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ITC Global Talks Motives for Panasonic Avionics Acquisition

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] Panasonic Avionics’ acquisition of ITC Global last year took many in the industry by surprise when announced at the SATELLITE 2015 Conference & Exhibition. The deal brought together one of the industry’s most prominent In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) providers with one of its most well known providers of remote connectivity for the energy, [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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SES Raises $1 Billion to Buy All of O3b Networks

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] SES raised $1.01 billion in a recently completed capital raising to fund the acquisition of the remaining shares in O3b Networks. After investing $20 million on April 29 to go from 49.1 percent to 50.5 percent ownership, the company now plans to use the proceeds raised to fund the total consideration of [...]

By | May 27, 2016


Myanmar Teams with Intelsat to Advance 2G and 3G Wireless Networks

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has entered an agreement with Intelsat to use services from two of the operator’s satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure and expand broadband access for businesses. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement awarded under the authority of the MOTC will allow the [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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Deep Space Industries to Manufacture HawkEye 360 SmallSats

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] HawkEye 360, a subsidiary of Allied Minds, has selected Deep Space Industries and its sub-contractor, the University of Toronto Space Flight Laboratory (SFL) as the manufacturer for its Pathfinder small satellite cluster. Deep Space Industries has also chosen to participate in HawkEye 360’s first preferred financing round. HawkEye 360 is developing a [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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SpeedCast to Connect Racing Yachts for Transat AG2R La Mondiale

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] OC Sport has selected SpeedCast to provide two-way secured satellite communication services to the fleet of 15 yachts competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale race. Spanning 3,800 nautical miles, the sailing race goes from Concarneau in Brittany, France to St Barths in the Caribbean. SpeedCast equipped each of the yachts with [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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C-Com to Enter SOTM Market with Phased Array Antenna

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] C-Com Satellite Systems, in partnership with the University of Waterloo, is creating its first Phased Array Antenna (PAA), adding the company to a growing list of players designing phased array systems with confidence that this time they will see widespread adoption by the commercial sector. Known for its flagship iNetVu antenna, C-Com [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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KT Skylife Buys Ericsson Encoders for Satellite Ultra-HD

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] South Korean satellite pay-TV provider KT SkyLife has purchased Ericsson‘s High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) encoders to support its Ultra-HD broadcasts. The deal marks KT SkyLife’s fifth Ultra-HD channel launch to date. Ericsson encoders support video compression and pre-processing improvements in MPEG-2, Advanced Video Coding (AVC) and HEVC, with advanced compression capabilities [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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Eurovision Leases Capacity Across Four Eutelsat Satellites

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) signed new contracts for capacity on four Eutelsat satellites. The capacity will be used to carry live Eurovision broadcasts of flagship sporting events, including all major European football championships and this year’s most popular summer sports events. Using the Eutelsat 65 West A, Eutelsat 12 West B [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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Globalstar Awarded Spot Gen3 Contract from Nunavut Government

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] Globalstar’s Canadian subsidiary Globalstar Canada Satellite has received a contract to provide Spot Gen3 satellite messengers to the Government of Nunavut to help increase the safety of its personnel and those it helps protect. According to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s “Communications Monitoring Report 2014: Telecommunications Sector,” while wireless networks cover [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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SES Launches HDR-Capable Ultra-HD Demo Channel

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] SES has launched a 24/7 Ultra-HD test channel for transmitting High Dynamic Range (HDR) content at its annual industry days event May 26. The company is, with industry partners, demonstrating several technologies for enhancing the quality of Ultra-HD television with HDR, which provides much higher contrast and offers a more realistic viewing [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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