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Viasat committed to global coverage, even without partners

Partners are important. Partners help justify the massive financial investment to build, launch and operate massive satellite systems. For the ViaSat-3 constellation of satellites, however, securing partners prior to launch is now more of a…

Inching ever closer to inflight WiFi over India

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) took another step towards authorizing the use of infilght wifi connectivity earlier this month. The move authorizes the use of such services on board domestic and international flights.…

Qatar Airways brings connectivity gate to gate

Qatar Airways is opening up its inflight wifi connectivity solution for gate-to-gate services. The move comes on the heels of a policy update from the Qatar's Communications Regulatory Authority permitting the use of inflight services…

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Iridium-4 to launch on an old friend

The switch by Iridium to use a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for a pair of upcoming launches was driven by a desire to maintain the launch cadence. Waiting for new rockets presented a potential…