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By | October 1, 2012

      Gilat Inks SkyEdge 2 Contract with Servicio Satelital

      Gilat Satellite Networks has been contracted by Argentina’s Servicio Satelital to provide its SkyEdge 2 Hub and broadband satellite platform that Servicio Satelital will use to upgrade its existing network and provide broadband Internet and data connectivity to hundreds of existing and new sites.

      Servicio Satelital said it plans to leverage the SkyEdge 2 platform’s performance and satellite-bandwidth utilization capabilities to benefit from improved efficiencies and service delivery. The enhanced Servicio Satelital IP-based network also will be used to provide communication services for telecommunication operators and ISPs that require satellite connectivity in the region.

      Hispasat Contracts Indra for Amazonas-3 Ground Control

      Hispasat has contracted Indra to develop and implement the ground control systems needed to manage its new Amazonas-3 communications satellite.

      Amazonas-3 will be located at the 61 degrees West orbital slot. Indra previously implemented the system that controls the Amazonas-1 and Amazonas-2 satellites and the Hispasat 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D and 1E satellites.

      Indra also will overhaul the ground segment for the operator to expand its capacity and allow integration of the new Amazonas 3 satellite. This turnkey project includes installation of new ground stations at the control centers on the Canary Islands and in Madrid that will track the satellite, monitor its status and send it commands or instructions. Indra also will upgrade control centers in Rio de Janeiro, Argentina and Mexico, incorporating the new version of its Genius solution to simplify system management and maintenance.

      Telespazio Operates C-Com’s New Buenos Aires Service Center

      Canadian antenna manufacturer C-Com Satellite Systems has opened its first service center in Argentina in cooperation with Buenos Aires-based integrator Telespazio Argentina.

      Telespazio Argentina will operate the C-Com authorized service center, which will aim to provide local maintenance and support for C-Com’s iNetVu mobile antenna customers in Argentina. In order to obtain the authorization, Telespazio Argentina technicians completed theoretical and practical training courses for professional troubleshooting and maintenance of the iNetVu mobile antenna systems.