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Vanuatu Cyclone Pam

ITU Sends Vanuatu Emergency Satcom Resources

[Via Satellite 03-27-2015] The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) is supplying emergency satellite communications equipment to the archipelago of Vanuatu, which on March 13 endured a category 5 tropical storm known as Cyclone Pam. The storm caused winds estimated at 250 Km/h, along with peak gusts of roughly 320 Km/h, which severely damaged infrastructure across the [...]

By | March 27, 2015

Oil derrick energy

Middle East Petroleum Company Orders Hughes Jupiter System

[Via Satellite 03-23-2015] Hughes Network Systems received an order for its Jupiter system to serve as the foundation network for a large oil wellhead-monitoring project. The customer, based in the Middle East, will use a network of two Jupiter gateways and more than 600 ruggedized Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) satellite terminals. Hughes has [...]

By | March 27, 2015

Bayu-Undan field

SpeedCast Ups Connectivity on ConocoPhillip’s Offshore Sites

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] SpeedCast has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract to deliver satellite communications services to exploration and production company ConocoPhillips. The SpeedCast service will provide high-speed connectivity between ConocoPhillips’ offshore production facilities in the Bayu-Undan field in the Timor Sea and their regional headquarters in Perth, Australia. With this latest contract, the [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Eutelsat 3B satellite

Gilat Launches Ka-Band Service in Latin America

[Via Satellite 03-26-2015] Gilat Satellite Networks’ announced that its SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) Multi-Spot Beam went live at JCP, the Brazilian telecommunications subsidiary of Florida-based Brastrading. With its new network, JCP is making Ka-band broadband services available to consumers, enterprise and the maritime and aviation mobility markets. “Our VSAT platform is live, serving our [...]

By | March 26, 2015

Via Satellite April 2015

LEO Constellation Announcements: The Industry Reacts

Earlier this year, the satellite industry was catapulted onto the front pages of the business press with SpaceX, Google and OneWeb announcing ambitious plans to build hundreds and thousands of new satellites

By | March 26, 2015

Connected Car M2M IoT

Analysts Find Limited Connected Car Opportunity for Satellite

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] The connected car is a rapidly progressing trend in the automobile space, but the opportunities for satellite to play in this market are limited, according to analysts. While research from Ward’s Automotive Group estimates that more than a billion motor vehicles crisscrossed the world’s roads by 2010, the proximity of most to [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Unitech O3b Papua

O3b Networks Signs UNITECH as First Education Customer

[Via Satellite 03-25-2015] O3b Network’s inked a contract with the Papua New Guinea University of Technology (UNITECH) for trunking services, making it the company’s first education customer. The university will use O3b’s Ka-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS) system located in Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) for Internet access, replacing terrestrial fiber and lower throughput satellites in [...]

By | March 25, 2015

Mogadishu Somalia Africa

Somali Telcos Tap O3b Networks for HTS Services

[Via Satellite 03-24-2015] O3b Networks has swept up a number of customers in Africa this month, most notably in Somalia where the operator’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)-based satellite services have found popularity. Hormuud Telecommunication, the largest operator in Somalia by customer base and coverage, entered a multi-year contract to provide O3b-based satellite connectivity in the [...]

By | March 24, 2015

An offshore wind farm. Photo: Wikipedia

Marlink Ups Bandwidth to Support Maritime Wind Farm Engineering

[Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Marlink has concluded a project aimed at increasing Internet speeds aboard the Simon Mokster-owned Stril Server Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV). Client engineers on a project at the Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm on the U.K.’s east coast required the extra bandwidth. Marlink increased the available bandwidth on board to 8Mbps downlink and [...]

By | March 24, 2015

Erez Antebi, CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks

Gilat CEO Steps Down

[Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Erez Antebi has decided to step down from the position of CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks. Gilat’s Chairman of the Board Dov Baharav, will assume the position of interim CEO until a new person is appointed. The transition between Baharav and Antebi will take place during the second quarter of 2015, after [...]

By | March 24, 2015

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