The Satellite Industry Welcomes WRC-19 Decisions

November 26, 2019 – ‌The Global Satellite Coalition (GSC) welcomes the decisions taken at the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19), Sharm-el-Sheikh, which allow satellite services to continue to bridge digital, education, health and social divides and connect more and more citizens around the world. At the start of WRC-19, the GSC called for a…

KT SAT Conducts Satellite 5G Connection

November 25, 2019 – KT Corp. said its satellite-operating subsidiary, KT SAT, has successfully conducted a 5G data transmission with a satellite connection. The test was aimed to expand the fifth-generation technology linked to KT’s 5G network and KT SAT’s KOREASAT 6. KT SAT and the KT Institute of Convergence Technology executed the project together.…

IPSTAR Launches Broadband Service with VSAT Technology from UHP Networks in New Zealand

November 21, 2019 – IPSTAR New Zealand, a major provider of satellite connectivity services in Australia, New Zealand and throughout the Asia-Pacific region through its parent company Thaicom, has launched Choice, a new service in New Zealand. The service provides high-speed broadband access in the country’s rural areas. Key applications include public services, distance learning,…

Arabsat 6A and Newtec Dialog to Transform Sudasat’s Broadband Internet Connectivity

November 12, 2019 – Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based VSAT service provider, Sudasat and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® hub that will provide Internet services across Sudan on…

InterSAT Selects Hughes to Power Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 5, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC, announced that InterSAT Communication Services FZCO (InterSAT), one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and micro/small-to-medium enterprises (MSME/SME) across sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement calls for…

Arianespace Announced Contract with a Soyuz Launch Vehicle for the EarthCARE Satellite

October 30, 2019 – EarthCARE (Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer) satellite – the sixth mission in ESA’s Earth Explorer program – will advance our understanding of the role clouds and aerosols play in reflecting incident solar radiation back into space and trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth’s surface. EarthCARE is a joint collaborative satellite mission…

Thales Alenia Space to Build EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

October 29, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a letter of agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the procurement of a new all-electric satellite, EUTELSAT 10B. The EUTELSAT 10B satellite is based on the Spacebus NEO Thales Alenia Space product line and will address particularly HTS (High Throughput Services) missions over Europe, the Mediterranean basin,…