hiSky Partners with ST Engineering iDirect to Enable IoT Over Satellite

March 10, 2020 – hiSky aims to be the world’s leading provider of satellite-connected IoT services, bringing its innovative integrated terminal and cloud-based processing technology to the rapidly expanding satellite-based M2M/IoT communications market. The solution to be offered in conjunction with ST Engineering iDirect will enable their mature network of service-provider partners to leverage their…

Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for LEO Satellite Service

March 9, 2020 – Hughes Network Systems and OneWeb announced that Hughes has become a worldwide distribution partner for OneWeb. OneWeb’s constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites will expand Hughes service offerings and ensure its customers can access low-latency, high-speed connectivity, wherever they are. Applications will include enterprise and government networking, cellular backhaul and…

SES Announces Next Phase of Strategic Transformation

March 2, 2020 – SES is launching a comprehensive programme to position itself for future growth and deliver maximum value to current and future customers and stakeholders. The programme, called Simplify and Amplify and executed throughout 2020, comprises a series of strategic actions to enable SES to best deliver against its declared purpose of doing…

Kacific Conducts First Mobile Backhaul over Geo-Stationary Ka-band Satellite in Pacific Islands

February 27, 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has successfully conducted the first Geo-Stationary Ka-band mobile backhaul test in the Pacific Islands. The ten-minute call between Kacific CEO Christian Patouraux in Singapore and a large mobile operator in the Melanesia region utilised the recently launched Kacific1 HTS satellite. The trial was quickly set up…

Thaicom 5 Satellite Ends Service

February 27, 2020 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the successful migration of its customers from the Thaicom 5 satellite to Thaicom 6 and other satellites. The Company has put in its best effort to resolving the technical anomaly in order to ensure the continuity of services to its customers. The migration and service restoration…

Arianespace Orbits JCSAT-17 and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B

February 18, 2020 – Arianespace successfully launched two satellites using an Ariane 5 rocket from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana (South America): JCSAT-17 for the Japanese operator SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and GEO-KOMPSAT-2B for the Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI). JCSAT-17, built by Lockheed Martin Space, will offer flexible broadband…