Viasat Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire RigNet

December 21, 2020 – Viasat today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire RigNet, a leading provider of ultra-secure, intelligent networking solutions and specialized applications, in an all-stock transaction that values RigNet at an enterprise value of approximately $222 million based on Viasat’s share price as of the date of the agreement…

Eutelsat Entrusts Arianespace with the Launch of its Next-Generation EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

December 15, 2020 – Arianespace and Eutelsat have confirmed that EUTELSAT 10B, Eutelsat’s next generation high-throughput telecommunications satellite, will be launched on an Ariane 5 rocket. EUTELSAT 10B is scheduled for launch in 2022 on one of eight Ariane 5 missions remaining to be performed with the heavy-lift launcher. EUTELSAT 10B is a telecommunications satellite…

SES Enhanced Regional Connectivity with New Satellite Ground Station in Dubbo, NSW

December 14, 2020 – Pivotel and SES today announced they have signed an agreement to build a new satellite ground station at the Pivotel teleport in Dubbo, New South Wales. The ground station will support O3b mPOWER, SES’s next-generation non-geostationary (NGSO) constellation and enable the delivery of enhanced telecommunication services to regional communities. The project,…

Speedcast Launches Next Generation IoT Platform

December 9, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited has launched a next generation Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed to simplify connectivity, provisioning, and device management through a single console. Designed for onshore and offshore customers, the next generation Speedcast IoT Center is deployed on Amazon Web Services (AWS) to increase computing power and interoperability with…

ST Engineering iDirect’s VSAT Modem Hits 600Mbps Speed

December 3, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a global leader in satellite communications, today announced that its MDM5010 modem has achieved an aggregate speed of 600Mbps, making it the industry’s fastest satellite modem for shared bandwidth capacity networks. While these speeds have previously only been achieved with single channel per carrier (SCPC) point-to-point modems, bandwidth-sharing…