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Dankberg: ViaSat 3 Satellites Will Have More Capacity than the Rest of the World Combined

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] ViaSat projects that its next generation satellite system will have more capacity than all the other telecommunications spacecraft in the world. The company is aggressively developing ViaSat 3, a trio of geostationary high capacity satellites where each spacecraft will be capable of more than a terabit per second of network capacity. Speaking [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

Michel de Rosen Selected as Satellite Executive of the Year

In 2009, when Eutelsat was a regional operator looking for its place in the satellite world, Michel de Rosen became the company’s CEO. Since then, de Rosen has built Eutelsat to be a truly global powerhouse with a strong presence in Latin America and Asia, and has been at the forefront of technology changes, constantly [...]

By | February 10, 2016

Satcom Global

Satcom Global Grows Maritime Product Portfolio with AND Group

[Via Satellite 02-10-2016] Satcom Global has added safety and security products for the marine and offshore market, along with a range of enhanced engineering services to its portfolio, following a full rebrand of sister company AND Group. Now under the Satcom Global brand, AND Group brings its exclusive supply relationships with marine equipment manufacturers including [...]

By | February 10, 2016

David Williams Avanti CEO

Avanti Sees Healthy Revenue Growth While Prepping for Hylas 3 and 4

[Via Satellite 02-09-2016] Avanti Communications increased its revenue by 27.7 percent during the company’s second quarter, bringing in $17.3 million and increasing revenue for the first half of its financial year to $31 million total. The company released its Q2 earnings results Feb. 4, reaffirming the goal of 50 percent growth in continuing revenue on [...]

By | February 9, 2016


Inmarsat Joins LoRa Alliance, will Help set Standards for IoT

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] Inmarsat has become a member of the LoRa Alliance, an international non-profit organization founded in 2015 to standardize Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) for the Internet of Things (IoT). Members of the Lora Alliance seek to guarantee interoperability between operators in order to make LoRaWAN an open global standard for IoT [...]

By | February 8, 2016

Globalstar Forestry Commission

UK Forestry Commission Orders 550 Globalstar Spot Gen3s

[Via Satellite 02-08-2016] The Forestry Commission in England and Scotland has agreed to deploy 550 Globalstar Spot Gen3 messengers under a new sales and support contract with Global Telesat Communications (GTC). The organization is using satellite to improve the safety of its staff when working in areas with unreliable mobile phone and radio communications. Of [...]

By | February 8, 2016

RigNet Closes Tecnor Acquisition in Mexico

[Via Satellite 02-05-2016] Oil and gas telecommunications provider RigNet has completed the acquisition of Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. Tecnor, a provider of telecommunications solutions and services for remote sites on land, sea and air in Mexico. Tecnor provides a wide array of equipment, voice and data services, satellite coverage, and bandwidth options to industrial, [...]

By | February 5, 2016

Yukon Quest Dogs

Hughes Sponsors US Leg of 2016 Yukon Quest Race

[Via Satellite 02-04-2016] Hughes Network Systems is sponsoring the U.S. portion of the Yukon Quest, a 1,000 mile international sled dog race, with its HughesNet broadband service. The company will provide high-speed Internet access and Voice Over IP (VoIP) service to enable communication for information such as weather updates, course warnings and other information to [...]

By | February 4, 2016


SES Combines GEO and O3b MEO Connectivity with new SES Plus Offering

[Via Satellite 02-03-2016] SES has launched a new satellite data network called SES Plus that melds the operator’s geostationary (GEO) capabilities with those of O3b Networks’ Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites. SES Plus brings to market customized products and solutions from both satellite systems, combining GEO wide-beams and upcoming High Throughput Satellite (HTS) payloads with [...]

By | February 3, 2016

Optus Satelite

Optus Providing Satellite Capacity for Medical Videoconferencing in New Zealand

[Via Satellite 02-03-2016] New Zealand-based Wireless Nation has signed a services agreement with Mobile Health NZ to broadcast high-quality health education sessions using video conferencing from their satellite van throughout rural areas. The service will leverage satellite connectivity from Australia-based Optus Satellite. Wireless Nation is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that provides broadband access throughout [...]

By | February 3, 2016

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