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AT&T Looks to Launch OTT Offering in Q4

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] AT&T executives touted the company’s DirecTV acquisition as a success in the company’s July 22 second-quarter conference call, noting the next step for the company’s satellite acquisition would be to launch an Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming TV subscription service this Fall. “One year after our acquisition of DirecTV, the success of the integration […]

By | July 22, 2016

ITU ICT Facts & Figures 2016”

3.9 Billion People Still Unconnected to Internet

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] An estimated 3.9 billion people — more than half of the global population, remain cut off from Information and Communication Technology (ICT), according to the International Telecommunications Union’s (ITU) “ICT Facts & Figures 2016” report. The study finds developing countries now account for the vast majority of internet users, with 2.5 billion users […]

By | July 22, 2016

iSat Tracking Feed

iSat Progresses on Tracking Feed Equipment for Inclined and Ka-band Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] Integrated Satellite Applications Technologies (iSat) is making progress on developing new satellite tracking feed equipment for inclined and Ka-band satellites based on a contract from the European Space Agency (ESA) the company received in January. ESA awarded the contract to develop a feed adjustment mechanism with both manual and motorized operation to […]

By | July 22, 2016

SATMED Philippines

SES Deploys SatMed E-Health Platform in the Philippines

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] SES, the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) German Doctors have launched Satmed, the satellite-based e-health platform, in the Philippines. German Doctors’ hospital in Buda, Marilog District, Davao City, is using the service to enhance healthcare provision and deliver accessible e-health services to remote communities on the […]

By | July 22, 2016

Atlanta Teleport – Ellenwood, Georgia Intelsat

Trinity Broadcasting Network Renews Intelsat Distribution Agreement

[Via Satellite 07-22-2016] Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) has renewed its contract through the end of Intelsat’s Galaxy 14 satellite’s life to distribute High Definition (HD) and Standard Definition (SD) programming to cable head-ends throughout North America. Under the multi-year agreement, TBN is leveraging Intelsat’s video neighborhood at 125 degrees west to deliver faith-based programming to […]

By | July 22, 2016

Andrew Rugege ITU Africa

ITU Regional Director Speaks on How Africa is Changing

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Africa has been in the spotlight recently when it comes to new satellite communications plans. Established satellite operators, new national satellite operators in the Middle East and Europe, as well as new entrepreneurial Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite operators are all planning and placing new capacity over the continent. The African telecom’s […]

By | July 21, 2016

EAN Europasat Inmarsat Thales

Thales Alenia Space Finishes Europasat Construction for Inmarsat IFC Network

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Thales Alenia Space has completed the construction, integration and associated sub-system tests of Inmarsat’s Europasat satellite for the European Aviation Network (EAN) In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution. The manufacturer finished the satellite on schedule following an extensive two-year build process in Toulouse and Cannes, France. The satellite is now undergoing rigorous system end-to-end […]

By | July 21, 2016

DARPA Phoenix RSGS robotic servicing vehicle

DARPA Increases SSL Funding for Robotic Satellite Servicing Technology

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Space Systems Loral (SSL) has received $20.7 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to design and build robotic arm flight hardware for the first phase of the agency’s Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program. SSL is receiving the funds through MDA US Systems, a division of MDA […]

By | July 21, 2016

4K TV Telus Canada

Telus Launches 4K TV for Western Canada

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] Canadian telecommunications company Telus has initiated 4K Ultra-HD broadcasting for British Columbians and Albertans with the launch of 4K on the company’s Optik TV platform. At launch, Telus’ 4K lineup will include TSN 4K, adrenaline sports, Stingray Ambiance and a growing collection of on demand movies and Optik Local productions. New titles […]

By | July 21, 2016

Bruun Brent KVH

Brent Bruun Becomes KVH COO

[Via Satellite 07-21-2016] KVH Industries has promoted Brent Bruun, currently executive vice president of mobile broadband, to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this position, Bruun will assume direct responsibility for KVH’s corporate development, as well as operational responsibility for mobile communications products and services for maritime and land markets. His […]

By | July 21, 2016

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