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Hans Vestberg Ericsson

Ericsson CEO Steps Down

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Hans Vestberg, president, CEO and member of the board of directors of Ericsson, has stepped down with immediate effect, the company announced July 25. Executive Vice President (EVP) and CFO Jan Frykhammar will temporarily assume the CEO position until a new CEO is in office. “I have had 28 fantastic years at […]

By | July 25, 2016

Harris Corporation

Harris Places Multi-Million SSPA Order with Norsat

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Norsat has received an order worth approximately $3.8 million from Harris Corporation for Atom series Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Harris and Norsat have been collaborating since 2013 on custom SSPAs that meet higher Radio Frequency (RF) performance requirements for linearity, gain flatness and phase matching. This contract is for the second phase of the […]

By | July 25, 2016

ViaSat Air Force One

ViaSat to Provide IFC to Air Force One, Other Government Aircraft

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] The United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) awarded ViaSat a non-competitive, firm-fixed-price contract to provide senior leaders and their support staff with global in-flight broadband and communications services. The award covers support for VC-25s, C-17s, C-32s, C-37s, C-40s and the complete range of VIP and special air mission aircraft. According to […]

By | July 25, 2016

JPSS 1 Ball Aerospace

Northrop Grumman Awards Cobham $8 Million Satellite Motion Control Order

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Cobham has received an award from Northrop Grumman valued at approximately $8 million for motion control technology for Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) instruments. Used for sounding observations to retrieve profiles of atmospheric temperature and moisture, the instruments are to be flown on the Joint Polar Satellite System 3 (JPSS 3) and […]

By | July 25, 2016

Tomorrowland Unite

SES Satellites Used for Tomorrowland 2016 Music Festival

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] Tomorrowland, one of the largest Electronic Dance Music (EDM) festivals in the world, recently collaborated with SES to broadcast the main festival in Belgium live to seven countries in High Definition (HD). The three-day festival, held from July 22 to July 24, also took place simultaneously on its second night in seven […]

By | July 25, 2016

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Arqiva Renews Capacity on Two Eutelsat Satellites

[Via Satellite 07-25-2016] U.K. telecoms company Arqiva has renewed multi-year contracts with Eutelsat covering capacity on two satellites. The company will continue to use Ku-band resources on Eutelsat 10A and Eutelsat 7B for European content contribution and distribution. Arqiva provides end-to-end bespoke solutions for worldwide delivery of high profile live sports content for major rights […]

By | July 25, 2016

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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

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