Viasat to buy Inmarsat in US$7.3bn deal, launching new broad and narrowband services including IoT

Viasat Inc., a global communications company, and Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite communications services, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Viasat will acquire Inmarsat in a transaction valued at $7.3 billion (€6.36 billion), comprised of $850.0 million (€740.37 million) in cash, approximately 46.36 million shares of Viasat common stock valued at $3.1

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Inmarsat unveils its ELERA global network for IoT, safety and mission-critical connectivity

Inmarsat is unveiling Inmarsat ELERA; a global narrowband network that is ideally suited to the rapidly evolving world of the Internet of Things (IoT) and for global mobility customers, including aviation, maritime, governments and select enterprises. 

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Auto industry challenged by move from selling vehicle ownership to selling transport services

The automotive industry has faced no challenge so great as today’s. Many production, safety, performance, quality and technology quandaries have been solved. But now the bar has been raised again by significant changes in consumer demand patterns.

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Ericsson announces a 5G access network – but what is 5G?

On August 31, 2016, Ericsson announced the launch of its new AIR 6468 cellular radio. Ericsson stated that together with the 5G Plug-Ins announced in June, and the (already available) Radio System Baseband 5216, it now offers all the components of a 5G access network.

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