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Friday, 29 November 2013 00:00

O3b opens Peru ground station

Satellite company O3b has opened a satellite ground station in Peru, in preparation for its launch and service commencement in 2014.

Friday, 08 November 2013 00:00

Inmarsat announces first GX launch date

Inmarsat CEO Rupert Pearce has confirmed that the company now expects to launch the first of the satellites for its Global Xpress Ka-band service in the first half of December.

Friday, 11 October 2013 00:00

iDirect for THOR 7

Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) reports that it has chosen to implement iDirect’s Velocity product line as the ground infrastructure platform for its new THOR 7 high throughput satellite (HTS).

Friday, 04 October 2013 00:00

O3b and Huawei enable 3G over sat

O3b Networks and Huawei have announced that they have enabled a system to allow full 3G voice, data and video transmission over satellite.

Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

O3b and Kymeta team up on flat antenna

O3b Networks, which recently launched the first four satellites in its planned Ka-band constellation, has signed an agreement with Kymeta to develop flat panel satellite antennas for use on its network.

Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00

Global Xpress launch timetable updated

Inmarsat has unveiled the updated schedule for the commercial start of its Global Xpress service, and explained further details about how it plans to allow for dynamic bandwidth allocation on the network.

Friday, 02 August 2013 00:00

O3b Ka-band sats pass in-orbit testing

O3b Networks announced earlier this week that its first four satellites have successfully cleared in-orbit testing (IOT) following their launch in June. The company has now taken over control and operation of the Ka-band satellites from their manufacturer Thales Alenia Space.

Friday, 12 July 2013 00:00

Flat antenna for maritime satcoms

American company Kymeta, a developer of flat antenna technology for Ka-band connectivity, has announced that it has secured $50 million in funding and confirmed that it intends to introduce a high-capacity antenna for the maritime market with no moving parts.

The explosion of a recent satellite launch attempt by a Proton M rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan has prompted fears that the introduction of Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress network could be delayed.

Friday, 12 April 2013 00:00

NSSLGlobal appointed GX reseller

NSSLGlobal has been appointed as a value-added reseller (VAR) for Global Xpress (GX), Inmarsat’s forthcoming Ka-band network.

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