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Shinji Takada JSAT

Sky Perfect JSAT Studying Early 4K Channels Before Deciding to add More

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] One month ago Sky Perfect JSAT launched its first two dedicated 4K Ultra-HD channels on its JCSAT 3A and JCSAT 4B satellites. Shinji Takada, president of SKY Perfect JSAT, told Via Satellite that the success of these two channels will guide the decision-making process on whether or not to add more. “We [...]

By | April 1, 2015


Airbus Defence and Space, Spectra Extend Tactical Radio Service with Inmarsat

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] Airbus Defence and Space and Spectra Group have teamed up to extend government tactical radio reach Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) using satcom from Inmarsat. The service leverages Spectra’s SlingShot device, which converts existing radios to satellite-enabled devices, to connect using Inmarsat’s L-band Tactical Satellite (L-TAC) service. The partnership brings BLOS voice [...]

By | April 1, 2015


BBC World News Launches in HD with SES

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] BBC Global News announced a long-term agreement with SES to broadcast its international news channel in High Definition (HD) on Astra at 19.2 degrees east. SES will broadcast the Free-to-Air (FTA) channel — an HD version of BBC World News in English — from its Betzdorf, Luxembourg headquarters. “We know from our [...]

By | April 1, 2015

Intelsat DeMarco Riegelman

Intelsat Appoints New Executives As Stephen Spengler Becomes CEO

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] Intelsat has promoted two executives to its leadership team following the April 1 transition of Stephen Spengler from deputy CEO to CEO. The transition, announced in December 2014, took place today, and former CEO David McGlade has now taken the role of executive chairman. Intelsat’s new leadership team members are Kurt Riegelman, [...]

By | April 1, 2015

SkyVision teleport coverage

SkyVision Adds Satellite Broadcast and Engineering Solutions

[Via Satellite 04-01-2015] Driven by the growth of Direct-to-Home (DTH), Internet Protocol Television (IPTV), and Over-The-Top (OTT) video in the Middle East and Africa, SkyVision Global Networks has started offering broadcast services and engineering solutions to its product portfolio. The company will use its global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) network and teleport network to deliver [...]

By | April 1, 2015

SNC Dream Chaser

Sierra Nevada Corporation Details Future Dream Chaser Mission Concepts

[Via Satellite 03-31-2015] After a very public downselect from the final round of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) in 2014, the fate of Sierra Nevada Corporation’s (SNC) Dream Chaser space vehicle appeared unclear. However, the program is very much continuing, evidenced not only by the recently amended NASA Space Act Agreement (SAA) for another Commercial [...]

By | March 31, 2015

Africa Case Study

Gilat Satcom Creates Low Cost Solution for Nano-ISPs

[Via Satellite 03-31-2015] Gilat Satcom has released a portfolio of connectivity solutions for remote communities in Africa to access a satellite network for prices starting at $1 a month. The company’s “Village Island” offerings provide satellite solutions for low Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) customers in rural areas. The Village Islands portfolio has three components that customers [...]

By | March 31, 2015

AN/PRC-152A Radio Harris

NATO Members Order Harris Corp Falcon Radios

[Via Satellite 03-31-2015] Harris Corporation has received orders from two countries in the North American Treaty Organization (NATO) for Falcon radios for secure military communications. One nation is acquiring $16 million of Falcon 3 AN/PRC-117G manpacks, AN/PRC-152A handheld radios, and AN/PRC-150 High Frequency (HF) radios. Each enables Type-1 secure voice and data communications for wideband [...]

By | March 31, 2015

Arabsat RFP GMV

Arabsat Upgrades Earth Station to Boost Interference Detection

[Via Satellite 03-31-2015] Arabsat has signed a contract with Siemens Convergence Creators to provide a new Communication System Monitoring (CSM) for the Dirab Earth station. The system includes SIECAMS, which bolsters the operator’s satellite monitoring and interference detection capabilities. Siemens Convergence Creators’ CSM will monitor all the traffic from Arabsat’s satellite fleet, providing continuous awareness [...]

By | March 31, 2015

XipLink XipOS QoS

Xiplink, SES GS Partner on US Government Solution

[Via Satellite 03-31-2015] XipLink and SES Government Solutions (SES GS) have teamed up to deploy advanced acceleration and optimization technology for the U.S. government at a lower cost per bit. SES GS customers will use XipLink’s XipOS system, which provides Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration using the Space Communications Protocol Standard (SCPS), byte caching for [...]

By | March 31, 2015

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