Inmarsat and Actility Deliver First Global LoRaWAN IoT Network

Asset tracking, agribusiness and oil & gas applications demonstrate power of collaboration

Inmarsat the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, today announced how its LoRaWAN[1] -based network, developed in partnership with Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), is delivering on its strategy to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to every corner of the globe. Early applications in Asset Tracking, Agribusiness and Oil & Gas are helping businesses in remote regions of the world become more efficient, reduce costs and drive new revenue through IoT-based solutions.

HUBER+SUHNER help provide accurate satellite navigation as EU project Galileo goes live

Switzerland-based company supplies RF components to system which launches after 17 years of development

. Project Galileo, a joint initiative of the EU and European Space Agency (ESA), has gone live, with global connectivity supplier HUBER+SUHNER on-board. The Switzerland-based company is supplying radio frequency components to the project, and following an extensive testing period and 17 years of development, the Galileo system went live last week with the aim to supply the world’s most accurate satellite navigation technology.

Inmarsat to provide satellite connectivity to Vodafone’s Internet of Things platform

Will offer competitive and flexible services, able to adapt to a range of industrial demands

Inmarsat plc, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, and Vodafone have announced a roaming agreement with the ambition to enable international satellite and cellular roaming connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

Delivering greater reliability and reach, the innovative collaboration, will offer competitive and flexible services, able to adapt to a broad range of industrial demands for IoT applications, for fixed or mobile requirements.

Globalstar Prepares for Release of the Next Generation Sat-Fi Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot

Alpha testing of smaller, portable, more feature-rich device commences

Globalstar Inc. announced today that alpha testing of its next generation duplex device, Sat-Fi2, has commenced in preparation to fully launch the highly anticipated mass consumer and enterprise product in early 2017. Building upon its predecessor, Sat-Fi2 allows customers to use their smartphones and tablets to stay connected when beyond cellular.

Strategic Partnership Between Arabsat and NEWTEC

Agreement enables MEA service providers to offer next-gen high-speed services

Arab Satellite Communications Organization (Arabsat) and Newtec – a specialist in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications – have announced an expansion of their partnership, enabling optimized solutions for broadcast and telecom customers.

Signed today during IBC 2016, the new contract will see Newtec provide Arabsat with its Newtec Dialog multiservice platform to enhance the operator’s Direct-to-Home (DTH) services, as well as its offerings in government and telecom markets.

Satellites Remain Key Link in Evolving Hybrid Network Chain

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Figure 1 Digital payload of the Intelsat EpicNG satellite.

Intelsat 33e, the Second Intelsat EpicNG Satellite, Successfully Launched into Orbit

Expands Intelsat EpicNG coverage for aeronautical and maritime mobility from the Caribbean and North Atlantic across Europe, Asia and Africa

Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I), operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, today announced that Intelsat 33e, the second of seven planned Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:16 p.m. EDT. The Intelsat 33e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage at 6:44 p.m. EDT, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.

Satellite Internet Hails BDUK Better Broadband Access Scheme as a “Game Changer”

Scheme Enables Nationwide Low-Cost Satellite Broadband Access for People with Limited Connectivity

Satellite Internet, a specialist satellite Internet Service Provider (ISP), has welcomed the decision by Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) to revise its connectivity program - now retitled the Better Broadband scheme - meaning that all properties with inadequate internet speeds can be set up for connection to its services at a heavily subsidised rate.

SpeedCast Appointed by a Global Leading Energy Services Company to Provide Satellite Communications Services in China

SpeedCast Continues to Gain Market Share in the Energy Sector

SpeedCast International Limited (ASX: SDA), a leading global satellite communications and network service provider, today announced that it has been awarded a new sizeable multi-year service agreement to provide managed satellite communications services by a leading global energy service company (“the Customer”). Under the service agreement, SpeedCast will provide fully managed VSAT network services to 18 wellsite locations throughout China.

Satellite Ecosystem Advancements Extend Broadband Benefits to Unconnected

With HTS, satellite is poised to play an even more important role in the expansion of wireless networks

The requirement to close the connectivity gap – through cellular penetration and increasing demand for mobile broadband services – is driving mobile network operators (MNOs) to upgrade network infrastructures.

The challenge is finding a solution that cost-effectively expands networks to enable delivery of affordable services for end users today – while at the same time building infrastructure flexibility that can scale to address the potentially explosive demands in the future.

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