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

Oil Derrick exploration

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

Shipping Crates

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

Inmarsat IsatPhone Colombia

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

Elara Comunicaciones VSAT

IDT Global, Elara Comunicaciones Partner on Rural Mexico Telecoms Project

[Via Satellite 10-22-2014] Elara Comunicaciones has decided to implement IDT Global’s VoiceLine app to bring voice and data connectivity to more than 3,000 towns in Southeast Mexico as part of a government project. The international calling app will be used on Elara Comunicaciones’ satellite network to simplify phone calls and reduce costs. The VoiceLine app [...]

By | October 22, 2014

SmartSky IFC

SmartSky Gains Five Partners for New 4G LTE Air to Ground Network

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] SmartSky Networks, an In Flight Connectivity (IFC) startup with intentions of launching a high-bandwidth Air-to-Ground (ATG) service in the United States has announced partnerships with Textron Aviation, Duncan Aviation, Satcom Direct, ICG, and Harris Corporation. Together, SmartSky and its partners intend to launch an aviation-focused broadband service using 60 MHz of spectrum. [...]

By | October 21, 2014

general aviation airplane

ViaSat Takes Exede In The Air to General Aviation

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] ViaSat is expanding its Exede satellite Internet service to the general aviation market. The new Exede In The Air for general aviation is faster than ViaSat Yonder, and employs the same broadband technology used for residential Exede Internet in the United States. ViaSat conducted flight tests of the new service, which the [...]

By | October 21, 2014

Trustcomm Management Executives

TrustComm Builds Out Executive Team with Two New Additions

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] Continuing with the momentum from Global Secure Network’s acquisition, TrustComm has expanded its sales team with two new members. Michael Abad-Santos has been appointed as Chief Commercial Officer and Joe Apa is the new Vice President of Global Sales. Abad-Santos, prior to joining TrustComm, held senior sales management positions with Inmarsat and [...]

By | October 21, 2014

QuickSkid EMC energy

EMC Unveils QuickSkid Solution for Oil and Gas Market

[Via Satellite 10-21-2014] Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has released QuickSkid, a new connectivity solution designed for the oil and gas sector. QuickSkid uses EMC’s global Ku-band coverage to provide voice, video, remote vehicle operation and other services. The new solution can be used as a primary or secondary connection for high bandwidth applications. EMC is [...]

By | October 21, 2014

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

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