Airbus Newtec

Airbus Defence and Space Begins Newtec-Enabled Terralink Service

[Via Satellite 08-21-2014] Airbus Defence and Space is growing its Terralink satellite connectivity service for enterprise users. The expanded service employs the Newtec Dialog platform, which was introduced earlier this year. Airbus is the first user for the Newtec platform. The enterprise-targeted solution uses new coding as well as upgrades for compatibility and processing to [...]

By | August 21, 2014

Missouri Iowa unlimited internet

ViaSat Rolls Out ‘Virtually Unlimited’ Exede Service in Alaska, Hawaii and Florida

[Via Satellite 08-21-2014] ViaSat has begun initial offerings of its “virtually unlimited” satellite broadband service in Alaska, Hawaii and Florida. Customers can access up to 150 GBs of data per month without resulting in strict data allowances using the ViaSat 1 High Throughput Satellite (HTS).  Additional rollouts are planned across the Eastern Seaboard, the Gulf [...]

By | August 21, 2014

Hispasat Amazonas Latin America

Hispasat Pivots to Latin America as New Top Market

[Via Satellite 08-19-2014] Spain-based satellite operator Hispasat has set its sights on Latin America as the company’s new top growth market. The consequences of Europe’s economic situation have resulted in a “lack of dynamism,” according to Hispasat CEO Carlos Espinós. Hispasat is seeing much more growth across the Atlantic and is pivoting to have an [...]

By | August 19, 2014

SES Anatel Brazil

SES Nabs Rights for Two Brazilian Orbital Slots

[Via Satellite 08-19-2014] After an auction held in May, Anatel, Brazil’s national telecommunications agency, has approved satellite exploitation rights to SES-subsidiary SES DTH do Brasil’s for orbital positions at 48 degrees west and 64 degrees west. SES invested more than $26 million for the locations, which the company now has rights to for 15 years [...]

By | August 19, 2014

RSCC Russia Ka-band

Russia Reaches 5000 Ka-band Broadband Subscribers

[Via Satellite 08-19-2014] Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) reports that the number of citizens accessing the Internet via Ka-band satellites has crested 5,000 users. On average, the speed of user access is approximately 6 Mbps, with each terminal reaching a monthly average of more than 8 GB. Russian’s on the European side of the country [...]

By | August 19, 2014

Optus D3 satcom

ITC Global Signs Two-Year Capacity Agreement with Optus

[Via Satellite 08-18-2014] ITC Global, a satellite communications provider for maritime, oil and gas and mining sectors, has extended its contract with Australian satellite operator Optus. ITC Global will use a 16-meter C-band satellite antenna in order to reach remote, often-isolated locations. The two-year agreement provides additional capacity, equipment hosting, uplinking and downloading services through [...]

By | August 18, 2014

Boeing 777 satLINK

Avionica Receives STC Approval for Iridium-Powered satLINK

[Via Satellite 08-15-2014] The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for satLINK Max, an Iridium-based Air Traffic Services (ATS) satcom solution for air transport aircraft, to Avionica, a data collection and data transmission manufacturer. The STC covers Avionica’s installation of satLINK Max for all Boeing 777-200, -300, -300ER, [...]

By | August 15, 2014

Oil RigNet VSAT

RigNet Wins High Bandwidth Managed Remote Communications Customer

[Via Satellite 08-14-2014] RigNet has upgraded the VSAT bandwidth of a global offshore drilling customer in the Barents Sea to 8 Mbps. Typical customers use around 1 Megabit per rig. RigNet is providing a fully managed end-to-end IP network using VSAT technology for last-mile connectivity. The customer is using the bandwidth for Voice Over IP [...]

By | August 14, 2014

Kacific HTS Solomon

Kacific Wins Customer on Upcoming High Throughput Satellite

[Via Satellite 08-13-2014] Solomon Telekom Company has signed a multimillion-dollar agreement with Kacific for broadband services from the upcoming Kacific 1 High Throughput Satellite (HTS). Under the five-year contract, the telco will receive 150 Mbps of bandwidth from 2017 to 2022 through five high capacity beams. At any time, Solomon Telekom can increase its bandwidth [...]

By | August 13, 2014

Exede ViaSat broadband

ViaSat to Offer ‘Virtually Unlimited’ Broadband to US Customers

[Via Satellite 08-13-2014] ViaSat has announced new “Freedom” plans that provide virtually unlimited satellite Internet through Exede. Customers on the Eastern Seaboard and the Gulf Coast, as well as some or all of California, Arizona, Minnesota, Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida will have access to at least 150 GBs of monthly data without a strict data [...]

By | August 13, 2014

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