Rendition of the all-electric Eutelsat 172B satellite. Photo: Eutelsat.

Eutelsat’s New All-Electric Satellite Goes Live

Eutelsat Communications’ all-electric Eutelsat 172B satellite that went into full commercial service this morning is now offering enhanced flexibility, power and connectivity for users in a region stretching from the West coast of the Americas to Asia, Oceania and across the Pacific, the company stated. The operator completed transfer of services to Eutelsat 172B from […]

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ViaSat’s business aviation service plans include 16 Mpbs speeds on all plans. Photo: ViaSat.

Satcom Direct Signed as First Reseller for ViaSat’s Ka-band IFC Service

ViaSat has expanded its current relationship with authorized value-added reseller Satcom Direct to offer ViaSat’s full suite of In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) systems and services to large and mid-cabin business jets. The new agreement adds ViaSat’s latest Ka-band business jet service to Satcom Direct’s IFC portfolio, which already included ViaSat’s Ku-band IFC service. ViaSat’s business aviation […]

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The KVH TracPhone V7-HTS antenna system. Photo: KVH Industries.

Sky Perfect JSAT and KVH to Deliver Maritime Broadband Services

KVH Industries announced that it has concluded arrangements with Sky Perfect JSAT to work together to deliver next-generation maritime broadband services. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband service will incorporate capacity from Sky Perfect JSAT’s satellites covering the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, inclusive of unique southern Indian Ocean coverage. According to the two companies, this maritime broadband service […]

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Auckland waterfront as seen from the North Shore, New Zealand. Photo: Wikimedia.

TV Plus Extends Commitment to Broadcast Over Intelsat 19

Intelsat confirmed a multi-year satellite services agreement on Intelsat 19 with TV Plus, a Direct-to-Home (DTH) television provider servicing communities in Australia. Under the renewal agreement, TV Plus will use Ku-band satellite services on Intelsat 19 to deliver global content to local viewers in Australia and New Zealand. Located at 166 degrees east, Intelsat 19 […]

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