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

Microwave Journal

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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.

SpeedCast Select by Airbus Defense & Space

Partners to Build Ground Station for Protected X-band Satcom Services in APAC

SpeedCast International Limited, a leading global satellite communications ser

EMC to Provide Broadband Comms & Content for Vessel Fleet of Oilfield Services Leader

Mission-Critical Operations to Benefit from Global Solutions and Support Available Only from EMC

Miramar, FL

EMC announces the award of a multi-year contract with the leading global oilfield services company to provide mission-critical satellite broadband communications for its vessels worldwide.

Orbital ATK Announces INTELSAT as Anchor Customer for Satellite Life Extension Service

Mission Extension Vehicle-1 for Intelsat Scheduled for 2018 Launch

Dulles, Virginia and Luxembourg

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