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Intelsat IFC available for all Airbus aircraft

Intelsat reports that its In-Flight Communications (IFC) service, already available via Airbus Airspace Link, will shortly be available to all Airbus aircraft and airlines. Intelsat will be the largest IFC service provider to Airbus. Starting with aircraft deliveries targeting the first half of 2026, airlines may select Airbus’ Ku-band ESA terminal, which is designed for […]

September 20, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat delivers IntelsatOne IP connectivity service

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has announced a new content distribution system that will use the internet to transport quality video content around the globe. The IntelsatOne IP service capitalises on Intelsat’s experience to deliver reliability, customer service, global reach, content backup capabilities and scalability. “IntelsatOne IP increases the reach and flexibility of […]

September 15, 2023

SES vs Intelsat C-band payments: Court dates set

The long-running legal action from SES arguing for a greater share of the FCC’s C-band compensation payments, and which demands Intelsat honour its 50/50 agreement with SES, has now set some key dates for the action. SES has already received a positive Appeal verdict from the US District Court and now the lower Bankruptcy Court […]

September 14, 2023

Arianespace wins Intelsat launch contract

Intelsat has signed a launch contract for their Intelsat IS-45 satellite. The flight will see the Intelsat craft sharing the cargo bay with a co-passenger, as yet unnamed. The launch target is H1 2026. This year marks the fourth decade since Arianespace began its storied relationship with Intelsat. Arianespace launched Intelsat 507 aboard an Ariane 1 […]

September 13, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat, Aalyria sign multi-orbit connectivity deal

Intelsat, the integrated satellite and terrestrial network, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with California-based Aalyria, the advanced software-defined and optical networking communications specialist, that includes financial commitments to advance the development of a new optical technology that will transfer record amounts of data between ground and space. “Aalyria’s groundbreaking technologies give us the […]

September 12, 2023

Intelsat wins Air Canada IFC

Intelsat has secured an In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) expansion order from Air Canada for on-board broadband. The statement from Intelsat talks of its “reliable” IFC service which will be expanded to include an extra “almost” 100 additional aircraft. The agreement will see Intelsat tap into its secured capacity using OneWeb low Earth orbiting satellites. The order […]

September 7, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat bankruptcy court reopens SES claim

The US Bankruptcy Court looking into the long-running claim by SES for a greater share of the FCC’s C-band compensation payments has reopened the claim. The move follows the verdict given in June by an Appeal Court that upheld the SES claim. The overall amount being claimed is $421 million (€391.7m), but there will be […]

September 5, 2023By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Satellite IoT subs at 23.9m by 2027

According to a report from specialist IoT analyst firm Berg Insight, the global satellite IoT communications market is growing at a steady pace. The global satellite IoT subscriber base grew to surpass 4.5 million in 2022. The number of satellite IoT subscribers is forecast increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 39.6 per […]

August 30, 2023

Intelsat qualifies for $3.7bn for C-band clearing

Intelsat is due to receive a windfall of $3.7 billion (€3.38bn) later this year after successfully clearing the C-band spectrum ahead of schedule for terrestrial 5G telecommunications companies in the US. The company launched its seventh and final C-band replacement satellite (Galaxy 37/Horizons-4) on August 3rd and obtained FCC certification for moving its broadcast customers […]

August 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

Intelsat’s Galaxy 37 safely launched

SpaceX has launched Galaxy 37 for Intelsat. Lift-off took place at 01:00 EDT on August 3rd on a SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral. “This launch completes our comprehensive Galaxy fleet refresh plan started about 10 months ago,” said Dave Wajsgras, CEO at Intelsat. “This milestone is now a part of the 40-year Galaxy […]

August 3, 2023By Chris Forrester