Starlink to provide global coverage of internet services by Sept, subject to regulatory approvals

On Tuesday, in a statement, Starlink’s president Gwynne Shotwel said, the company expects to be able to provide continuous global coverage of internet services by around September, subject to regulatory approvals. “We’ve successfully deployed 1,800 or so satellites and once all those satellites reach their operational orbit, we will have continuous global coverage, so that…

Britain bans Huawei 5G kit from telecom market citing unacceptable security risks

In a development that cements Huawei’s exit from Britain’ future telecom market, the British government has notified telecommunications companies operating in the country that after September 2021, they should not install any new Huawei 5G kit. The development is part of a broader push to purge Huawei’s equipment from Britain’s high speed mobile networks. Falling…

Virgin Hyperloop completes world’s first passenger ride trial on super high speed levitating pod system

In a significant development, in a statement Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop said, it has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system. The development marks the passing of a key safety test in this next generation transportation technology which will transform human and cargo transportation in the coming future. In…

China’s state planner approves $8.01 billion for high-speed railway project

The project is aimed at boost regional connectivity and comes in the wake of a slowdown in the domestic economy. On Tuesday, in a development that boost inter-state connectivity, China’s state planner stated, it has approved a high-speed railway project in Shaanxi, a province in northwestern China. The high-speed railway project has a total investment…

Alstom and Siemens place their high-speed train technology on the table: sources

The merger has promise since it could create a Franco-German rail company that will be in a better position to compete with China. According to sources familiar with the matter at hand, Alstom and Siemens have offered to divest one of their high-speed train technology in order to address EU antitrust concerns about their merger…

Elon Musk shakes up SpaceX management in a race to provide satellite-based internet services

Known for his aggressive management style, Elon Musk is pushing hard to become the first internet-based service provider – a move that could make a huge splash in the U.S. and global broadband market. According to two employees of SpaceX with direct knowledge of the matter at hand, Elon Musk, SpaceX’s Chief Executive Officer, known…