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Telesat to Redefine Global Broadband Connectivity with Telesat Lightspeed

February 9, 2021 – Telesat announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Thales Alenia Space to be the prime manufacturer of Telesat’s global LEO constellation, Lightspeed, initially comprised of a fleet of 298 next-generation satellites integrated with an advanced ground network. Lightspeed is the most innovative, cutting-edge broadband satellite network ever conceived.…

Eutelsat and TelOne to Bring High Quality Broadband Connectivity to Zimbabwe

February 1, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and TelOne, one of Zimbabwe’s leading Internet Service Providers, have signed a master service agreement to bring high quality satellite broadband to Zimbabwe. Under the terms of the multi-year agreement with Eutelsat’s broadband division, Konnect Africa, beginning in March 2021, TelOne (Pvt) Limited will leverage the operational flexibility and…

Telemedia Partners with ABS for Earth Station and Teleport Services

February 1, 2021 – Telemedia has partnered with ABS, to provide teleport services for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. Under this agreement the companies are forming a strong alliance with ABS gaining a full suite of telecom services provided by Telemedia at its Johannesburg teleport. Its diverse facility provides seamless integration of satellite…

Tototheo Maritime to Offer Reliable Connectivity Services via SES Networks’ Managed Data Services

January 29, 2021 – Tototheo Maritime, a leading Cyprus-based maritime communications company, will be able to enjoy the benefits of seamless, reliable data connectivity services delivered by SES Networks. The five-year agreement between Tototheo Maritime and SES will be delivered via SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform, the two companies announced today. Tototheo Maritime’s customers will…

Tidewater Aaccelerates Digitalisation Strategy with Fleet Xpress

January 27, 2021 – Inmarsat has secured a fleet-wide agreement with offshore support vessel major Tidewater to advance its digitalisation strategy by upgrading the majority of its active fleet to Fleet Xpress. Inmarsat has developed a product roadmap of advanced vessel technology efficiencies solutions and enhanced and reliable communications for crews, which bring competitive advantages…

ESA Books Two Payload Missions on Airbus Bartolomeo Platform

January 21, 2021 – The European Space Agency (ESA) and Airbus have agreed on service orders for two independent payload missions to be launched to the Bartolomeo payload hosting facility on the International Space Station (ISS) in 2022 and 2024, respectively. The first payload mission is ESA’s Exobiology Platform (EXPO). This facility carries a set…

India & UK Space Companies Sign Memorandum of Understanding

January 19, 2020 – In an official online ceremony this week, Methera Global Communications Ltd, the UK based MEO satellite constellation start-up, and Telecommunication Consultants India Ltd, a Government of India enterprise specialising in ground segment installation and integration exchanged their signed MOU. This strategic relationship ceremony was officiated and assisted by key representatives of…

Satellogic and SpaceX Announce Multiple Launch Agreement

January 19, 2021 – Satellogic today announced a Multiple Launch Services Agreement (MLA) with SpaceX. Through the agreement, SpaceX becomes Satellogic’s preferred vendor for rideshare missions. The first launch, scheduled for June 2021, will deliver Satellogic satellites to Low Earth Orbit on a Falcon 9 rocket. Today’s agreement with SpaceX will enable Satellogic to maintain…

OneWeb Secures Investment from Softbank and Hughes Network Systems

January, 15, 2021 – OneWeb, jointly owned by the UK Government and Bharti Global, has secured additional funding from SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) and Hughes Network Systems LLC (“Hughes”), bringing OneWeb’s total funding to $1.4 billion. The capital raised to date positions the Company to be fully funded for its first-generation satellite fleet, totaling 648…

Airbus Signs Multi-satellite Contract with Intelsat for OneSat Flexible Satellites

January 8, 2021 – Airbus has signed a contract with Intelsat to build two OneSat satellites operating in multiple frequency bands for Intelsat’s next-generation software-defined network. The contract was signed on 31 December 2020. The satellites will be based on Airbus’ OneSat product line, the latest generation of fully flexible, in orbit reconfigurable, Software Defined…

Delta Selects Viasat’s In-flight Connectivity

January 5, 2021 – Viasat today announced Delta Air Lines selected Viasat’s Ka-band satellite in-flight connectivity (IFC) solution for more than 300 mainline narrow-body aircraft, including both new delivery and retrofits on A321ceo, 737-900ER and select 757-200 aircraft. Delta expects to bring the Viasat technology onboard these aircraft starting summer 2021, with Delta having the…