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Spacecom claims record-breaking tests

Spacecom, which operates the AMOS satellite fleet, and Orbit Communication Systems, have completed a series of record-breaking performance tests of Orbit’s MPT30 and MPT46, multi-purpose, airborne satellite terminals. The systems successfully completed the trials via Spacecom’s AMOS-17 digital satellite’s Ka-band. Orbit’s MPT30 terminal delivered a 140 Mb/s+ forward link and a 40 Mb/s+ return link […]

December 1, 2022By Chris Forrester

ViaSat aims for 5TB of throughput

ViaSat is currently testing its next satellite – its first ViaSat-3 craft, and part of a three-satellite geostationary broadband constellation. It is due to launch later this summer and should supply 1TB/second of throughput. It will launch on a SpaceX rocket. ViaSat is also in the process of acquiring Inmarsat and ViaSat’s executive chairman, Mark […]

April 8, 2022By Chris Forrester

Telenor Satellite to expand services

Telenor Satellite is expanding its existing maritime services. Jan Hetland, Director of Data Services division at Telenor Satellite, said that thanks to its partnership with ST Engineering, its offering of high throughput services is about to expand for ferries, cruise and offshore supply vessels this summer. Currently available on Anker Ka-band, the Newtec Dialog platform […]

April 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Forecast: HTS capacity supply to grow at “torrid pace”

Euroconsult has released the 6th edition of its High Throughput Satellites (HTS) report – its in-depth analysis of geostationary (GEO) and non-geostationary (NGSO) HTS markets including major drivers, strategic issues, competitive landscape and detailed forecasts of capacity supply and associated demand take-up. After helping reshape the satellite communications industry through their ever-improving capacity volumes and […]

March 24, 2022

Oman to order comms satellite

Oman’s Space Communication Technologies (SCT) has issued a tender invitation for the design, manufacture and launch of a communications satellite, OmanSat-1. The tender invitation states: “The company’s operational plan is based on the procurement of a High Throughput Satellite (HTS) (OmanSat-1) and associated services, providing coverage of the Sultanate’s entire territory, its economic waters, and […]

June 30, 2021By Chris Forrester

Report: Satellite backhaul to grow 17%

Satellite operators backhaul business segments are readying “unprecedented” levels of capacity thanks to their existing bandwidth on offer. Additionally, the industry’s newly available High Throughput geostationary Satellites (HTS) and non-Geostationary craft whether from the likes of SES’s mPower fleet shortly coming on line and the growing number of Low Earth orbiting satellites will all add […]

June 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

NSR: “Satellite backhaul a $25bn service”

Northern Sky Research (NSR) in its latest report on the wireless backhaul sector, says not only is it worth $25 billion by 2030, the sector is “just scratching the surface of this significantly addressable market”. “Backhaul is one of the key growth engines for the Satcom Industry. A large portion of satellite capacity coming online […]

May 13, 2021

Analyst: LEOs to boost satellite broadband

The demand for broadband connectivity over both fixed and mobile broadband networks is increasing dramatically. However, despite network expansions and upgrades, only half of households worldwide currently have access to fixed broadband services. With the rollout of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellations, satellite broadband services will improve broadband penetration significantly. Global tech market advisory firm […]

April 16, 2021

Airbus wins JSAT’s Superbird satellite

SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, the main satellite operator in Japan, has selected Airbus to build Superbird-9, a fully digital in-orbit reconfigurable telecommunications satellite. It is due for launch in 2024. The satellite will be based on Airbus’ standardised OneSat product line. Airbus will provide a turnkey solution, including design and manufacture of the Superbird-9 spacecraft, […]

March 25, 2021By Chris Forrester

Nigeria wants a High Throughput satellite

Nigeria’s NigComSat (Nigerian Communications Satellite) is inviting Requests for Proposals from the satellite industry to construct and build a giant High Throughput Satellite (HTS). The new satellite would, says the invitation, serve the nation’s broad array of the communication needs in the areas of Broadcasting, Broadband and Internet Services. Bidders must enter their pre-qualification document […]

March 24, 2021By Chris Forrester