0
Video

Facebook prepares to launch own satellite for internet services

Tuesday 24 July 2018 | 13:37 CET | News
Facebook is planning to launch its own satellite to deliver internet services, reports Wired. Facebook confirmed the plans, after Wired obtained emails from the Federal Communications Commission outlining the project. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

We hope you've enjoyed your free articles. Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Facebook
Countries: World
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

FCC approves LEO satellite broadband plans for SpaceX, Telesat, LeoSat, Kepler

Published 16 Nov 2018 10:34 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission has approved the launch of new satellites by four companies looking to provide broadband ...

Facebook Q2: omzet licht lager, aantal gebruikers in Europa omlaag

Published 26 Jul 2018 08:55 CET | World
De omzetgroei viel licht terug van Q1 (+49%) maar bleef hoog in alle regio's. De bijdrage van non-advertising groeide marginaal, ...

Facebook shutters Aquila broadband project, to work instead with Airbus

Published 27 Jun 2018 09:03 CET | World
Facebook said it has decided to stop building any of the high-altitude aircraft it developed, like the Aquila, to bring internet ...

SpaceX granted FCC licence to launch satellite broadband service

Published 30 Mar 2018 09:05 CET | United States
The Federal Communications Commission has approved an application from SpaceX to roll out satellite broadband services in the US. ...

Telefonica and Facebook launch LatAm digital divide project

Published 26 Feb 2018 15:08 CET | Latin America
Telefonica has announced at MWC that it will be working with Facebook on a digital divide project to connect more than 100 ...

Konnect Africa introduces public Wi-Fi in Kenya

Published 09 Nov 2017 16:36 CET | Kenya
Satellite Internet solutions provider Konnect Africa has introduced new broadband hotspots dubbed SmartWiFi in Kenya, taking on ...

Softbank puts USD 1 bln into OneWeb

Published 19 Dec 2016 15:06 CET | World
OneWeb said it raised USD 1.2 billion during its latest funding round, led by Softbank with USD 1 billion, as well as existing ...