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Oneweb Establishes Key Distribution Partnership for Canada with Rock Networks

May 18, 2021 – OneWeb announced a distribution partnership for Canada with ROCK Networks, the end-to-end communications systems integrator focused on wireless and broadband solutions. The announcement was made during The Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries Canadian Defence Marketplace event. OneWeb’s partnership with ROCK Networks will utilize the power of OneWeb’s Low Earth…

Hughes Debuts First-Of-Its-Kind S-band Satellite/Cellular Hybrid Terminal

May 18, 2021 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced availability of the Hughes 4510 satellite/cellular hybrid terminal for customers in Europe. The first-of-its-kind dual-transport terminal intelligently routes IP traffic via terrestrial or mobile satellite system (MSS) networks, enabling reliable, ubiquitous connectivity for critical applications. As the terminal moves in and out of terrestrial cellular coverage…

APSCC Welcomes Avealto as New Member

17 May 2021, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) announced High Altitude Platform (HAP) provider Avealto has joined the association, breaking new ground in APSCC membership. “It is a pleasure to welcome Avealto into the Association,” said APSCC President Gregg Daffner. “As the pre-eminent satellite industry group in the Asia-Pacific region, APSCC…

Google Cloud and SpaceX’s Starlink to Deliver Secure, Global Connectivity

May 13, 2021 – Google Cloud and SpaceX today announced a new partnership to deliver data, cloud services, and applications to customers at the network edge, leveraging Starlink’s ability to provide high-speed broadband internet around the world and Google Cloud’s infrastructure. Under this partnership, SpaceX will begin to locate Starlink ground stations within Google data…

SoftBank and OneWeb Agree on Collaboration

May 13, 2021 – SoftBank Corp. and OneWeb, announced an agreement for mutual cooperation to promote OneWeb’s satellite communication services in the global and Japan markets. SoftBank and OneWeb will promote satellite communication services via the combination of OneWeb services and SoftBank’s services, including advanced communication and Digital Transformation (DX) platform services. SoftBank and OneWeb…

GSM Threats Mitigation for Military Forces at Sea

May 11, 2021 – Government and military forces around the globe that make use of ubiquitous civil GSM networks are being jeopardized when sailing from port to port with fraudulent cell towers able to intercept and spoof messages and calls, so personnel privacy and mission operations can be compromised. This kind of events typically occurs…

OneWeb to Acquire TrustComm and Create New Government Subsidiary

May 10, 2021 – OneWeb has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas-based TrustComm Inc., which will enable OneWeb to offer its Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network and connectivity services to U.S. government clients and TrustComm customers. Based at the highly secure Ellington Joint Base in Houston, Texas, TrustComm was established in 1999 as…

Eutelsat Expands Use of Express Wi-Fi in Partnership with Facebook to Extend Wi-Fi Connectivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa

May 7, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications is expanding its use of the Express Wi-Fi platform in partnership with Facebook to provide broadband services via satellite across several regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. With Express Wi-Fi, Eutelsat aims to connect thousands of people in rural and underserved communities spanning Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire,…

Global Eagle Entertainment Signs Capacity Extension with ABS

May 6, 2021 – ABS, a global satellite operator announced today that Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE), the leading provider of high-speed connectivity and entertainment solutions for worldwide mobility markets, has renewed and expanded its multi-year, multi-transponder agreements for its growing demand for mobility connectivity capacity. Besides securing existing ABS capacity on ABS-6 C-band, ABS-3A C-band…

Eutelsat Enters LEO Space through Investment in OneWeb

April 27, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has entered into an agreement with OneWeb for the subscription of a c.24% equity stake, becoming a leading shareholder of the company alongside the UK Government and Bharti Global. Eutelsat will invest $550 million in OneWeb, with closing expected in H2 2021 subject to regulatory authorisations. Eutelsat’s investment leaves…

Kratos Demonstrates SATCOM Situational Awareness to an Operationally Secure Environment

April 26, 2021 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions announced today that they were the first to successfully exhibit an integrated SATCOM capability providing real-time Situational Awareness (SA) to an operationally secure environment. The demonstration included roaming among different networks to optimize wideband satellite communications (SATCOM) using Enterprise Management and Control (EM&C). EM&C is an…

SES Joins UN Global Compact Initiative, Accelerates Purpose-led ESG Programme in 2021

April 21, 2021 – SES today announced it has joined the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, underscoring the company’s purpose-led Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) programme. By committing to the UN Global Compact framework, SES is now firmly aligning its long-standing societal and environmental impact efforts to the company’s purpose…