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SES Gains SeaVsat as Satellite Capacity and Broadband Services Customer

[Via Satellite 05-04-2016] SeaVsat, a global mobile broadband communication solutions and maritime communications provider, has signed a contract with SES for satellite capacity as well as the operator’s SES Enterprise+ Broadband service. Under the new agreements, SeaVsat will be providing broadband connectivity and Voice Over IP (VoIP) services to its maritime customers, enabling reliable communications [...]

By | May 4, 2016

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Thuraya Teams with Elcome International for Maritime Maintenance in GCC Region

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Thuraya has entered an agreement with Dubai-based marine solutions provider Elcome International to offer technical support to the operator’s service partners throughout the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Egypt. The new contract enables faster response times to requests from service partners needing maintenance work, fault rectifications, and the installation of Thuraya maritime [...]

By | May 3, 2016

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Liquid Telecom Leases Capacity on Eutelsat 7B for Broadcast and Enterprise Services

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Liquid Telecom has entered a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat to use multiple transponders on the Eutelsat 7B satellite. The independent data, voice and IP provider has purchased the capacity to support both enterprise solutions and broadcasting services for pay-TV. Satellite complements Liquid Telecom’s pan-African terrestrial network and enables the company to provide [...]

By | May 3, 2016

Marlink Launches Terralink VSAT Service for Land Customers

[Via Satellite 05-03-2016] Marlink has unveiled a new satcom service for Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) users in the land segment called Terralink Premium Flex, which enables customers to increase their bandwidth on-demand in order to more cost-effectively meet temporary needs for higher data rates. Employing Bandwidth on Demand (BOD) technology, Terralink Premium Flex lets [...]

By | May 3, 2016

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Cellular Backhaul in Asia: Telcos Embrace Satellite

Telecom providers looking for business growth will have to venture from the saturated zones, as it is in rural areas that new subscribers can be found. But in order to tap these rural and underdeveloped communities, satellite will have to play a vital role. This means satellite-based cellular backhaul will hold its prominence in Asia.

By | May 2, 2016

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Intelsat’s First EpicNG Satellite Exceeding Company Expectations

[Via Satellite 05-02-2016] The performance of Intelsat 29e, the first of Intelsat’s EpicNG High Throughput Satellite (HTS) series, is surpassing the company’s expectations, Intelsat said April 28. Intelsat 29e launched in January and entered service in March following in-orbit testing. “We are pleased to report that the performance is surpassing our design objectives,” Intelsat Chief [...]

By | May 2, 2016

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OneWeb Asks FCC for Permission to Access US Market

[Via Satellite 04-29-2016] OneWeb has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) requesting access to the U.S. market for its planned Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system. The company’s constellation is anticipated to make broadband connectivity available in unserved or underserved regions today, and when fully deployed, to support services including cellular [...]

By | April 29, 2016

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EMC to Provide Broadband Satcom for Oilfield Services Company Fleet

[Via Satellite 04-28-2016] EMC has signed a multi-year contract with a global oilfield services company to provide mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels worldwide. Under the contract, EMC will provide equipment, global bandwidth, services and support for seismic vessels and service vessels. EMC will deliver its solution via a global Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) [...]

By | April 28, 2016

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Facebook Buys Capacity on Three SES Satellites, Gilat Providing Ground Infrastructure

[Via Satellite 04-27-2016] Facebook has signed a satellite broadband deal with SES for high-speed connectivity services in Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi program, which is part of the company’s Internet.org initiative to connect the world. SES will supply capacity from three satellites — Astra 2G, Astra 3B and Astra 4A — [...]

By | April 27, 2016

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Flydubai Taps GEE for IFEC

[Via Satellite 04-27-2016] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) and Dubai-based flydubai are launching In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) on flydubai Boeing 737 aircraft, using GEE’s Airconnect Ku IFEC system. Deployment of the Airconnect system on flydubai’s fleet is underway, providing high-speed connectivity and live television to passenger’s personal devices in-flight. In addition to connectivity and broadcast [...]

By | April 27, 2016

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