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NSR Sees Mobile Video as Key Satellite Opportunity

[Via Satellite 09-15-2014] The world is on track to see mobile subscriptions outpace the human population in a short period of time, according Ericsson’s August 2014 interim update of the “Ericsson Mobility Report.” In Q2 2014, there were 80 million new mobile subscriptions, raising the number of global subscriptions to 6.8 million. As a result, [...]

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Orbcomm OG2 Satellites Enter Commercial Service

[Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Orbcomm has confirmed that all six of the company’s second-generation satellites, OG2, have begun providing Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Automatic Identification System (AIS) services. The satellites, which were launched on July 14 by a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, are now processing more than 20 percent of Orbcomm’s M2M traffic. Five of the six [...]

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Onlime Signs Capacity Contract with Gazprom Space Systems

[Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Onlime has entered an agreement with Gazprom Space Systems (GSS) for capacity on the upcoming Yamal 402 satellite. GSS will provide Ku-band capacity, which will expand Onlime’s coverage across the continent. Onlime is currently bolstering its presence across Africa through the provision of satellite and fiber based networks, Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), [...]

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Avanti Incorporates Satellite App into Google Glass

[Via Satellite 09-15-2014] Avanti Communications has created an app for Google Glass that works alongside the company’s proprietary Avanti Mobile Assist (AMA) app released earlier this year. The Google Glassware app provides users with the relative location of Hylas 1 and Hylas 2 satellites with hands-free alignment for satellite dishes. Together, AMA and Google Glassware [...]

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