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Intellian Technologies: Beneficiary of Metaverse and LEO Satellite Networks

The authors are analysts of Shinhan Investment Corp. They can be reached at [email protected] and [email protected], respectively. — Ed.


Satellite antenna maker with no.1 market share in maritime VSAT

Intellian Technologies is a leading provider of satellite antennas, holding the largest global market share in maritime VSAT (very small aperture terminal). The company provides various types of solutions for satellite communication, including VSAT, FBB (fleet broadband), TVRO (TV receive-only), flyaway antenna (land-based transmitting-receiving antenna), and gateway antenna. As of 1H21, Intellian Technologies generates 70% of sales from VSAT, 10% from TVRO, and 6% from FBB.

LEO VSAT business to benefit from growing metaverse infrastructure

We focus on the strong growth potential of Intellian Technologies in the LEO (low earth orbit) satellite communication market. The company has successfully expanded into the LEO VSAT market by securing a supply contract from OneWeb. OneWeb is preparing to deliver LEO satellite services for all regions north of 50 degrees latitude (UK, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, etc.), with plans to launch a constellation of 648 LEO satellites by 2022 and expand service areas.

The LEO satellite communication market is in its nascent stage with OneWeb, Space Exploration Technologies (Starlink), and Amazon competing to secure early leadership and set to face more competition from many other big tech companies. Expansion of the metaverse ecosystem requires a broader communication infrastructure with no shadow areas. We expect to see people enjoying metaverse content anywhere on land, at sea or in the air in the near future. Upbeat prospects for the metaverse are boosting interest in 6G. With LEO satellite network expected to become the standard for 6G, Intellian Technologies stands to benefit as key part of the value chain.

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SpaceX, Planet Labs, Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Thales Alenia Space, OneWeb Satellites, Space Systems / Loral, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev, Kepler Communications, – Puck77

SpaceXPlanet LabsBoeing CompanyLockheed Martin CorporationThales Alenia SpaceOneWeb SatellitesSpace Systems / LoralNorthrop Grumman CorporationInformation Satellite Systems ReshetnevKepler Communications We Have Recent Updates of LEO Satellite Market in Sample

In addition, the research article defines the major causes fuelling the growth of the LEO Satellite market with a list of growth inducing variables and the inhibitors. The study identifies factors emerging from different industrial as well as non-industrial ecosystem to influence the growth of the LEO Satellite market. It assesses multiple demographic, economic, political, technological as well as factors associated with overall infrastructure to have either a positive or negative impact on the LEO Satellite industry. An array of drivers and restrains coupled with the opportunities and challenges are studied in-depth offering an accurate LEO Satellite market analysis. CommerciaMilitaryOthers

Analysis by Application: Major economies in certain geographic regions controlling the LEO Satellite market are analyzed. The geographic regions and countries covered in the study include:

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Browse Full Report with Facts and Figures of LEO Satellite Market Report at @ • North America: Canada, U.S., and Mexico• South America: Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Costa Rica• Europe: Italy, the U.K., France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Netherlands, Spain• APAC: Japan, China, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia, Taiwan, India, and Hong Kong• Middle East and Africa: Saudi Arabia, Israel, South Africa

Features of the Report • The LEO Satellite market report offers a comparative analysis of industry.• The performance analysis of all the…


Alaska Communications, Bristol Bay Telephone and OneWeb Improve Mobile, Voice and Data Service in Bristol Bay

ANCHORAGE, Alaska–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Alaska Communications has agreed to supply low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite service through OneWeb to Bristol Bay Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (BBTC). BBTC will use LEO satellites to improve connectivity to its facilities and residents in the area.

The Bristol Bay region is known for its renown salmon fishing. It’s also known by locals as having high data costs and extremely limited connectivity options.

LEO satellites deliver fiber-like connectivity performance to areas that are difficult and expensive to reach via terrestrial options, like Bristol Bay. For BBTC, using a LEO service was an easy decision given the affordability and quality of service.

“The installation costs are a fraction of what it would be to deploy fiber to our outlying villages,” said Earl Hubb, general manager of BBTC. “The service we’re using now has data caps and expensive overage fees, I’m excited for the endless possibilities our new low-latency connection will bring us. It’s like going from a bicycle to a sports car.”

