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SES, Global Eagle Entertainment Team up for Worldwide Ku-band In-Flight Connectivity

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) has entered a long-term agreement with SES for Ku-band satellite bandwidth. Through this partnership, GEE will offer global coverage to airlines using SES’ fleet of more than 50 satellites. The company will also have access to services through future satellites and select teleports. SES has five satellites under [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Hughes India’s Bank and ATM Broadband Connections Tops 12,000

[Via Satellite 10-30-2014] Hughes Network Systems subsidiary Hughes Communications India Limited (HCIL) has now connected more than 12,000 off-site ATMs and rural bank branches in India. The company received contracts totaling close to $5 million from eight different banks throughout the country. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the goal of making access to [...]

By | October 30, 2014

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Satcom Digital Networks Extends Use of Amazonas 2 Capacity in US

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Satcom Digital Networks has reached a multi-year agreement with Hispamar, the Brazilian arm of the Hispasat Group, to extend services on the Amazonas 2 spacecraft located at 61 degrees west. Satcom Digital will use capacity on the satellite to serve customers in the United States. Satcom Digital Networks has been operating on [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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Orbcomm Receives Largest GT 1100 Order to Date

[Via Satellite 10-29-2014] Orbcomm, a Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider, has received an order for 16,000 GT 1100 trailer tracking and monitoring devices. The order came from one of the largest retail fleets in the United States. The customer will use the dual-mode GT 1100 solution to track dry van assets through a combination of Orbcomm’s [...]

By | October 29, 2014

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Indonesian Integrator Buys 9.3-Meter VSAT Hub From ASC Signal

[Via Satellite 10-28-2014] PT Anta Mediakom of Indonesia has purchased a high performance 9.3-meter gateway for one of its customers from ASC Signal. The gateway will be used in a VSAT hub for C-band communications. ASC Signal is also providing the antenna system with the company’s Next Generation Controller (NGC). The NGC carries an internal [...]

By | October 28, 2014

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Inmarsat Takes New Approach to Coastal Fishing Market in China

[Via Satellite 10-27-2014] Beijing Marine communication and Navigation Co. (MCN Beijing), Inmarsat’s largest distribution partner in China has created and is now offering a communications application called Fish Chat targeting the coastal fishing industry. Inmarsat has tested and certified the app, which works on the company’s Fleet One solution. Inmarsat’s Fleet One solution was first [...]

By | October 27, 2014

SOS Children's Villages

Thuraya Donates Telecoms Equipment to NGO for Central African Republic

[Via Satellite 10-23-2014] Thuraya Telecommunications is working with the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) SOS Children’s Villages to bring satellite connectivity to the Central African Republic. The company donated public calling office units, SatSleeves and Thuraya IP+ broadband terminals along with Subscriber Identification Module (SIM) cards and airtime. The equipment will be used for communications between villages [...]

By | October 23, 2014

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Globecomm Finishes VSAT Network in Iraq

[Via Satellite 10-23-2014] Globecomm, in partnership with a top Iraqi telecommunications provider, has completed a 158-Mb VSAT network that will support oil and gas exploration. A European-based client will use the network to connect its main exploration site, which has more than 5,000 residents, along with other locations. The connectivity solution also includes 100-MB terrestrial [...]

By | October 23, 2014

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Iridium Inks M2M Agreement with Trimble

[Via Satellite 10-23-2014] Iridium has signed an agreement to provide Machine-to-Machine (M2M) services to Trimble for its transportation and logistics business. The partnership helps Trimble expand coverage of assets beyond North America to include Europe and other parts of the world. Iridium’s M2M business has swelled to comprise more than one-fifth the company’s commercial service [...]

By | October 23, 2014

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Inmarsat, Globalsat to Sell IsatPhones in Brazil

[Via Satellite 10-23-2014] Inmarsat’s IsatPhone portfolio has been approved for sale in Brazil. Globalsat Brazil, a regional arm of the larger Globalsat Group, will distribute the phones. Inmarsat’s IsatPhone Pro and IsatPhone 2 use the company’s I-4 satellite network. Each device supports voice, data and GPS location services and is ruggedized to operate in extreme [...]

By | October 23, 2014

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