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

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WATCH: World Satellite Business Week 2017 Recap

SES’ aggressive move into broadband, a downturn in manufacturing orders and growth in the video segment were the main discussion points at World Satellite Business Week (WSBW) this year. Via Satellite’s Editorial Director, Mark Holmes, shares some of his highlights from the conference in this video recap:

By | September 14, 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


Supernet to Develop New Enterprise Solutions with LeoSat Capacity

LeoSat Enterprises, which is launching a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into a strategic agreement with Supernet, based in Pakistan. Through this agreement, LeoSat will provide Supernet with more than 3 Gbps of capacity on its LEO network infrastructure. LeoSat’s network combines the speed of fiber with […]

By | September 13, 2017

Iridium and O3b CEOs, Matt Desch and Steve Collar, on stage at the Euroconsult 21st Summit for Satellite Servicing. Photo: Iridium.

Megaconstellations Debate Kicks Off World Satellite Business Week

With so much interest in new megaconstellations, one of the ongoing themes at Euroconsult’s Summit for Satellite Financing is whether there will be enough demand for all of this capacity coming online. During the first day of the event, speakers from SES, LeoSat, Iridium and OneWeb discussed the question as part of the “Constellations in […]

By | September 11, 2017

Kymeta mTenna at the Monaco Yacht Show 2016.

Kymeta Forms New Business Unit Ahead of Kalo Launch

Kymeta has spun out a new division, the Kalo Business Unit, in preparation for the launch of commercial availability of the service. The company joined forces with Intelsat in Q1 2017 to offer a new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) access service. Kalo leverages fully integrated KyWay terminals and mTenna Antenna Subsystem Modules (ASMs) to provide wireless mobile […]

By | September 11, 2017

Rendition of new O3b mPower network. Photo: SES.

Boeing to Manufacture 7 MEO Satellites for SES’ New Network

SES has contracted Boeing to build seven Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites for its new network system, O3b mPower. According to SES, O3b mPower will deliver fully managed services in the dynamic mobility, fixed data and government markets, using multiple terabits of throughput globally. The constellation will have 30,000 shapeable and steerable beams that can […]

By | September 11, 2017

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