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Integral Wins Comprehensive Ground Station Upgrade Contract from China Satcom

Integral Systems subsidiary SAT Corp. has received a contract to upgrade China Satcom’s ShaHe and DongBeiWang ground stations with its Monics carrier monitoring and interference detection and analysis system, Integral Systems announced June 16.     SAT Corp. also will team up with its sister company, Newpoint Technologies to provide China Satcom with equipment management and […]

By | June 18, 2010

CommunicAsia: Government Spending Should be Strong in Region

A significant contributor to the economic recovery around the globe is government spending. The Asia-Pacific region is no exception, and this funding to fulfill various projects and government communications obligations, should provide several opportunities for satellite players. While government funding shortages have led to a cutback in emergency communications preparedness in the past several years, […]

By | June 18, 2010

Vizada Activates VoIP Connection to Cut FleetBroadband Costs

Vizada has activated a voice-over-IP (VoIP) connection on its network to offer reduced cost of shore-ship communications via Inmarsat FleetBroadband terminals to its shipping customers, Vizada announced June 16.     Shipping companies that use Vizada’s Inmarsat FleetBroadband service require a VoIP-compatible PABX telephone server at their premises to make voice calls. Vizada said it can […]

By | June 18, 2010

B4U Cautious About Launching HD Channel

B4U, a leading Bollywood broadcaster, does not expect to launch an HD channel any time soon, despite strong growth in the DTH market in India. Ashok Shenoy, head of business & international distribution, B4U told the COMMUNICASIA E-DAILY, “Currently, the Asian market is not matured enough and are not ready to pay the premium for […]

By | June 18, 2010

SSTA President Outlines Singapore Space Initiatives

The Singapore Space and Technology Association (SSTA) will play a key role in advancing satellite technology in one of Asia’s most media savvy markets. One of the key challenges for the SSTA is to bring new young talent to the space industry. The CommunicAsia E-Daily spoke to Jonathan Hung, president of the SSTA, about the […]

By | June 18, 2010

Ericsson to Uprgade DTH Satellite Service in India

DishTV, a direct-to-home (DTH) satellite operator in India, has selected Ericsson to improve its satellite bandwidth efficiency, increase channel capacity and offer more choice to its subscribers in HD and SD, Ericsson announced June 16.     The head-end upgrade will to provide new HD services to DishTV’s 7 million subscribers, including access to SD channels […]

By | June 18, 2010

Astro Selects Irdeto to Broadcast World Cup Content on the Web

Malaysian cross-media broadcaster and direct-to-home (DTH) satellite pay-TV operator Astro has selected Irdeto’s content management solution to power the live streaming and on-demand broadband delivery of all 64 FIFA World Cup 2010 matches on the Astro B.yond Player, Irdeto announced June 15.      Irdeto will power mobile access to live matches via Astro’s sister company […]

By | June 17, 2010

C-Com Receives $1 Million in Chinese iNetVu Orders

Mobile antenna provider C-Com Satellite Systems has received $1 million worth of new orders for its iNetVu mobile antenna systems from unnamed customers in China, the company announced June 15.     C-Com said the iNetVu flyaway and vehicle mount antenna systems will be used for cellular backhaul, emergency backup and disaster management and are expected […]

By | June 17, 2010

Newpoint Integrates Management Software with Clearbox n2 Monitoring

Integral Systems subsidiary Newpoint Technologies has embedded its Compass network management software into Australia-based Clearbox Systems’ n2 next generation monitoring and control solution in efforts to reduce the cost of remote sites increasing network availability, Newpoint announced June 15.     The n2 with Compass aims to give network operators the ability to monitor, manage, and […]

By | June 17, 2010

SpeedCast Opens New Facilities in Dubai, Beijing

SpeedCast has opened new offices in Dubai, UAE and in Beijing, China, the company announced June 16.     SpeedCast, an Asian-based specialist in global network and satellite solutions, said Dubai is seen as a crucial next step for its expansion due to the growing VSAT market the Middle East and the country’s position as a […]

By | June 17, 2010

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