Svante Hjorth Arycom

Brazil’s Economic Struggles Prompt Arycom to Pursue New Mobility Verticals

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Arycom, one of the leading mobile satellite communications companies in Brazil, is reprioritizing its focus on different verticals as the Brazilian economy experiences a slump. Volatility of the U.S. dollar in relation to the Brazilian currency, the real, has affected the company, as demand in some sectors slows and budgets contract. Still, [...]

By | April 23, 2015

Avanti Communications HYLAS 2 satellite

Zimbabwe’s TelOne Scales Up Contract with Avanti

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] TelOne, Zimbabwe’s sole fixed telecommunications service provider, is expanding its contract with Avanti Communications for Ka-band capacity on the Hylas 2 satellite. The state-owned operator has deployed satellite communications for enterprise sector customers, consumers, and public sector programs. More than 300 schools have leveraged the service for broadband connectivity. The increased capacity [...]

By | April 23, 2015

MCP Telenor MarCom

Telenor Integrates MarCom with Maritime Communications Partner

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Telenor Maritime Radio is integrating its MarCom commercial maritime communications business unit with Maritime Communications Partner (MCP). Telenor ASA fully owns MCP, which has focused primarily on global coverage for cruise, ferry and offshore verticals. MarCom has focused on the Nordic market, providing satellite communications to ferries and other vessels. The transfer, [...]

By | April 23, 2015

Globalstar Ecuador

Globalstar’s SmartOne Selected for Fleet Tracking in Colombia

[Via Satellite 04-23-2015] Spanish technology and fleet tracking solutions specialist FAGOR Electrónica has entered an agreement with Globalstar Europe Satellite Services for a satellite tracking solution in Latin America. The company is providing Globalstar’s SmartOne data modem through its authorized distributor Skytracking to incorporate satellite in a hybrid tracking system. Globalstar’s SmartOne will enable fleet [...]

By | April 23, 2015

MTN Maritime yacht

MTN Launches ‘UltraBurst’ Service for Targeted HTS Connectivity

[Via Satellite 04-21-2015] MTN Communications has released “MTN UltraBurst,” an on-demand, consumption based Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for yachting customers during the 2015 Mediterranean season. The service allows captains and Electronic Technical Officers (ETOs) using the MTN Maestro mobile app — MTN Conductor — to access higher connectivity speeds when desired. UltraBurst works [...]

By | April 21, 2015

Cell Tower

NSR: Satellite Backhaul to Reach $5.3 Billion by 2024

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Northern Sky Research (NSR) projects revenues from wireless backhaul over satellite will climb from $1.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion by 2024. The research firm’s recently issued “Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 9th Edition” report shows a steady increase in the prominence of High Throughput Satellite (HTS) systems on this particular market. [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Orbcomm Subsidiary Wins Contract from Iron Mountain

[Via Satellite 04-20-2015] Iron Mountain has awarded a contract to InSync Software, an Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider Orbcomm acquired in January 2015, to leverage the company’s iApp software and Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID)-enabled audit carts (iRover) for its RFID-enabled inventory governance solution. InSync Software and Iron Mountain collaborated to design, deploy and support a global [...]

By | April 20, 2015

Our Telekom plans to expand its satellite broadband from the Solomon Islands' capital city of Honiara to the outer islands. Photo: Jenny Scott (Flickr)

O3b Customer Begins Using Service in Solomon Islands

[Via Satellite 04-17-2015] Solomon Telekom Company Limited (Our Telekom) has started using O3b Network’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service for backhaul in the Solomon Islands. The telco established a new ground station to work with O3b’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite network, and is providing Internet services in the capital city of Honiara. Our [...]

By | April 17, 2015

Connected Aircraft

Honeywell, Inmarsat, Kymeta to Develop Antenna for Advanced IFC System

[Via Satellite 04-15-2015] Honeywell Aerospace, Inmarsat, and Kymeta are working together to design, create and test a new, higher-speed, Ka-band wireless antenna for business and commercial aircraft customers around the globe. The smaller and more compact design will allow the antenna to be installed on a wider variety of aircraft, including smaller business aviation aircraft. [...]

By | April 15, 2015

Globalstar GSP-1700

Globalstar Unveils New Satcom Antenna for Experimental Aviation Market

[Via Satellite 04-15-2015] Globalstar announced its new aviation antenna is now available for use with Experimental Category Aircraft (STC for Part 23 aircraft approval pending), offering pilots fast and affordable satellite communication. Paired with the Globalstar Satellite Phone (GSP-1700) or the Globalstar Sat-Fi satellite hotspot, the new aviation antenna allows for voice and data communication [...]

By | April 15, 2015

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