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Financing a Communications Satellite Venture

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PEMBROKE, Bermuda, and JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, today announced a joint venture with a South African investor group led by Convergence Partners that will utilize project financing to build and launch a new satellite into the 33º East orbital location, ideally positioned to serve the African continent. The satellite, to be called “Intelsat New Dawn,” will feature a payload optimized to deliver wireless backhaul, broadband and television programming to the continent and is expected to enter service in early 2011. The satellite will be operated and ...
Harbinger venture signs NSN in $7B outsourcing deal » The ...
Fresh off its agreement to buy Motorola Inc.’s networks business, Nokia Siemens Networks said it will build Harbinger Capital Partners’ LTE network in an eight-year deal valued at $7 billion, marking NSN’s biggest North American contract and the largest outsourcing deal in the United States. Harbinger, meanwhile, released more details about its plan to build out a nationwide LTE network under a wholesale model, selling to wireless operators and other companies that want to offer branded wireless service. The company said it is launching LightSquared and announced it management team, led by former Orange ... market research, surveys and trends
LightSquared: Broadband, Wiresless Networks | News Kornor
Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone’s ambition to create an upstart high-speed wireless network is slowly taking form. The newly formed venture–backed by Harbinger Capital Partners–has a name in LightSquared, a veteran management team, additional financing and a vendor in Nokia Siemens Network. It plans to sell wireless service on a wholesale basis to retailers, cable companies and other telecom providers. By creating an alternative network to the established players, it could potentially shake up the market. But the significant technical, financial, regulatory and competitive hurdles could threaten to ... market research, surveys and trends


Falcone Mobile Venture to Spend $7 Billion, Mulls IPO - BusinessWeek
July 20 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire Philip Falcone’s private U.S. wireless network said it will spend $7 billion over 8 years to compete with Sprint Nextel Corp. and other carriers, and could pursue an initial public offering. “That’s what you build a business for,” Sanjiv Ahuja, chief executive officer of the venture, said in an interview today. “We expect to be making use of public markets,” he said, without giving specifics. LightSquared, as the venture is known, plans to pay Nokia Siemens Networks $7 billion to build and manage its network, beginning with the launch of its wireless ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Falcone's Mobile Venture Will Spend $7 Billion on Network ...
chief executive officer of the venture, said in an interview today. “We expect to be making use of public markets,” he said, without giving specifics. LightSquared, as the venture is known, plans to pay Nokia Siemens Networks $7 billion to build and manage its network, beginning with the launch of its wireless broadband service in four trial cities by early next year. The company, backed by Falcone’s Harbinger Capital Partners, plans to construct a so- called fourth-generation wireless network supplemented by satellite coverage. LightSquared will face off against Sprint , AT&T Inc. and Verizon Wireless in offering 4G service in ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Ms. Miller, who has been with Geisinger since 1989 and most recently as chief administrative officer of Geisinger Medical Center, will be responsible for the operations of the health system's $1.5 billion clinical enterprise, including two hospitals, a nearly 800-member multispecialty group practice, and more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. A graduate of Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, she earned a Master of Business Administration from Loyola College. Ms. Miller serves on the boards of Geisinger/HealthSouth Joint Venture, Danville area chapter of the American Red Cross and Danville Child ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
LightSquared's fledgling wholesale LTE network appears worth a look
Financing appears in place; company awards Nokia Siemens $7 billion-contract to build and manage network that might meet public safety�s spectrum needs Harbinger Capital Partners� move to build a wholesale LTE network that will allow for terrestrial-only, satellite-only or integrated satellite-terrestrial services should be an interesting proposition for a public-safety community that�s in need of ubiquitous high-speed data services. The firm created a new venture called LightSquared, which acquired mobile satellite services (MSS) firm SkyTerra earlier this year. It plans to use MSS spectrum, ancillary terrestrial component ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Satellite Communication Applications Handbook
The Marketing Organization and Evaluating Venture Viability. Financing a. Satellite System. Trends in the Satellite Communications Business (Broadband ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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ventures to sell communications satellites as part of complete service ...... The Export-Import Bank should be allowed to provide financing when U.S. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Communications Satellite Constellations
aspects, but also be aware of the underlying economics. A brief introduction to cost, financing and pricing of communications satellite systems is provided ...
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