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Satellite Broadband Pivoting to be More Than a Last Resort Technology

[Via Satellite 03-13-2014] The opportunities for satellite broadband are growing at a rapid rate, transforming it from a “back up” to a premier option for communication technology. Led by Nina Beebe, director for emerging markets at Access Partnership, executives from O3b, ViaSat, Hughes, Inmarsat and Telespazio discussed these opportunities, as well as the state of the satellite broadband market in Wednesday’s “Satellite Broadband: […]

By | March 13, 2014

Advantech Wireless Tech Focus Report

For more than 25 years, Advantech Wireless has led the market with the most powerful innovations in technologies helping its customers obtain the most efficient and cost effective satellite and terrestrial microwave radio solutions. As a global company, Advantech Wireless is committed to creating best-in-class technologies and solutions to meet and exceed its customers’ needs and expectations. For both commercial and military needs, the

By Advantech Wireless | Mar 07, 2014

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Axiros, ViaSat to Produce First Deployment of TR-069 Protocol over a Satellite Network

[Via Satellite 10-04-2013] Axiros has entered a deal with ViaSat, resulting in the first deployment of the TR-069 protocol over satellite. Under the agreement, ViaSat will position Axiros’ AXESS.ACS for device management and provisioning and AXACT TR-069 Stack for integration and execution of the TR-069 protocol within its satellite modems. “A cooperation with ViaSat and […]

By | October 4, 2013

SES, Eutelsat Search for Solution Around 28.5 East

[Via Satellite 10-04-13] SES and Eutelsat are in discussions toward finding a solution around 28.5 degrees east. Following the decision of the Arbitral Tribunal constituted under the rules of the International Chamber of Commerce of Paris that concluded the first phase of arbitration in September 2013 and a preliminary injunction by the regional civil court […]

By | October 4, 2013

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Thales Alenia Space Belgium Will Build Facility in Leuven

[Via Satellite 10-04-2013] Thales Alenia Space Belgium will build a new plant in Leuven, which will start operations in the first half of 2014. This strategic new facility reflects Thales Alenia Space’s growing role in Belgium, a country that is fully committed to the programs developed by the European Space Agency (ESA). The new structure […]

By | October 4, 2013

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Optus Selected by Westlink to Deliver Enhanced Satellite Service

[Via Satellite 10-03-13] Optus has signed a five-year contract with the State Government of Western Australia to deliver an enhanced satellite service through the Optus Aurora Digital Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) platform. Under the new agreement, Optus will continue to support the Department of Regional Development in the carriage of regional television through Westlink. […]

By | October 4, 2013

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Eutelsat’s Tooway Training Program Reaches Milestone

[Via Satellite 10-04-2013] Eutelsat Communications has reached a new milestone in the drive to reduce the digital divide with satellite broadband installers now trained and certified to bring Eutelsat’s Tooway broadband service to residents poorly served or beyond range of terrestrial broadband. The free training program has already certified 4,000 installers in 20 European countries […]

By | October 4, 2013

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iGT Launches its SCAP Hardening Scripts

[Via Satellite 10-04-13] iDirect Government Technologies (iGT), a wholly owned subsidiary of VT iDirect (iDirect), has launched its Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) hardening scripts, an improved information assurance (IA) compliance and security support for network management systems, protocol processors and SatManage servers. Available to iGT’s premium iSupport customers, the SCAP hardening script supports secure […]

By | October 4, 2013

GOES-R, NOAA’s next geostationary weather satellite
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Lockheed Martin Powers On GOES-R System Module

[Via Satellite 10-03-13] Lockheed Martin has powered on the system module of the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite–R (GOES-R) satellite for the first time. The GOES-R series is NOAA‘s next geostationary weather satellite. Power-on of the spacecraft’s avionics and major electronic subsystems is a key milestone to delivery of the first satellite. The system module of […]

By | October 3, 2013

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Raytheon Completes iCDR for the GPS OCX

[Via Satellite 10-03-2013] Raytheon has successfully completed software iteration 1.5 Critical Design Review (iCDR) for the Global Positioning System (GPS) Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX). The iteration 1.5 software development provides the mission-critical Launch and Checkout System (LCS) software to support the first GPS 3 satellite launch and serves as the cyber-hardened baseline to […]

By | October 3, 2013

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UltiSat to Provide NGOs with Managed Satellite Network Solutions

[Via Satellite 10-03-13] UltiSat, a global provider of turnkey communication solutions, has been awarded multiple contracts to provide several nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) with global managed satellite network solutions. These programs have the potential to grow to more than 500 remote sites in multiregional, wide-area networks. Leveraging its teleport in Denmark and secure network operations center […]

By | October 3, 2013

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