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Panasonic Avionics in IFC boost

In-flight entertainment and communication systems specialist Panasonic Avionics has confirmed a major expansion of its global connectivity network with the addition of new and expanded GEO (geostationary) Ku-band satellite capacity that delivers higher-speed in-flight Internet connections for airlines and their passengers. Panasonic Avionics is adding new HTS (High Throughput Satellites) and XTS (Extreme Throughput Satellites) […]

August 11, 2023

Eutelsat, Intelsat connectivity deal

Eutelsat has signed a multi-orbit agreement with Intelsat to enhance connectivity solutions over Europe, the Middle East, and the Pacific, including OneWeb services. Under this new seven-year, multi-million-euro capacity agreement with a progressive roll-out of assets over 2023, leveraging Eutelsat’s High-throughput satellites (HTS) in the Ku-band including the recently launched EUTELSAT 10B satellite and OneWeb’s […]

March 9, 2023By Chris Forrester

Ofcom plans more satellite spectrum

UK comms regulator Ofcom is proposing to allow satellite operators to access more spectrum so they can provide a wider range of broadband services, including in hard-to-reach areas. As consumer demand for satellite services increases, Ofcom wants to support innovation by extending spectrum access under its Earth Station Network licence to include the 14.25-14.5 GHz […]

June 21, 2022By Colin Mann

AM3 and Star One C1 to graveyard orbits

Russia’s Express AM3 (officially Экспресс-АМ3/Ekspress-AM3) communications satellite has been moved to a ‘graveyard’ high orbit and safely away from the normal orbital heights of fellow-geostationary satellites. The craft was operated by Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC). Express AM3 was built by Information Satellite Systems Reshetnev (NPO PM) for Kosmicheskaya Svyaz. The communications payload was built […]

June 14, 2022By Chris Forrester

Panasonic Avionics claims IFC milestone

Panasonic Avionics says it has achieved a major evolution in its in-flight connectivity offering as its first extreme high throughput satellite (XTS) enters service over the Asia-Pacific region. The APSTAR-6D satellite is Panasonic Avionics’ latest investment in in-flight connectivity for passengers on commercial aircraft. It is an integral part of its third-generation communications (Gen-3) network […]

February 4, 2021