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Airtel Ghana Partners with Thuraya for Hybrid Coverage

[Via Satellite 07-29-2015] Airtel Ghana and Thuraya Telecommunications have partnered to provide 100 percent coverage for Ghanaians through a combination of terrestrial and mobile satellite connectivity. Thuraya’s satellite-based solutions will help bridge the digital divide both for individuals and businesses through an agreement with Airtel Ghana that gives people living in rural and remote areas [...]

By | July 29, 2015

Red 52 Mexico Sergio Murillo

Mexico’s Red 52 Sees Latam Connectivity Boom

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] Red 52, a growing Mexico-based satellite communications company, anticipates Latin America will remain a hotbed for satcom demand in the years to come. The company has grown year over year for the past four years, with 2015 being one of the most successful to date, according to Red 52 Director General Sergio [...]

By | July 28, 2015

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SpeedCast Acquires Sait Communications, Gains Maritime Foothold in Europe

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] SpeedCast has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sait Communications, a fast-growing maritime communications service provider in southern Europe. Sait Communications has been active in the maritime communications business for close to 10 years, and services about 2,500 ships, including many of Greece’s largest shipping companies. SpeedCast anticipates the acquisition will significantly expand its [...]

By | July 28, 2015

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ABS Inks Multi-Transponder Deal with FSM Telecommunications Corporation

[Via Satellite 07-28-2015] FSM Telecommunications Corporation (FSMTC) has reached a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) for C-band capacity on its ABS 6 satellite. The capacity agreement will provide Internet connectivity to support FSMTC’s growing business. FSMTC is a public corporation established by the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to provide all telecommunications [...]

By | July 28, 2015

YahClick and Clicksat sign Pakistan partnership

Yahsat Signs New Service Partnership with ClickSat in Pakistan

[Via Satellite 07-27-2015] Yahsat has signed an agreement with new service partner Clicksat, one of the fastest growing satellite solution companies in Southern Asia, to distribute its Internet broadband service, YahClick, to users across Pakistan. The partnership signing follows the official YahClick Pakistan launch on Monday, June 29. Users will be able to connect to [...]

By | July 27, 2015

Riyadh Al Adely, managing director at SkyStream

SkyStream Diversifies Business, Considering European Opportunity

[Via Satellite 07-24-2015] Middle East satellite service provider SkyStream is diversifying its business to include new verticals and a new role as a systems integrator. Services such as managing military networks and building teleports have added to the company’s profits as it looks to evolve amid both increasing regional competition and the tumultuous political environment. [...]

By | July 24, 2015

Ruta BBVA Hispasat

Hispasat to Provide Connectivity for Colombian Leg of Ruta BBVA Trip

[Via Satellite 07-24-2015] Hispasat has agreed to supply satellite communications to the Ruta BBVA organization, an educational and scientific program dedicated to strengthening ties between young Europeans and Latin Americans of the Iberoamerican Community of Nations, for the Colombian part of their journey. Ruta BBVA begins its trip in Spain on July 25, travelling though [...]

By | July 24, 2015

Nina Beebe

World Radiocommunication Conference: Satellite Services at Stake

World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC) come around every three or four years, and provide the satellite industry an opportunity to seek spectrum and rationalize international regulations. Like other WRCs, November’s conference has a variety of opportunities and threats for the satellite industry.

By | July 24, 2015

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GCA Summit 2015: What you Need to Know

Like “Big Data” and the “Internet of Things,” the “Connected Aircraft” has moved from a concept, to a buzzword, to a here-and-now reality. Nowhere was that more evident than at this year’s Global Connected Aircraft Summit where airlines, satellite operators and everyone in-between came together to discuss what connectivity means for multiple industries. While much [...]

By | July 24, 2015

Hughes Releases New Solutions for Education Market

[Via Satellite 07-23-2015] Hughes Network Systems has launched a new suite of offerings to address the K-16 education market. The solutions include HughesNet Gen4 Satellite Broadband for rural and remote schools, HughesON MediaSignage for digital signage, HughesON Distance Learning solutions and HughesON Managed Wi-Fi. Hughes is a Universal Service Administration Company (USAC)-approved E-rate vendor, making [...]

By | July 23, 2015

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