Eutelsat 65 west A

Hughes do Brasil Buys Out All Ka-band Capacity on Eutelsat 65 West A

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Eutelsat received a shot in the arm for its Latin American business through the closing of a major deal with its Brazilian division. Eutelsat do Brasil has signed a contract with Hughes Network Systems do Brasil for all of the Ka-band capacity allocated to the Brazilian service area on the upcoming High [...]

By | April 23, 2014

Technical University of Madrid

Hispasat Finishes ICT 2020 Project with Triple-Play Demonstration

[Via Satellite 04-23-2014] Hispasat completed the ICT 2020 project with a demonstration of triple-play services for voice, data and television, using a combination of fiber optic and high-bandwidth satellite transmission systems. Hispasat headed the ICT 2020 project — which began in 2011 and concluded at the Technical University of Madrid — to improve Common Telecommunications [...]

By | April 23, 2014

DeLorme inReach Explorer

DeLorme to Launch New inReach Product Line

[Via Satellite 04-22-2014] DeLorme is expanding its inReach personal satellite communicator product line with a new product called inReach Explorer. The device performs the traditional inReach functions of messaging, tracking and SOS, along with new navigational capabilities. inReach Explorer enables maps supported by a built-in digital compass, barometric altimeter and accelerometer sensors. Maps can displays [...]

By | April 22, 2014

Africa Intelsat Marais EpicNG

Intelsat Sees African Over-Capacity Situation as Temporary

[Via Satellite 04-21-2014] Intelsat remains confident that Africa will become a powerhouse market for satellite services. The company currently has more than 20 in-orbit satellites focusing on the continent and plans to bring more capacity online through the EpicNG satellite Intelsat 33e in 2016. Africa has been a difficult market in the past due to [...]

By | April 21, 2014

Randy Roberts Thuraya

Thuraya Exec: Satellite Companies Need Not Retreat from Terrestrial Competition

Randy Roberts, Thuraya’s VP of Innovation addressed a repeated concern among attendees at SATELLITE 2014: what role satellite can play when terrestrial services are present. “One of the things I’ve heard here at the conference is, there seems to be a question of, ‘is the convergence between terrestrial and satellite possible? Is it going to [...]

By | April 21, 2014


Sky Perfect JSAT Orders Two New Satellites from SSL

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] Sky Perfect JSAT signed an agreement with Space Systems/Loral (SSL) to procure two new satellites: JCSAT 15 and 16. The two satellites will be used for services such as video distribution, data transfer communications and back-up service capabilities in Japan and other areas of the Asia-Pacific region. Both satellites are being built [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Iridium GO!

GlobaFone to Offer Iridium GO! Service

[Via Satellite 04-18-2014] GlobaFone added the Iridium GO! personal Wi-Fi hotspot device to its portfolio of satellite services. The GO! device can connect to multiple devices, as well as enable voice and data communications from your personal device without requiring an extra satellite phone. “The notion of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), impossible just a [...]

By | April 18, 2014

Steve Collar O3b

O3b Sees Greatest Cellular Backhaul Opportunity in Asia

O3b Networks went live with news of the company’s first revenue generating customer during SATELLITE 2014. In a video interview with Mark Holmes, editorial director of Via Satellite, O3b CEO Steve Collar explained how different parts of the world present different market opportunities, and what the company has learned from working with Telecom Cook Islands. [...]

By | April 18, 2014

AIS Satellite exactEarth

exactEarth and SRT Release New Tracking Technology for Small Vessels

[Via Satellite 04-17-2014] exactEarth and SRT have partnered to develop a new technology called ABSEA to enable global tracking for low-power Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceivers aboard small commercial and leisure vessels. AIS is a Very High Frequency (VHF) technology designed for terrestrial-based tracking with a range that is usually limited to about 50 nautical [...]

By | April 17, 2014

MDA Radarsat 2 MDA

DigitalGlobe and MDA to Offer Combined Solution for Intelligence and Defense Customers

[Via Satellite 04-16-2014] DigitalGlobe and MDA will together offer a combined optical and synthetic aperture radar satellite data solution to their global defense and intelligence customers. The solution will allow customers to task and collect information using DigitalGlobe’s high-resolution Earth-imaging satellites, as well as obtain and process close to real-time data from MDA’s Radarsat 2 [...]

By | April 16, 2014