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…

Comtech EF Data Expands Heights Networking Platform Portfolio

March 7, 2018 – Comtech EF Data Corp. announced that it expanded its Heights Networking Platform portfolio to include three new and innovative Remote Gateways. The new Remote Gateways include both indoor and outdoor models – the indoor H-Plus Remote Gateway, and two outdoor units, the H-Plus-ODU Remote Gateway and the H-Pro-ODU Remote Gateway. The…

Successful Launch of the Hispasat 30W-6 Satellite

March 6, 2018 – HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite communications operator, successfully launched its twelfth satellite, Hispasat 30W-6, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida atop SpaceX’s launch vehicle Falcon 9. From its orbital position at 30º West, Hispasat 30W-6 will replace and broaden the capacity of Hispasat 30W-4.…

Inmarsat and Airservices Australia Partner to Improve Aviation Safety and Efficiency

March 5, 2018 – Inmarsat has partnered with Airservices Australia to initiate satellite voice (SatVoice) communications evaluations for air traffic services in Australia in areas beyond the reach of traditional VHF voice coverage. Through the partnership with Inmarsat, Airservices Australia will help airlines and operators to complement conventional voice communications equipment with modern digital technology.…

APSTAR TV App Launched in Apps Market

March 2, 2018 – APT Satellite Company Limited (APT Satellite) announced formal launch of APSTAR TV App download for Android and iOS. The App, namely “APSTAR TV” provides live-streaming for a variety of TV channels, as well as their time-shift recordings for seven days. By using “APSTAR TV”, media customers’ TV channels can broadcast both…

Blue Ant Media Selects MEASAT for its Asia Pacific Video Distribution

February 27, 2018 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced an agreement with international content producer, distributor and channel operator, Blue Ant Media to distribute six (6) video channels across Asia Pacific, further reinforcing its 91.5°E orbital position as Asia’s leading video neighbourhood. As part of a new carriage deal, Blue Ant Entertainment HD,…

Thaicom Launches Nava™ Maritime Service Platform

February 26, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the introduction of Nava™, the company’s new maritime service platform for ship and offshore operators. With the launch of Nava, Thaicom is expanding its broadband service platform to support the maritime industry’s digital transformation. Thaicom Nava is a high-speed broadband service designed to connect everyone and…

Orbith Connects Rural Argentina, Powered by Newtec

February 22, 2018 – Newtec, a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications, announced its technology is being deployed by Orbith, a wholesale provider of high-speed Internet services. Buenos Aires-based Orbith is building a new VSAT network connecting 20,000 sites to provide consumer and business connectivity to the Buenos Aires…

Palau Telecoms to Enjoy ‘always on’ Connectivity with SES Networks

February 19, 2018 – Customers of Palau’s local internet services provider Palau Telecoms will continue to enjoy enhanced and reliable fibre-like connectivity delivered by SES Networks. SES announced that in the latest contract signed, Palau Telecoms, which has been enjoying SES’s Networks exceptional networks performance since 2014, will be extending its contract until 2020, and…

Intellian and Inmarsat Embark on Next-generation FleetBroadband Development

February 19, 2018 – Inmarsat and Intellian signed an outline agreement that will support major enhancements to Inmarsat’s FleetBroadband service for the next decade and beyond. The new agreement will see Intellian design and manufacture a new generation of FleetBroadband terminals that will support the existing I-4 network alongside the major advances coming with Inmarsat’s…

UnicomAirNet Chooses Eutelsat for IFC Services in Asia Pacific

February 16, 2018 – UnicomAirNet (UAN) has signed a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Asia, an affiliate of Eutelsat Communications, to address the fast-growing in-flight connectivity (IFC) market in the Asia Pacific region. UnicomAirNet was established in 2017 by China Unicom’s broadband network unit and Hangmei, ChineseWi-Fi service and content provider for railways and buses, to…