Ariane 5 Orbits DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications

April 5, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT; and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications. Arianespace’s third launch of the year took place on April 5, 2018 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Superbird-8 will provide telecom services, primarily for the Japanese market,…

SKY Perfect JSAT Launches Next-Generation Maritime Broadband Service “OceanBB plus”

April 5, 2018 – SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC) announced the launch of SJC’s next-generation maritime broadband service “OceanBB plus” in partnership with KVH mini-VSAT broadband. “OceanBB plus” provides faster connectivity and wider service coverage compared to SJC’s current “OceanBB” service. “OceanBB plus” has two rate plans; one is the Flat Plan with the speed…

Iridium and Speedcast Partner to Deliver Next-generation Satellite Broadband Solutions

March 27, 2018 – Iridium Communications announced that Speedcast has signed an agreement to become a land-mobile service provider for its next-generation satellite broadband technology, Iridium Certus. Speedcast joins a world-class group of service providers and will help further expand the Iridium Certus footprint. Designed for on-the-move vehicles, assets and teams, Iridium Certus will support…

Spacecom Selects SSL to Build AMOS-8 Communications Satellite with Advanced Capabilities

March 26, 2018 – Spacecom announced it has chosen SSL to build its AMOS-8 advanced communications satellite. The satellite will deliver state-of-the-art broadcast, broadband and data services from Spacecom’s 4°degrees West ‘hot spot’ to Europe, Africa and the Middle East. AMOS-8 will include flexible high power Ku-band and Ka-band payloads with steerable antennas to enable…

SSL Selected to Provide Direct Broadcasting Satellite to B-SAT

March 26, 2018 – SSL announced that it was selected as a trusted partner to provide a broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). As the leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan, B-SAT will use the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television satellite to ensure exceptional ultra-high definition video distribution for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SSL provided…

Globecomm to Introduce Fronthaul, Switching, and Backhaul Solutions for 5G Evolution

March 23, 2018 – Globecomm will introduce an integrated solution set of acceleration, optimization, fronthaul, switching, and backhaul capabilities to support the 3G/4G evolution to the emerging 5G standard. Globecomm’s solutions enable carriers to extend mobility cost-effectively and profitably into rural, remote, and underserved regions, where the standard fiber-to-the-base-station architecture is challenged. The company has…

True Digital Park Partners with Mu Space to Run Research Lab for Satellite and Space Technology

March 22, 2018 – True Digital Park, dubbed to become Southeast Asia’s largest digital hub, announced its partnership with satellite technology startup mu Space Corp to operate a lab (open lab) that will research and develop satellite and space technology. The partnership will also be the co-innovation opportunities for satellite-based communication services. True Digital Park…