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TS2 Satellite Brings KA-SAT Services To Iraq, Syria + Armenia Via HYLAS 2
“Our new service to Iraq, Syria and Armenia allows for downlink speeds up to 20Mbps, five times the previous maximum, using a smaller antenna."—Marcin Frackiewicz, CEO + Founder, TS2 Satellite
 
Telemetry Ground Station Solution To Be Built By ORBIT Communications
The integrated turnkey solution is based on ORBIT’s AL-4034 5m S-band telemetry system.
 
Nation’s Adoption Of Digital TV Is “Fiasco” According to South African Opposition Parliamentarians 
has severely criticized South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma for failures in decision making, which has resulted in a “legislative nightmare and confusing reporting lines”.
 
Capacity On MEASAT's AFRCIASAT-1a Afforded To iSat Africa Ltd.
"AFRICASAT-1a will play a key role in serving the region’s rising demand for managed services.”—Raj Malik, Sr. V.P., MEASAT.
 
CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks Is Stepping Down—Dov Baharav Stepping Up...
Dov Baharav, Gilat's Chairman of the Board will assume the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed.
 
Gilat's New SOTM Antenna Attracts Exelis Orders
"This new antenna brings even greater capability to GNOMAD and the Soldiers using this SOTM system in the battlefield."—Nick Bobay, President, Exelis Night Vision + Communications Solutions.
 
Khrunichev's Proton Lifts Off... Airbus' DS Express AM-7 Provides SatBroadcasting™ + Communications For Russia
 
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Gilat Supplies Exelis With Antennas...As Exelis Receives $7.6M For DoD To Keep 'Em On-The-Move
The system has previously supported deployed U.S. Army units and the Department of Homeland Security during critical domestic emergency response missions.
 
North Telecom Selects MEASAT’s AFRICASAT-1a For VSAT Services ...Clear Catering To Customers  
..."increasingly recognizing the advantages of AFRICASAT-1a in providing competitive high throughput capacity across Africa.” 
 
WTA Announces Three Winners Of 2015 Teleport Awards for Excellence...The Winners Are...
The teleport, operational since 1987, provides access to over 200 geostationary satellites.
 
Gilat Satellite Networks Announces It's Alive...SkyEdge II-c High-Throughput Satellite
"...By using our satellite network, they could connect the next million people, at one third the price and in a fraction of the time.”
 
SES + Airbus Defense & Space Link w/Terralink...To Boost Africa's Connectivity In Mining, Energy + Humanitarian Sectors
 
Mining, energy, humanitarian sectors to benefit from high quality managed satcom services delivered jointly by...
 
SES + Global Eagle Entertainment Improved Capacity x 3...Three SES Satellites
“Our collaborative work with GEE is aimed at enabling this in-flight connectivity solutions leader to go anywhere it wants to grow and innovate to meet the needs of airlines and...”
 
Harris's Falcon® Flies To The Middle East To Command, Control, Communicate, Compute + Collect $47Million
“These systems provide this nation’s forces with critical real-time tactical information and enable seamless communications across the breadth of the entire brigade combat team.’’
 
Globecast Australia... Got Them Out Of There So That Audiences Could See 'Get Me Out Of Here!'
...while Globecast Australia once again leveraged its global network of fiber and satellite resources to deliver two geographically diverse paths to Network Ten.
 
Newtec's Newest Appointment...He Was A Newtec Customer Before Becoming Newtec's VP Of Market Development
Recruitment is part of strategic initiative to strengthen capabilities in various mobility verticals, including maritime, oil and gas, and aviation
 
NovelSat Passes Independent Tests...  NS3000 Satellite Modem Performs Up To 8x Better Than Traditional Circuits 
“We were only limited by the size and power of the transponder. The NovelSat modems work even better than expected.” 
 
African Football Championship Has Distribution Via AMOS-5
"Transmitting sporting events in HD is a growing element of our business on AMOS-5 at 17 degrees East."—Eyal Copitt, Sr. V.P., Spacecom.
 
Gilat + Intelsat Join Forces To Connect Underserved Regions Of The World
Joining forces, the two companies are enabling RuralCom to quickly expand its network and extend its subscriber base.
 
KhalifaSat for EIAST To Be Launched By Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
“From conceptualization to its actual launch, KhalifaSat is a very important project..."—H.E. Yousuf Al Shaibani, Director General, EIAST.