Eutelsat and Nilesat Renew Partnership at the 7° West Orbital Position

October 29, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications and Nilesat, Egypt’s premier satellite operator, have agreed partial renewal terms for Ku capacity at Eutelsat’s 7° West position, part of the 7/8° West video hotspot, for broadcast services across the Middle East. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement represents the partial renewal of capacity by Nilesat at enhanced terms. Eutelsat…

ST Engineering iDirect Partners with XipLink to Implement Advanced Security Feature for 4G LTE

October 26, 2021 – ST Engineering iDirect has collaborated with technology provider XipLink to implement a security feature required for 4G backhaul services. The feature will support IP security (IPsec) encryption with CMPv2 digital certificate management, building upon the existing high levels of security already offered by ST Engineering iDirect whilst maintaining satellite traffic optimization…

Kymeta’s Test Demonstrates the Potential to Deliver Private LTE or 5GNR into a Smartphone via Broadband Satellite

October 26, 2021 – Kymeta announced today the successful testing of private Long Term Evolution (LTE) small cell on Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), demonstrating a complete connectivity solution that provides users with more reliable and robust connectivity directly to their smartphone and CBRS capable devices. The trial was performed at Kymeta headquarters with a…

BSNL Receives License to Operate Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Satcom Services in India

October 20, 2021 – Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today confirmed that its strategic partner BSNL has received the necessary licenses to deliver Inmarsat’s world-leading Global Xpress (GX) mobile broadband services in India. Under BSNL’s Inflight and Maritime Connectivity (IFMC) licence from the Department of Telecommunications, GX will be available to…

AsiaSat Takes a Strategic Stake in Leading Live Streaming Service ‘One Click Go Live’

October 19, 2021 – Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited has acquired a strategic stake in One Click Go Live Limited (formerly known as HERMES Live Technology Limited), a company incorporated in Hong Kong and specialised in video live streaming services and solutions. ‘One Click Go Live’ offers video live-streaming solutions that provide professional, broadcast-grade video…

Arianespace Has Successfully Performed Soyuz Flight ST36

October 14, 2021 – Performed on Thursday, October 14 at precisely 6:40 pm. local time at Russia’s Vostochny Cosmodrome (9:40 a.m. UTC), Soyuz Flight ST36 lifted-off with 36 OneWeb satellites onboard, bringing the size of the fleet in orbit to 358, after this successful deployment. Flight ST36 was the 61st Soyuz mission carried out by…

Jet Edge Signs as Gogo 5G Launch Customer

October 13, 2021 – Jet Edge International, a leader in full-service private aviation, has signed an agreement with Gogo Business Aviation to become Gogo’s 5G launch customer. Gogo 5G has been designed to deliver high throughput with very low latency to address the increased demand in data-heavy services and applications in use today, as well…

NSIL/ISRO and OneWeb to Collaborate for Taking Digital Connectivity to Every Corner of the World

October 11, 2021 – Bharti-backed OneWeb, announced an arrangement through Letter of Intent with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to use the Indian-built PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and the heavier GSLV-MkIII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) as potential platforms to launch OneWeb’s satellites in India from 2022.…

Intellian Signs Antenna Supply Agreement with SES for O3b mPOWER

October 8, 2021 – Following a successful co-development phase, Intellian is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with leading content and connectivity satellite service provider SES to supply user terminals for SES’s high performance O3b mPOWER communications system. O3b mPOWER will extend and develop SES’s existing Ka-band medium Earth orbit (MEO)…

Eutelsat Raises its Shareholding in OneWeb

October 6, 2021 – Eutelsat Communications has exercised a call option on a portion of the latest OneWeb funding round subscribed by Bharti, for a consideration of $165 million, taking its shareholding from 17.6% to 22.9%. The transaction was undertaken on identical financial terms to Eutelsat’s initial investment of $550 million announced in April and…

Sirius TV Partners with SES to Broadcast TV Channels across Malaysia

October 5, 2021 – Sirius TV, a brand of Smart Digital International Sdn Bhd – the 2nd DTH (direct-to-home) operator in Malaysia – has signed a multi-year contract with SES, the leading global content connectivity solutions provider, to deliver a new bouquet of satellite TV channels across Malaysia. The Sirius Basic subscription package launched last…

Arianespace to Launch GSAT-24 Satellite for NSIL with Ariane 5

October 5, 2021 – On September 28, 2021, NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) entrusted Arianespace with the launch of its GSAT-24 telecommunications satellite. GSAT-24 is scheduled for launch in the 1st quarter of 2022, from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, on one of the seven Ariane 5 missions remaining to be…