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SES to deliver connectivity to planes

Satellite operator SES is linking with Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) to provide bandwidth for in-flight connectivity to airlines around the world.  GEE supplies aircraft with WiFi, movies and TV to some 150 airlines around the world. GEE’s “Row 44” division serves more than 520 aircraft including those of Southwest Airlines, Icelandair, Norwegian Air, Transaero, mango, “We see this as the […]

Mobile industry wasting spectrum

A report from LS Telecom reveals a mobile and wireless industry that is driving hard to gain access to C-Band and other satellite frequencies for expansion of its services while leaving 30 per cent of its existing allocated spectrum unused in most regions of the world. In filings and presentations to national regulators in the run-up to the World Radiocommunications […]

CNES to fund sat-broadband chipsets

French Space Agency CNES has signed a contract with STMicroelectronics and Thales Alenia Space to design new low-cost chipsets for use in consumer terminals looking to use satellite broadband.  The chip, dubbed “Astragan”, will permit video and data download speeds of 10 megabits/second. The contract is worth some €7.5 million, with STM and Thales co-investing €20-€30 million in the scheme. […]

Vizocom selects Eutelsat

Vizocom, a provider of integrated satellite broadband solutions, has selected the Eutelsat 21B satellite operated by Eutelsat Communications to implement a reliable and flexible connectivity service in countries with harsh and challenging environments and limited terrestrial infrastructure. Vizocom’s new AfricAsia Satellite Services will take advantage of two high-power service areas of the Eutelsat 21B satellite to offer connectivity with speeds […]

SES, Swisscom make Astra Connect agreement

SES has signed an agreement with Switzerland’s leading telecom provider, Swisscom, to provide the Astra Connect service in Switzerland. Swisscom provides nationwide broadband access as part of the Universal Broadband Service Obligation in Switzerland. In about two per cent of homes, a DSL broadband Internet access with the required minimum transmission rate is not possible. To provide Internet access in […]

SES eyes German broadband market

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SES Broadband Services is expanding its relationship with Orbitcom to boost sales of its Astra Connect for German potential Internet and broadband communities. SES says that the new deal follows Orbitcom’s successful delivery of the Astra Connect service, which provides broadband Internet to individual households and businesses via a satellite dish. The partnership, which has been in place since April, […]

MENA anti-piracy operation grows

The Middle East’s Broadcast Satellite Anti-Piracy Coalition, meeting in Cairo, say that their organisation has grown by six new members, including Rotana, ART, IAA, the Egyptian Chamber of Commerce, Gulfsat and WWE. The Coalition also says that as a result of their efforts, 15 channels have been taken off air because of piracy in their transmissions. The additional six members […]

Telstra accelerates 4G mobile service

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Australians will soon have access to one of the fastest mobile networks in the world, with Telstra accelerating the launch of 4G services on the newly available 700 MHz band. Telstra has revealed that it plans to: – Expand total 4G coverage to reach 90 per cent of the Australian population by the end of January 2015. – Switch on […]

ViaSat blasts high-demand downloads

Broadband satellite operator ViaSat is removing all limits to its top-of-the-range ‘Exede’ high-speed Internet service.  ViaSat’s ‘Freedom’ scheme allows users up to 150 GBs of data per month without any caps, and more than suitable for streaming movies and the like. The new service goes live on August 18th, and is priced extremely competitively at $70 a month. Recently the […]

ND SatCom Ka2Go – Terminal receives Eutelsat type approval

ND SatCom has received type approval for its Ka2Go -Terminal for Eutelsat Broadband Services. Eutelsat is one of the world’s leading satellite operators delivering service into 150 countries via 37 satellites. Ka2Go – Terminal has been awarded to be the system with the most accurate pointing among of all type approved Ka-band auto-deploy systems so far. According to Eutelsat handbook […]

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