China to launch Hongyun satellite broadband services pilot in 2020

Tuesday 26 November 2019 | 08:47 CET | News
China plans to start piloting satellite broadband services via its Hongyun satellite fleet in 2020. The Hongyun satellite is built and operated by a unit of state-owned China Aerospace Science & Industry Corp (CASIC). Hongyun plans to launch 156 satellites into low earth orbit (LEO) for broadband connectivity to China and elsewhere, LightReading reports. The first trial satellite was launched in December 2018, and has completed testing web, video communication and HD video on demand services, according to the People's Daily.

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