Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its satellite backbone, announced that Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC), a provider of integrated mobile, fixed and broadband communications services, has expanded its relationship with Intelsat and entered into a new contract for satellite services on Intelsat 15 located at 85.15degrees east. The additional connectivity from Intelsat will enable STC, the largest telecom operator in Saudi Arabia, to grow VSAT services for corporate networks in the banking, government, and oil &…
Inmarsat says a survey of airline passengers worldwide, commissioned from GfK, shows soaring demand for in-flight broadband in Asia Pacific, with nine out of ten respondents from the region saying the availability of onboard connectivity would influence their choice of airline and over two thirds willing to pay for the service. However, according to Inmarsat only three percent of aircraft operating in Asia Pacific today offer the service, highlighting the potential for airlines to use it as a differentiation point…
Geostationary satellite operator, SES, has signed a multi-year, multi-transponder agreement with Sky Cable, the largest cable television provider in the Philippines, under which Sky Cable will broadcasting direct-to-home (DTH) satellite TV channels via SES satellites at 108.2 degrees East, the SES-9 and NSS-11 satellites. According to SES, this contracted capacity will enable Sky Cable to effectively roll out a nation-wide DTH satellite TV service across 251 cities and municipalities in the Philippine archipelago, complementing its existing cable offerings. The recently…
Eutelsat Communications has announced that Philippe Lin has been appointed CEO of the Group’s China office. Philippe will leverage his extensive commercial and institutional experience to steer the development of Eutelsat’s activities in China. He joins Eutelsat from Airbus China after 15 years as Vice-President and Chief Representative. Prior to Airbus, he held executive appointments at Total, both in Beijing and in Paris. He began his career in China working amongst others for China’s Council for Promotion of International Trade.…
SES and Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services announced that they are partnering to launch the SES Enterprise+ Hybrid Broadband in Asia powered by SkyEdge II-c Libra. The hybrid broadband innovative solution comprising SES-9’s capacity and Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c Libra hybrid terminal will enable customers to deliver cost effective broadband internet connectivity to underserved areas and improve download speeds. Customers will be able to integrate SES’s satellite network for download traffic with…
Intelsat, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, recently announced that the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) of Myanmar will utilize services on two Intelsat satellites to advance the deployment of the country’s wireless communications infrastructure, and expand broadband access for businesses. The multi-year, multi-transponder agreement awarded under the authority of the MOTC will allow the Government of Myanmar to significantly enhance the Myanmar government’s network as well as other mobile operators’ networks,…
The Tunisian broadcasting corporation (ONT) has signed a multi-year contract with Eutelsat Communications, one of the world's leading and most experienced operators of communications satellites, to broadcast its new subscription-free TV platform across North and West Africa. ONT has selected the powerful EUTELSAT 7 West A satellite to reach viewers across the region. Eutelsat provides capacity on 40 satellites to clients that include broadcasters and broadcasting associations, pay-TV operators, video, data and Internet service providers, enterprises and government agencies. The…
Adelaide, South Australia, is the new home of a brand new purpose built satellite ground station to land Airbus Defense and Space’s Skynet secure military satellite communications. The facility will extend the existing chain of teleport stations in France, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom and United States, providing global coverage in both fixed and mobile satellite services, adding Oceania to the map. The worldwide connected teleport network will provide global coverage for connectivity services by providing an essential link between…
Telenor Satellite, a major European satellite provider of broadcast and broadband services for customers in the media, maritime, and oil and gas sectors, has announced the commercial readiness of its THOR 7 Ka-band mobility service. The Ka-band payload offers regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes and utilises high-powered spot beams, providing unprecedented performance for maritime applications. The satellite is equipped with both a Ku-band and an HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ka-band payload. The…
Global Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES recently announced that Internet social media giant Facebook has leased capacity on three in-orbit SES satellites to provide WiFi connectivity to sub-Saharan Africa. In October 2015, Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, announced that the company would be providing web access to Africa from space. At the time, Zuckerberg did not say who would provide the receivers for the satellite signal, but merely that Facebook was going to “work with local partners across these regions to…
Tata Communications, the official connectivity provider of Formula 1, recently announced that it has been selected by Sky to deliver the live broadcast feeds of all 21 Grand Prix starting with the 2016 FIA Formula One World Championship season over its global superfast fibre network – the world’s only wholly-owned fibre network encircling the globe. The deal, which is part of Sky’s strategy to create Europe’s leading entertainment company following its acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland, will ensure…
Ooredoo and Arab Satellite Communication Organization (Arabsat) have signed a major strategic partnership agreement that will see the two leading companies work together to develop new satellite services for customers. Under the terms of the agreement, Ooredoo and Arabsat will review the current satellite projects they have in progress, with a view to collaborating on technology and design, and will aim to work together on future projects to deliver cutting-edge satellite services. In particular, they will look to collaborate on…
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