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The Speed of Light: Laser Light and Optus Explain Optical Communications Partnership

[Via Satellite 05-04-2015] Laser Light Communications, a company that has set its sights on becoming the first Optical Satellite Service (OSS) provider, is hooking up with Australian telecommunications company Optus in a partnership that promises to expand the realms of satellite communications through an all-optical, laser-based terrestrial/satellite network. The optical satellite system offers a path [...]

By | May 4, 2015

SSTL Formosat 7 Taiwan

SSTL Ships First Formosat 7 Satellite to Taiwan

[Via Satellite 05-04-2015] Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) has transported the first of six Formosat 7 weather forecasting spacecraft to Taiwan. Designed and assembled in the U.K., the satellite successfully passed a series of systems checks in Taiwan with the National Space Organization (NSPO). The Formosat 7/Cosmic 2 constellation is a joint civil mission between [...]

By | May 4, 2015

Amos 3 Spacecom

Spacecom Wins SPI International Broadcast Contract

[Via Satellite 05-04-2015] SPI International has entered an agreement with Spacecom for a full service uplink, encryption, and capacity on the Amos 3 satellite for broadcasts to European customers. The multi-year, multi-million dollar contract bolsters SPI International’s HD and SD channels. SPI International owns Kino Polska, one of the top movie/TV series channels in Poland. [...]

By | May 4, 2015

Airbus Defence and Space Unveils Proximity M2M Satellite Data Management Solution

[Via Satellite 05-04-2015] Airbus Defence and Space recently launched a global Machine-to-Machine (M2M) management solution called Proximity M2M, designed to simplify the integration and management of satellite communication components within standard M2M networks and applications. Proximity M2M helps maintain real-time data delivery in an M2M network using devices ranging from low data rate Lightweight M2M [...]

By | May 4, 2015

MACOM Releases High Power 6-Watt Ka-band Power Amplifier

[Via Satellite 05-04-2015] MACOM has introduced a high linearity 6-Watt power amplifier, designed especially for Ka-band high data density satellite communications and 5G Radio Access Networks (RAN). The company’s new MAAP-011140-DIE is offered as a bare die, delivering 24 dB of linear gain, 6-Watts of saturated output power, and 23 percent power-added efficiency. The device [...]

By | May 4, 2015

Stephen Spengler, Intelsat's CEO.

Intelsat CEO: Future Satellites are Today’s Top Priority

[Via Satellite 05-01-2015] Upcoming satellites both near term and long term are Intelsat’s number one focus, according to recently appointed CEO Stephen Spengler. With three satellites expected to launch during the next 12 months, including the first of the high throughput EpicNG series, Spengler said on the company’s first quarter 2015 earnings call that among [...]

By | May 1, 2015

IsatPhone 2 vehicular antenna mounted on car

Inmarsat Debuts First IsatPhone 2 Vehicular Antenna

[Via Satellite 05-01-2015] Inmarsat has launched the company’s first vehicular antenna for the IsatPhone 2. Designed by AeroAntenna Technologies, the new external, vehicle-mounted, active antenna enables IsatPhone 2 voice connectivity while on the move by providing “line of sight” to a satellite while a user is traveling. Inmarsat anticipates the new antenna kit will be [...]

By | May 1, 2015

View of the Plaza Pedro Di Murillo in downtown La Paz.

Advantech Wireless Demos Cellular Backhaul LTE Solution in Bolivia

[Via Satellite 05-01-2015] Advantech Wireless has successfully completed a live demonstration of its cellular backhaul LTE Solution in Bolivia with its next generation VSAT modems and hub. The company conducted the demonstration to homologate its satellite platform with the LTE eNodeB from one of the major vendors of cellular equipment, paving the way for rural [...]

By | May 1, 2015


Telesat Reports $229 Million in First Quarter Revenues

[Via Satellite 05-01-2015] Telesat reported consolidated revenues of $229 million, for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, a decrease of approximately 5 percent ($13 million) compared to the same period in 2014. The U.S. dollar was approximately 12 percent stronger than it was during the first quarter of 2014, resulting in a favorable impact on [...]

By | May 1, 2015

United Group TV

NSR Report Finds Linear TV via Satellite Still Strong Despite OTT Advances

[Via Satellite 05-01-2015] NSR expects satellite linear TV will remain healthy for some time despite the growth of Over-The-Top (OTT) alternatives. The research firm’s new report “Linear TV via Satellite: DTH, OTT & IPTV, 8th Edition” projects an increase of more than 21,000 channels across both Direct-to-Home (DTH) and video distribution platforms by 2024. NSR [...]

By | May 1, 2015

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