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Dubai’s SkyStream Purchases iDirect Universal Satellite Hub

Dubai-based satellite service provider SkyStream has purchased an iDirect Series 15100 universal satellite hub to extend and enhance the availability of its coverage for luxury yacht owners, iDirect announced Sept. 13.    SkyStream said the hub would enable the company to offer Ku-band and C-band coverage using different satellites. With two iDirect hubs and one […]

By | September 14, 2012

Spacenet Reaches VSAT Installation Milestone on Dollar General Contract

Gilat Satellite Networks’ wholly owned subsidiary Spacenet has equipped its 10,000th Dollar General store with its SkyEdge VSAT technology, Spacenet confirmed Sept. 12.    Spacenet has been working with Dollar General since 2001 and has equipped all 10,000-plus Dollar General locations with Spacenet VSAT satellite connectivity. The VSAT service aims to provide all the store’s […]

By | September 14, 2012

Panasonic Inks $400 Million Singapore Airlines In-flight Deal

Singapore Airlines has issued a $400 million contract to Panasonic Avionics for advanced in-flight entertainment and communications (IFEC) systems for more than 40 new aircraft on firm order with Airbus and Boeing, Singapore Airlines confirmed Sept. 12.    Panasonic Avionics will supply IFEC systems for 20 Airbus A350s due for delivery from 2014, as well […]

By | September 14, 2012

Inmarsat Hires Global Xpress Vice President to Lead GX Program

Mobile satellite services provider Inmarsat has appointed Michele Franci as its Global Xpress vice president of commercial business, the company announced Sept. 10.    In his new position, Franci will be responsible for the execution of Inmarsat’s GX program, bringing it to its commercial launch. This includes operational practices, regulatory and market access program and […]

By | September 14, 2012

Vislink Unveils Ka-band Version of Advent MSAT Terminal

Vislink is set to introduce its Advent Mantis MSAT portable data terminal, designed to address emerging Ka-band satellite newsgathering requirements for international broadcasters, the company announced.    The MSAT can be set-up to provide data and video transmission in as little as five minutes, supporting X-band, Ku-band and now Ka-Band configurations. Vislink said its Mantis […]

By | September 14, 2012

The Satellite Industry’s Counter-Attack Against Fiber

It was not so long ago that the satellite industry seemed to reluctantly accept its place in the broadband pecking order. Its only business here was to provide broadband where no-one else could. But, something has changed recently and here at Comsys VSAT2012, the talk has been about taking on fiber and taking customers away […]

By | September 14, 2012

VSAT Potential Rises in Developing Markets

The mood of optimism continued on day two of Comsys’ VSAT 2012 conference. The morning was full of information about exciting new business plans as companies tried to target VSAT opportunities in developing markets. The morning kicked off with ex-Gilat exec, Yoel Gat talking about the plans for his new company, Satixfy, which aims to […]

By | September 14, 2012

Gilat Adds Disaster Recovery Function to SkyEdge VSAT Platform

Satellite networking technology provider Gilat Satellite Networks has added advanced disaster recovery functionality to its SkyEdge VSAT platform.    Gilat will incorporate embedded Dual IPsec functionality to the platform to enable simultaneous processing over two end-to-end IPsec tunnels, as well as automatic switching of transaction data to disaster recovery sites without requiring external equipment and […]

By | September 13, 2012

ITC Global Purchases Remaining Stake in African VSAT Business

Maritime enterprise satellite communications provider ITC Global has acquired the remaining 10 percent interest in VSAT specialist ITC Guinea to obtain complete ownership of the entity, the companies announced Aug. 20.    ITC Global said it would leverage ITC Guinea SARL to provide comprehensive networking solutions on a global basis, focusing primarily on Africa-based client […]

By | September 13, 2012

MTN Launches VSAT-Powered Jetstream HD Services

MTN Satellite Communications (MTN) has partnered with maritime media delivery and communications company Jetstream to launch Jetstream HD, a high-definition streaming content solution powered by MTN VSAT connections.    MTN said the partnership would enable its yacht customers to view content in HD on their televisions and mobile devices. Customers can log into the Jetstream […]

By | September 13, 2012

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