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

SES Exec Talks Satellite and OTT Future After BSkyB Announcement - Via Satellite

SES’ Chief Commercial Officer, Ferdinand Kayser. Photo: SES<p>There is no doubt that <b>BSkyB</b>’s announcement to launch a “dish-free” pay-TV service in the …


million Dollar Contract for Ruggedized Military Grade SATCOM Terminals and Advanced GaN based Amplifiers

<b>Montreal, CANADA – February 1st, 2017 –</b> Advantech Wireless, a global leader in satellite broadband communications solutions, announced today it has …


Persian-Language Manoto TV Now Exclusively on Eutelsat Satellites - Via Satellite

Eutelsat 172B in final testing. Photo: 17B<p><b>Manoto TV</b>, a popular Persian-language channel, has completed its switch in SD and HD versions to the …



<b>With numerous examples in the news, it should come as no surprise that cybersecurity attacks are on the rise.</b><p>Verizon’s <i>2016 Data Breach Investigations</i> …


Ground Segment Consideration for LEO and MEO Satellites: An AvL Technologies Perspective - By Tony Wilkey, Senior Vice President, AvL Technologies

With the growing popularity of small satellites (smallsats) positioned in LEO and MEO altitudes, the opportunity is now available for small …


SES supports Luxembourg’s maritime sector at Euromaritime

SES supports Luxembourg’s maritime sector at Euromaritimesscheibe 01 Feb 2017


SoftBank to sell OneWeb wholesale satellite services worldwide

Japanese operator SoftBank, which owns a majority stake in Sprint, will be marketing wholesale satellite backhaul services to mobile companies …


Intelsat and Quantis to Improve Broadband Services in Europe and Africa - Via Satellite

Intelsat-33e. Photo: Intelsat<p><b>Intelsat</b> and <b>Quantis Global</b>, a broadband service provider in Europe and Northern Africa, have signed an agreement to …

Net Neutrality

SES continues to lead HDTV development

Written on 01 Feb 2017<p>SES Largest Provider of HD Channels with 14% Growth in Europe in 2016<p>LUXEMBOURG, 1 February 2017 - SES S.A. (NYSE Euronext …

4K Ultra HD

Israel Premier Football League chooses MX1 360 Platform to speed up sports highlights production and distribution

Written on 01 Feb 2017<p>MX1 makes it easy to manage, deliver and monetize content from its MX1 360 cloud-based service platform for Israel Premier …

Sports Technology

Hispasat launches new satellite to boost backhaul in Latam and Europe

Hispasat has successfully launched its new satellite, which will provide connectivity across South America and Europe.


Telenor in talks with Aircel and RCom over Indian merger

Telenor Group has contacted Aircel and Reliance Communications over a possible tie-up in India, as rumours of consolidation in the market continues …

21st Century

North Telecom to Provide Satellite Telecom Services in the Philippines - Via Satellite

Photo: NorthTelecom<p><b>NorthTelecom</b> has entered into an agreement with a Philippine-based Public Telecommunications Entity (PTE) to supply satellite …


Arianespace Successfully Delivers Hispasat 36W-1 to GTO Aboard Soyuz - Via Satellite

Flight VS16 was performed from the Spaceport’s ELS launch zone for Arianespace’s medium-lift Soyuz. Photo: Arianespace<p><b>Arianespace</b> has successfully …

SES and Satcom Global sign an agreement for global Ku-band network

Written on 31 Jan 2017<p>LUXEMBOURG, 31 January 2017 -- SES S.A. (Euronext Paris and Luxembourg Stock Exchange: SESG) announced today that Satcom …

Climate Change

Intelsat's Epic 33e satellite goes live

Intelsat’s new Epic satellite, the Intelsat 33e, has completed in-orbit testing and has now gone live.


A First ...Hispasat36W-1 Satellite to Use Active Ku-Band Antennas

This mechanism allows, for the first time, the delivery of a complete antenna system that includes deployable reflector, hold-down and release...



UltiSat to Provide Ku-band Managed Network Services to Defense Forensic Science Center - Via Satellite

Secretary of the Army John McHugh, Provost Marshal of the Army Maj. Gen. Mark Inch, and Executive Director Jeff Salyards tour the Defense Forensics …


CCTV Launches Three Flagship HD Broadcasts on Eutelsat Hot Bird - Via Satellite

Rendering of three satellites in the Eutelsat Hot Bird satellite group. Photo: Eutelsat<p>[Via Satellite 01-26-2017] <b>China Central Television</b> (CCTV) has …


ABS’ Second All-Electric Satellite Enters Service - Via Satellite

An artist rendering of ABS-2A. Photo: Boeing<p>[Via Satellite 01-24-2017] An all-electric <b>ABS</b> satellite entered commercial service on Jan. 21, providing …


Airbus Completes Construction of Eutelsat 172B All-Electric Telecom Satellite - Via Satellite

Eutelsat 172B in final testing. Photo: 17B<p>[Via Satellite 01-24-2017] <b>Airbus Defense and Space</b> has completed construction of <b>Eutelsat</b> 172B, the first …


Av-Comm Awarded a Multi-Antenna Contract to Upgrade the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s Crib Point Satellite Earth Station | Av

<b>21 December 2016</b><p>Av-Comm has been awarded a multi-antenna contract by the Bureau of Meteorology to refurbish and upgrade four 3.7m earth station …

Motiv Taps iDirect to Expand Rural Satellite Services - Via Satellite

Vologda, Russia.<p>[Via Satellite 01-23-2017] <b>Motiv</b>, a mobile service provider based in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city, will be extending …

ViaSat's New Satellite ...A Step Closer to Becoming First Global Internet Service Provider

ViaSats crown jewel stands 25-feet high, about 10 feet wide and, once its solar panels deploy in space, it will have a wingspan of 150 feet.

Emerging Technology

Eutelsat 117 West B All-Electric Satellite Enters Commercial Service - Via Satellite

Eutelsat 117 West B launch. Photo: SpaceX<p>[Via Satellite 01-17-2017] <b>Eutelsat Communications</b>’ Eutelsat 117 West B satellite has entered into full …

O3b Sees Rise in APAC-Contracted Capacity - Via Satellite

A graphic of O3b satellites. Photo: O3b<p>[Via Satellite 01-17-2017] <b>Palau Telecoms</b> has increased network capacity with <b>O3b Networks</b> for the fifth time in …

MX1 Wins Contract Extension with Leading Content Distribution Company Beta Film

Written on 17 Jan 2017<p>Beta Film uses the innovative MX1 360 platform which allows customers to manage and distribute content on a single, hybrid …

NovelSat | NovelSat Satellite Network Technology Supports First Ever 4G Service in Antarctica from Telefónica

<b>NovelSat NS4 increases bandwidth and reinforces network stability ensuring delivery of the data rates required for LTE service.</b><p><b>Ra’anana, Israel,</b> …