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SkyVision, a global satellite communications service provider, has selected Communications & Power Industries (CPI) to provide telemetry, tracking and command (TT&C) antenna systems for use with the GiSat-1 Ka-band satellite now under construction.
For the joint project, CPI ASC Signal Division will provide eleven 9.4-metre antenna systems to SkyVision for use with its satellite platform on the advanced satellite from Global IP, which will serve sub-Saharan Africa, providing 150 Gbps of capacity for broadband to a region of more than 800 million people in 39 countries. Together, the two firms will install and deploy the antenna systems at 11 gateways located throughout Europe.
“SkyVision’s global network of satellite communications services and CPI ASC Signal Division’s portfolio of satellite communications antenna systems are an ideal match. Together, we are helping to bring broadband connectivity and Internet access to the growing African markets. Additionally, the SkyVision contract represents another milestone in the industry’s adoption of CPI ASC Signal Division’s 9.4-metre Ka-band antenna configuration,” said CPI ASC Signal Division president Tony Russell.
Delivery and installation of the antennas is expected to begin in mid-2018 and to be completed in 2019.