KT Sat eyes North Korean business • Outdoor Wi-Fi interfering with Globalstar constellation • Viasat buys British defense company13 Jun 2018, 19:15 UTC
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South Korean satellite operator KT Sat hopes to launch service in North Korea as relations improve between the two countries. Following the April Inter-Korean Summit where representatives from both halves of the peninsula met, KT Sat created a special task force to support inter-Korean cooperation and expand exchanges in information and communication technology. “If things go well, KT Sat can provide telecommunications and broadcasting infrastructure in North Korea by using its satellites,” KT Sat CEO Hahn Won-Sic said. [KT SAT]
Globalstar says outdoor Wi-Fi devices that use the same spectrum as its satellites are creating a high level of interference with its low Earth orbit satellite system. The satellite operator told the FCC June 12 it has recently measured “a dramatic rise in the noise level,” causing Globalstar satellites to pick up unwanted Wi-Fi signals. “Globalstar will suffer severe harmful interference in the future if the current U-NII-1 ‘sharing’ regime is left unchanged,” the company told the FCC. [Globalstar]
Viasat bought a British defense company that deploys networks for the U.K.’s Ministry of Defence. Horsebridge Defence and Security will be part ...