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Eutelsat and Spacecom Execs Explain Importance of Africa Partnership

By | November 21, 2014

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] In a highly important strategic move, Eutelsat and Spacecom have joined forces to better serve the African broadcast market. The two companies have agreed to establish a framework for cross-commercialization of Ku-band capacity connected to the high-power African service areas of Eutelsat’s Eutelsat 16A satellite at 16 degrees east and Spacecom’s Amos-5 [...]

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Northrop Grumman Awarded Third Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder Contract for the Joint Polar Satellite System

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] NASA has awarded Northrop Grumman a $121 million contract to build and deliver the third Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) for NOAA’s Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). ATMS provides critical atmospheric temperature and moisture profiles to support weather forecasting. The instrument has 22 channels spanning the frequency band from 23.8 GHz to [...]

By | November 21, 2014

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O3b Networks, Hermes Datacomms to Deliver Advanced Communications to Energy Company in Angola

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] O3b Networks and Hermes Datacomms have partnered to deliver advanced communications services to a major energy customer in Angola. O3b and Hermes will provide ultra low latency services to deployed bases and camps in Angola before extending network reach offshore. The end-to-end service will seamlessly connect the customers’ sites in Africa with [...]

By | November 21, 2014

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Satcom Direct Selected as Exclusive Provider of SmartSky 4G LTE-Based Wireless Network

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] Satcom Direct has been selected as the exclusive provider or SmartSky services for the business aviation community. SmartSky Networks is planning a 2016 rollout of its first airborne 4G LTE-based wireless network, SmartSky 4G. The service aims to provide real-time, business-grade connectivity with more than 10 times the typical speed and capacity [...]

By | November 21, 2014

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McQ Partners with Iridium Satellite Communications and Verizon Wireless

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] McQ Inc., a remote surveillance, security and environmental monitoring solutions provider, has entered a partnership with Iridium Satellite Communications Network to develop applications for commercial and government customers. In addition to the partnership with Iridium, McQ has also partnered with Verizon Wireless on Machine-to-Machine (M2M) applications developing cellular network products. McQ develops [...]

By | November 21, 2014

MACOM, Canare Collaborate Support 4K Video Transmission over a Single Link at 12Gbps

[Via Satellite 11-21-2014] M/A-COM Technology Solutions (MACOM) and Canare Electric announced a collaborative solution that enables high-quality, long distance transmission for next-gen editing, routing and switching applications. MACOM’s 12G-SDI Chipset now supports transmission of 4k60p video using a single 12Gbps link over 80 meters of L-4.5CHD coaxial cable. “As SDI data rates evolve to 12Gbps [...]

By | November 21, 2014

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ATK Still Ready to Continue with Orbital Sciences Merger

[Via Satellite 11-20-2014] After a thorough review of Orbital Sciences’ go-forward plan following the Oct. 28 Antares rocket failure, ATK remains confident in continuing the merger of its aerospace and defense groups with Orbital. The launch mishap, for which Orbital’s Antares launch failure Accident Investigation Board (AIB) has traced the likely cause to one of [...]

By | November 20, 2014

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IDC to Support Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador Network Expansion

[Via Satellite 11-20-2014] International Datacasting Company (IDC) has been selected by the Asamblea Nacional del Ecuador, Ecuador’s national assembly, to bolster a previous IDC audio network and deploy a new IDC video distribution service. IDC’s Ecuadorian partner Advicom Cia. Ltda will assist in project completion. IDC is providing LASER video receivers and an expanded audio [...]

By | November 20, 2014


Inmarsat Joins Forces with Alcatel-Lucent for EU Aviation Network

[Via Satellite 11-20-2014] Alcatel-Lucent has become an Inmarsat technology partner to help develop an aviation broadband network across the European Union (EU). The company will provide its experience with 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) technology and collaborate with Inmarsat to adapt this technology to support S-band spectrum. Inmarsat and Alcatel-Lucent will work jointly on the ground [...]

By | November 20, 2014

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SkyVision provides IP Trunking and Managed Private Network Solution to Cable & Wireless Seychelles

[Via Satellite 11-20-2014] Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) has started using SkyVision Global Networks’ managed IP trunking and private network solutions to connect the island of Seychelles (Mahe), and its neighboring islands. SkyVision deployed the IP trunking service, which includes Digital Video Broadcasting Second Generation X (DVB-S2X) satellite technology, along with a Romantis VSAT platform [...]

By | November 20, 2014

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