Viasat’s Mobility Network in China Now Operational

November 23, 2021 – In cooperation with China Satellite Communications, Co. Ltd. (China Satcom), Viasat Inc. announced the mobility network in China, which uses Viasat’s innovative in-flight connectivity (IFC) equipment working over the Ka-band ChinaSat-16 satellite system, is now operational to meet the IFC needs of domestic and international airlines operating into and out of…

Intelsat’s FlexMaritime Service Expands Into Indian Territorial Waters

November 22, 2021 – Intelsat announces the expansion of its global FlexMaritime service, now enabling connectivity for vessels traveling in Indian territorial waters and immediately enhancing the service coverage for all of Intelsat’s 8,000 existing FlexMaritime vessels. The landmark development also provides access for Indian-registered vessels to Intelsat’s award-winning global high-throughput maritime network. Intelsat’s expansion…

Arianespace to Launch Australian Satellite Optus-11 with Ariane 6

November 17, 2021 – Arianespace and Australian operator SingTel Optus signed the launch contract for the Optus-11 communications satellite. The launch, scheduled for the second half of 2023, will use the Ariane 64 version of the Ariane 6 launcher, with four solid boosters. Optus-11 is a Ku-band communications satellite with a coverage zone encompassing Australia…

SatADSL Unlocks New Southeast Asia Markets with ABS Partnership

November 16, 2021 – SatADSL has announced a new partnership with ABS, a global satellite operator. The partnership represents SatADSL’s continued momentum as it provides satellite services to the four corners of the world. The new partnership is the latest to highlight the industry confidence in SatADSL’s innovative global satellite solutions through its neXat platform.…

ST Engineering iDirect and Hellas Sat Successfully Validate Hybrid 5G Satellite Backhaul Use Cases

November 16, 2021 – ST Engineering iDirect and Hellas Sat have successfully validated hybrid 5G backhauling use cases over satellite. Showcasing a completely seamless transition between terrestrial and satellite-based networks, the demonstration not only confirms the critical role that satellite will play in the 5G ecosystem through its capability to broaden coverage to hard-to-reach areas,…

Kymeta, Intelsat and Fraunhofer IIS Demonstrate Satellite 5G Connectivity for Mobile Communications

November 10, 2021 – Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest and most advanced integrated satellite and terrestrial network, announced today the successful demonstration of satellite-enabled 5G services on Kymeta’s electronically steered flat-panel u8 antenna using Intelsat’s global integrated satellite and terrestrial network – the first test of…

Intelsat and OneWeb Demo Global Multi-Orbit Satellite Service to U.S. DoD

November 3, 2021 – Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, OneWeb (OWT), a global provider of innovative, secure satellite communications, and Linchpin Solutions, a leader in C5ISR systems and programs, successfully demonstrated a multi-orbit satellite communications solution for representatives of the U.S. Army and Department of Defense (DoD). This is…

Newest HD Channel, Global Trekker Joins MEASAT’s HD Video Neighbourhood

November 2, 2021 – MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (MEASAT) announced today an agreement with Rock Entertainment Holdings for the distribution of Global Trekker HD via MEASAT-3a satellite. The channel joins MEASAT’s High Definition (“HD”) video neighbourhood at 91.5°E for viewers across Asia Pacific. Global Trekker is a premium channel which features a broad range…

Kacific Deploys ST Engineering iDirect’s Mx-DMA® MRC Return Technology to Increase Digital Inclusion

November 2, 2021 – ST Engineering iDirect announced that Kacific, a leading satellite broadband operator in Asia Pacific, has successfully deployed its pioneering Mx-DMA® MRC (multi resolution coding) technology in conjunction with its first Ka-band satellite, Kacific1, to provide high-speed, low-cost, ultra-reliable broadband to rural and suburban areas of the Pacific and Southeast Asia. Mx-DMA…

Eutelsat and Nilesat Renew Partnership at the 7° West Orbital Position

October 29, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and Nilesat, Egypt’s premier satellite operator, have agreed partial renewal terms for Ku capacity at Eutelsat’s 7° West position, part of the 7/8° West video hotspot, for broadcast services across the Middle East. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement represents the partial renewal of capacity by Nilesat at enhanced terms. Eutelsat…