Ovzon Signs Agreement with SpaceX for First Satellite Launch

October 16, 2018 – In an important step towards growing its satellite service offering, Ovzon has entered into an agreement with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement of the satellites.…

Intelsat Introduces New End-to-End Managed Service for Business Aviation

October 15, 2018 – Intelsat announced that it is launching FlexExec, a managed end-to-end service enabling service providers to easily and cost-effectively deliver high-performance, in-flight broadband connectivity to business jets globally. FlexExec’s broadband services are now accessible via Intelsat’s global, high performing, multi-layered Ku-band satellite fleet. Designed specifically to cover high-traffic business jet routes, FlexExec…

October 2018

  • Yahsat and Hughes to Form Joint Venture to Deliver Satellite Broadband Services
  • Kratos Receives Contract to Build Multi-Site Gateways for Kacific’s New HTS Network
  • Arabsat and Newtec Sign New Multi-Million Euro Agreement
  • Eutelsat Signs Long-Term Multiple-Launch Service Agreement with Arianespace

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Intelsat and APSATCOM Launch IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime in Asia

October 7, 2018 – Intelsat S.A. announced that APT Mobile Satcom Ltd. (APSATCOM) will become the first maritime solution partner to offer, in China, IntelsatOne Flex for Maritime services. This agreement will deliver a seamless global maritime network for APSATCOM’s customers, providing unparalleled throughput, improved economics, and easier access to broadband services. Under the new,…

Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat and Telesat Establish the C-Band Alliance

October 1, 2018 – Intelsat, SES, Eutelsat, and Telesat announced the creation of a consortium called the C-Band Alliance, or CBA, in a move that could accelerate making mid-band spectrum available for 5G services. The CBA is designed to act as a facilitator as described in a recent U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceeding featuring…

Inmarsat and Panasonic Enter into Strategic Collaboration for Commercial Aviation

September 20, 2018 – Inmarsat and Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) have agreed a strategic collaboration, for an initial ten-year period, that enables them to combine their highly complementary market leading services to offer broadband in-flight connectivity (IFC) paired with high-value solutions and services to customers in the commercial aviation industry worldwide. This collaboration will enable…

Thaicom and Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Sign Consulting Contract

September 18, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company, a leading Asian satellite operator and provider of integrated satellite end-to-end solutions, and Bangladesh Communication Satellite Company Limited (BCSCL), a Bangladesh Government owned satellite operator, announce the signing of a multi-year consultancy service agreement. Under the agreement, Thaicom will provide BCSCL comprehensive business and market development services for…

Marlink and SES Networks Extend Enterprise Services Partnership

September 17, 2018 – SES Announced that Satellite services and solutions provider Marlink has contracted SES Networks’ fibre-like connectivity to enable new low-latency services in its enterprise portfolio. With a highly differentiated range of satellite-based solutions, Marlink is expanding the options and value it offers to meet the evolving demands of its customers. The contract…

Arabsat and Newtec Sign New Multi-Million Euro Agreement

September 15, 2018 – Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – and Arab Satellite Communications (Arabsat) have signed a new multi-million Euro contract, expanding their long-term partnership. The new agreement will enable the launch of new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services in the Middle East and…

GapSat Selects Terran Orbital for GEO Mission

September 12, 2018 – GapSat has commissioned a geosynchronous satellite from Terran Orbital Corporation, a leading aerospace provider of small satellites and services. GapSat-1 is a multi-band system offering wide band solutions in C-band, Ku-band, Ka-band and Q/V bands. The spacecraft will be injected directly into the geosynchronous arc. The system is equipped with an…

Arianespace to Launch the GSAT-31 and GSAT-30 Satellites for India

September 10, 2018 – The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has chosen Arianespace to launch its GSAT-31 and GSAT-30 telecommunications satellites. The two satellites are to be launched on separate Ariane 5s from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana from end 2018 onwards, starting with GSAT-31. Both satellites will be designed,…

APT Satellite Successfully Launched APSTAR-5C Satellite

September 10, 2018 – In Cape Canaveral, Florida, US, APSTAR-5C was successfully launched to space on a Falcon 9 rocket made by Space X. APSTAR-5C is based on the Space System Loral FS-1300 platform, it is equipped with C-band, Ku-band regional beams and Ku-band HTS payload, providing high power transponder services to customers across the…

SatADSL, APT Satellite and iSAT Partner to Provide Connectivity in Africa

September 6, 2018 – A new partnership between professional VSAT services provider SatADSL, iSAT Africa, and APT Satellite will see affordable broadband via satellite offered across Africa. Under the agreement, SatADSL will provide its innovative Cloud-based Service Delivery Platform (C-SDP). This will enable iSAT to offer a suite of new services, including voucher services, VNOFlex…

Inmarsat Unveils Major New IoT Service for the Shipping Industry

September 5, 2018 – Inmarsat unveils Fleet Data, a new Internet of Things (IoT) service, which will enable ship owners and managers to access and analyse real-time onboard data more efficiently, and as a result will help accelerate the adoption of IoT across the maritime industry. Developed in partnership with Danelec Marine, Fleet Data will…