SpaceX has showed a lot more of its cards around a potential launch of a global broadband internet service via satellite with some whopping prospective satellite launch numbers it revealed in an FCC filing this week.
The company requested the Commission permit it to launch a staggering 4,425 satellites into a low-Earth orbit, including an initial blast-off of 800 satellites to expand internet coverage in the United States. The remainder would follow over an undisclosed timeline to provide worldwide coverage. The system could offer up to 1 Gbps with latency of between 25 and 25 milliseconds, according to SpaceX.
Artel Video Systems announced that Chris Riello has joined the company as VP of product development. Previously, Riello was VP of engineering at Cambridge Technology where he focused on new technology development and strategic research initiatives, and he was a key contributor involved in the company’s mergers and acquisitions.
Before that, Riello was at Sycamore Networks (now Coriant), which offers optical switching equipment and network solutions. At Sycamore he held the title of VP of engineering, where he developed and led electrical, mechanical, software, quality assurance, and support teams. He also was director of product development for that company’s wireless business unit and director of software engineering for the optical business unit.
Amtech Communications selected Mimosa’s backhaul radios to deliver superfast broadband connectivity to hundreds of multiple dwelling units (MDUs) across the U.S. Mid-Atlantic region.
Amtech is a provider of large-scale residential amenity solutions, providing WiFi access to more than 9,000 tenants in MDUs across nine U.S. states. Amtech is using Mimosa B5 and B5-Lite backhaul, which work in the 5 GHz unlicensed spectrum, delivering high-capacity short and mid-range links. The radios use GPS sync technology, allowing reuse of the same radio channel. More than 30 links were deployed in buildings and towers across a number of residential sites, according to a press release. With the new Mimosa solution installed, broadband speeds reportedly increased from 30 Mpbs to 200 Mbps to the MDU residents.