Arabsat 6A and Newtec Dialog to Transform Sudasat’s Broadband Internet Connectivity

November 12, 2019 – Arab Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) announced the signing of a contract between leading satellite service provider, Arabsat, Sudan-based VSAT service provider, Sudasat and global leader in IP-based satellite communications, ST Engineering iDirect. The agreement will see the installation of a Newtec Dialog® hub that will provide Internet services across Sudan on…

Comtech EF Data’s Heights Networking Platform Selected by Telefonica

November 6, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. had its Heights™ Networking Platform selected by Telefonica for a multi-year program to upgrade Vivo Brazil and Telefonica Argentina mobile networks in support of 2G, 3G and LTE backhaul. To complement the Heights™ Networking platform, Telefonica also ordered RF amplifiers. Today, both Brazil and Argentina are experiencing…

InterSAT Selects Hughes to Power Satellite Services in Sub-Saharan Africa

November 5, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC, announced that InterSAT Communication Services FZCO (InterSAT), one of the largest and most respected providers of Internet solutions in Africa, has selected the Hughes JUPITER™ System to power its new SkyFi satellite broadband service for consumers and micro/small-to-medium enterprises (MSME/SME) across sub-Saharan Africa. The agreement calls for…

Thales Alenia Space to Build EUTELSAT 10B Satellite

October 29, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has signed a letter of agreement with Eutelsat Communications for the procurement of a new all-electric satellite, EUTELSAT 10B. The EUTELSAT 10B satellite is based on the Spacebus NEO Thales Alenia Space product line and will address particularly HTS (High Throughput Services) missions over Europe, the Mediterranean basin,…

Eutelsat Launches an Integrated IoT Connectivity Service via Satellite

October 28, 2019 – On the eve of the IOT Solutions World Congress in Barcelona, Eutelsat Communications announces the launch of a pioneering satellite-based IoT connectivity service: Eutelsat IoT FIRST. Having recently unveiled its ELO constellation of nanosatellites in Low Earth Orbit, dedicated to the Internet of Things, Eutelsat has taken further steps towards its…

SES and Thales Reach Record Speed and Enhanced Coverage via Integrated GEO/MEO Network

October 23, 2019 – SES and Thales have taken inflight connectivity to a new level, successfully demonstrating uninterrupted access to high-throughput broadband applications for the first time over a platform supporting multi-orbit interoperability, switching seamlessly between SES’s geostationary (GEO) and O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) satellite beams. The demo flight from Melbourne, Florida to the…

Thaicom and China Great Wall Sign MoU on UAV and Space Technology Cooperation

October 10, 2019 – Thaicom Public Company Limited has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) – China’s leader in commercial launch services, satellite systems, and space technology cooperation. The companies will cooperate in the area of application development for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and BeiDou – China’s proprietary Global Navigation Satellite System…

Intelsat’s FlexMaritime Powers KVH Elite Streaming Service for Yachts

October 9, 2019 – Intelsat announced that its FlexMaritime service will power KVH Elite – a new, unlimited VSAT streaming service that provides high-definition (HD)-quality, dedicated bandwidth for yachts and leisure charters. FlexMaritime provides a high-speed, flexible service that delivers the consistent and reliable performance that yacht owners need. The multi-layered satellite coverage ensures a…

Inmarsat’s GX Aviation Inflight Broadband Now Available with Leading Low-Cost Airline AirAsia

September 20, 2019 – Inmarsat announced that its award-winning GX Aviation inflight broadband solution has entered commercial service with leading low-cost airline AirAsia. AirAsia is currently offering GX Aviation to passengers onboard a number of initial aircraft through its RedBeat Ventures subsidiary, ROKKI, marking a significant upgrade to their inflight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) experience.…

Thaicom and Russian Satellite Communications Company Enter into Partnership Agreement

September 20, 2019 – Thaicom Public Company Limited, Thailand’s first satellite operator, announced the signature of an Agreement of Intention with Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), a Russian leading satellite operator, to collaborate on the joint development of a service offering for maritime satellite broadband connectivity.  According to the framework of the agreement, Thaicom and…

Iridium and OneWeb to Collaborate on a Global Satellite Services Offering

September 17, 2019 – Iridium Communications and OneWeb announced they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together toward a combined service offering. This combined service offering would be designed to make it easier for their mutual partners to offer unique bundling and co-marketing opportunities for the Iridium Certus L-band services and…