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DTH Numbers To Break 100 Million Mark in Asia by 2018

[Via Satellite 07-30-2014] The number of Direct-to-Home (DTH) subscribers in Asia is set to nearly double between 2013 and 2018. This was one of the key findings of a major new report by Media Partners Asia (MPA). MPA predicts that DTH numbers in Asia will reach 110 million by 2018, up from 56.3 million in [...]

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Eutelsat MultiChoice DStv

MultiChoice Africa Anchors Ku-band Payload on Upcoming Eutelsat 36C

[Via Satellite 07-30-2014] MultiChoice Africa has purchased the entire 15 Ku-band transponder payload on Eutelsat’s upcoming satellite Eutelsat 36C. The satellite is scheduled to launch in 2015. MultiChoice plans to use the capacity for Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) channels, along with in-orbit back-up capacity for network continuity. The 15-year agreement provides a [...]

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GES Oman Brazil

Orbcomm Purchases GES Site in Brazil, Gains Regulatory Approval in Oman

[Via Satellite 07-30-2014] Mahd Telecom, Orbcomm’s, Oman-based national service provider partner, has received regulatory approval to provide Orbcomm services in Oman. Following the authorization, Orbcomm plans to build a Gateway Earth Station (GES) in the country and is able to complete the licensing process for spectrum. Orbcomm has also purchased the GES facility it was [...]

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Global Xpress Inmarsat

Boeing Makes Global Xpress Capacity Sale to US Government

[Via Satellite 07-30-2014] Boeing, working with ViaSat, has signed its first U.S. government customer for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX). Boeing reports the customer has rights to military Ka-band capacity on the first GX satellite, Inmarsat 5, until Sept. 30, 2015. Inmarsat is launching three high throughput satellites (HTS) for GX, with the option of launching [...]

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