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Kacific Pacific Islands

Kacific Inks Fifth Customer for Upcoming High Throughput Satellite

[Via Satellite 10-20-2014] Kacific has signed a five-year multimillion-dollar agreement to provide broadband services to the island nation of Kiribati on the Kacific 1 High Throughput Satellite (HTS) when it launches in early 2017. To cover the 100,000 citizens dotted on 33 islands and atolls that stretch across 3.5 million square kilometers, the company intends [...]

By | October 20, 2014

Dassault Falcon

Satcom Direct Opens Office at Dassault Falcon’s Delaware Facility

[Via Satellite 10-16-2014] Satcom Direct has established a new office at Dassault Aircraft Services’ Wilmington, Del. location, from which the company will be able to assist Dassault Falcon Jet and mutual customers with aircraft communications systems. Dassault Falcon Jet and Satcom Direct can now jointly conduct full function and operational check-out, system setup and custom [...]

By | October 16, 2014

Umberto Gallo, CEO of Milano Teleport. Photo: Milano Teleport

Milano Teleport Shifts Primary Focus to VSAT Business

[Via Satellite 10-15-2014] Milano Teleport, the largest independent teleport in Italy, has undertaken a drastic shift in the focus of its business. Built in 2002 around an uplink to one of Eutelsat’s Hotbird satellites, the company’s primary focus was Direct-to-Home (DTH) broadcasting. But in 2011, the teleport’s primary broadcasting customer discontinued purchasing capacity. Since then, Milano [...]

By | October 15, 2014

Chinook helicopter microsat

Hughes Begins Marketing Rotary-Specialized Waveform

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] Hughes has progressed on the development and implementation of a new waveform specialized for rotary wing Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) satellite communications (satcom). First introduced last year, the company is working with several prime contractors for helicopter mainframes on a satcom system where the antenna sits under the fuselage. Helicopters present a challenge for [...]

By | October 14, 2014

SES eLearning

SES Partners with Academic Institutions for eLearning Project

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] SES has revealed its Live Interactive Classroom application for use in an eLearning project called KUganda. The platform will connect the Catholic University Eichstätt – Ingolstadt in Germany to the Permanent Center for Education in Kampala, Uganda using SES Broadband Services’ solution. The Live Interactive Platform brings students and teachers together using [...]

By | October 14, 2014

EMAS Group vessel

SpeedCast to Provide Satcom for Offshore Construction Fleet

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] EMAS AMC, the subsea construction services division of the EMAS Group, has selected SpeedCast International to provide satellite communications for a fleet of 12 vessels. Both EMAS and client vessels will use broadband connectivity for management applications, voice, data and crew communications. SpeedCast’s solution uses a combination of Ku and C band [...]

By | October 14, 2014

Measat Africasat 1a

iSat Africa Makes C-Band Capacity Purchase on Measat’s Africasat 1a

[Via Satellite 10-14-2014] United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based iSat Africa has selected Measat’s Africasat 1a satellite to provide C-band coverage over Africa and Europe. The satellite enables iSat Africa to bolster its VSAT and broadcast solutions through the use of a single beam. “We selected Africasat 1a due to the growing demand of our customers for [...]

By | October 14, 2014

Onlime Group

Onlime to ‘Go Local’ in New Africa Expansion Strategy

[Via Satellite 10-13-2014] Onlime, a business communications provider located in Germany, has made several notable capacity purchases this year in preparation for a big push into Africa. The company, which was created from the merger of CET Teleport and Limeline Group earlier this year, is using a combination of terrestrial and satellite infrastructure to provide [...]

By | October 13, 2014

DeLorme InReach

Wally Moran to use Delorme inReach for 2014 ICW Snowbird Rally

[Via Satellite 10-13-2014] Writer and cruise-veteran Wally Moran has selected DeLorme’s inReach satellite communicator to use during the six week Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) Snowbird Rally. Starting Nov. 1, he will lead a fleet of sailboats from Hampton, Va. along the East Coast, stopping in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia before concluding in Miami, Fla. [...]

By | October 13, 2014

Globalstar TLPS

Globalstar Responds to Kerrisdale Report

[Via Satellite 10-10-2014] In a conference call to address the targeted and strongly worded claims of Kerrisdale Capital against Globalstar, company CEO Jay Monroe, along with John Dooley, founder and managing director of Jarvinian, set out to refute the recent claims against the business case and the value of Globalstar’s upcoming Terrestrial Low Power Service [...]

By | October 10, 2014

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