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ViaSat Exec Says Pricing Plan Changes Key for Exede

[Via Satellite 11-25-2015] ViaSat has taken its next evolutionary step in the residential broadband market in North America by upgrading its residential broadband service, Exede. The service now potentially provides download speeds of up to 25 Mbps, but crucially allows many more customers more flexibility in terms of their data caps. The company has also [...]

By | November 25, 2015

Synertone in China Selects Gilat for $12 Million Deal

[Via Satellite 11-25-2015] Synertone, a Hong Kong satellite solutions provider, has selected Gilat Satellite Networks’ baseband equipment to enable fixed and mobility applications on its High Throughput Satellite (HTS), Ipstar-based network, offering coverage throughout China. Synertone placed orders totaling approximately $12 million for Gilat’s solutions. Powering Synertone’s network will be Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c platform with [...]

By | November 25, 2015

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SmartSky Receptive to Partnering ATG with Satellite

[Via Satellite 11-24-2015] SmartSky Networks, designer of a new 4G LTE Air-to-Ground (ATG) network for the aviation sector, is open to partnering with satellite companies to augment its future connectivity solution. Ryan Stone, president of SmartSky, told Via Satellite that the perception of needing to have “either/or” is a misnomer, and that where satellite can [...]

By | November 24, 2015

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IoT Market Set to Explode Across Healthcare, Agriculture, Telematics Sectors

[Via Satellite 11-23-2015] At the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in London last week, a number of speakers touched upon the changing dynamics of the IoT market, and the verticals that could see explosive growth in terms of connected devices. Chris Newton-Smith, chief marketing officer at Redknee, said in his presentation that we have [...]

By | November 23, 2015

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Comtech Acquires TeleCommunication Systems for $430.8 Million

[Via Satellite 11-23-2015] Comtech Telecommunications and TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) jointly announced today the signing of a definitive merger agreement under which Comtech will purchase TCS in a cash transaction for approximately a $430.8 million enterprise value. During the 12 months ended Sep. 30, TCS reported revenue of $364.1 million and Adjusted EBITDA of $40.4 million, and during the 12 months ended July 31, Comtech reported revenue of $307.3 [...]

By | November 23, 2015

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RigNet Selects O3b to Bring Connectivity to Gulf of Mexico

[Via Satellite 11-23-2015] RigNet has signed an agreement with O3b Networks to bring high capacity, low latency connectivity to operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Under the agreement, the operator will deploy O3bEnergy, O3b’s high-performance service designed to meet the needs of offshore and remote site energy operators. RigNet expects the deal will enable significant [...]

By | November 23, 2015

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ViaSat Launches High-Speed Ethernet Encryption

[Via Satellite 11-23-2015] ViaSat announced the availability of its first single-port 100 Gbps encryption device designed to scale from 10 to 40 to 100 Gbps, enabling customers to migrate their security infrastructure, as the demand for more bandwidth grows. The new high-speed Ethernet encryption appliance is part of a larger product family, which includes the [...]

By | November 23, 2015

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Gilat to Connect all of China Rolling Stock Corporation’s Trains

[Via Satellite 11-20-2015] State-owned China Railway Rolling Stock Corporation (CRRC), the world’s largest railway transportation supplier, has selected Gilat for satellite connectivity onboard trains. The companies signed a long-term partnership to jointly drive the development of satellite communications and managed services in the global railway transportation sector. CRRC aims to bring communication connectivity to every [...]

By | November 20, 2015

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Eutelsat Teams with Camusat on Turnkey Solutions for African MNOs

[Via Satellite 11-19-2015] Eutelsat has partnered with telecom infrastructure specialist Camusat to spur on better turnkey connectivity solutions for mobile operators in Sub-Saharan Africa. Using satellite, Eutelsat can deliver coverage of all African territories while Camusat leverages its expertise in telecom infrastructure deployment, including building, providing electrical power, and maintaining towers for mobile telephony networks [...]

By | November 19, 2015

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XipLink Successfully Demos LTE Using Satellite

[Via Satellite 11-19-2015] Wireless link optimization specialist XipLink has completed a test with a significant Asian cellular service provider, delivering accelerated voice, data and video traffic exceeding 90 megabits per second (Mbps) to a remote LTE base station over a satellite connection. Jack Waters, CEO of XipLink, told Via Satellite the test always achieved 100 [...]

By | November 19, 2015

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