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Gulfstream Exec on New Forms of Connectivity for the Private Jet
Tue, 23 May 2017 20:01:55 +0000

Although business jets and passenger planes don’t seem all that different on the surface, each vertical has its own distinct challenges and customer demands. As director of flight capabilities innovation/advanced flight deck at Gulfstream Aerospace, Bethany Davis often thinks about the best ways to implement new satellite-based bandwidth and capacity to serve the company’s high-profile […]

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Raytheon to Improve GPS Accuracy for Safer Air Travel
Tue, 23 May 2017 19:50:09 +0000

With the launch of SES’ SES 15 satellite, Raytheon’s GEO 6 payload has reached orbit for its 12-year mission. It is the latest payload to support the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS), which enhances the reliability and accuracy of Global Positioning System (GPS) signals for directing air travel. According to […]

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Thaicom Introduces RAN Optimizers for Cellular Backhaul
Tue, 23 May 2017 19:45:03 +0000

Thaicom announced the introduction of a series of Radio Access Network (RAN) optimizers to enable satellite service providers to cost-effectively optimize high-throughput 4G/LTE data and voice traffic to unserved and underserved areas using a single-box solution. Thaicom provides cellular backhaul over satellite service to Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) in Asia-Pacific. With the introduction of the […]

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Intelsat, Telkom to Expand Broadband Across Indonesia
Tue, 23 May 2017 19:44:36 +0000

Intelsat and PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia (Telkom) announced they have entered into a collaboration agreement as the companies explore new opportunities to serve a region with expansive needs for broadband connectivity. Under the new, multi-year agreement, Telkom has relocated the Telkom 2 satellite to Intelsat’s 157 degrees east orbital location, where it will be co-located with […]

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MVS USA Targets Government and Military Growth with ADCI Acquisition
Tue, 23 May 2017 19:44:12 +0000

MVS USA announced that it has acquired ADCI, a mobile satellite applications and services company that has provided services to the United States government, the U.S. military and the Department of Homeland Security since 2001. According to MVS USA, the acquisition strengthens its position in the government and military sectors and is the first of […]

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ABS, The Solar Group to Launch New DTH Service in the Philippines
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:50:38 +0000

Asia Broadcast Satellite (ABS) and The Solar Group, one of the largest content providers in the Philippines, have formed a joint venture partnership to launch the first nationwide free-to-view Direct-to-Home (DTH) television services in the Philippines. The new service will be available on C-band via the ABS 6 satellite covering the Philippines. Unlike most Ku-band DTH […]

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Intelsat, Supernet Enhance Connectivity for Remote Areas in Pakistan
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:48:55 +0000

Intelsat has announced that Supernet, a Pakistan-based satellite network service provider and systems integrator, is introducing new services provided via the Intelsat 33e satellite. Supernet, one of the first companies in the Asia-Pacific region to commit to the Intelsat Epic platform, migrated networks onto Intelsat 33e shortly after the satellite entered service in late January 2017. […]

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Swedish Armed Forces Selects UltiSat for Satellite Bandwidth
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:46:52 +0000

The Swedish Defense Materiel Administration (FMV), the government agency tasked with defending the country of Sweden and its interests, has awarded UltiSat a prime contract to provide satellite bandwidth in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Afghanistan. UltiSat is one of four awardees of an FMV agreement for satellite capacity over International Telecommunications Union […]

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Ipstar Selects Hughes Jupiter System for Digital India Initiative
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:45:15 +0000

Ipstar International has chosen Hughes Network Systems’ Jupiter System to extend the reach of broadband throughout India. Ipstar will operate the Jupiter System over the Thaicom 4 High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) in India, enabling government-owned service provider Bharat Sanchar Nigam (BSNL) to offer fixed and mobile services as part of the government’s “Digital India” initiative. The initiative aims to […]

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ViaSat Updates IFC Plan for BizJets, Partners with AirSatOne
Mon, 22 May 2017 19:42:30 +0000

ViaSat has announced an updated In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) service plan for large cabin business jet users. The company also unveiled a migration plan for business jet customers that want to upgrade their current system to the more advanced Ka-band broadband service, based on its latest generation ViaSat 2 technology and satellite system. According to ViaSat, […]

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