Thuraya Signs Strategic Agreement with Elcome to Drive Maritime Growth

May 2, 2019 – Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat), announced it has signed a Service Partner agreement with Elcome, one of the world’s largest marine technology system integrators. Elcome will provide Thuraya’s products and services worldwide across key vertical markets. Headquartered in Dubai and operating out of…

Comtech EF Data Expands Satellite Modem Product Line

May 1, 2019 – Comtech EF Data Corp. expanded its Satellite Modem product line, introducing more form factor choices, the SLM-5650C and SLM-5650C ODU CyberLynx™ Software Defined Modems, and enhanced performance options. The SLM-5650C and SLM-5650C ODU CyberLynx Software Defined Modems are the latest generation modem solutions featuring extremely compact form factors and software options.…

Hughes Announces JUPITER System Enhancements for Highest Possible Performance and Efficiency

May 1, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems announced enhancements to its JUPITER System, the company’s next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. The Hughes JUPITER System enables operators to achieve the highest possible performance and efficiency for satellite broadband, with enhancements including: support for up…

Viasat and China Satcom Partner to Bring IFC Service to Airlines over China

April 23, 2019 – Viasat and China Satellite Communications (China Satcom) announced an agreement for a strategic partnership to jointly provide in-flight connectivity (IFC) services within China for domestic and international airlines. Viasat and China Satcom will work in partnership to enable Viasat’s global airline customers to have roaming connectivity when flying over China; provide…

Hughes Provides Internet Access across Vast Areas of Russia

April 18, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the deployment of 1,300 satellite-enabled Community Wi-Fi Hotspots across Russia by longtime service provider customers AltegroSky Group of Companies and KB Iskra. With an average of 250 people having access to each of the Home/SMB hotspots, the providers will reach over 300,000 people in the Far…

ILS Opens New Era with New Launch Pricing

April 12, 2019 – International Launch Services (ILS), a U.S.-based global commercial launch services provider, is inaugurating a new era in its 25-plus-year history, and in the life of the historic Proton M launch vehicle, company officials have declared. Cost savings have been achieved through benefits realized from quality improvement initiatives coupled with significantly lower…

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launches Arabsat-6A

April 12, 2019 – On Thursday, April 11 at 6:35 p.m. EDT, Falcon Heavy launched the Arabsat-6A satellite from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The satellite was deployed approximately 34 minutes after liftoff. Following booster separation, Falcon Heavy’s two side boosters landed at SpaceX’s Landing Zones 1 and 2…

Hughes Awarded Contract by Boeing to Develop Protected Tactical Enterprise Service

April 10, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems announced it has been awarded a contract from Boeing to develop mission management, system control, networking and ground hub capabilities in support of an anti-jam satellite communications capability for the Air Force’s Protected Tactical Enterprise Service (PTES) program. The PTES program will provide tactical warfighters with a joint…

April 2019

  • Thales Alenia Space to Supply Nepal with Telecommunication Satellite
  • Long March Rockets Complete 300 Launches
  • Hughes and PSN Launch Community Wi-Fi Service throughout Indonesia
  • Speedcast Media Network Expands Global Connectivity and Media Service Offerings

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SES Reach Grows to 355 Million Homes Worldwide

April 2, 2019 – SES strengthens its position as the world’s leading video distributor via satellite as the number of TV households it serves increased by more than 4 million to over 355 million in 2018. The results from the SES’s annual market research highlighted further growth in SES’s technical reach and underlined the important…

iForte of Indonesia Signs Contracts for Capacity on Telesat’s Telstar 18 VANTAGE

April 2, 2019 – Telesat announced that PT iForte Solusi Infotek (iForte), a leading provider of USO (Universal Service Obligation) VSAT services in Indonesia, has signed major contracts for Ku-band HTS and C-band capacity on Telesat’s new Telstar 18 VANTAGE satellite. The contracts result from iForte’s recent selection by Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information…

Viasat Introduces Second-Generation Hybrid Ku-/Ka-band IFC Antenna System

April 2, 2019 – Viasat announced the introduction of its second-generation Ku-/Ka-band shipset, inclusive of an advanced hybrid antenna and complementary radome. The latest dual-band system, aimed at the commercial wide-body aircraft market, will keep passengers and crew connected across commercial Ku- and Ka-band Geosynchronous and Non-Geosynchronous satellite networks, virtually anywhere they fly around the…

Speedcast Media Network Expands Global Connectivity and Media Service Offerings

March 28, 2019 – Speedcast International Limited has expanded its Speedcast Media Network™ global infrastructure by integrating satellite, fiber, and cellular networks from Globecomm, the company’s recent acquisition. Speedcast Media Network provides secure point-to-point and point-to-multipoint live and linear digital video delivery anywhere in the world, with low latency and high availability. Speedcast has also…