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Euro Mobile Satellites ready to push the ON switch, after 8 years

Very few people these days have confidence in satellite delivery to mobile phones, with a few notable exceptions, and two of these are about to begin the process of invading Europe with Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) over the coming months and years. Back in January 2009, after a protracted bidding process, which took in a joint venture between Eutelsat and SES, and separately one from Inmarsat – two 18 year contracts were awarded to deliver such services across all of Europe. The EutelSat/SES joint venture called Solaris, decided to sell off its rights to EchoStar in January 2014 – still no services and no special satellite launched. This week EchoStar joined Inmarsat in having a satellite in space which is…

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