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OneWeb has agreed with the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organization, New Space India Limited, to deploy its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) broadband satellites from the country's launch pad outside Chennai. The launches from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, on the island of Sriharikota, north of Chennai on India's east coast, …

  1. VoiceOfTruth

    That's a nice lie, Johnson

    -> next-generation 5G telecoms ... – the UK and India are leading the world

    Er China is about 1,000 times ahead of the UK for 5G. Part of this backwardness is due to Johnson's slavish servility to his birth country. Good dog. Here's a bone for you. Don't eat it all at once.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Inks Deal?

    Once upon a time this publication would use proper English and say 'Signed a deal'.

    Send these terms back to the USofA along with all the others. It is a 'Railway Station' not a 'Train Station'.

    We can do better than this.

    I know that I'll get downvoted to hell for this but the Grumpy in me has just had enough of this wokeness.

    1. First Light Silver badge

      Re: Inks Deal?

      She might actually be American and therefore be writing in her own dialect. It would be unnatural for her to adopt British English. The Reg may have to hire more British/Irish reporters to make you happy.

      1. VoiceOfTruth

        Re: Inks Deal?

        There is no such thing as British English. There is English, and there are other varieties of English such as American English.

        English is like British postage stamps - we don't have to put a name on them.

        1. Velv
          Headmaster

          Re: Inks Deal?

          English (Traditional) and English (Simplified)

    2. Dev_Fit
      Coffee/keyboard

      Re: Inks Deal?

      Errr... they've always used "inks deal". Uses of the phrase on the site date back over twenty years to 2001, see https://search.theregister.com/?q=%22inks+deal%22

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: Inks Deal?

        That doesn't make it right.

        "Inks" is not a synonym for "signs". The verb "inks" means to colour or darken with ink. Which is generally a very undesirable thing to do to a written contract.

        1. NeilPost Silver badge

          Re: Inks Deal?

          I’m guessing the Governments around the world are the only people still ‘signing’ deals - with the photo/rolling news opportunity- as everyone else will be using DocuSign (other eSignature solutions are available).

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Performative Johnson in India

    Is he looking for Indian billionaires to replace Russian oligarchs?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Performative Johnson in India

      He probably just heard someone say that there's a problem of too many chiefs and not enough indians

      1. NeilPost Silver badge

        Re: Performative Johnson in India

        Can you imagine the Gammon Brexiteers faces when BoJo signs a deal for Visa free access to the U.K. for Indian Tech, Health and Social care, warehouse and farm workers.

        That’s the prize India is holding out for despite your sound bites of JCB factories in Gujarat, British Apple Exports and ‘really good prices’ of Wind-Turbines.

        1. Anonymous Coward
          Anonymous Coward

          Re: Performative Johnson in India

          Yes. It will be GLORIOUS! Can't wait for family, friends and colleagues to have an easier time getting in to the UK now.

          Thanks to all those who voted Brexit for easier travel from India. As has always been Priti's plan from the start.

  4. Marki Mark
    Stop

    new partnerships in health research

    So, my NHS data is now off to India, ho hum...

    1. First Light Silver badge

      It probably means you'll be seeing many more Indian nurses and doctors . . .

      1. Down not across Silver badge

        Where else did you think he'd quickly get them now all the ones from EU have been booted/pissed off.

        1. NeilPost Silver badge

          Racist Brexiteers won’t like that.

          Anyway, the initial problem can be resolved with white Ukrainian refugees before opening the floodgates to mass Indian Visa free work.

          1. codejunky Silver badge

            @NeilPost

            "Racist Brexiteers won’t like that."

            This is your second post on here specifying brexit racists. Racists from either side would likely have issue with it but since the UK is one of the least racist countries in the world its probably not such a great problem.

          2. Anonymous Coward
          3. Trotts36

            Remainiac

            Seems to me that allowing only European white skinned people without a visa was pretty racist

            1. Anonymous Coward
              Anonymous Coward

              Re: Remainiac

              "Seems to me that allowing only European white skinned people without a visa was pretty racist"

              You seem wrong, in you analysis. But no matter. Plans for eased visa requirements for Indians are on the cards. So we'll hopefully be seeing a large influx of long term visitors from India very soon. So your (incorrect) sense of injustice will get balanced out by that. Personally I can't wait for this, which Priti Patel was promising in India even before The Brexit.

  5. NeilPost Silver badge

    Flog OneWeb

    Surprised BoJo hasn’t flogged OneWeb to Amazon so they can catch-up with their Starlink competitor… yet to get off the ground.

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