Satellite company O3b has opened a satellite ground station in Peru, in preparation for its launch and service commencement in 2014.
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.
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).
O3b Networks and Huawei have announced that they have enabled a system to allow full 3G voice, data and video transmission over satellite.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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