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VSATs on floating hospital. Photo: Business Wire

SES Launches SatMed e-health Platform on Floating Bangladesh Hospital

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] SES and Friendship, a non-governmental organization, along with the technical assistance of Square Informatix (Bangladesh), launched the first state-of-the-art Maritime VSATs on three of Friendship’s floating hospital ships — Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital, Emirates Friendship Hospital and Rongdhonu Friendship (formerly the Rainbow Warrior II) Hospital. SatMed, the newly deployed satellite-based e-health platform, will […]

By | March 10, 2016

Easter Island statue. Photo: Business Wire

Entel Extends Connectivity in Bolivia and Easter Island

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] Entel Bolivia has selected Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter system as the platform for a new high-availability satellite broadband network to extend cellular and Internet access in remote areas. Under the terms of the agreement, Hughes will provide a Jupiter system gateway and approximately 550 terminals to power Entel’s delivery of Internet access service […]

By | March 10, 2016

Intelsat US Administrative Headquarters

US CENTCOM Awards Intelsat Second Year Contract

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] Intelsat General Corporation has been awarded a second contract to provide satellite services to the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). The one-year contract calls for 288 MHz of Ku-band service to support U.S. military operations in the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility (AOR), which extends from North Africa through the Middle East and into […]

By | March 10, 2016

Hughes to Add Enhancements to Jupiter System

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] Hughes Network Systems has announced a major software upgrade that adds significant capabilities to its Jupiter system, its widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) networking solution. These new capabilities extend the range of applications that operators can offer customers and maximize the economic potential of HTS satellite capacity. Available immediately, the new System […]

By | March 10, 2016

Ligado, Cobham Satcom and ViaSat Partner to Introduce Explorer MSAT-G3 PTT Platform

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] Ligado Networks introduced Explorer MSAT-G3, a next-generation satellite Push-to-talk (PTT) platform, in partnership with Cobham Satcom and ViaSat. The new Explorer MSAT-G3 platform is powered by Ligado Networks’ SkyTerra 1 L-band satellite, which provides ubiquitous coverage throughout North America using a 22-meter reflector-based antenna — the largest reflector to be put into […]

By | March 10, 2016

: Mohamed Said Zerari (left), OSN, receiving Eutelsat's special award from Ali Korur (right), CEO of Eutelsat's Middle East. Photo: Eutelsat

Eutelsat Awards OSN First HD- Home of HBO Award for 6,000th Channel on Fleet

[Via Satellite 03-10-2016] Eutelsat’s satellites have now broadcast more 6,000 channels with the launch of “OSN First HD – Home of HBO,” a new channel broadcast by OSN, a Pay-TV network in the Middle East and North Africa. “OSN First HD – Home of HBO” takes OSN’s long-term partnership with HBO offers first and exclusive access for OSN […]

By | March 10, 2016

Tawara Atoll, Kiribati. Photo: Government of Kiribati

O3b and SpeedCast Partner to Bring Connectivity to Republic of Kiribati

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] O3b Networks and SpeedCast International have announced an agreement to provide connectivity over the O3b satellite network to residents of the Republic of Kiribati. AmalgamatedTelecom Holdings (Kiribati) Limited (ATHKL), a subsidiary of Amalgamated Telecom Holdings of Fiji, will provide the serive to consumers, businesses and government customers. The Republic of Kiribati has […]

By | March 9, 2016

The Terra Bella team at the company headquarters. Photo: Terra Bella

Skybox Imaging Now Terra Bella

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] Skybox Imaging, a Google company, is now working under a new name: Terra Bella. The new name represents a change in the company’s vision, which goes beyond “boxes in the sky.” However, the company will continue building spacecraft while pursuing new ventures in satellite technologies, including the search for patterns of change […]

By | March 9, 2016

Eutelsat 65 West A Satellite preparing for launch. Photo: Arianespace

Stargroup Selects Eutelsat 65 West A Satellite for StarGo Broadband in Latin America

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] Stargroup, the parent company of StarTV, Mexico’s new Direct-to-Home (DTH) platform, announced a multi-year agreement with Eutelsat Americas, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications, for Ka-band capacity on the Eutelsat 65 West A satellite. Stargroup will use the capacity to power its new StarGo broadband platform. Launched today by an Arianespace rocket at […]

By | March 9, 2016

Al Jazeera newsroom. Photo: Al Jazeera

Al Jazeera Selects Arqiva to Provide Global Distribution Services

[Via Satellite 03-09-2016] Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN) has selected Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, to provide its global teleport and satellite distribution services, with work having commenced in February of this year. Over the course of a long-term agreement, Arqiva will distribute AJMN’s flagship news channels Al Jazeera Arabic and Al Jazeera […]

By | March 9, 2016

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