Latin America

hiSky's Smartellite terminal. Photo: hiSky.

HiSky to Offer MSS, IOT Services Using Hispasat Capacity

Hispasat and hiSky signed a cooperation agreement to provide low-capacity voice, data Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) services in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and North Africa using Hispasat’s Ka-band satellites and a new satellite terminal developed by hiSky. The operations will begin with a pilot phase in which both companies will […]

By | September 19, 2017

ILS launches Hispasat's Amazonas 5 satellite on Sept. 11 aboard a Proton Breeze M. Photo: Hispasat.

ILS Successfully Launches Amazonas 5 for Hispasat

International Launch Services (ILS) successfully orbited Hispasat’s 11th satellite, Amazonas 5, on Sept. 11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The satellite flew aboard a Proton Breeze M rocket and has begun maneuvering to the Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) point where Hispasat will carry out the test phase over the next several weeks. Once the […]

By | September 12, 2017

Photo: Flickr, Stephanie Elliott.

Harmonic, iKO Launch DTH Services in Asia and Latin America

Harmonic announced that iKO Media Group has deployed its media processing and delivery solution to expand the reach of iKO’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite television services. By optimizing iKO Media Group’s available satellite bandwidth and improving video quality, Harmonic’s solution will make it easier for the service provider to penetrate new markets, iKO stated. The number […]

By | September 12, 2017

A prototype of NanoAvionics 2U CubeSat design. Photo: NanoAvionics.

NanoAvionics to Build Earth Observation CubeSat for Rupercorp

NanoAvionics has signed a turnkey mission contract with Rupercorp, based in Argentina, to supply its Earth Observation (EO) demonstration mission with a 2U CubeSat as a precursor for a succeeding constellation. The CubeSat will launch during the first half of 2018. The mission is regarded as a technology demonstration for the commercial constellation based on […]

By | August 28, 2017

Rendition of Sky Brasil's new broadcast center. Photo: Sky Brasil.

Harmonic Powers New Broadcast Center for Sky Brasil

Harmonic announced that Direct-to-Home (DTH) satellite operator Sky Brasil has deployed a Harmonic software-based video processing solution, Electra X2, to deliver linear High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) channels in its new broadcast center. Harmonic’s scalable headend solution supports encoding in SD and HD formats and MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AVC and High Efficiency Video Coding […]

By | August 23, 2017

Photo: Intelsat.

TV Clube’s HD Channel Moves to New Intelsat Neighborhood

Intelsat announced Brazilian regional television broadcaster TV Clube as the latest television programmer to move its High Definition (HD) channel distribution to Intelsat 14, a new HD video neighborhood expanding Intelsat’s distribution presence in the region. Under a new multi-year agreement, TV Clube will use services on Intelsat 14 to expand its HD presence in […]

By | August 22, 2017

A harbor in Brazil with fishing boats. Photo: Wikimedia.

Intelsat Will Help Connect Small Maritime Vessels in Brazil

Brazil’s Mareste Equipamentos e Servicos de Telecomunicacao will use Intelsat satellite services to deliver communications solutions for maritime customers, the company announced. Under a new, multi-year agreement, Mareste, which is based in Rio de Janeiro, will offer Ku-band communications services delivered by the Galaxy 28 satellite for the leisure, fishing and coastal sectors in Brazil, […]

By | August 16, 2017

Cobham Satcom's Explorer Terminal. Photo: Cobham Satcom.

Cobham to Test Explorer Terminals at Land Rover Experience Tour

Cobham Satcom’s sponsorship of the Land Rover Experience Tour 2017 kicked-off in July with delivery and testing of its Explorer terminals that will keep participants safe and connected during the grueling expedition, which takes place in Peru from Oct. 14 to Nov. 9 this year. Cobham has provided a communications suite for the tour fleet […]

By | August 10, 2017

Amazonas 5 arrives in Kazakhstan. Photo: Hispasat.

Amazonas 5 Satellite Arrives at Kazakhstan Launch Site

Hispasat’s Amazonas 5 satellite arrived on-site at International Launch Services’ (ILS) Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Aug. 8 in preparation for mission integration and launch aboard an ILS Proton Breeze M launch vehicle in September. Hispasat will use the satellite for both video content delivery and internet connectivity, among other services, in Latin America. The […]

By | August 10, 2017

Engineers prep the payload for Telebras' SGDC satellite. Photo: Telebras.

Telebras, Brazil Award Gilat Contract Valued at $11 Million

Telebras has granted Gilat Satellite Networks orders worth $11.4 million to provide communication solutions and technologies for Brazil’s satellite-based national broadband network, which is supported by the country’s Geostationary Satellite of Defense and Strategic Communications (SGDC). The SGDC will cover all of Brazil’s territory and will enable Telebras to fulfill the Brazilian Governmental National Broadband […]

By | July 26, 2017

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