Avanti Communications leads SaT5G consortium to integrate satcom in 5G networks

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announces the award of a €8.3million Horizon 2020 5G Research & Innovation contract to integrate satcom as an intrinsic part of 5G networks and testbed demonstrations across Europe. The project will research, develop and… Read More »

Intelsat 35e Launches Successfully

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 35e satellite, the fourth of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites. Intelsat 35e was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 launch vehicle. The Intelsat 35e satellite separated from the rocket’s… Read More »

Intelsat and Gilat Unveil Mobile Reach Solar 3G Solution for Mobile Network Operators in Remote Areas

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, have jointly announced a joint managed services solution to provide 3G infrastructure in the most remote locations around the globe, where terrestrial services are not feasible.… Read More »

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 »