Advanced Television


Intelsat upgrades Alaska Airlines IFC

Alaska Airlines says it will upgrade its fleet of Embraer E175 regional jets using Intelsat’s In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) broadband solution. Intelsat is already supplying Alaska with its IFC equipment on its Boeing 737MAX fleet. Intelsat bought Gogo Commercial Aviation in December 2020. The new contract is worth about $25 million in upgrade costs, and will […]

January 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat wins $150m Alaskan contract

Alaskan service provider GCI has signed a $150 million contract with Intelsat to expand telecoms capacity in rural areas of the US state. GCI is already very experienced in providing satellite-based services. It has delivered geosynchronous (GEO) satellite-based connectivity for 35 years to provide data, video and voice services in the state. The new deal […]

September 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

Alaska reveals SpaceX structure details

The US State of Alaska’s Department of Commerce has released its background data on SpaceX’s financial structure for 2022 (as at December 31st 2021). The documents show some surprises. Elon Musk’s percentage of shares owned, at 43.08 per cent is no great surprise although his stake has shrunk from 47.11 per cent during 2021. Google […]

February 8, 2022

OneWeb loses a satellite at 1200km

OneWeb says it has suffered a failure of one of its broadband satellites. The craft, which orbits at 1200km, was said by OneWeb to be one of a batch launched early last year and the failure is blamed on a software problem. Other satellites in the fleet were updated from the ground and the malfunction […]

November 17, 2021By Chris Forrester