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Broadband for Africa: Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat Exec Examines African Broadband Opportunity

[Via Satellite 06-24-2016] Eutelsat Communications is ramping up activities on its Broadband in Africa initiative, which it set up in 2015 to provide satellite broadband services in Africa. The operator announced earlier this week that InfraMed had become a c.21 percent shareholder in this venture. Laurent Grimaldi, CEO of Broadband for Africa, told Via Satellite […]

By | June 24, 2016

Left to right: Deepak Mathur, senior vice president of commercial, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at SES and Beh Kian Teik, Executive Director at EDB’s OSTIn signing the partnership.

SES Partners with Singapore to Develop Space-Based Mobility Applications

[Via Satellite 06-24-2016] SES inked an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) marking its inaugural cooperation with EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) to explore greater development and innovation in satellite technologies, hardware and software tools for satellite networks of the future. SES and EDB will work with Singapore research institutes […]

By | June 24, 2016

Mark Dankberg CEO of ViaSat

ViaSat Supports FCC Chairman Remarks on Spectrum Sharing for 5G and Satellite Broadband

[Via Satellite 06-24-2016] ViaSat is supporting comments made earlier this week by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler in an address titled, “The Future of U.S. Leadership in a 5G World.” “We are encouraged by the chairman’s emphasis on finding a balanced solution providing terrestrial wireless providers with access for new 5G services while […]

By | June 24, 2016

An Airbus A320.

CPI Provides Radome for ViaSat STC on Airbus A320

[Via Satellite 06-24-2016] The Radant Technologies Division of Communications & Power Industries (CPI) provided the radome included in the FAA-approved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) recently received by ViaSat for the Airbus A320 aircraft. Certification on the Ku-/Ka-band radome is a significant milestone for CPI, as it has met all airworthiness requirements. This radome will be […]

By | June 24, 2016

Advantech Wireless' AMT-73L satellite modem. The new AMT-83L continues this line of products.

Advantech Wireless Introduces New Advanced Military-Grade Satellite Modem

[Via Satellite 06-24-2016] Advantech Wireless has released its new military-grade advanced satellite modem, AMT-83L. The new product continues the line of the AMT-73L, which is certified with MIL-STD-188-165A by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). These modems were designed to fulfill two-way satellite gateway communication requirements in Defense Satellite Communications Systems (DSCS). Several thousand […]

By | June 24, 2016

SES headquarters

Analysts’ Cautious After SES Investor Day This Week

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] Analysts have been in Luxembourg this week as SES held an Investor Day to explain various aspects of its growth strategy going forward. The reaction has been largely positive, although many are preaching caution and patience as SES looks to boost revenues and profits going forward. Sarah Simon, a satellite equity analyst […]

By | June 23, 2016

Eutelsat’s Paris-Rambouillet teleport

Eutelsat Achieves New Quality Certification from World Teleport Association

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] The World Teleport Association (WTA) has announced that Eutelsat Communications has achieved Full Tier 4 Certification for its Paris-Rambouillet teleport in France under WTA’s recently launched Teleport Certification Program. Tier 4 is the highest of four quality tiers and the Paris-Rambouillet Teleport is the first in the world to achieve that level […]

By | June 23, 2016

The fifth satellite of the U.S. Navy’s Mobile User Objective System (MUOS-5) at Lockheed Martin’s Sunnyvale, California satellite manufacturing facility

US Navy, Lockheed Martin Ready to Launch MUOS 5 Satellite

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] The U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin are ready to launch the fifth Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) secure communications satellite, MUOS 5, at Cape Canaveral, Florida on Friday, June 24, aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket. The launch window is between 10:30 a.m. and 11:14 a.m. EDT. For the Navy, […]

By | June 23, 2016

SSL Hispasat Amazonas

Hispasat Reports Positive Results, Distributes Millions in Dividend

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] Hispasat’s General Shareholders’ Meeting unanimously approved the annual accounts corresponding to the 2015 business year, which include the distribution of a 12.5 million euro dividend among shareholders. The move demonstrates Hispasat’s financial soundness and high profitability, while at the same time confirming plans for future growth, according to the company. In 2015, […]

By | June 23, 2016

Thales Alenia Space

Qualcomm Enhances Support for Galileo Across Product Portfolios

[Via Satellite 06-23-2016] Qualcomm Technologies is supporting the European Galileo Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadly in its product portfolios. With these optimized software enhancements, the Qualcomm IZat location services platform now uses up to six satellite constellations concurrently without incremental device hardware or cost. Users now benefit from more than 80 different satellites when […]

By | June 23, 2016

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