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ITC Global Talks Motives for Panasonic Avionics Acquisition

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] Panasonic Avionics’ acquisition of ITC Global last year took many in the industry by surprise when announced at the SATELLITE 2015 Conference & Exhibition. The deal brought together one of the industry’s most prominent In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) providers with one of its most well known providers of remote connectivity for the energy, [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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SES Raises $1 Billion to Buy All of O3b Networks

[Via Satellite 05-27-2015] SES raised $1.01 billion in a recently completed capital raising to fund the acquisition of the remaining shares in O3b Networks. After investing $20 million on April 29 to go from 49.1 percent to 50.5 percent ownership, the company now plans to use the proceeds raised to fund the total consideration of [...]

By | May 27, 2016

Myanmar

Myanmar Teams with Intelsat to Advance 2G and 3G Wireless Networks

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) has entered an agreement with Intelsat to use services from two of the operator’s satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure and expand broadband access for businesses. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement awarded under the authority of the MOTC will allow the [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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SpeedCast to Connect Racing Yachts for Transat AG2R La Mondiale

[Via Satellite 05-27-2016] OC Sport has selected SpeedCast to provide two-way secured satellite communication services to the fleet of 15 yachts competing in the Transat AG2R La Mondiale race. Spanning 3,800 nautical miles, the sailing race goes from Concarneau in Brittany, France to St Barths in the Caribbean. SpeedCast equipped each of the yachts with [...]

By | May 27, 2016

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Globalstar Awarded Spot Gen3 Contract from Nunavut Government

[Via Satellite 05-26-2016] Globalstar’s Canadian subsidiary Globalstar Canada Satellite has received a contract to provide Spot Gen3 satellite messengers to the Government of Nunavut to help increase the safety of its personnel and those it helps protect. According to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission’s “Communications Monitoring Report 2014: Telecommunications Sector,” while wireless networks cover [...]

By | May 26, 2016

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Thaicom, ONIE Extend Satellite-Based E-Learning

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] Thaicom has signed an agreement with Thailand’s Office of Non-Formal and Informal Education (ONIE) for collaboration on the nation’s Distance Learning via Satellite project. The company will provide Mae Fah Luang Highland Community Learning Centers with satellite receiver dishes, set-top boxes, and other necessary equipment to deliver educational content to hill tribes [...]

By | May 25, 2016

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Aireon, Irish Aviation Authority Reach ADS-B Milestone

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] Aireon has completed a service delivery point factory acceptance test with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), confirming that the ANSP’s service delivery equipment is performing up to standards. Completion of this first milestone clears the path for the additional steps needed to integrate space-based Automatic Dependent [...]

By | May 25, 2016

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SpeedCast Upgrade to Double bmobile-vodafone’s Network Capacity in Solomon Islands

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] Bmobile-vodafone Solomon Islands has selected SpeedCast International to upgrade its cellular backhaul network to support 3G data services in the Solomon Islands. The new network will double the current capacity to support 2G and 3G voice and data services. SpeedCast is deploying this service through O3b Network’s high throughput, low latency satellite [...]

By | May 25, 2016

Orbital Tracking to Sell MSS Products in China Through Alibaba

[Via Satellite 05-25-2016] Orbital Tracking Corp. subsidiary Global Telesat Communications (GTC) has entered the Chinese market through the Alibaba wholesale marketplace. The company will leverage the Alibaba platform, which serves as one of the world’s largest e-commerce marketplaces, as it continues its expansion throughout Asia. Orbital Tracking is offering an initial selection of more than 100 of [...]

By | May 25, 2016

Rockwell Collins Jet Connex

Inmarsat’s Jet Connex Makes Strides Toward Business Aviation Launch

[Via Satellite 05-24-2016] Inmarsat’s broadband In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service is moving closer to launch. Rockwell Collins announced it has validated the network’s performance as well as a number of its own value-added services and Gogo has added the Ka-band connectivity service to its portfolio for business aircraft operators flying globally. Inmarsat expects Jet ConneX will [...]

By | May 24, 2016

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