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…

THAICOM and CANAL+ Sign Capacity Agreement in Myanmar

March 21, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the signature of a multi-year contract with CANAL+ Overseas Myanmar, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of broadcasting internationally and in Myanmar. CANAL+ is part of Vivendi SA, one of the largest media companies based in France. The contract is part of CANAL+ Myanmar’s launch of a…

TVNZ Chooses AsiaSat 5 to Deliver Live Coverage of 2018 Commonwealth Games

March 20, 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have collaborated to deliver live coverage of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games via AsiaSat 5. This collaboration is integral to TVNZ’s extensive plan of providing the largest-ever free to air coverage of the Games in New Zealand and enabling…

Airbus Launches Photonics Payload Technology Project – OPTIMA

March 15, 2018 – Airbus has launched the OPTIMA project, which will deliver a proof of concept demonstrator for the use of photonic payloads in telecommunications satellites. The OPTIMA project, which is led by Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage and part of Horizon 2020 funded by the European Commission, comprises specialist partners from across…

ILS Secures Additional Launch Orders for Proton Medium Vehicle

March 15, 2018 – ILS has announced multiple launch assignments for Proton Medium launches that will include the use of both the 4.35 meter and the new 5.2 meter payload fairing. The missions will take place beginning in late 2019 from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Proton Medium launch vehicle is…

Global Eagle Entertainment Expands Aero Network from Hughes

March 14, 2018 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Global Eagle Entertainment announced two major enhancements to Global Eagle’s global connectivity network that bring more capacity and faster speeds to airlines and their passengers. First, the Hughes JUPITER aeronautical system is being deployed to support continued expansion of Global Eagle’s airline connectivity customers worldwide, and…

March 2018

  • NBN and Speedcast Select Gilat for Business and Enterprise Satellite Service in Australia
  • UnicomAirNet Chooses Eutelsat for IFC Services in Asia Pacific
  • Thaicom Launches Nava Maritime Service Platform
  • Blue Ant Media Selects MEASAT for its Asia Pacific Video Distribution

and more…

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‘Global Satellite Coalition’ Launched by the Industry’s Leading Trade Associations

‘Global Satellite Coalition’ Launched by the Industry’s Leading Trade Associations Satellite Spectrum Advocacy and Promotion of Industry Value Proposition Affirmed as Coalition’s First Priorities 13 March 2018, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Six of the world’s leading satellite industry associations have established the “Global Satellite Coalition” (GSC), an international group through which targeted initiatives will be coordinated…

Gilat Launches Complete Dual Band Aero Terminal for Commercial In-flight Connectivity

March 12, 2018 – Gilat Satellite Networks has launched AeroEdge 6000, a highly efficient, high performance terminal for commercial in-flight connectivity. The dual-band terminal includes Gilat’s Ku/Ka band antenna, MODMAN, and Wavestream transceivers. The AeroEdge 6000 high performance terminal operates in both Ka and Ku band providing aeronautical broadband satellite communication for high-speed Internet and…

VT iDirect Expands iQ Remote Portfolio

March 12, 2018 – VT iDirect announced it is extending the iQ Remote portfolio with three new series: the iQ 200, the iQ 800 and the iQ 1000, which will deliver higher throughput rates and advanced features for enterprise, telecommunication, aerospace, maritime and land-mobility markets. The iQ Series is VT iDirect’s next-generation DVB-S2/DVB-S2X remote portfolio…

Successful Launch of Four O3b Satellites

March 9, 2018 – SES announced that its four new O3b Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites were successfully launched into space by Arianespace onboard a Soyuz rocket, from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The new Ka-band satellites will join SES’s existing constellation of 12 MEO satellites, orbiting at approximately 8,000 km from…

Intellian to Introduce GX Mediator, a Dual Antenna Solution

March 8, 2018 – Intellian, the world’s leading provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems, is launching its Inmarsat approved GX Mediator. At the heart of this solution is Intellian’s GX Mediator, a device that takes care of switching between two GX antennas allowing for seamless coverage by mitigating blockage. This solution is ideal for ships…

Australia’s Largest Urban Fire Service Integrates PTT Tech Developed by Cobham

March 7, 2017 – Fire & Rescue New South Wales, Australia’s largest urban fire service and the fourth largest in the world, has integrated cutting-edge Push-to-Talk (PTT) technology developed by Cobham and its partner Wireless Innovation within its existing communications network. By combining satellite and land mobile radio into a single ubiquitous network, the new…