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WTA announces Tier 4 Certification of Speedcast’s Mawson LakesTeleport

The World Teleport Association (WTA) has announced that Speedcast has achieved Tier 4 certification of its Mawson Lakes Teleport in Australia under WTA’s Teleport Certification Programme.The Mawson Lakes certification marks the 56th issued since the programme was launched at IBC 2015, and another 8 teleports are currently engaged in the quality evaluation process. The programme […]

January 18, 2024

Speedcast wins Saudi connectivity deal

Satellite services business Speedcast has agreed connectivity access with Saudi Arabia with new licences granted. Speedcast says it has already delivered communications services to customers through in-country partners. With its latest expansion, the company will supplement its existing Internet Service Provider (ISP) licence from the Kingdom’s Communications, Space and Technology Commission (CST) with additional support […]

May 16, 2023By Chris Forrester

Speedcast delivers 1.8 Gb/s to cruise ships

Communication specialist Speedcast has announced a patent-pending connectivity solution for cruise liners. Speedcast’s TrueBeam technology platform enables comprehensive tracking between satellites and ship for the highest levels of availability, meeting full vessel capacity demands. Speedcast says that its solution supplies the highest continuous capacity in cruise history. The technology is vital if a cruise vessel, […]

April 3, 2023By Chris Forrester

Speedcast wins teleport order from UK’s MoD

Australia-based satellite services provider Speedcast has won a contract extension from the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) to continue supplying the Ministry with gateway connectivity hosting. The mission is to support the Airbus Skynet satellite platform from the Asia-Pacific region. In 2016, Speedcast built two 11 metre antenna systems at one of the company’s teleport […]

January 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

Speedcast boosts Starlink to enterprise/maritime

Speedcast used the Paris World Satellite Business Week to announce its “market-leading partnership” to bring Starlink’s high-speed, low-latency LEO connectivity service to the enterprise and maritime markets. Speedcast will deploy Elon Musk’s Starlink system and connectivity as part of a multi-orbit, multi-pathway managed service for customers across the Enterprise, Commercial and Passenger Maritime, and Energy […]

September 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Speedcast appoints ATS as reseller

Satellite services specialists Speedcast has appointed Algérie Télécom Satellite (ATS), Algeria’s leading satellite services provider, as a reseller of capacity. The agreement will provision Speedcast’s experience and expertise for ATS’ resell, expanding its business in VSAT solutions and services. ATS has provided satellite services in Algeria for more than four decades and currently operates fixed […]

August 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

Speedcast ups capacity demand

Satellite services business Speedcast says it needs more capacity as its bandwidth demands have now returned to pre-pandemic levels. Houston-based Speedcast says it has already added 13 gigabits/second during May – and a new record high for the company – in order to support demand from clients which include some major cruise liners. The company […]

June 21, 2022By Chris Forrester

Inmarsat moves to profit

London-based Inmarsat, itself in the process of being acquired by Viasat of California, turned a 2020 loss of $182.9 million (€166.4m) into a profit for last year of $17.7 million. The profit might seem modest but coming out of the Covid pandemic with many of its core client connectivity services being badly hit, it is […]

March 29, 2022By Chris Forrester

Speedcast, OneWeb partnership

Speedcast, the communications and IT services provider, has announced that it will become a OneWeb Distribution Partner, integrating OneWeb’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite connectivity into Speedcast’s Unified Global Platform (UGP). OneWeb is set to enter customer trials in mid-2022, bringing in LEO service for Speedcast’s energy and enterprise customers followed by maritime mobility in […]

March 21, 2022

Satellite services consolidation proposed?

Private Equity outfit Apax Partners owns Marlink, a supplier of satellite communications, and is widely reported to be looking to sell. Reportedly it has hired bankers to advise on a sale. However, on January 13th Marlink announced plans to buy satellite solutions provider ITC Global. Nevertheless, there are reports that two normally potential buyers, Speedcast […]

March 22, 2021By Chris Forrester