Viasat Expanded Relationship with Honeywell for Ka-band Inflight Internet Services

May 17, 2018 – Viasat and Honeywell announced an expanded agreement where Honeywell, as part of its GoDirect Cabin Connectivity suite of services, will offer Viasat’s high-speed Ka-band in-flight internet service to large and mid-cabin business jet customers. Viasat’s Ka-band service is proven to support more passengers and more devices simultaneously through all phases of…

Thales Alenia Space Chosen as Partner in PLATO

May 15, 2018 – The European Space Agency (ESA) has chosen OHB System AG as prime contractor for a new program called PLATO (PLAnetary Transits and Oscillations of stars), with Thales Alenia Space as a partner. Negotiations between ESA and OHB should be completed by mid-June 2018, with the satellite to be launched in 2026…

Thaicom Expands MCPC Broadcast Platform on Thaicom-6 in Africa

May 14, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the signature of an agreement with Mediavision a European based content delivery specialist providing end-to-end solutions to the broadcast and media industry for the expansion of its Multi-Channel Per Carrier (MCPC) broadcast platform in Africa. The MCPC broadcast platform is a cost-effective distribution solution, providing broadcasters…

Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Successfully Launched

May 11, 2018 – The very first satellite of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Satellite-1, successfully took off from Cape Canaveral launch site on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. This telecommunications and Broadcasting satellite is targeted to narrow the digital divide, as it will take broadcasting and telecommunication services to rural areas and introduce profitable services, including direct-to-home…

VT iDirect Extends Partnership with Kymeta to Resell KyWay Satellite Terminals

May 8, 2018 – VT iDirect has extended its partnership with Kymeta in an agreement to become an official reseller of the KyWay Terminal (KyWay Terminal) to its global base of mobility-focused partners. The Kymeta KyWay Terminal integrates ground breaking mTenna flat-panel antenna technology and the industry’s leading iDirect X7 modem, to serve a broad…

LM-3B Successfully Launches APSTAR-6C Satellite

May 4, 2017 – APSTAR-6C satellite was launched successfully by the LM-3B launch vehicle from Xichang Satellite Launch Center at Sichuan province of China. APSTAR-6C satellite will enhance the Asia-Pacific satellite communications, broadcasting services capabilities. APSTAR-6C satellite which is designed and manufactured by CAST is based on the DFH-4 platform and with a designed life…

May 2018

  • Speedcast Expands Capacity on AsiaSat 9
  • SKY Perfect JSAT Launches Next-Generation Maritime Broadband Service
  • Long March-5 Y3 Rocket Returns to Work
  • Arianespace to Launch BSAT-4b

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We Are IT Philippines Signs Bulk Broadband Capacity Deal with Thaicom

May 2, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited and We Are IT Philippines Inc. (WIT) – the leading satellite broadband service provider in the Philippines – have signed a multi-year capacity wholesale agreement aimed at providing connectivity for the rollout of nationwide enterprise and government broadband projects. According to the terms of the agreement, WIT…

Malaysia’s Asian Horror Channel, BOO Available in the Philippines via MEASAT

May 2, 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (‘MEASAT’) announced an agreement with Astro Malaysia Holdings Berhad’s (‘Astro’) to distribute BOO via MEASAT-3a at 91.5°E. BOO, available in Malaysia and the Philippines, delivers 24-hour Asian horror content ranging from psycho-thrillers to other sub-genres such as horror-comedy, horror-action and more. With BOO, Astro continues to…

Qatar Airways Commences Rollout of Inmarsat GX Aviation

April 30, 2018 – Inmarsat’s GX Aviation inflight broadband service is currently being rolled out on more than 130 of Qatar Airways’ Boeing 777 and Airbus A350 aircraft. Qatar Airways is the first airline in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to offer GX Aviation, the world’s first inflight broadband solution with reliable,…

Yahsat Signs an Agreement to Purchase a Majority Stake in Thuraya

April 26, 2018 – Yahsat has entered into an agreement to acquire a majority stake in the mobile satellite services operator Thuraya, also based in the UAE, subject to final pre-closing conditions being met. The acquisition of the UAE’s first home grown satellite operator, Thuraya, will significantly expand Yahsat’s current satellite solutions portfolio for both…

Inmarsat Signs CTTIC and ADCC as China Distribution Partners

April 24, 2018 – Inmarsat has signed a contract with China Transport Telecommunication Information Group Company Limited (CTTIC) to build a local SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S) satellite communication operation platform in China. In addition, Inmarsat, CTTIC and Aviation Data Communication Corporation (ADCC) will jointly provide the advanced SB-S aviation safety service to the fast-growing Chinese aviation industry.…

Comtech Awarded Contracts from the Armed Forces of the Philippines

April 20, 2018 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced that during its third quarter of fiscal 2018, its subsidiary, Comtech Systems, Inc, which is part of Comtech’s Government Solutions segment, received orders of approximately $6.5 million to provide tactical troposcatter equipment and to design and install ISR Video Downlink Systems for the Armed Forces of the…

Arianespace to Launch BSAT-4b

April 19, 2018 – Arianespace announced that it will launch BSAT-4b, under the term of a turnkey contract between B-SAT and Maxar’s SSL. BSAT-4b will be launched by an Ariane 5 in 2020 from the Guiana Space Center, Kourou, French Guiana, as part of a turnkey contract between the Japanese satellite operator B-SAT and the…

Eutelsat Completes the Sale of its Stake in Hispasat for 302 Million Euros

April 18, 2018 – Eutelsat Communications announced that its 33.69% stake in the Spanish satellite operator, Hispasat, has been sold for a consideration of 302 million euros. The transaction concludes an agreement reached in May 2017 between Eutelsat and Abertis which was recently approved by the Spanish Council of Ministers, thereby lifting the last condition…