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GA-ASI, SES and Hughes Team Up to Demonstrate NextGen SATCOM on MQ-9B SkyGuardian

November 10, 2022 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), SES and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) worked together to successfully demonstrate multi-orbit satellite communications (SATCOM) using a GA-ASI-supplied MQ-9B SkyGuardian® Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The demonstration took place on Oct. 20, 2022, at GA-ASI’s Desert Horizon flight operations facility in El Mirage, Calif. The higher…

Viasat and Cobham Satcom Announce Strategic Collaboration on Maritime Connectivity System

November 10, 2022 – Viasat Inc and Cobham Satcom announced the companies are collaborating on a new, advanced satellite connectivity solution for the maritime and energy industries in preparation for the launch of Viasat’s next generation satellite constellation, ViaSat-3. The connectivity system, which will include a portfolio of groundbreaking antenna systems from Cobham Satcom, is…

OneWeb and Paratus Sign a Multi-year Gateway Installation Agreement

November 3, 2022 – Paratus Group announces a multi-year agreement with OneWeb to build a gateway in Luanda, Angola, which will be operational in the second half of 2023. This new gateway will provide low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite services to several countries in the region and will facilitate the provision of high-speed, low-latency connectivity…

Successful Launch of EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G Satellite

November 3, 2022 – Eutelsat Communications announced that EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by SpaceX using a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13G is the second of two satellites built by manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space to be placed at Eutelsat’s flagship…

Digicel Pacific Bolsters Coverage across Papua New Guinea with Additional O3b Capacity from SES

November 2, 2022 – Digicel Pacific, the leading telecommunications provider in the Pacific region, is bolstering its coverage in Papua New Guinea, leveraging SES’s O3b medium-earth orbit (MEO) satellite system to provide its customers with seamless connectivity following damage to the international Pipe Pacific Cable (PPC) which typically connects Papua New Guinea to Australia and…

Intelsat to Provide-speed High In-flight Wi-Fi to Virgin Australia’s Fleet

October 25, 2022 – Intelsat has been selected to provide high-speed in-flight Wi-Fi to Virgin Australia’s fleet of existing 737NG aircraft and future-delivery 737MAX aircraft. Intelsat’s 2Ku satellite connectivity solution will deliver industry-leading speeds to support video streaming, web browsing, and anything else Virgin’s guests want to do with Wi-Fi-enabled devices onboard their flights. A…

OneWeb and Panasonic Avionics Corporation to Deliver LEO Connectivity to Airlines Worldwide

October 17, 2022 – OneWeb, the global communications company powered by space, and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic Avionics), the leading global supplier of in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) solutions, have agreed to terms that enable Panasonic Avionics to market, sell, and support OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency in-flight broadband services to commercial airlines worldwide. Panasonic Avionics will…

Successful Launch of EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F Satellite

October 15, 2022 – Eutelsat Communications announced that EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by American space launch provider SpaceX using a Falcon 9 rocket that lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida. EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F is one of two satellites built by manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space. EUTELSAT HOTBIRD 13F…

e& and SES Join Forces to Offer One-hop Connectivity to Microsoft Azure

October 13, 2022 – The Carrier and Wholesale Services (C&WS) division of e& (formerly known as Etisalat Group) today announced its partnership with Microsoft and SES to host the co-located SES O3b mPOWER and Microsoft ground station at Ras Al Khaimah. The first O3b mPOWER ground station in the region will facilitate one-hop connectivity to…

Eutelsat Strategy Update on the Proposed Combination with OneWeb

October 12, 2022 – Eutelsat Communications today host a Strategic Update on the proposed combination with OneWeb, announced in July 2022. Eutelsat and key OneWeb shareholders signed a Memorandum of Understanding in July 2022, with a view to combining Eutelsat and OneWeb in an all-share transaction, whereby Eutelsat and OneWeb shareholders will each hold 50%…

IEC Telecom Expands Satcom Offerings with Intelsat Flexmove

October 12, 2022 – IEC Telecom Group has officially announced a new partnership with Intelsat. With digitalisation on the rise, dependency on always-on connectivity is rising. Corporate and private organisations seek to secure continuity of their operations no matter how remote, whether on the pause or the move. IEC Telecom Group through its multiple offices…

Intelsat Announces Successful Launch of Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 Satellites

October 8, 2022 – Intelsat announced the successful launch of Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34, geosynchronous communications satellites that will ensure service continuity to Intelsat’s North American media customers. The Northrop Grumman-manufactured Galaxy 33 and Galaxy 34 satellites launched aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida at 7:05 p.m.…