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ABS stable FY; CEO stepping down

Dubai-based (but Bermuda registered) ABS has revealed its full year results (to September 30th 2023). The operator says that its financial turnaround is underway under its new ownership. However, a recently hired CEO is stepping down “with immediate effect”. ABS was previously owned by private equity firm Permira. It now has a strategic alliance with […]

January 12, 2024By Chris Forrester

ABS rebrands as Agility Beyond Space

Satellite operator ABS has unveiled a new brand identity that is says reflects a transformative new phase of the company. With new ownership and new management in place since last year, and an ambitious strategic vision, ABS – Agility Beyond Space is poised to elevate its role on the global stage within the satellite industry. […]

October 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

IABG Teleport, ABS mark 7th anniversary of partnership

IABG Teleport, a provider of satellite communication solutions, and ABS, a global satellite operator, are celebrating the 7th anniversary of their successful and enduring strategic partnership. Since its inception, the collaboration between IABG Teleport and ABS has fostered innovation, reliability, and growth in the satellite communications industry. Over the past seven years, the partnership has […]

September 18, 2023

ABS, AXESS expand Middle East satellite coverage

AXESS Networks, a provider of satellite communications, and ABS, a global satellite operator, have signed an agreement to launch a new network increasing AXESS’ Middle East coverage. The agreement provides AXESS Networks with expanded opportunities for both terrestrial and maritime clients in the region strengthening AXESS’ dual-use strategy for the ABS-2A satellite. This latest development […]

July 31, 2023

TAP Digital Media contracts additional video capacity on ABS-2

TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has extended its satellite broadcast partnership with ABS by adding four further channels on ABS-2. The four SD Channels will be on the MCPC media platform on the ABS-2 C-band East Hemi beam offering the highest reliability for national TV networks and primary cable services. These channels are: Premier […]

March 27, 2023

ABS, Telespazio sign offshore distribution deal

ABS, a global satellite operator and Telespazio Brasil, a subsidiary of Telespazio, a joint venture between Leonardo (67 per cent) and Thales (33 per cent), have signed a 5 year capacity contract for the satellite ABS-3A, West Hemi C-band beam. Under the multi-year agreement, Telespazio will use the C-band beam for its offshore services for […]

February 3, 2023

TAP Digital Media signs World Cup distribution on ABS-2 capacity

TAP Digital Media Ventures Corporation (TAPDMV) has selected ABS as the satellite broadcast partner for the distribution of FIFA World Cup 2022 on their World Cup HD TV (WCTV) channel on ABS-2 East Hemi beam. ABS will provide additional bandwidth coverage for the World Cup TV channel which will broadcast live transmission of the matches […]

November 7, 2022

ABS appoints Somani as CEO

ABS, a global satellite operator, has announced that Amit Somani has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and will assume duties on October 10th. Somani brings over 25 years of experience as an operational and strategic leader in the information and communications technology space, with experience as a senior executive in the satellite communications sector. […]

September 9, 2022

ABS delivering satellite connectivity to oil and gas operations in Myanmar

ABS, a global satellite operator, has secured a multi-year, multi-link contract with Seanet Technologies Myanmar (SEANET), a VSAT service provider to expand its oil and gas communications services. The deal will deliver satellite connectivity to the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea around Myanmar via ABS-2. ABS offers a high-performance VSAT solution catered specifically […]

May 18, 2022

TAS taps ABS for capacity over Asia

Teleport Access Services (TAS), a Taiwanese service provider has signed a multi-year capacity deal with ABS, a global satellite operator, to broadcast Hwazan TV, a Buddhism-based channel via ABS-2 satellite at 75° East. TAS will distribute the channel on the ABS-2 Southern beam MCPC platform across Asia and Buddhist communities within this region. Launched in […]

March 29, 2022