The cooperative will initially use this service to connect its offices and facilities. In the future, it plans to extend it to residents in the region and augment its voice and mobile data network.

“We have areas where we’ve never been able to provide mobile data,” said Hubb. “Offering affordable mobile data will enable opportunities our customers have not had until now. Connecting with the world, accessing education and vocational programs, watching a popular show on a streaming serving, these are all things our customers will be able to do, which will enrich their lives. They can continue to enjoy the beauty and solitude that comes with living in rural Alaska, while also take advantage of these opportunities.”

“We’re pleased to work with Bristol Bay Telephone, and we’re excited to witness technology transform its community,” said Bill Bishop, president and CEO of Alaska Communications….


Eutelsat increases its OneWeb shareholding by $165 million – LSMedia

Eutelsat said on October 6 that it is executing an alternative in the newest OneWeb funding round, adding $165 million to the broadband satellite startup. After the acquisition concludes, Eutelsat will own approximately 23 percent of OneWeb, putting the Paris-centered satellite operator in second place after Bharti Global’s 30 percent stake. The purchase was made on the same terms as Eutelsat’s $550 million investment in OneWeb, which would have given it a 24 percent share in the company.

However, in June, Bharti decided to execute a call option to increase its OneWeb investment to about $1 billion, giving the Indian conglomerate a 38.6 percent stake in the company and reducing Eutelsat’s 19.3 percent. Then, in August, Hanwha spent $300 million to acquire an 8.8% share in OneWeb, thus lowering Bharti’s and Eutelsat’s holdings. Eutelsat will effectively boost its ownership from 17.6 percent to 22.9 percent by executing a call option on the portion of the last funding round subscribed by Bharti.

Eutelsat Chief Executive Officer Rodolphe Belmer praised the “great progress [OneWeb] has achieved in the run-up to its now impending introduction into service” in announcing the deal. On September 14, OneWeb launched 34 more broadband satellites into low Earth orbit, bringing the total number of satellites in its low Earth orbit constellation to 332 out of a total of 648. Its next thirty-six satellites are scheduled to launch on October 14 from Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome aboard a Soyuz rocket. Last month, OneWeb said it was on schedule to launch commercial service in the Northern Hemisphere’s higher reaches by mid-December, if not sooner.

Eutelsat is among the world’s largest satellite providers with a robust network of satellites across Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Eutelsat’s satellites broadcast almost 7,000 television stations, 1,400 of which are in high…


Eutelsat Invests Additional $165M in OneWeb

Eutelsat Communications has exercised a call option on a portion of the latest OneWeb funding round subscribed by Bharti, for a consideration of $165 million, taking its shareholding from 17.6% to 22.9%.

The transaction was undertaken on identical financial terms to Eutelsat’s initial investment of $550 million announced in April and completed on 8 September. The completion of this latest transaction is expected around year-end 2021 subject to regulatory authorisations.


Since Eutelsat’s initial investment, OneWeb has gained significant traction, both operationally, with a 100% launch success rate leading to nearly half of the constellation now in orbit, and commercially, with numerous distribution partnerships secured ahead of its partial entry into service, which remains on track for end-2021.

In the meantime, as already announced by the company, OneWeb’s capital structure has been further strengthened with an additional $500 million commitment by Bharti completing the funding of its first-generation constellation and a $300 million capital injection from South Korea’s Hanwha.

Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat’s Chief Executive Officer
We are hugely excited to grasp this opportunity to deepen our commitment to OneWeb. The significant progress it has made in the run-up to its now imminent entry into service, together with the vote of confidence demonstrated by the commitment of both its investors and future customers, makes us even more convinced of OneWeb’s right-to-win in the low earth orbit (LEO) constellation segment.


‘Indian Space Association to represent entire sector, will help in development’

The Indian Space Association, which was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 11, should not be seen from the lens of an association just for exploring space-based communication, P J Nath, managing director and chief executive officer of Tata Group-owned Nelco said.

