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Vern Fotheringham

Vern Fotheringham Speaks About New LEO Broadband Project

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Former Kymeta CEO Vern Fotheringham has joined startup company Leosat to lead it in building a constellation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). As CEO, he will guide the creation of a constellation expected to provide 1.2 Gbs of synchronous connections worldwide for business and government customers. Speaking [...]

By | March 4, 2015

Christophe De Hauwer

SES Appoints New Chief Development Officer

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SES’s board of directors has appointed Christophe De Hauwer, current senior vice president of fleet development and yield management at SES, as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company’s executive committee, effective Aug. 1. De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company’s current CDO, who has decided to step down [...]

By | March 4, 2015

Harmonic ProStream 8000

Forthnet, Nova Select Integrated Harmonic Solution to Support DTH Service

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Harmonic announced that Forthnet, the company that owns Nova, the largest pay-TV satellite platform in Greece, has chosen a high-end compression headend with video analytics from Harmonic to support its Direct-to-Home (DTH) SD/HD service. Harmonic’s local channel partner and system integrator OmniWave performed the installation. Nova is using Harmonic’s Electra encoders for [...]

By | March 4, 2015

Newtec Dialog Hubs

Newtec to Install Newtec Dialog for Saudi Energy Customer

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) / National Grid Saudi Arabia (SEC/NG SA) has selected Newtec’s multiservice platform Newtec Dialog to deliver Automatic Metering Reader (AMR), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), voice and video satellite connectivity between remote sub-stations to enable new applications. SEC/NG SA provides services to governmental, industrial, agricultural, commercial [...]

By | March 4, 2015

SkyWave IDP-782 Satellite-Cellular Communication Terminal

Skywave Introduces Dual-Mode Terminals for Fleet Management Applications

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SkyWave, an Orbcomm company, introduced the dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal at the Mobile World Congress happening this week in Barcelona, Spain. The IDP-782 provides fleet managers with a single device for both cellular and satellite network coverage. “The IDP-782 improves operations and increases safety without the added costs of roaming charges. Whether [...]

By | March 4, 2015

Bansat Colombia KVD

Bansat Exec Enthusiastic about Ka-band Broadband in Colombia

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Less than three years ago, Bansat, a relatively new company in Latin America, started offering satellite broadband as a way to diversify its business. As the company reaches its third year with this offering, Luis Manuel Faviani Rincon, director of operations at Bansat, told Via Satellite the company is already seeing great [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Rocket Lab Electron

Rocket Lab Closes Series B Funding Round with Investors, Lockheed Martin

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Rocket Lab, developer of the dedicated small satellite launch vehicle Electron, has closed its Series B funding round, which the company expects will complete the Electron launch system, enabling commercial operations in 2016. Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) along with previous investors Khosla Ventures and K1W1 supported the round, and Lockheed Martin has [...]

By | March 3, 2015

TSGN StarNet Mesh Hughes

Malaysia’s TS Global Network Orders Hughes Jupiter System for C-band Network

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Malaysia’s largest VSAT technology provider TS Global Networks (TSGN) has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter System for its existing C-band satellite network. The Jupiter system is typically used for Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services, however TSGN has ordered the system in order to upgrade its C-band infrastructure with minimum disruption to [...]

By | March 3, 2015

EAI Design Services

ViaSat Acquires EAI Design Services

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] ViaSat has purchased EAI Design Services, grafting its expertise in high-speed, low-power secure space-based Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) microprocessor design into satellite and cybersecurity projects. EAI Design staff is joining ViaSat, with founder Emil Isaakian spearheading the integration of the company’s technology into ViaSat products, systems, and [...]

By | March 3, 2015

Comtech EF Data CDM-760

Comtech EF Data Customers Using O3b Networks HTS Capacity

[Via Satellite 03-03-2015] Customers of Comtech EF Data have begun using O3b Networks’ Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system. The customers are using Comtech’s CDM-760 advanced high-speed trunking modem for fast, low latency services. According to Comtech EF Data, products currently deployed are facilitating mobile backhaul, high-speed trunking and premium enterprise services. [...]

By | March 3, 2015

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