Speedcast Expands Capacity on AsiaSat 9

April 10, 2018 – AsiaSat announced an expansion and renewal agreement with Speedcast to utilise multiple C- and Ku-band transponders on the brand new AsiaSat 9. This upgrade will enhance high quality managed network services for Speedcast’s global customers in the Mobility, Maritime, Energy, Enterprise and Government sectors, and for cellular backhaul solutions to emerging…

KT Skylife Renews Content Protection Partnership with Nagra

April 6, 2018 – NAGRA, a Kudelski Group company and a leading independent provider of content protection and multiscreen television solutions, announced that its NexGuard watermarking solution for pay-TV was selected by Korean satellite broadcaster KT Skylife. This partnership allows KT Skylife to meet forensic watermarking requirements mandated by MovieLabs’ Enhanced Content Protection for premium…

SES Appoints John-Paul Hemingway as CEO of SES Networks

April 6, 2018 – SES announced that John-Paul Hemingway has been appointed as CEO of SES Networks with effect from 5 April 2018, succeeding Steve Collar who officially takes on his new position as President & CEO of SES. In his new function, Hemingway will join the Executive Committee of SES which then comprises Steve…

Ariane 5 Orbits DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications

April 5, 2018 – Arianespace has successfully launched two telecommunications satellites: DSN-1/Superbird-8 for SKY Perfect JSAT; and HYLAS 4 for Avanti Communications. Arianespace’s third launch of the year took place on April 5, 2018 from the Guiana Space Center (CSG), Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana. Superbird-8 will provide telecom services, primarily for the Japanese market,…

Eutelsat Orders KONNECT VHTS, a New-Generation Satellite from Thales

April 5, 2018 – Eutelsat Communications announced the order of a next-generation VHTS satellite system named KONNECT VHTS, to support the development of its European fixed broadband and in-flight connectivity businesses. The satellite, which is due to enter into service in 2021, will be built by Thales Alenia Space which will develop a satellite and…

April 2018

  • Global Satellite Coalition Established
  • Intellian to Introduce GX Mediator, a Dual Antenna Solution
  • FashionTv and APT Satellite Cooperate in GWTV
  • SSL Selected to Provide Direct Broadcasting Satellite to B-SAT
  • Thaicom Names Anant Kaewruamvongs CEO

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Iridium and Speedcast Partner to Deliver Next-generation Satellite Broadband Solutions

March 27, 2018 – Iridium Communications announced that Speedcast has signed an agreement to become a land-mobile service provider for its next-generation satellite broadband technology, Iridium Certus. Speedcast joins a world-class group of service providers and will help further expand the Iridium Certus footprint. Designed for on-the-move vehicles, assets and teams, Iridium Certus will support…

SSL Selected to Provide Direct Broadcasting Satellite to B-SAT

March 26, 2018 – SSL announced that it was selected as a trusted partner to provide a broadcasting satellite for Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT). As the leading broadcasting satellite operator in Japan, B-SAT will use the Direct-to-Home (DTH) television satellite to ensure exceptional ultra-high definition video distribution for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. SSL provided…

Globecomm to Introduce Fronthaul, Switching, and Backhaul Solutions for 5G Evolution

March 23, 2018 – Globecomm will introduce an integrated solution set of acceleration, optimization, fronthaul, switching, and backhaul capabilities to support the 3G/4G evolution to the emerging 5G standard. Globecomm’s solutions enable carriers to extend mobility cost-effectively and profitably into rural, remote, and underserved regions, where the standard fiber-to-the-base-station architecture is challenged. The company has…

THAICOM and CANAL+ Sign Capacity Agreement in Myanmar

March 21, 2018 – Thaicom Public Company Limited announced the signature of a multi-year contract with CANAL+ Overseas Myanmar, the CANAL+ subsidiary in charge of broadcasting internationally and in Myanmar. CANAL+ is part of Vivendi SA, one of the largest media companies based in France. The contract is part of CANAL+ Myanmar’s launch of a…

TVNZ Chooses AsiaSat 5 to Deliver Live Coverage of 2018 Commonwealth Games

March 20, 2018 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) and Television New Zealand (TVNZ) have collaborated to deliver live coverage of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games via AsiaSat 5. This collaboration is integral to TVNZ’s extensive plan of providing the largest-ever free to air coverage of the Games in New Zealand and enabling…

Airbus Launches Photonics Payload Technology Project – OPTIMA

March 15, 2018 – Airbus has launched the OPTIMA project, which will deliver a proof of concept demonstrator for the use of photonic payloads in telecommunications satellites. The OPTIMA project, which is led by Airbus Defence and Space in Stevenage and part of Horizon 2020 funded by the European Commission, comprises specialist partners from across…

ILS Secures Additional Launch Orders for Proton Medium Vehicle

March 15, 2018 – ILS has announced multiple launch assignments for Proton Medium launches that will include the use of both the 4.35 meter and the new 5.2 meter payload fairing. The missions will take place beginning in late 2019 from Pad 24 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The Proton Medium launch vehicle is…

Global Eagle Entertainment Expands Aero Network from Hughes

March 14, 2018 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Global Eagle Entertainment announced two major enhancements to Global Eagle’s global connectivity network that bring more capacity and faster speeds to airlines and their passengers. First, the Hughes JUPITER aeronautical system is being deployed to support continued expansion of Global Eagle’s airline connectivity customers worldwide, and…