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Telenor Satellite Approves Skytech’s BB75 Ka-band Antenna for Thor 7

By | June 16, 2016
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      The Skytech BB75 Ka-band Antenna. Photo: Skytech

      [Via Satellite 06-16-2016] Telenor Satellite has approved the BB75 Ka-band antenna from telecommunications company Skytech for use with the operator’s new Thor 7 Ka-band payload. Skytech, a specialist in satcom-on-the-move is the latest antenna supplier to receive approval from Telenor Satellite to supply antennas for the operator’s first Ka-band High throughput Satellite (HTS) services.

      With up to 20Mbps of bandwidth, the BB75 Ka-band model is a mid-sized antenna designed for maritime Ka-band users that require high-speed connections and large quantities of bandwidth on board yachts, passenger ferries, and commercial and support vessels. The antenna measures approximately 75cm in diameter, and weighs 35Kg. Skytech developed the product specifically for use with Telenor Satellite’s Ka-band maritime spot beams.