES adds a third bird from Thales.

NASA asks satcom players to cooperate, interoperate

NASA is putting together a new kind of public-private partnership that seeks global connectivity and cooperation from satellite communications (satcom) providers.

Intelsat CTO: Taking 5G to space (and back)

Bruno Fromont, CTO of Intelsat, is helping one of the world's storied satellite providers evolve to be more interoperable with carrier 5G networks and more software-defined as a technology company

Globalstar's IoT ambitions: two-way tech and more carrier partners

Globalstar's Vice President of IoT, David Haight, hopes to bring big partnerships and new services to the satellite provider's IoT business.

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