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…

APSCC Board Appoints Christopher Slaughter

Monday, 16 September 2019, Seoul, Korea – The Asia-Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC) has appointed Christopher Slaughter in an interim position to consult with both the APSCC Board and Secretariat to accelerate the organization’s developmental and strategic goals. “The Board of Directors recognizes the rapid changes in the Asian space industry and believes that APSCC can actively…

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…

Thales Alenia Space Introduces Fully Digital Satellite to Address Fast Moving Market Needs

September 10, 2019 – Thales Alenia Space has launched its new Space Inspire satellite product line (INstant SPace In-orbit REconfiguration) which allows seamless mission and services reconfiguration, instant in-orbit adjustment to the demand, transition from video broadcasting to broadband connectivity services while maximizing the efficiency & effective use of the satellite resources. Over the past…

SES Selects SpaceX to Launch O3b mPOWER MEO Communications System

September 9, 2019 – SES has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite constellation into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. The two companies have disrupted the industry in the past when SES became the first to launch a commercial GEO satellite with SpaceX,…

CGWIC to Provide Gateway RF Front-End System for New Indonesian High-Throughput Satellite

September 6, 2019 – China Great Wall Industry Corporation (CGWIC) and Indonesia PT. Satelit Nusantara Tiga (SNT) signed a contract for 13M RF front-end system for Ka-band Gateway to serve a new high-throughput satellite over Indonesia. Indonesia’s Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) has selected the consortium led by the domestic satellite operator Pasifik…

SES Redefines Live Events with Synchronised Satellite and OTT

September 4, 2019 – SES’s latest solution synchronises over-the-top (OTT) and satellite broadcasts by delivering IP signals to OTT platforms as fast as satellite to create enhanced live viewing experiences, SES announced today. The new solution, named Satellite and OTT in sync, gives broadcasters the power to deliver a more consistent experience to viewers watching…

OneWeb Brings Fiber-like Internet for the Arctic in 2020

September 4, 2019 – OneWeb announced the details of its Arctic high-speed, low-latency internet service. OneWeb will deliver 375 Gbps of capacity above the 60th parallel North. With service starting in 2020, there will be enough capacity to give fiber-like connectivity to hundreds of thousands of homes, planes, and boats, connecting millions across the Arctic.…

September 2019

  • SES Pioneers Cloud-Based Network Automation and Service Orchestration
  • PSN Selects Kratos for Unified Monitoring Solution for Region’s First VHTS
  • Arianespace Successfully Orbits Communications Satellites for Intelsat and Airbus
  • OneWeb Secures Global Spectrum Rights

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Iridium and Thales Expand Partnership to Deliver Aircraft Connectivity Services

September 3, 2019 – Iridium Communications Inc. announced Thales as the newest Iridium Certus aviation service provider.  While already developing the Iridium Certus-based FlytLINK terminal and antenna, Thales will now be able to offer both Iridium Certus terminals and Iridium Certus connectivity services to business jets, commercial aircraft, rotorcraft, general aviation and UAVs.  Iridium Certus is the…

Hughes Partners with VNC to Create Solutions for Extending LTE Mobile Connectivity

August 20, 2019 – Hughes Network Systems, in partnership with Virtual Network Communications (VNC), announced new joint solutions to extend mobile network connectivity using an integrated combination of VNC’s deployable LTE technology with Hughes JUPITER and HM satellite systems. The new solutions support various global applications for government, militaries, first responders, and commercial Mobile Network…

Optus and Myriota Form First-of-its-Kind Agreement to Bolster Remote IoT Coverage

August 20, 2019 – Optus Business has entered into an agreement with Myriota, the global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT), with a view to providing remote and regional connectivity for IoT devices and applications. An Australian first, the major telco-nanosatellite provider agreement will bring together Optus’ premium national networks and digital enablement capabilities…

Chinese Space Startup to Send Heavy Satellite

August 14, 2019 – China’s Smart Dragon-1 rocket will carry a heavy satellite developed by a commercial Chinese space company in its upcoming launch, the Beijing Daily reported. The satellite, which weighs 65 kg, was manufactured by Beijing Qiansheng Exploration Technology Co., Ltd. founded in 2017 with a license to develop microsatellites and satellite data…