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Communications & Cyber Security

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.
Cobham has announced the forthcoming launch of SAILOR 800 VSAT, a 3-axis stabilised Ku-band antenna system with an 83 cm reflector dish, which it says provides the same radio performance as competing 1m antennae.
From the autumn, BBC World News bulletins will be available on board commercial vessels via Telemar Scandinavia and NSSLGlobal, the three companies have announced.
The Port of Dover has gone live with a new free Wi-Fi service at its Eastern Docks.
An Ariane rocket has successfully launched Alphasat, a telecommunications satellite which will complement Inmarsat’s L-band FleetBroadband network.
Further details on the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) investigation into allegations of anticompetitive behaviour in the satellite industry have been released in a Federal Register Notice, outlining some of the specific areas the Commission is examining.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has announced the signing and renewal of multiple agreements with Harris CapRock for the provision of satellite capacity services from its 1° West orbital location.
Thuraya has launched a SatSleeve adaptor for the iPhone 5, which is now available from all its service partners.
Greek company Otesat-Maritel has announced that it has won a contract with EPIC Shipping to provide it with FleetBroadband services.
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.
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