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Telenor Ka-band service now commercially available

THOR 7 prior to launch in 2015 THOR 7 prior to launch in 2015

Telenor Satellite has announced the commercial availability of services on its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The Ka-band payload offers high-throughput regional coverage over major European shipping lanes. Since the commercial handover of the THOR 7 satellite in June 2015, Telenor Satellite says that it has been carrying out a testing programme prior to this commercial launch.

The final testing phase involved approximately 15 customers running sea trials on about 30 vessels, with up to 50 remote terminals testing the service at various points under THOR 7’s footprint.

The Ka-band service will have between 6 and 9 Gbps throughput available, allowing up to 25 spot beams to be simultaneously active and operating on iDirect’s next-generation iDirect Velocity platform.

“Today is a day that we have been very much looking forward to,” said Morten Tengs, CEO of Telenor Satellite.

“Telenor Satellite’s THOR 7 Ka-band mobility service has been designed specifically for the maritime market, providing the reliability and availability our customers expect at sea.”{/mprestriction}

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