North America News

North America News

MDA Signs Space-Based Surveillance Deal With Canada’s Department of National Defense MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates (MDA), a global communications and information company has signed a CA$10.8 million ($10.4 million) contract with Canada’s Department of National Defense (DND). Under the agreement, the company will provide five years of operational support for a space-based surveillance solution being […]

By | August 1, 2013

North America News

ATK Wins Contract to Support DARPA SeeMe Program The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded a contract to ATK to support the agency’s Space Enabled Effects for Military Engagements (SeeMe) program. Under the contract, the company will study the possible development of innovative surveillance technology for battlefield imagery. ATK intends to transition […]

By | July 1, 2013

North America

DISH Network Makes Bold Move for Sprint Nextel DISH Network Corporation has announced its intentions to acquire the third largest wireless carrier in the United States. The company has submitted a merger proposal to Sprint Nextel Corporation for a total consideration of $25.5 billion, consisting of $17.3 billion in cash and $8.2 billion in stock, […]

By | June 1, 2013

North America News

Intelsat, Digital Networks Sign Deal to Improve VSAT Communications in North America Intelsat has signed a multi-year deal with Digital Networks, a provider of business-class satellite solutions to the energy sector. Under the agreement, Digital Networks will improve its support to VSAT communications networks in North America using Intelsat’s capacity via its satellite fleet and […]

By | May 1, 2013

North America News

HITS Announces Next Generation Quantum Platform HITS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast Cable, has announced an upgrade to the HITS Quantum Platform. The next generation of the platform, which supports existing MPEG-2 infrastructure, includes converting several HITS standard definition (SD) transponders to DVB-S2 technology, increasing the number of HD services offered in MPEG 2, […]

By | April 1, 2013

North America News

Telefonica Splits Share of Hispasat Between Eutelsat and Abertis Telefonica has reached an agreement to sell its 13 percent stake in Spanish satellite operator Hispasat to Eutelsat and Abertis for 101 million euros ($137.02 million), bringing in 47 million euros ($63.76 million) in profit for the telco. Telefonica initially planned on selling its entire share […]

By | March 1, 2013

South America News

Gilat Satellite Networks Scores Satellite Connectivity Business with Peru State Bank Gilat To Home Peru, a subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks, has been awarded a three-year contract by Peru’s state bank, Banco de la Nación, to provide satellite connectivity for 320 rural locations, as well as a disaster recovery site in Chiclayo. The deal is […]

By | March 1, 2013

North America News

KVH Expands Mini-VSAT Network Capacity in the Caribbean KVH Industries has doubled the capacity of its mini-VSAT broadband network in the Caribbean region to support the rising demand of the growing customer base. The increased capacity is part of the ongoing global network upgrade involving deployment of Variable Coding, Spreading, and Modulation (VCSM) technology provided […]

By | February 1, 2013

North America

Iridium  Finalizes Aireon Joint Venture with Nav Canada Nav Canada has finalized the terms of its participation in the joint venture with Iridium Communications, Aireon LLC. Aireon aims to provide air navigation service providers (ANSPs) around the world with satellite-based surveillance capability and to deliver it via Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) receivers, built as an […]

By | January 1, 2013

North America

Norsat Releases Satellite Android App Norsat has launched its Satellite Locator App for Android. The App enables users to locate geostationary satellites, assess obstructions and point satellite ground terminals. It is now available as a free download for Android mobile phones and tablets on Google Play. The App was released on the iPhone earlier this […]

By | December 1, 2012

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