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Sky Italia Renews Capacity Contract at Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD Position

September 2, 2020 – Eutelsat Communications and Sky Italia have reached a strategic agreement for the renewal of Sky’s capacity contract at Eutelsat’s HOTBIRD position. The agreement represents the latest step in the long-standing partnership between Sky, the pre-eminent anchor customer on HOTBIRD, and Eutelsat which has supported since 2003 the development of Sky, the…

Speedcast Extends Colombian Rural High-speed Internet with Hughes

September 2, 2020 – Speedcast International Limited, the world’s most trusted satellite services and IT solutions provider, has been awarded a project to provide high-speed internet to 250 sites across rural Colombia. The government initiative will provide Colombians from Guajira to Amazonas with near-instant internet access – even in regions where fiber, cable and LTE…

ST Engineering iDirect Collaborates with Paratus and KNS to Bring Reliable, High-speed Connectivity to Mining Vessels

August 25, 2020 – ST Engineering iDirect, a company of ST Engineering North America, today announced that its long-term customer Paratus, a pan-African telecommunications group which provides satellite connectivity across Africa, has deployed its iDirect modems with marine antenna from manufacturer and integrator KNS, to provide reliable, high-speed connectivity to mining ships based in Guinea,…

SES Picks SpaceX to Launch Four Additional O3b mPOWER Satellites

August 20, 2020 – SES announced that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Just like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these additional four satellites will be launched into space on board Falcon 9 rockets…

Triple Mission Success for Ariane 5

August 16, 2020 – On August 15 at 22:04 UTC, Ariane 5 Flight VA253 was successfully performed from the Guiana Space Center, orbiting two satellites produced by Northrop Grumman: Galaxy 30 for Intelsat, and MEV-2 for SpaceLogistics, a 100% subsidiary of Northrop Grumman; along with BSAT-4b, built by Maxar Technologies for the Japanese operator B-SAT.…

ViacomCBS Networks International Selects Intelsat for Video Distribution

August 11, 2020 – Intelsat has been selected to continue distributing content for ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI) in Central Europe, Eastern Europe and across the Asia Pacific region. Intelsat was chosen for its unique ability to deliver managed media services, global coverage and integrated satellite distribution and terrestrial network. VCNI delivers premium content through notable…

Thales Alenia Space to Build SES-22 and SES-23 Satellites

August 7, 2020 – Thales Alenia Space has announced that it has signed a contract with SES to build SES-22 and SES-23, geostationary communications satellites. These two new satellites are designed to provide digital broadcasting services over North America. Thales Alenia Space will be responsible for the design, production, testing of the satellites and support…

SES Selects SpaceX for Launch of New C-band Satellites

August 6, 2020 – SES announced that American launch provider SpaceX will provide launch capability for up to 3 of its C-band satellites over two launches as part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan. SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket will launch two C-band satellites built by Northrop Grumman as well as provide enhanced protection to…

Integrasys’s Beam Budget Ready for LEO and Flat Panel Antennas

August 6, 2020 – Nowadays, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Industry is witnessing a new era, due to the arrival of LEO, MEO, and flat panel antennas. The new goal of the market is to look for solutions to achieve the effective use of the spectrum and provide higher bandwidth for matching the demand with reliable…

Comtech Seeks Russian Regulatory Approval

August 3, 2020 – Comtech Telecommunications Corp. reported that its pending acquisition of UHP Networks Inc. (“UHP”) continues to progress through the regulatory approval process. As previously announced, Comtech has entered into an agreement to acquire UHP, a provider of innovative and disruptive satellite ground station technology, for an aggregate purchase price of $38.0 million,…

Optus Satellite’s Foxtel Partnership Extended to 2031

July 27, 2020 – Optus has extended its longstanding partnership with media company Foxtel, with an extension for the provision of satellite services until 2031. Optus Satellite owns and operates Australia and New Zealands largest fleet of spacecraft with five satellites currently in geostationary orbit that service our broadcast, corporate, and government customers. The contract…

Tuvalu Government Signs Agreement with Kacific for Internet Connectivity Services

July 22, 2020 – Kacific Broadband Satellites Group (Kacific) has signed a five-year agreement with the Government of Tuvalu to provide the Pacific Island nation with high-speed broadband internet connectivity via satellite. The bandwidth, supplied by Kacific’s high-throughput satellite Kacific1, will connect agencies, businesses, and communities across Tuvalu’s nine islands with high-quality internet. Under the…