“If you look at all the founding members, we are heavily invested in space technology. We are satellite service provider, OneWeb is a satellite operator and so on. The objective of this space association is that it is an industry body which will represent the entire sector. It is not only satellite operators and satellite service providers. It could be manufacturers, R&D (research and development) players, launch vehicles coming in,” Nath told The Indian Express.

The Indian Space Association, which was formally launched last week, counts among its members government bodies such as Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and private telecom companies such as Bharti Airtel’s One Web, Tata Group’s Nelco, L&T, MapMyIndia, and others.

The need for such an association was needed because there was no unified body as a whole, Nath said, adding that an industry body would help in the overall development of the sector.

“We can carry the voice of the industry body to the government, to the regulator. When you go as as individual company, a lot of times you have your own personal agenda and so many others. You do not get taken that seriously by the government,” Nath said.

Companies such as Bharti Airtel, OneWeb, and Nelco, which are among the founding members of the organisation and are also either in the business-to-consumer or business-to-business communications domain, can also make use of the association to further explore and ensure internet connectivity reaches remote areas.

“The good thing about satellite is that the quality of service is the same, whether you give it in Delhi, Mumbai or Arunachal or deep-sea. On a like-to-like basis, fibre has no comparison with…


Forget Galileo! UK has bigger fish to fry with £16bn space sector set to embarrass Europe | Science | News

And with the announcement of the Government’s historic National Space Strategy, the UK is poised to expand the sector and secure a stronger foothold in the global space market.

A space industry insider has, however, told the UK has much bigger fish to fry if it wants to meet the objectives of the space strategy.

Will Whitehorn, Chair of Seraphim Space Investment Trust and former president of Virgin Galactic, believes the dangers posed by climate change and the emerging technologies will play a bigger role in helping the UK’s space sector thrive.

He said: “I don’t see that as a huge issue. Many of the systems currently being deployed, like the OneWeb system, in their next generation can easily be adapted to provide these sort of services.

“It’s not a big issue, it’s an issue.


Airtel Launches 36 More Satellites; Check Launch Date, Price – – Indian Business of Tech, Mobile & Startups

Satellite Internet: Airtel Launches 36 More Satellites; Check Launch Date, Price – – Indian Business of Tech, Mobile & Startups


Galileo rejection: UK slams door in EU’s face and RULES out return over security fears | Science | News

Brexit Britain was kicked out of the EU’s Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) after cutting ties with the bloc. Civil servants and industry insiders have pushed for the Government to revive talks on rejoining – and the EU appeared to open the door to talks. In June, Timo Pesonen, the European Commission’s Director General for Defence Industry and Space, said: “The European Union is open to negotiating with the UK on its participation in the EU space programmes. The ball is in London, not here.”

But can confirm that the Government has no plans to play ball with Brussels.

Instead, the UK will continue to depend on the US Global Positioning System (GPS) for position, navigation and timing (PNT) services until a suitable replacement is selected.

A spokeswoman from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy added: “The UK no longer participates in Galileo as it did not meet our security, defence and industrial requirements.”

The hunt for a UK replacement is now understood to have filtered down to around 10 options that will be presented to the Government in November.

A number of options have already been touted, including the OneWeb low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite constellation.

The Government has invested £364million ($500million) to acquire the satellite company OneWeb from bankruptcy, in conjunction with the Indian company Bharti Global.

OneWeb was designed as a broadband constellation first and foremost – it will provide rural 4G, and one day 5G, Internet signals across the nation.

But now, OneWeb’s Gen2 satellite is being tipped as a potential Galileo replacement with groundbreaking technology to meet the needs of Government, military, maritime and first responder customers.

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It comes after US company Kymeta announced it has successfully tested its u8 broadband terminal on OneWeb’s low-Earth-orbit constellation.

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OneWeb’s 1st-generation constellation is only half built, but co’s moving full speed on Gen 2 with European Space Agency

NOORDWIJK, Netherlands — The OneWeb broadband satellite network, which on Oct. 14 past the half-way mark in deploying its first-generation constellation, is already preparing a Gen 2 system in which the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) is firmly embedded.

OneWeb has said its success in raising equity from different industrial partners i recent months has provided it with more than enough cash to complete the 648-satellite first generation and related expenses, with some $350 million that can be used to prepare Gen 2: become a subscriber!


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