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Cybersecurity Could be Featured in Space Commerce Act - Via Satellite

U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, R-Texas, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Space<p>U.S. Congressman Brian Babin, R-Texas, Chairman of the House …

Cybersecurity

FCC Approves Telesat LEO Constellation Over the US - Via Satellite

Telesat headquarters. Photo: Telesat.<p>The <b>U.S. Federal Communications Commission</b> (FCC) has granted <b>Telesat’s</b> petition to access the United States market …

Net Neutrality

Liquid Telecom Joins VT iDirect, Telesat for Enterprise Services in Africa - Via Satellite

Telesat’s Telstar 12 Vantage satellite with antennas deployed. Photo: Telesat/Airbus Defence and Space<p>Pan-African telecoms group <b>Liquid Telecom</b> has …

Africa

like Connectivity

Written on 08 Nov 2017<p>Partnership will provide hundreds of Mbps of connectivity into Peru to drive new economic growth<p>Sydney, Australia / Betzdorf, …

Latin America

AM7 satellite

The RSCC and the European company Chronosat GmbH have signed a contract stipulating an increased use of RSCC’s Express-AM7 satellite capacity by the …

Intelsat, Coca-Cola African broadband partnership

Satellite giant Intelsat has linked with soft-drinks company Coca-Cola to promote satellite-delivered Wi-fi and broadband services across Africa. …

Advertising

Israel: YES launches UHD-HDR with Harmonic

November 7, 2017<p>Harmonic, a specialist in video delivery technology and services, has announced that YES, a tier 1 direct broadcast satellite …

Televisions

ESA, ViaSat Partner for ViaSat 3 Components - Via Satellite

Boeing is building the ViaSat 3 satellites based on this 702 platform. Photo: Boeing.<p><b>ViaSat</b> announced a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) between its …

Satellites

Toyota Exec: Connectivity to Bring Big Changes to the Automotive Industry

When looking at the connected car as it relates to satellite, Toyota is definitely one of the automotive manufacturers to keep an eye on. The company …

Transportation

Press releases

26 March 2017<p>Es’hailSat and JASCO Media City to Launch New MCPC Platform<p>Es’hailSat and JASCO Media City announced today the signing of framework …

SES Networks First to Achieve MEF CE 2.0 Services Certification Over Satellite

Written on 07 Nov 2017<p>MEF-certified Ethernet services from SES Networks provide customers with standardised service options that are easily and …

Certification

SES Networks and CETel Provide End-to-end Connectivity for Telco in Africa | CETel

Cologne/Bonn (Germany) | November 3, 2017.<p>Cologne / Luxembourg, October 2017 – A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas …

West Africa

CETel chooses AFRICASAT-1a for Pan-African VSAT Services | CETel

Cologne/Bonn (Germany) | November 8, 2017.<p><b>Kuala Lumpur / Cologne, 6 November 2017.</b> MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd. (“MEASAT”) announced today an …

ISPs

Daily Satellite News

<i>Comtech EF Data Corp., a subsidiary within Comtech Telecommunications Corp.'s (NASDAQ: CMTL) Commercial Solutions segment, has revealed that their</i> …

Wi-Fi

The Year 2021 is a Big One for Telesat LEO

Telesats LEO constellation will enable and accelerate this transformation by providing high performing, cost effective, fiber-like connectivity …

Encryption

“Extreme Service” in the Satellite Industry: An IsoTropic Networks Perspective - by Hank Zbierski, Chief Catalyst and Co-Founder, IsoTropic Networks

IsoTropic Networks is a category-of-one provider in the VSAT market, servicing diverse industries such as enterprise, maritime, oil and gas, and …

Innovation

SatMagazine

<b>Providing ubiquitous, always-on broadband in rural and hard-to-reach areas can be challenging but is essential to ensure consumers and businesses can</b> …

Mobile

SatMagazine

<b>According to the GSMA Association, approximately 50 percent of the population of Africa — meaning 600 million people — do not have access to a mobile</b> …

Health Care

EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite now in orbit

Following its launch on October 11th, the EchoStar 105/SES-11 satellite built by Airbus Defence and Space reached its geostationary orbit on October …

Exploration

Intelsat, Gilat to Supply 4G Broadband to Mobile Operators - Via Satellite

Photo: HMG Aerospace<p><b>Intelsat</b> and <b>Gilat Satellite Networks</b> announced they will jointly offer 4G broadband infrastructure to Mobile Network Operators …

Internet

Kymeta Deploys Assets to Help Reconnect Puerto Rico - Via Satellite

A Liberty Global vehicle equipped with a Kymeta satellite terminal in Puerto Rico. Photo: Kymeta.<p>Next-gen antenna manufacturer <b>Kymeta</b> has partnered …

Puerto Rico

SES GS Awarded U.S. Government Satellite Solutions Contract

Written on 01 Nov 2017<p>SES Government Solutions awarded Complex Commercial Satellite Communications Solutions contract (CS3) to bid on U.S. Government …

SpaceX

Teleport Awards for Excellence

Microspace Communications, USAleader in enterprise level wireless, satellite and messaging communications solutions for businesses and …

Signal Processing

Speedcast to Supply VSAT Comms to Antarctic Research Centers - Via Satellite

The Mawson research station in Antarctica. Photo: Government of Australia/Chris Wilson.<p><b>Speedcast International</b> has won a multi-year, …

Antarctica

Yahsat supplies 50 Mb/s to aircraft

By Chris Forrester<p>October 31, 2017<p>Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator Yahsat says it has been trialling a 50 Mb/s in-flight service direct to aircraft …

Aviation

OneWeb plans May 2018 launch

OneWeb is a proposed mega-constellation of an initial 648 low-orbiting satellites designed to bring affordable broadband access to the whole planet. …

Space Travel

OneWeb to Help Bridge Digital Divide in Saudi Arabia - Via Satellite

L-R: Greg Wyler, H.E the Minister Eng. Abdulla Al-Sawaha, Sir Richard Branson, Eng. Abdullah Al-Kanhal sign the MOU on Oct. 26, 2017. Photo: …

Saudi Arabia

Pacific network

HKT (SEHK:6823) – HONG KONG, October 31, 2017<p>PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service …

China

to-end Connectivity for Telco in Africa

Written on 31 Oct 2017<p><b>New satellite-based network will enable a European telco to expand connectivity in Africa, and will serve to backup …

Vmware