Speedcast boosts commitment to Inmarsat’s Ka-band services

Speedcast International, one of the world’s leading providers of high-speed broadband connectivity to the global maritime industry, has signalled growing industry acceptance for Global Xpress-powered services by adding more than 350 ships to the service roll-out plans it announced one year ago, including a number of high-end vessels in the energy, cruise and leisure markets.… Read More »

Inmarsat awards contract for additional Global Xpress satellite

Inmarsat has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Global Xpress (GX) broadband communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space. The move reflects Inmarsat’s strategy of adding capacity to its already established high-speed global broadband network in areas of high customer demand and against new customer commitments. The Very High Throughput Satellite (V-HTS), targeted… Read More »

EUTELSAT 172B satellite soars into space

The EUTELSAT 172B satellite of Eutelsat Communications was successfully launched into space tonight by an Ariane 5 rocket. The first telemetry data has been received from the 3.5 tonne satellite and preparations are now ongoing for solar array deployment on 3 June and deployment 22 hours later of robotic arms holding the satellite’s electric propulsion… Read More »

Eutelsat signs new launch contract with Arianespace

After the launch of the EUTELSAT 172B satellite, Eutelsat Communications has announces a new launch services contract with Arianespace. The Arianespace order book now includes three future launches for Eutelsat in addition to the 32 Eutelsat satellites already launched by the European launch services provider over more than 30 years for one of the world’s… Read More »

Burkina Faso selects Eutelsat to accelerate nationwide roll-out of digital television

Eutelsat Communications has announced a multi-year agreement for satellite capacity with Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying DTT channels across Burkina Faso. Announced at Discop Abidjan, the new contract is a major step in the drive to accelerate analogue switch-off in Burkina Faso. Capacity leased on EUTELSAT 3B is already delivering approximately… Read More »

Cobham Unveils First SAILOR Terminal for Iridium Certus

Cobham SATCOM has unveiled its first Iridium Certus Connected terminal at Nor-Shipping 2017, the SAILOR 4300. Due to go live in the first half of 2018, Iridium Certus is a new portfolio of global satellite services powered by Iridium NEXT, a ground-breaking second-generation L-band global satellite constellation established to deliver an uncompromising solution for the… Read More »

SES Networks and Patrakom Enhance Connectivity in Indonesian Waters

SES, a leading provider of telecommunications and network solutions in Indonesia, has announced a partnership to provide seamless, high-speed connectivity to passenger vessels and oil barges traversing domestic routes in Indonesia. As part of a multi-year agreement, SES Networks and Patrakom will be providing connectivity for over 80 vessels via SES-9 located at 108.2 degrees… Read More »