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By Randall Barney | News about the satellite ground segment, satellite communications and technology.

World Teleport Association

Yahsat, UAEprovides multipurpose satellite solutions (government and commercial) for broadband, broadcast, military, and communications use across …

Satellites

Speedcast to sell 4G capacity on Gulf of Mexico wireless network

Australian company Speedcast has signed a deal to resell capacity on Tampnet’s LTE wireless network covering offshore production platforms in the …

Oil

ViaSat confirms schedule for ViaSat-2

ViaSat has confirmed the scheduled launch date for the ViaSat-2 satellite is June 1, 2017. The ViaSat-2 satellite will launch aboard an Arianespace …

Airlines

HISPASAT to provide internet for Gaes Titan Desert race

HISPASAT and QUANTIS, the satellite subsidiary of the Europa group, will sponsor a new edition of the Titan Desert mountain bike race to be held from …

Internet

Innovations: The Versatility Satellite Communications. An AvL Perspective - by Krystal Dredge, Director of Marketing, AvL Technologies

Communicating with satellites is immensely versatile as there are so many options for applications, bands and service tiers.

U.S. Dept. of Defense

When Disaster Strikes, Today’s Teleports Keep You Connected. A COMSAT Perspective - by Guy White, Director of US Teleports, COMSAT

Weve seen such happen all too oftenlarge populations devastated by natural disasters through events such as earthquakes, tsunamis, fires and extreme …

World Wide Web

Ahead in the Clouds: The Growth of Aero Satellite Connectivity. An SES Perspective - by Andrew Ruszkowski, Vice President. Strategic Initiatives Mobiity, SES

There can be no doubt that 2016 was a good year for the aviation industrya record 3.7 billion passengers took to the skies thanks, in part, to 700 …

Airlines

An Evolution in Satellite Access — H-DNA - A Comtech EF Data Product Focus

The Comtech EF Data Heights Networking Platform (H-DNA) is engineered to elevate business services with unparalleled horsepower, efficiency and …

Wi-Fi

Delivering Connectivity to the Unconnected. An Integrasys, Optus and VT iDirect Case in Point - by Sivakumar Sandrasegaram, Group Leader, Product Engineering VSAT, Optus Wholesale and Satellite, and Alvaro Sanchez, Sales and Marketing Manager, Integrasys.

Today many countries select satellite for their rural connectivity needs, and for good reason. Satellite brings reliable connectivity with widespread …

Innovation

Innovation: Communications Are as Available as a View of the Sky. A Kymeta Perspective - by Bill Marks, Chief Commercial Officer, Kymeta

Today, connectivity is an invaluable commodity that has made the world smaller and smarterpeople and businesses have immediate access to information, …

Innovation

The World’s Largest Island Nation? Satellites Provide the Answers - by Junio Doriez, Country Manager, Indonesia, Newtec

In a world where Internet access is coming to be regarded as an essential utility, not having access to broadband connectivity can severely affect …

Innovation

Executive Spotlight: Piers Cunningham - Executive Vice President, Maritime, Speedcast

Piers Cunningham is the Vice President of Maritime Services for Speedcast International. Piers has more than 20 years of experience in the maritime …

Sailing

Intelsat to Provide Intelsat Epic Services for INWI in Morocco - Via Satellite

Rendering of Intelsat 35e. Photo: Boeing.<p><b>Intelsat</b> announced that Morocco’s <b>INWI</b> has signed an agreement to integrate satellite services from the …

Business Planning

Encompass Media expands through MEASAT

MEASAT has announced that Encompass Digital Media is expanding their presence on MEASAT’s leading 91.5°E video neighbourhood.<p>Eight more channels are …

Televisions

Net Insight integrates with Microsoft Azure

April 25, 2017<p>Net Insight, a provider of media transport and resource scheduling, has announced that its Connector Marketplace that grew by 700 per …

Microsoft

PCCW’s Viu mobile OTT has 6m users

April 25, 2017<p>Viu, a pan-regional OTT video service by PCCW Media, hits 6 million monthly active users (MAU) across its markets in March this year, …

Digital Media

Eutelsat ‘seeding’ cable distribution over Americas

Paris-based Eutelsat used the NAB show to announce that it is currently carrying out a “far-reaching” antenna seeding programme to allow broadcasters …

April 25

SES Offers Panoramic Glimpse into the Future of TV with Live Virtual Reality Demo

Written on 25 Apr 2017<p>Live 360-degree Ultra HD broadcast from NAB exhibit floor hints at innovative roadmap offering Pay TV providers compelling …

Virtual Reality

Gogo Bolsters Inflight Connectivity Capacity over North America and the Pacific with SES

Gogo Bolsters Inflight Connectivity Capacity over North America and the Pacific with SESsscheibe 24 Apr 2017

Airlines

Designers and manufacturers of RF distribution equipment

27/04/2017<p>ETL Systems RF equipment selected by major U.S. broadcast network<p>Madley, UK. 24 April 2017: ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer …

Arduino

US Pay TV Providers Launch First Linear Consumer Ultra HD Services with SES

US Pay TV Providers Launch First Linear Consumer Ultra HD Services with SESsscheibe 24 Apr 2017

Televisions

High Speed Performance of Advantech Wireless Ultimate Series U7400 VSAT Modem - Advantech Wireless

<b>Montreal, CANADA – April 18, 2017 –</b> Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications announced today a major performance …

Wi-Fi

Liquid Telecom, Intelsat seal EpicNG satellite deal

Liquid Telecom has announced an agreement that will introduce high-performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite services into its network.

Telecoms

Globecomm, Ciena Partner to Serve Media and Content Providers - Via Satellite

Ciena’s 6500 Packet-Optical Platform. Photo: Ciena.<p><b>Globecomm</b> has deployed <b>Ciena’s</b> converged packet-optical and packet networking solutions to meet …

ABS Co-Brands ABS 2A Capacity as MongolSat 1 - Via Satellite

Rendition of ABS-2A satellite. Photo: Boeing.<p>At a ceremony attended by Mongolian Prime Minister Erdenebat Jargaltulga and Parliament Chairman …

HSBC Hong Kong Sevens

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – April 20, 2017 – PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service …

Yahsat launches Space Laboratory

The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Yahsat , have announced the launch of the Yahsat Space Laboratory. Masdar Institute is a part of …

Education

Horizons 3e chooses Arianespace for launch

Arianespace announced that it will launch Horizons 3e, a satellite belonging to the Horizons joint venture owned by Intelsat and SKY Perfect JSAT. …