MEASAT Deploys First DVB-S2X Service in Asia

June 24, 2018 – VT iDirect, Inc. announced that MEASAT Satellite Systems has deployed the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Malaysia in a bid to bring scalable and affordable satellite broadband Internet services across Malaysia. This state-of-the-art platform allows MEASAT to tap into new markets and take advantage of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) opportunities in…

Newtec Empowers Myanmar’s Newest Mobile Operator

June 20, 2018 – Newtec announced it is enabling Communication & Commerce (Com & Com) to launch a mobile backhaul network for Telecom International Myanmar Company Limited’s brand Mytel, Myanmar’s fourth and most-recent mobile operator, a joint venture by government-owned Star High Public Co Ltd, Myanmar consortium (comprising of 11 companies) MTNH and the Vietnamese…

OPT Enhances Digital Access across French Polynesian Islands with SES Networks

June 20, 2018 – SES announced that the Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) is delivering enhanced mobile broadband and Internet services to residents across the vast French Polynesian territory through a new partnership with SES Networks. Under the new agreement, OPT will access the powerful NSS-9 satellite’s wide C-band coverage to…

KT to Bring Next Tech Revolution to Space and North Korea

June 11, 2018 – KT Corp., South Korea’s largest telecommunications company, said that its satellite business operator will gear up efforts to bring the next technology revolution to outer space as well as the Korean peninsula. KT SAT employees inspect satellite antennas at the Kumsan Satellite Service Center on June 7. KT SAT Co., Ltd.,…

U.S. FCC Expands Market Access for SES O3b MEO Constellation

June 8, 2018 – SES has been granted, by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), authorization to serve the U.S. market using a significantly expanded O3b fleet in the Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). The FCC grant opens significant additional frequencies to SES for use in its non-geostationary (NGSO) constellation and enables it to deploy O3b…

Globecomm Adds Iridium Certus to Maritime Connectivity Portfolio

June 6, 2018 – Globecomm, one of the leading providers of maritime connectivity services, has signed an agreement to become a maritime distribution partner of the new Iridium Certus mobile broadband satellite service from Iridium Communications. The agreement enables Globecomm to further extend its portfolio of satellite, LTE and hybrid connectivity solutions and integrate all…

June 2018

  • LM-3B Successfully Launches APSTAR-6C Satellite
  • Thaicom Expands MCPC Broadcast Platform on Thaicom-6 in Africa
  • Bangabandhu Satellite-1 Successfully Launched
  • All-in-one Network Service Device for Fleet Xpress

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Intellian Unveils Next-gen 85cm Ku- to Ka-band Satellite Antenna System

June 5, 2018 – Intellian unveils its new 85cm Ku- to Ka-band convertible maritime VSAT antenna, the v85NX. This next-generation v85NX is the lightest and best-performing 80cm-class terminal available with a number of key features that make it easier to install, operate and maintain. The brand-new 85cm antenna is both smaller, lighter and has better…

China Launches Meteorological Satellite to Benefit Belt and Road Countries

June 5, 2018 – China launched the new Fengyun-2H meteorological satellite to improve the accuracy of weather forecasting and provide better meteorological services to countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative. The Fengyun-2H was launched on a Long March-3A rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwest China’s Sichuan Province. A geostationary orbit…

SES-12 Roars into Space on-board SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket

June 4, 2018 – SES announced that SES-12 was successfully launched onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral in Florida, United States. SES-12, which is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art wide beams and high throughput beams, will join SES-8 at 95 degrees East to meet the diverse needs of video, fixed data, mobility…

Myanmar Expands Relationship with Intelsat to Enhance Communications Infrastructure

June 1, 2018 – Intelsat announced today that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar has broadened its relationship with Intelsat to accelerate the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure in Myanmar. The MOTC will utilize services on Intelsat 39, a Ku-and-C-band satellite which is scheduled to replace Intelsat 902 at 62°…

SES Provides Managed Services for Galileo

May 30, 2018 – SES will provide a series of services for the Galileo European navigation system under a long-term agreement signed with Spaceopal, SES announced. The contract is part of the Galileo Service Operator (GSOp) framework agreement between Spaceopal – a joint venture between Telespazio and DLR GfR mbH – and the European Global…

Inmarsat to Rollout EAN Inflight WiFi in the Business Aviation Market

May 29, 2018 – mobile satellite communications, announced today that its European Aviation Network (EAN) inflight wifi solution will be available for the business aviation market by January 2019. EAN is the world’s first inflight wifi solution that integrates connectivity from a satellite, operated by Inmarsat, and an LTE-based ground network, operated by Deutsche Telekom,…

Embraer Selects Viasat as its Connectivity Provider on Executive Jets

May 28, 2018 – Viasat announced Embraer is the first original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to select Viasat’s high-speed, high-capacity Ka-band connectivity solution for its Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets. The Viasat system is prepared to serve the business jet users’ connectivity demands of today, while keeping pace with future bandwidth demands. Viasat will…