SpeedCast CEO Talks Ka-Band Strategy in Africa

Earlier this month, SpeedCast announced it was launching a new Ka-band service to serve key North Africa and Middle East markets. The company, which used to be owned by AsiaSat, is broadening its horizons and now sees Africa as a key target market for their business. Pierre-Jean Beylier, SpeedCast’s CEO talks about the launch of […]

By | June 11, 2013

Gilat CEO Expects Strong Payoffs from Ka-band Investments in 2013

Gilat Satellite Network CEO Erez Antebi expects the company will grow its financial strength considerably in 2013, as Gilat continues to invest back into its business segments and its Ka-band and satellite-on-the-move initiatives. Though Gilat’s revenue have beaten analysts’ projections throughout 2012, stock-based compensation, acquisition-related costs and other expenses have impacted profits. Despite this, Gilat’s stock […]

By | January 8, 2013

ViaSat Hits VR-12 VSAT Antenna Shipping Milestone

ViaSat has shipped its 500th VR-12 Ku-band airborne ultra-small satcom antenna packaged together with its ArcLight technology, reaching and military and general aviation market milestone, the company announced Jan. 7.    The VR-12 serves aircraft that require a limited size, weight, and power of onboard communications equipment, while meeting advanced broadband satcom requirements for media-rich […]

By | January 8, 2013

MDA Contracts Com Dev For Ka-, Ku-band Satellite Components

Com Dev International has been awarded a contract for satellite components from MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA). The project will deliver Ku-band and Ka-band multiplexers, switches and microwave components for use in a communications satellite.    The authorization to proceed will initially release $5.1 million to cover engineering and procurement activities. Com Dev said the […]

By | January 8, 2013

Telefonica Selects Eutelsat’s KA-SAT for Internet Service

Telefonica Global Solutions will utilize Eutelsat’s high-performance KA-SAT satellite to provide high quality satellite broadband services to carriers from all over Europe.    Telefonica aims to use the KA-SAT capacity to offer European carriers solutions that are as reliable and as competitive in prices as terrestrial broadband services. The company also aims to deliver this […]

By | January 8, 2013

U.S. Government Renews ViaSat Broadband Airborne Satcom Services Contract

ViaSat will provide a U.S. government customer with broadband airborne satcom services under a valued $52 million one year contract.    This is renewal for services established in 2009 using ViaSat ArcLight technology over a managed private network to support military missions for the War on Terror. ViaSat mobile broadband systems are designed to provide […]

By | January 8, 2013

SES Offers Internet Satellite JET Service for France

SES is now the first satellite operator to offer the satellite broadband service Internet Satellite JET with download speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s for consumers in France, effective immediately via France Telecom-Orange’s satellite broadband affiliate NordNet.    The new service uses Ka-band capacity on the SES Astra 2F satellite and features download speeds of […]

By | January 8, 2013

Ka-Band VSAT Roundtable Addresses Regulatory and Interference Issues

In December, the Global VSAT Forum’s Ka-band roundtable assembly in London featured top speakers from regulators, legal firms, as well as satellite companies all debating the future for Ka-band and high-powered satellites (HTS). Certainly, with more of these satellites going up, there is now more pressure than ever for effective regulation as operators look to […]

By | January 8, 2013

Thales Alenia Space and Astrium Collaborate on BepiColombo

Thales Alenia Space and Astrium will collaborate for the European Space Agency’s (ESA) BepiColombo spacecraft utilizing X- and Ka-band transponders designed to communicate data from an exploration mission of Mercury.    BepiColombo is scheduled for a mid-2015 launch and is a joint mission between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA), designed to perform […]

By | January 8, 2013

Hughes Hopes Ka-band Offerings Meet Government Budgetary Needs

Hughes Network Systems has released new high-performance broadband plans for government agencies, offering speeds up to 15Mbps and designed to reach remote locations across the United States, the broadband satellite solutions and services company announced.        Hughes Network Systems Assistant Vice President for Government Solutions Tony Bardo said that higher performance connectivity is […]

By | January 8, 2013

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