Industry At Large

Asia Pacific News

SpeedCast Announces Buyout of Pactel International SpeedCast has boosted its position in Asia by acquiring Pactel International, a satellite communications service provider based in Australia. Pactel provides satellite communications solutions throughout Australia and the Pacific, focusing on Internet and private networking and voice services for telecoms, large oil & gas operators, governments and multinational mining […]

By | July 1, 2013

Asia Pacific News

AsiaSat Signs Landmark Hosted Payload Deal AsiaSat and GeoMetWatch have announced a strategic partnership to host the first of six Sounding & Tracking Observatory for Regional Meteorology (STORMTM) instruments on board a new satellite planned for launch in 2016 and to be positioned at 122 degrees east. The hyperspectral data will enable meteorologists to provide […]

By | June 1, 2013

Executive Moves

Arianespace Appoints Le Gall Replacement Arianespace has appointed Stéphane Israël as its new chairman and CEO. Israël replaces Jean-Yves Le Gall, who is the new president of French space agency CNES. Israël moved to the aerospace industry in 2007, first as advisor to Louis Gallois, CEO of EADS, then holding various operational management positions at […]

By | June 1, 2013

South America

Elara Comunicaciones Helps Rural Towns In Southeast Mexico Benefit from New Satellite Project Elara Comunicaciones has begun implementing a large-scale satellite network to bring voice and data service to 2,717 towns in rural southeast Mexico. The network, built on the iDirect Evolution platform, is part of Mexico’s “10K” program, overseen by the Ministry of Communications […]

By | June 1, 2013

Africa / Middle East

Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a Enters Full Commercial Service The Azerspace-1/Africasat-1a satellite has successfully completed in-orbit testing and entered full commercial service. The spacecraft will provide communications services to customers in Azerbaijan, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. The satellite provides Ku-band capacity over Europe and Central Asia, and C- band capacity over Africa, Central Asia, the […]

By | June 1, 2013

Europe

Hispasat Expands Satellite Broadband Network Gilat Satellite Networks and Hispasat have signed a deal to expand the Spanish satellite operator’s broadband satellite-based network with an additional SkyEdge II system. The new contract marks the third segment expansion of the network launched in 2011 in support of the Spanish government’s Avanza 100 percent broadband access program, […]

By | June 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

Europe News

Arianespace Scores Intelsat Launch Deal Arianespace has signed a launch services contract with Intelsat that will send three of its satellites into orbit through 2017. The satellites will weigh more than six tons each at launch and will be placed into orbit by Arianespace’s Ariane 5 ECA heavy-lift rocket. The launches will take place from […]

By | May 1, 2013

Executive Moves News

Cobham Promotes Ashton, Hellebrand to New Executive Vice President Positions Cobham has announced the creation of two executive vice president (EVP) positions and the promotion of two current management team members to these positions. David Ashton – currently the Vice President of Cobham’s Tactical Communications & Surveillance (TC&S) strategic business unit – has been appointed […]

By | May 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

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