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 »

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 »