Satcom Global has agreed a partnership deal with satellite operator SES, which will see SES capacity form a key part of Satcom Global’s new Ku-band VSAT service, Aura.
SES has announced that satcom and entertainment services provider GEE has purchased its own Ku-band payload on SES’s AMC-3 satellite, to boost capacity for customers in North America, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.
Satellite operator SES has launched a new global service for the shipping sector called SES Maritime+, which aims to deliver high-speed connectivity to vessels traversing the oceans by leveraging SES’s global fleet of over 50 satellites, ground infrastructure of more than 20 teleports and upwards of 6,000 points of presence.
Satellite operator SES has exercised its call option on the stock of O3b Networks, and has now offered to acquire all the remaining shares of O3b, having reached agreement with all other shareholders and gained the necessary regulatory approvals. The completion of the transaction is expected on 1 August 2016.
SES has reached an agreement with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), under which it will work with EDB’s Office for Space Technology and Industry (OSTIn) to explore development in satellite technologies.
The new SES-9 satellite has successfully completed testing and has now entered commercial service, offering Ku-band capacity across Asia-Pacific from its orbital position at around 108.2 degrees East.
SES has unveiled its first regional maritime Ka-band service, which will be offered under the SES Maritime+ brand to customers operating in Europe.
Satellite operator SES and FRIENDSHIP, a non-governmental organisation, have installed maritime VSAT systems with an e-Health platform on three of FRIENDSHIP’s floating hospital ships – Lifebuoy Friendship Hospital, Emirates Friendship Hospital and Rongdhonu Friendship Hospital (formerly the Rainbow Warrior II).
SES has successfully launched its SES-9 satellite from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
The future of the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) industry depends on how fast operators can adapt to new market conditions, according to the latest report from Euroconsult.
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