Dulles, Virginia and Luxembourg
The 2016 NAB Show will feature the new Satellite Industry Forum, a one-day program produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA). Held Tuesday, April 19, the forum will focus on the role the satellite industry plays in broadcasting and delivering high quality video content to and from anywhere on the planet - on land, sea or in the air.
Toronto and Seattle
Roadpost USA Inc., a subsidiary of Roadpost Inc. a foremost provider of mobile satellite services (MSS) and equipment, announces that it has acquired Fonebill, a privately held company that provides MSS to consumer and enterprise customers.
Rochelle Park, NJ
ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, today announced it has launched commercial service for its final 11 second generation OG2 satellites. ORBCOMM’s advanced OG2 satellites are providing both M2M messaging and Automatic Identification System (AIS) service for its global customers. ORBCOMM successfully launched the 11 OG2 satellites on December 21, 2015, aboard a dedicated SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, FL.
EMC announces the majority of its remote communications and content customers around the world are ready to fill the high-throughput satellite (HTS) capacity coming to market this year.
Intelsat S.A., the world’s leading provider of satellite services, today announced that Intelsat 29e, the first of the Intelsat EpicNG high throughput satellites, was launched successfully from French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 vehicle. Liftoff occurred at 6:20 pm EST. The Intelsat 29e satellite separated from the rocket’s upper stage 38 minutes after launch, at 6:58 pm EST, and signal acquisition has been confirmed.
(Reuters) - Dish Network Corp's affiliates on Thursday surrendered 197 spectrum licenses to the U.S. government after they were held ineligible for $3.3 billion in small-business discounts earlier this year, according to a senior U.S Federal Communications Commission official.
Dish's affiliates, Northstar Wireless LLC and SNR Wireless LicenseCo LLC, on Thursday paid a penalty of $413 million for defaulting on the licenses worth $3.3 billion that they decided not to pay for, the official said.
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - With the launch of its second telecommunications satellite made in Argentina on Wednesday, President Cristina Fernandez celebrated the country's technology milestone and wants the South American nation to manufacture eight more over the next 20 years.
Launched from French Guyana atop an Ariane 5 rocket, the satellite will provide telecommunications services across much of the western hemisphere. Argentina last year launched its first satellite which provided country-wide coverage.
LONDON (Reuters) - Satellite operator Inmarsat said it would play a role in border monitoring through a new partnership deal, opening up a new revenue stream at a time of growing demand from countries for technology to control entry to their territories.
The company said on Thursday it was linking with U.S.-based border security company Securiport to jointly develop services for governments interested in border monitoring, particularly in remote areas.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Inmarsat Plc said Friday's expected launch of its third Global Xpress satellite will allow it to offer mobile broadband service to customers in the remotest regions, giving airline passengers the ability to stream movies and update social media on flights worldwide.
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