News of Note—Iridium completes $3B upgrade; Pai touts repack progress and more

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Iridium Communications hailed the completion of its $3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign. (Pixabay)

Here are some other stories we’re following today:

> Iridium Communications hailed the completion of its $3 billion satellite constellation upgrade campaign known as Iridium NEXT. Release

> At the annual NATE meeting, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai touted “great progress” in the TV channel repack since work began in April 2017. TVTechnology article


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> Multi-Tech Systems, a global supplier of M2M and IoT communication solutions, has joined the CBRS Alliance. Release

> Capital expenditure at Swisscom will fall to its lowest level in six years in 2019 as Swiss laws on radiation limits hold up the deployment of new 5G networks, the operator has indicated in its latest set of results. Light Reading article

> NEC provided a 5G base station for a high-definition video transmission test using 5G connected to a high-speed train in Japan. RCR News article

> SES said its four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites arrived safely at the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana, in preparation for launch by a Soyuz rocket from Arianespace in late March. Telecompaper article


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