Drillship Hess Stampede Gulf of Mexico

Hess Corporation Awards Systems Integration Contract to Harris CapRock

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] Harris CapRock has received a contract from Hess Corporation, a top global independent energy company, to provide a turnkey, integrated telecommunications solution to support the company’s Stampede offshore field development project in the Green Canyon area of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Harris CapRock is the single-source telecom provider and will procure [...]

By | May 27, 2015


Gilat Looks to Connectivity Contracts to Bolster Lagging Revenues

[Via Satellite 05-21-2015] Following an upper management shakeup in the first quarter in which Erez Antebi decided to step down as CEO at Gilat Satellite Systems, the new Interim CEO and Chairman of the board Dov Baharav reported less-than-stellar numbers yesterday in its first quarter 2015 conference call, even as the company announces new contracts [...]

By | May 21, 2015

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Globalsat Inks Multi-Transponder Deal with Hispasat

[Via Satellite 05-20-2015] Mexican telecommunications company Globalsat has entered an agreement with Hispasat for capacity from multiple transponders on the Amazonas 2 and Amazonas 3 satellites. The capacity is for broadband services in the México Conectado program’s10K Networks initiative, which seeks to provide Internet access to more than 10,000 public facilities such as schools, community [...]

By | May 20, 2015

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Marlink to Connect 17 Ultra-Large Containerships

[Via Satellite 05-20-2015] The Airbus Defence and Space company Marlink won a contract to provide satellite connectivity for United Arab Shipping Company’s (UASC’s) 17 ultra-large containerships. Built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, the ships will have 24/7 connectivity with unlimited traffic volume on Marlink Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) services. With constant connectivity, UASC will be [...]

By | May 20, 2015

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SwiftBroadband High Data Rate Service Testing Complete

[Via Satellite 05-20-2015] Inmarsat announced flight and lab tests of High Data Rate (HDR) capabilities for SwiftBroadband have been successfully completed. The new service, developed by Inmarsat, Honeywell Aerospace and Eclipse, will double the in-flight Wi-Fi speeds for commercial, government and helicopter SwiftBroadband users through a software upgrade, according to Inmarsat. Honeywell developed and tested [...]

By | May 20, 2015

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Iridium Donates Satphones to ITU

[Via Satellite 05-20-2015] Iridium Communications has donated 25 satellite phones along with batteries to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to support the agency’s disaster response capabilities. The ITU recently deployed 35 satellite phones as well as 10 Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals, which included Iridium equipment, to Nepal. The magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck [...]

By | May 20, 2015

X2nSat Ground station

X2nSat to Build Satellite Gateway at Spaceport America

[Via Satellite 05-19-2015] X2nSat has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the long-term lease of land and access to infrastructure for Spaceport America‘s new satellite gateway ground station development. The MOA lays the foundation for a long-term lease agreement with an anticipated finalization this summer. The station’s groundbreaking is planned for later this year, [...]

By | May 19, 2015

Red Cross Nepal

Red Cross, Team Rubicon Using Intelsat Services in Nepal Relief Effort

  [Via Satellite 05-18-2015] Intelsat has donated satellite resources to the American Red Cross and Team Rubicon to aid in their medical and logistical operations in Nepal following the April 25 magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck the region. Both organizations are establishing satellite broadband networks in the country. The American Red Cross, working in partnership [...]

By | May 18, 2015

Mexico City

Latin America: Top Region for New Satellite Capacity

[Via Satellite 05-15-2015] Latin America is and will continue to be the top region for the addition of new satellite capacity until 2017, according to the latest research from Euroconsult. While the firm pegs the Calculated Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for satellite capacity usage globally at roughly 5 percent over the past five years, Latin [...]

By | May 15, 2015

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RigNet Oil and Gas Customer Increases Contract for Greater Connectivity

[Via Satellite 05-15-2015] RigNet announced one of its upstream oil and gas customers has renewed a two-year contract for managed remote communications between its head office, base camp, and five onshore rigs. The contract includes increased bandwidth, backhaul from RigNet’s teleport to the customer’s head office, and 24/7 network monitoring tools and support services from [...]

By | May 15, 2015

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