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Euroconsult SmallSat Report Sees Steady Increase Across the Market
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:44:17 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-05-2015] Euroconsult’s newly released small satellite research report projects a total of 510 smallsats to be launched in the next five years — a two-thirds pick up from the average number of these spacecraft orbited in the last decade. The report, entitled “Prospects for the Small Satellite Market,” includes research on all small [...]

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Arabsat and CETel Engage in Extended C-band partnership in Africa
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:44:11 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Arabsat and CETel, a global solutions provider for satellite- and fiber-enabled communications and networks, are starting a partnership with their jointly built Earth station, offering business expansion possibilities with the launch of CETel services over Arabsat’s extended C-band. The collaboration will include CETel’s teleport facilities, network and broadband services as well as [...]

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Hughes to Provide Jupiter System to Malaysian Customer
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:44:06 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Hughes Network Systems is providing its high-throughput, Ka-band Jupiter System for a major technology upgrade on Malaysian satellite communications services provider TS Global Network’s (TSGN) existing C-band satellite network. Hughes is supplying a Jupiter Gateway and latest generation enterprise-class broadband satellite terminals at more than 3,000 locations. This advanced ground system will [...]

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Inmarsat Government to Introduce LAISR Service in June
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:43:56 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Inmarsat Government announced that its new L-band Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (LAISR) service has completed successful customer airborne testing and will be available for U.S. government customers by June. This new LAISR service will meet the high-speed, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) connectivity requirements of Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (AISR) [...]

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Comtech EF Data Receives $1.1 Million Order for Satcom Ground Equipment and Services in Africa
Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:43:51 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Comtech EF Data received a $1.1 million order for satellite communications equipment and services during its third quarter of fiscal 2015. The equipment will be used by one of the largest pan-regional Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) to upgrade and significantly expand its infrastructure throughout the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), according [...]

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Vern Fotheringham Speaks About New LEO Broadband Project
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:32:37 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Former Kymeta CEO Vern Fotheringham has joined startup company Leosat to lead it in building a constellation of High Throughput Satellites (HTS) in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). As CEO, he will guide the creation of a constellation expected to provide 1.2 Gbs of synchronous connections worldwide for business and government customers. Speaking [...]

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SES Appoints New Chief Development Officer
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:32:30 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SES’s board of directors has appointed Christophe De Hauwer, current senior vice president of fleet development and yield management at SES, as Chief Development Officer (CDO) and member of the company’s executive committee, effective Aug. 1. De Hauwer will succeed Gerson Souto, the company’s current CDO, who has decided to step down [...]

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Forthnet, Nova Select Integrated Harmonic Solution to Support DTH Service
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:32:25 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] Harmonic announced that Forthnet, the company that owns Nova, the largest pay-TV satellite platform in Greece, has chosen a high-end compression headend with video analytics from Harmonic to support its Direct-to-Home (DTH) SD/HD service. Harmonic’s local channel partner and system integrator OmniWave performed the installation. Nova is using Harmonic’s Electra encoders for [...]

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Newtec to Install Newtec Dialog for Saudi Energy Customer
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:32:16 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] The Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) / National Grid Saudi Arabia (SEC/NG SA) has selected Newtec’s multiservice platform Newtec Dialog to deliver Automatic Metering Reader (AMR), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), voice and video satellite connectivity between remote sub-stations to enable new applications. SEC/NG SA provides services to governmental, industrial, agricultural, commercial [...]

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Skywave Introduces Dual-Mode Terminals for Fleet Management Applications
Wed, 04 Mar 2015 19:32:05 +0000

[Via Satellite 03-04-2015] SkyWave, an Orbcomm company, introduced the dual-mode IDP-782 communications terminal at the Mobile World Congress happening this week in Barcelona, Spain. The IDP-782 provides fleet managers with a single device for both cellular and satellite network coverage. “The IDP-782 improves operations and increases safety without the added costs of roaming charges. Whether [...]

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