Hong Kong Airlines AirCom Pacific

AirCom Pacific Gains Momentum in IFEC Regional Business

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] AirCom Pacific, a new In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider dedicated to the Asia Pacific, plans to launch its service in the first quarter of 2016. The company already has a committed customer and recently leased Ku- and Ka-band capacity from AsiaSat 7 and 8 satellites for airlines flying over Asia. AirCom [...]

By | August 28, 2015

Paiboon Panuwattanawong, next Thaicom CEO

Thaicom Selects New CEO, Begins Plan for Succession

[Via Satellite 08-28-2015] Thaicom has appointed Paiboon Panuwattanawong to take up the roles of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and authorized director of Thaicom starting Oct. 1. Current CEO Suphajee Suthumpun will assume the role of advisor to the CEO, to support Panuwattanawong during the leadership transition period from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. During the [...]

By | August 28, 2015

SpeedCast VSAT

SpeedCast to Deliver Satcom to InterOil Sites in Papua New Guinea

[Via Satellite 08-27-2015] SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for the delivery of satellite communications and network services by InterOil Corporation, a leading independent oil and gas business with operations dedicated to Papua New Guinea. InterOil will use a field connectivity solution, including containerized satellite data and voice communications units, network services, [...]

By | August 27, 2015

Welzheim Observatory Germany

Signalhorn to Upgrade Satellite Equipment at Welzheim Observatory

[Via Satellite 08-26-2015] Signalhorn has agreed to modernize the satellite communications equipment for the Welzheim Observatory in Germany. The site, intentionally distanced from major population centers, collects light from celestial bodies that would otherwise be washed out by light pollution. Due to its location, the remote site is reliant on satellite communications for certain tasks. [...]

By | August 26, 2015

Pierre-Jean Beylier SpeedCast

SpeedCast Swings to Profit in First Half of 2015

[Via Satellite 08-26-2015] SpeedCast delivered a statutory profit of $2.2 million for the first half of 2015, improving from a loss of $5.5 million during the comparative period in 2014. The company demonstrated double digit year-on-year growth across all major Profit and Loss (P&L) metrics, with statutory revenues growing 32 percent to $71.7 million, and, [...]

By | August 26, 2015

David Williams Avanti CEO

After Financing Fleet, Avanti Shifts Focus to Filling Satellites

[Via Satellite 08-24-2015] British satellite operator Avanti, having finished the financing for its latest satellite, now plans to redouble its focus on sales and marketing for satellite services throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The company announced Aug. 18 that it had completed financing for Hylas 4 by tapping $125 million in senior [...]

By | August 24, 2015

Optus Earth Station Stock

Optus Offers Satellite Backup Service for SME Customers

[Via Satellite 08-24-2015] Australian satellite operator Optus Satellite has launched a new service for Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses to ensure unhindered communications during terrestrial outages. Dubbed Optus Satellite Business Continuity, the solution supports critical communications over Optus’ satellite network rather than traditional terrestrial network infrastructure, effectively providing an alternate route for traffic to [...]

By | August 24, 2015

Oil rig energy

SpeedCast Signs Sizeable Satellite Service Contract with Energy Customer

[Via Satellite 08-24-2015] SpeedCast International has won a significant satellite services agreement with an energy sector customer to provide communications in more than 20 countries. The multi-year, multi-million dollar contract is one of SpeedCast’s largest ever in the energy sector. The company has assigned a dedicated team to oversee the project, which covers services both [...]

By | August 24, 2015

Nice (City) France

Satellite Solutions Worldwide Acquires Sat2Way

[Via Satellite 08-20-2015] Satellite Solutions Worldwide (SSW) a communications company specializing in rural, last-mile satellite broadband, has acquired Sat2Way, a satellite broadband provider in France for €825,000 ($925,000) in cash. The purchase, for 100 percent of the share capital, grows SSW’s presence in France, where the company has more than 1,000 customers. Sat2Way has more [...]

By | August 20, 2015

Worker at Elara’s teleport in Mexico City.

Northgate Investment Offers US, Latin American Expansion Opportunities for Elara

[Via Satellite 08-19-2015] Mexican telecommunications company Elara Comunicaciones has recently struck a partnership with private equity firm Northgate Capital that will enable the company’s “aggressive” growth plans over the next five years. In exchange for a control stake in the teleport, Northgate will invest up to $38 million in the company through primary and secondary [...]

By | August 19, 2015

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