After long reflection, EchoStar signs with Astro Digital for 28-satellite global S-band IoT/M2M network

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Feb. 3: EchoStar on Feb. 3 provided further information on the S-band LoRa network in response to Space Intel Report

PARIS — EchoStar Corp. plans to launch its long-planned global S-band IoT service in 2024 and has contracted with satellite builder Astro Digital to build the 28-satellite constellation for EchoStar’s Australian subsidiary, EchoStar Global.

The announcement, after many months of indecision, in part answers the question of what EchoStar’s future looks like. The company owns satellite broadband . . .

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