hiSky's Smartellite terminal. Photo: hiSky.

HiSky to Offer MSS, IOT Services Using Hispasat Capacity

Hispasat and hiSky signed a cooperation agreement to provide low-capacity voice, data Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) services in Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and North Africa using Hispasat’s Ka-band satellites and a new satellite terminal developed by hiSky. The operations will begin with a pilot phase in which both companies will […]

By | September 19, 2017

BlackSky’s constellation will have 60 high resolution small satellites that provide frequent revisit rates over 95 percent of the Earth’s population. Photo: Spaceflight Industries.

The Space Alliance Invests in the BlackSky Geospatial Platform

The Space Alliance, formed by Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio, today signed a partnership with Spaceflight Industries to accelerate development of the BlackSky geospatial platform. Per the agreement, The Space Alliance will pursue a minority investment in Spaceflight Industries; create an industrial joint venture between Thales Alenia Space and Spaceflight Industries specialized in the production […]

By | September 18, 2017

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Talia Offers New C-Band Services in the Americas

Talia International has announced new C-band services covering Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. This additional service uses capacity on the SES 4 satellite at 22 degrees west and connects to the Talia Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) network via the recently acquired iDirect hub located at Comsat’s teleport in Southbury, Connecticut. In addition, […]

By | September 18, 2017

Cobham's new stabilized antenna for use on Global Xpress. Photo: Cobham Satcom.

Cobham Satcom Releases New Antenna for Inmarsat Global Xpress

Cobham Satcom has announced that an Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) variant of its Explorer 8100 stabilized, auto-acquire, drive-away antenna system will be available for broadcast users before the end of this year. The new Explorer 8100GX expands Cobham Satcom’s Explorer 8000 series, which already includes 1 and 1.2 meter antennas for global Ku-band satellite services […]

By | September 18, 2017

Graphic showing how small cells can alleviate congestion in urban areas. Photo: Crown Castle.

Crown Castle Exec Talks 5G Infrastructure Ahead of DC5G Summit

Mark Reudink is the director of product development at Crown Castle, an infrastructure provider that owns approximately 40,000 cell towers, 25,000 small cells and 29,000 miles of fiber. Such infrastructure will be critical to the rollout of 5G services — and here, we share some of Reudink’s thoughts on how he envisions this rollout progressing […]

By | September 15, 2017

Rendition of a High Throughput Satellite (HTS). Photo: Isotropic Systems.

Isotropic Systems Tests New Material for Low Cost Antennas

Isotropic Systems has successfully completed testing its new antenna surface material. According to Isotropic, the technology will help create a low-profile antenna that can address vast swathes of enterprise and consumer level broadband markets that have been inaccessible because of today’s high terminal costs. The company foresees lowering manufacturing costs by approximately 90 percent from […]

By | September 15, 2017

The Charminar in Hyderabad, India, as seen from the Laad Bazaar. Photo: Flickr, McKay Savage.

SK Telecom, Bharti Airtel to Build Telecom Network in India

SK Telecom and Bharti Airtel have announced a strategic partnership under which Airtel will leverage SK Telecom’s expertise to build an advanced telecom network in India. The partnership will work across several areas including developing bespoke software to dramatically improve network experience, leveraging advanced digital tools including machine learning, Big Data and building customized tools to […]

By | September 15, 2017

Ataturk Airport, the main international airport serving Istanbul, and the biggest airport in Turkey by total number of passengers. Photo: Ataturk Airport.

Aireon to Support Space-Based ADS-B Over Turkish Airspace

Aireon has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Turkey’s Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), The General Directorate of State Airports Authority (DHMI). The two parties are set to collaborate on space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) in Turkish airspace. According to Aireon, Turkey intendeds to utilize space-based ADS-B to augment its current surveillance capabilities, as well […]

By | September 14, 2017

Jeju Air flight dispatchers pictured using SITAOn Air Aircom FlightTracker. Photo: Jeju Air.

South Korea’s Jeju Air Adopts SITAOnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker

Jeju Air has become South Korea’s first Low-Cost Carrier (LCC) to adopt SITAOnAir’s Aircom FlightTracker, equipping the carrier to meet the incoming International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) 2018 flight-tracking mandate. SITAOnAir has deployed its Aircom FlightTracker across Jeju Air’s fleet of 29 B737s. The FlightTracker gathers data from multiple global sources, filling in any gaps […]

By | September 14, 2017

Eutelsat CEO Rodolphe Bemer, Telesat CEO Dan Goldberg, and SES CEO Karim Michel Sabbagh take the stage during WSBW. Photo: Euroconsult, Fin17 Twitter.

Broadband Points the Way Forward for Global Operators

During Euroconsult’s World Satellite Business Week (WSBW), the CEOs of SES, Eutelsat and Telesat took the stage to discuss their companies’ future growth prospects. The panel, titled “Global Satellite Operators: Paving the Way through Partnerships,” took place on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12. Rodolphe Belmer, CEO of Eutelsat, spoke enthusiastically about the video market, saying it […]

By | September 13, 2017

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