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March 27th, 2015

TS2 Satellite Brings KA-SAT Services To Iraq, Syria + Armenia Via HYLAS 2

[SatNews] TS2 Satellite recently launched new KA-SAT satellite services using the HYLAS 2 spacecraft, providing high- speed data services to Iraq, Syria and Armenia.

Artistic rendition of the HYLAS 2 satellite.

The HYLAS 2 satellite carries 24 active Ka-band user beams and six gateway beams. The Ka-band spot beams are providing two-way communications services to facilitate high-speed delivery of data to end-user applications such as corporate networking, broadband Internet access, business continuity services and video distribution. The new Ka-band service is based on the field-tested and proven technology provided by iDirect. Ka-band service requires smaller antennas, reducing the equipment and transportation costs and making for an easier installation.

The HYLAS 2 Iraq beam.

Marcin Frackiewicz, CEO and founder at TS2 Satellite, said, “Our new service to Iraq, Syria and Armenia allows for downlink speeds up to 20Mbps, five times the previous maximum, using a smaller antenna. Higher performance is gained at a much lower cost, which allows up to four times higher connection speed at the same cost, if compared to previous Ku-band service, without compromising connection reliability and stability.”