Pedro Planas

Media Networks CTO Explains Bold Ka-Band LatAm Move

Media Networks, a B2B unit of Telefonica Digital, selected Hughes Network Systems to supply a Jupiter High-Throughput System (HTS) to power what is claimed to be the first commercial Ka-band service over Latin America. The deal makes Media Networks, one of the major wholesale distributors of satellite Direct-to-Home (DTH TV) and Ku-band satellite Internet in […]

By | September 17, 2013

Khalid Balkheyour

Arabsat CEO: New Hellas-Sat Satellites Will Have Ka-Band

Arabsat will use its acquisition of Hellas-Sat, the Greek satellite operator, to bring more Ka-band satellite capacity to customers. The company is working hard on a new RFP for two new Hellas-Sat satellites (Hellas-Sat 3 and Hellas-Sat 4), which could be wrapped up in the near future. “We will try to accommodate some Ka-band. Neither […]

By | September 17, 2013

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Middle East and Latin America Come into Ka-Band Focus

Welcome to our latest edition of the Ka-band E-Letter where we summarize recent events in terms of Ka-band and High Throughput Satellites (HTS). With the demand for capacity in regions around the world still strong, many operators are adopting expansive strategies toward procuring new satellites. In our main story we talk to Khalid Balkheyour, CEO, […]

By | September 17, 2013

HTS in Asia: The Major Players Speak

The role of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Asia is still to be determined. While the demand for broadband services based on satellite is there, rainfade and the regulatory environment have presented major challenges. However, as technologies and the satellites improve, the business opportunities increase.     HTS in Asia could be set for a key […]

By | June 11, 2013

Atrexx Targets Libya and Afghanistan

Satellite service provider atrexx has added a new service platform to its product portfolio, specifically targeted at meeting the broadband demand in Libya and Afghanistan. Two Ka-Band spot beams of Avanti Communications’ recently launched Hylas 2 satellite positioned at 31 degrees east, will now transmit atrexx’ 2way2sat services. These services include fast access to the […]

By | June 11, 2013

Inmarsat Selects Satcom Direct as Distributor of GX Aviation

Inmarsat, a provider of mobile satellite communications services will partner with Satcom Direct, a provider of satellite voice, fax, datalink and Internet communications solutions, to take its GX Aviation proposition to the business aviation market.     GX Aviation will serve a variety of sectors ranging from passengers to airline and business jet operators. Global coverage […]

By | June 11, 2013

Gigasat Executes Contract with New Zealand MoD

Gigasat has announced the signing of a contract with the New Zealand Ministry of Defense. This new deal is for the supply of Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) certified flyaway satellite terminals for use as part of the New Zealand Defense Force Strategic Bearer Network.     Gigasat was ideally placed to meet the exacting tender requirements […]

By | June 11, 2013

Eutelsat to Provide Satellite Broadband to Telekom Slovenije

Eutelsat Communications is partnering with Slovenia’s Telekom Slovenije to offer high-speed satellite broadband to the almost 90,000 homes that remain unserved by broadband networks in rural areas of the country. The new consumer satellite broadband service provided by Eutelsat’s Ka-Sat satellite will operate with a small (77cm) satellite dish and modem.     Ka-Sat has […]

By | June 11, 2013

Astrium Enhances Services for Mining Customers

Astrium Services has enhanced its hybrid communications network offering for mining companies operating in remote areas. The service improvements follow an extension of Astrium Services’ MPLS capabilities through a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Paris.     A company operating an iron-ore mine and office in Guinea and facilities in London, is Astrium’s first […]

By | June 11, 2013

Yahsat Selects Astrium to Provide Military Ka-Band to the U.S. Government

Yahsat has selected Astrium Services Government to offer Yahsat’s Military Ka-band service to the U.S. government. The service will allow any U.S. government or Department of Defense end user to access Yahsat Military Ka-band capacity, which is compatible with the WideBand Global Satellite (WGS) constellation.    Astrium Services will provide end-to-end services using Yahsat Military […]

By | June 11, 2013

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