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Avanti, Viasat sign Ka-band capacity agreement

Avanti Communications, a provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA, has signed a long-term capacity lease agreement with global communications company Viasat to help support the connectivity needs of its customers in the energy sector. Capacity from Avanti’s fleet of HYLAS Ka-band satellites will be used to extend coverage across the North Sea and […]

June 23, 2022

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

Kacific, HGC boost connectivity in Philippines

HGC Global Communications, am ICT service provider and network operator, and Kacific Broadband Satellites Group, a broadband satellite operator that provides high-speed broadband access to Asia Pacific, have collaborated to boost critical connectivity across emerging markets in the Philippines. Working together, the two providers say they will offer faster, safer, and more reliable critical infrastructure […]

January 17, 2022

Hispasat takes 100% of Hispamar

Hispasat, the Spanish satellite operator, has acquired 19.04 per cent of the shareholding of its Brazilian subsidiary Hispamar Satélites from Telemar, after obtaining the necessary permits and authorisations from the Brazilian government. Consequently, Hispasat will hold 100 per cent of its subsidiary’s share capital. At present the Hispamar fleet is made up of the Amazonas […]

January 14, 2022

Inmarsat-6 ships to Japanese launch site

Inmarsat-6, built by Airbus (and the first Inmarsat to be built by Airbus) has been shipped from the Airbus facility in Toulouse to Tanegashima in Japan ready for launch. The satellite will operate in both multibeam Ka-band and L-band and will use a huge 9 metre antenna for its L-band services. It also houses an […]

November 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Israel’s IAI unveils low-cost mainstream satellite

Israeli satellite builder Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has showcased a small but fully advanced geostationary satellite design. IAI used the 72nd International Aeronautical Congress in Dubai to unveil what it calls its Mini Communications Satellite (MCS) that would have a mass of around 600-700 kgs and yet carry an advanced communications payload. Moreover, it would […]

October 27, 2021

Avanti connectivity boost for rural Africa

High-throughput satellite capacity specialist Avanti Communications has launched Avanti EXTEND – a new managed satellite service for rural connectivity. Designed specifically for Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), Avanti EXTEND provides high-performance and cost-effective 2G, 3G and 4G solutions to remote and hard-to-reach areas across sub-Saharan Africa. This enables customers to provide reliable cellular service to the […]

October 5, 2021

Eutelsat launches ADVANCE services

Satellite operator has launched Eutelsat ADVANCE, which it describes as a global network solution for unlimited reach in a world where increasing digitalisation is having a massive impact on connectivity requirements for businesses. Eutelsat ADVANCE is an end-to-end managed connectivity service, including network interconnection, a management portal and APIs for service providers and their clients, […]

June 24, 2021

Viasat closer to Version 3.0 launch

Viasat of California says the first of its trio of its Version 3.0 satellites has completed testing and payload integration at Viasat’s own facility. Boeing will now take care of the further integration with performance testing. The satellite, destined to cover the Americas, will launch early next year. Two more V 3.0 will follow. One […]

June 9, 2021By Chris Forrester

Viasat, Avanti Ka-band capacity lease deal

Satellite operators Viasat and Avanti Communications have signed a Ka-band capacity lease agreement to provide additional coverage and capacity across the Middle East and Western Europe – ahead of Viasat’s ViaSat-3 global constellation – to support Viasat’s expanding global mobility and enterprise businesses, specifically across aviation, maritime and energy. The pair have a long-standing relationship, […]

June 3, 2021