Category archives for: Satellite

Liquid Telecom, Eutelsat extend relationship

Liquid Telecom, a data, voice and IP provider in Africa, is stepping up resources leased from Eutelsat Communications to meet increasing demand for IP connectivity from a broad portfolio of clients that include national parks, out of town offices and remote mining and exploration companies. Liquid Telecom and Eutelsat have extended their relationship to 2019 with a new multi-transponder contract […]

ViaSat and Eutelsat link Ka-band networks

ViaSat and Eutelsat have entered into a pioneering agreement that will enable service access and roaming on each other’s high-capacity satellite networks (Ka-Sat for Eutelsat and ViaSat-1 for ViaSat). Both Ka-band networks, representing well over half of all Ka-band capacity on orbit worldwide, share the same high-capacity satellite ecosystem, enabled by the ViaSat Broadband System, along with other ground infrastructure […]

Astra Connect broadband for UK ‘final 5%’

SES Broadband Services (SBBS) announced its Astra Connect solution will be used as part of a pilot program to connect homes and businesses in the UK which cannot benefit from a Fibre-to-the-Cabinet deployment due to their remote locations. The Government’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport selected SBBS’ distribution partner Satellite Internet to receive a grant after the British-based ISP […]

Consumer group: ‘AT&T, DirecTV deal anti-competitive’

US public interest group Public Knowledge is calling on Congress to be vigilant as multiple mergers come before it in the coming months. Public Knowledge senior staff attorney John Bergmayer is testifying June 24 before the House Judiciary Committee in the hearing titled ‘The Proposed Merger of AT&T and DirecTV’. In Bergmayer’s testimony, he will note that policy-makers and the […]

Dutch digital connections up to 6.72m

The number of digital TV connections in the Netherlands grew by 0.9 per cent during the first quarter of this year to 6.72 million on 31 March, according to Telecompaper. The total TV connections grew during the quarter to 7.74 million. The share of digital TV on the whole TV market has grown to 86.8 per cent, which includes 3.71 […]

Proton rocket to resume in September

On May 16 a Proton rocket suffered a catastrophic loss of its cargo, an expensive ($217 million) communications satellite. The disaster meant that all Proton flights were suspended while a Failure Review Board studied the reasons behind the loss. International Launch Services (ILS), while not being responsible for the lost Russian satellite, has suffered the delay and is about to […]

Eutelsat expands in Asia

Eutelsat Communications has unveiled its plans at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore for significantly scaling up its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. The company is embarking on a new triple mission satellite programme that will support sustained demand for capacity for data, fixed and mobile broadband services as well as video. The satellite will also host the Pacific Ocean Region’s […]

Newtec for Thaicom DTH

Newtec announced today that Thaicom PLC, a leading Asian satellite operator, has installed Newtec technology (M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators) on the platform of Thaicom-6, enabling its satellite to provide TV Broadcasting services in both C-band and Ku-band to serve customers with the best value and viewing experience. More than 30 Newtec M6100 Broadcast Satellite Modulators are installed on Thaicom-6, along […]

SES: ‘Consumers are jumping into 4K’

Satellite operator SES’s new CEO, Karim Michel Sabbagh, in a major speech at the CASBAA Satellite Industry Forum in Singapore, said that despite pay-TV DTH being challenged in some markets by IP-based and OTT supply of programming, there remained many reasons to be optimistic (about satellite). “The consumer is jumping into 4K,” he said. “Simulcasting will be an opportunity for […]

Google to launch satellites on Virgin Galactic?

Sky News is reporting that Google is in talks to take a stake in Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space rocket venture. Recently it emerged that Google is developing plans to launch between 180 and 360 of its own Low Earth Orbiting satellites to reach those parts of the planet under-served by broadband. A stake in Virgin Galactic could give […]

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