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Intelsat Class Action gathers pace

The long-running Class Action inside trading allegations brought by some investors in Intelsat is coming to a head. The action centres on allegations that Dave McGlade, then chairman of Intelsat, in 2019, together with some major Intelsat stock-holders, sold significant portions of their holdings following a specific meeting between Intelsat and key officials at the […]

January 26, 2023By Chris Forrester

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

Prosperous year for space insurers

The space and satellite insurance sector enjoyed their third successive year of profits following losses in 2018 and 2019. The profits were impressive, with $579 million (€534m) in premiums paid and helping offset losses and claims of $294 million. However, the industry is not tapping into the fast-growing Low Earth orbiting market as the likes […]

January 24, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat left SES “on the hook” for C-band costs

SES has filed its response to Intelsat’s bankruptcy court, arguing that when the two parties signed the 2018 [C-band] Consortium Agreement SES and Intelsat not only agreed to share equally in any proceeds resulting from clearing the C-Band, but they also agreed to share equally in expenses incurred in connection with their efforts – whether […]

January 20, 2023

Intelsat pursues Africa’s unconnected

Intelsat is making a concerted commitment to enhancing day-to-day network quality and helping African communications service providers (CSPs) deliver secure and affordable connectivity across the continent. “Satellite communications providers (CSPs) have historically rushed to the rescue in the aftermath of a natural or manmade calamity that rendered a local terrestrial network unavailable. Today, Intelsat is […]

January 19, 2023By Chris Forrester

Eutelsat IGO holds AGM

Eutelsat’s Inter-governmental organisation is the supervising segment of Eutelsat which ensures that the satellite operator maintains its legal and Treaty obligations with respect to member signatory states. It recently held its AGM. Eutelsat IGO ensures continuity of the rights to use radiofrequencies and orbital locations which were assigned collectively to the Member States and the […]

January 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

WTA: Top Teleport Operators of 2022

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has published its annual rankings for the Top Teleport Operators of 2022. The annual rankings of companies by revenue and revenue growth are compiled by surveying teleport operators around the world as well as referencing the published results of publicly-held companies.“The past years have been a time of tremendous change […]

January 5, 2023

SES vs Intelsat rages on

A slew of legal documents were submitted to Intelsat’s Chapter 11 post-bankruptcy reorganisation on December 28th by lawyers for Intelsat. In essence, the filings represent the Final Report on Intelsat’s post-bankruptcy proceedings and an application to close certain outstanding matters. One particular argument is over $12 million of expense and cost claims (“Bill of Costs”) […]

January 3, 2023

Japan Airlines offers free Intelsat IFC

Intelsat has won a contract to supply Japan Airlines with its satellite broadband ‘direct-to-seat’ connectivity to J-Air’s Embraer E-190 aircraft. Japan Airlines has installed Intelsat’s 2Ku system on the first of J-Air’s E190 aircraft and will be installing 13 additional aircraft by autumn 2024. The airline has been offering free wireless entertainment services since 2016. […]

January 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Gilat, Intelsat expand IFC partnership

Gilat Satellite Networks, a global player in satellite networking technology, solutions, and services, has announced that the company and Intelsat are expanding their strategic partnership with multimillion-dollar agreements to increase in-flight connectivity (IFC) in the Americas. Gilat hubs deployed in the US and Brazil will be expanded to support increased network capacity to address growing […]

December 20, 2022