Save the Children Renews Contract with Speedcast for Connectivity Across 40+ Sites in Africa

Speedcast International Limited, the world’s most trusted provider of highly reliable, fully managed, remote communication and IT solutions, has announced that Save the Children International (SCI), a leading international non-government organization (NGO) with its central office in London has awarded Speedcast a contract to provide connectivity to a network of 40+ sites in Africa. Recognized… Read More »

SES Restores Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite

SES has announced that it has been able to draw on its global satellite fleet of over 50 geostationary satellites to rapidly restore customers capacity following a significant anomaly affecting the AMC-9 satellite on Saturday 17 June 2017. SES immediately engaged with customers and was able to quickly offer a restoration capacity plan to transfer… Read More »

Satellite Insurance: Stepping on each other’s toes

Signal interference has become a problem for all satellite operators and users; however, the provisions of Liability Convention of 1972 on interference with satellites may not be tenable if the “damage” is not caused by another space object. After fifty years of human reliance on space-based capabilities and applications, a growing awareness of the risk… Read More »

Thuraya IP M2M Service launched to connect the Internet of Remote Things

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of the Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The service is powered by Thuraya’s real-time, two-way IP network with speeds of up to 444 Kbps, a state-of-the-art Remote Terminal Management (RTM) platform and the Thuraya IP+ terminal. The new service extends… Read More »

KT SAT signs transponder lease deal with Mongolian satellite TV operator

KT SAT has signed a transponder lease agreement with Mongolian satellite TV operator, DDISH TV. Under the deal, KT’s satellite-based network service affiliate will lease four transponders to offer direct-to-home (DTH) services for the Mongolian company starting next year. The exclusive contract allows KT SAT to secure a long, stable revenue source, strengthening its foothold… Read More »

ABS provided Capacity for Live Broadcast of the G7 Summit

ABS has signed a capacity contract for occasional use (OU) on the ABS-3A European beam for the recent G7 summit in Sicily for the host broadcaster. Italy hosted the annual meeting of seven of the world’s biggest industrialized economies (G7) in Sicily held in late May of this year. The summit brought together leaders from… Read More »

SES Transfers Capacity from AMC-9 Satellite Following Significant Anomaly

SES has announced that, following a significant anomaly, the company is in the process of transferring capacity from its AMC-9 satellite. The incident was noted last Saturday, on the 17 June 2017. SES has taken immediate action in contacting all customers and is working to transfer services to alternative satellite capacity in order to minimise… Read More »

Cobham delivers next gen flight deck connectivity for United

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Cobham SATCOM, the leading manufacturer of satellite communications solutions, has announced that United Airlines will participate in a technology evaluation of SwiftBroadband-Safety (SB-S), Inmarsat’s next generation flight deck communications platform. SB-S will be evaluated on four United Airlines’ Boeing 767 aircraft, which will be… Read More »