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Timor Telecom to Improve Voice Traffic Using SES Capacity

Timor Telecom (TT) has expanded its partnership with SES Networks to enable international voice traffic between Timor-Leste and the rest of the world, SES announced. Under the new agreement, TT will contract capacity on the NSS 12 Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite to establish a point-to-point link connecting Dili, Timor with Sintra, Portugal. Residents of […]

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Halawi Moves to Intelsat After 9 Months at OneWeb

Intelsat has appointed satellite industry executive Samer Halawi as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Assuming the role effective Jan. 9, 2018, Halawi will lead the company’s global commercial operations, including the broadband, mobility, media, and government businesses, as well as the sales and marketing teams. Intelsat created the new role to accelerate the commercialization […]

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Kymeta Launches Mobile Satellite Internet with Kalo

Kymeta and partner Intelsat announced that Kalo internet access is now available with broad initial geographic coverage. According to Kymeta, Kalo will make purchasing mobile satellite communications as easy to buy as a mobile phone plan. Kalo internet services, powered by the IntelsatOne Flex network, deliver connectivity when paired with Kymeta’s flat-panel, electronically-steered satellite terminals […]

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Globecomm Considers Expanding its Network with LeoSat

LeoSat, a company that plans to launch a constellation of up to 108 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) communications satellites, has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore a potential service agreement with Globecomm. According to LeoSat, its constellation can provide instant infrastructure that is fast, secure and reliable, opening up new opportunities for […]

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FMC GlobalSat to Distribute Kymeta Tech to the Energy Sector

Kymeta announced it has expanded its distribution network to include FMC GlobalSat. The new partnership will make Kymeta’s satellite communications and internet connectivity capabilities available to wind, solar, geothermal, and other renewable energy facilities. According to the company, the renewable energy market has traditionally been limited to available connectivity options, such as fiber optic cables […]

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AWN Closer to Testing Airplanes as Communications Satellites

Airborne Wireless Network announced that, in preparation of its upcoming hybrid radio and laser communications flight test, Mynaric (formerly ViaLight Communications) has arranged for the shipment of two flight laser terminals and associated components to AWN. The confirmed shipment will allow AWN to conduct a two-plane test using two Cessnas or equivalent planes. The Cessna tests […]

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ViaSat 2 Successfully Transmits First Data from Space

ViaSat announced the ViaSat 2 satellite has successfully arrived in Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) at 69.9 west longitude, and has transitioned into orbit normal mode (Earth pointing) with its reflector and radiator deployments now complete. The company also confirmed the satellite has commenced in-orbit testing, including the key milestone of the first end-to-end system test, […]

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SES, iDirect Partner on a Platform for GEO HTS

Customers of SES’ Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) High Throughput Satellite (HTS) services will have greater flexibility and control of their capacity following the deployment of the iDirect Velocity ground infrastructure, developed by VT iDirect, SES has announced. The operator will deploy the iDirect Velocity infrastructure across three HTS systems — SES 12, SES 14 and […]

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Marlink Absorbs Radio Holland’s Connectivity Business

Marlink and Radio Holland have concluded a partnership agreement whereby Marlink has acquired Radio Holland’s connectivity business. The partnership builds on the complementary strengths and extensive expertise of the two companies and enables Marlink to further strengthen its global leadership in maritime Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), the company stated. Radio Holland will be the […]

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