The ‘race to 5G’ has moved beyond the telecoms industry and become a priority for governments around the world, but it remains unclear whether the end result will ultimately be worth the effort, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s latest report, ‘5G - Thematic Research’, states that the hype around … Continue reading 5G Still Needs to Prove its Worth — GlobalData Report Released
by Russ Steele There are rural communities in the Sierra that are 40 miles from fiber broadband connections and lack the population density necessary to attract cable providers. Hughes Network Solutions is promoting the development of community WiFi networks using satellite backhaul. A single high capacity network terminal serving a WiFi mesh network, with access … Continue reading Broadband at End of Forty Mile Road: Community WiFI
SATELLITE OF (BROADBAND) LOVE - The House Rural Broadband Caucus is looking to the stars this week, with plans to hold a briefing Thursday afternoon for other Hill offices "on how satellite Internet service is helping to bridge the digital divide." The briefing will include speakers from Elon Musk's SpaceX as well as Echostar, OneWeb, … Continue reading Satellite Broadband
Below is an email from Planet, formally Planet Lab, offering access to a global database of images providing the broadband user a new set of tools for exploring the planet and creating new ideas for analysis and possible business applications. Hi Russell, Planet has about 500 images for every given location on Earth’s landmass – … Continue reading New Space Tools for Economic Development.
By Russ With the Trump budget following the private sector push into space by Space X, Blue Horizon, Virgin Galactic, and the traditional aerospace giants, the media is beginning to pay more attention to SPACE. POLITICO has launched a weekly space focused newsletter and Inverse a weekly podcast: WELCOME TO POLITICO SPACE, our new weekly … Continue reading The Rural Broadband Space Connection
Talk about remote and a little more than rural Vodafone and Nokia are installing 4G on the moon for space science. The moon will have broadband before some of California's rural communities. It’s one thing being at the back of the queue for fast broadband – it’s quite another to see the moon pushing in … Continue reading The Moon Is Getting a 4G Connection Before Some Rural CA Communities
The LA Times covers the technical and economic challenges of a space-based web. Musk's Space Exploration Technologies Corp., Greg Wyler's OneWeb, Boeing and Canada's Telesat are among the companies that have asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to offer broadband service using satellites. But Rusch said the technical challenges are daunting. Low-earth orbit systems … Continue reading LA Times: Challenges for Space-based Broadband