News Analysis

ABS-3A Satellite Enters Commercial Service

Hong Kong, September 10, 2015-- The world’s first all-electric propulsion satellite, ABS-3A satellite is now in full commercial use. The satellite started service on  August 31, 2015 to serve the Americas, Africa, Europe and the Middle East regions.  Launched on March 1, 2015, the ABS-3A satellite built by Boeing has performed even better than expected having arrived ahead of schedule. In-Orbit tests have been successfully completed and the satellite became fully operational on August 31, 2015.

TV Industry Faces More Disruption Over the Next 12 months According to CCS Insight

London, UK, September 8, 2015—Highlighting the rise in consumers' appetite for multiplay services, the TV industry has seen several providers merge and others invest heavily in broadcast rights. Multiplay services have made huge advances across Europe, with the US to follow, says global analyst firm CCS Insight. However, ahead of this year's IBC event in Amsterdam, the company warns that the TV industry will continue to face major disruption as Web brands and traditional TV providers fight to be the first to launch live TV programming in 4K.

Arabsat and EMC Enter Joint Venture to Launch TRIO platform

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 7, 2015--Arabsat and Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) have announced their joint venture to launch TRIO, the first real triple play service over satellite in the world.

The September 2015 issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The September 2015  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Gazprom Space Systems is now available.  Featuring:

High Throughput Satellites in the EMEA Region by Elisabeth Tweedie

Next Generation Video Networks by Hub Urlings and Simon Pryor

Redundancy Schemes for Frequency Converters by Dr. Andrea Franz

Efficient, Cost-Effective and a Cybersecurity Problem  by Robert Bell

Oil and Gas Connectivity by Martin Jarrold

 Executive Spotlight Interview with Gazprom Space Systems Director-General Dimitry Svastiyanov

 Product Spotlights on ND SatCom's Skywan 5G and RF Design's new FlexLink S7 L-Band Switch Matrix Series

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and Product and Services MarketPlace Guide to IBC 2015  and Satellite Markets and Research 25TM Stock Index  and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Inmarsat Confirms Successful Launch of the Third Global Xpress Satellite

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, September 1, 2015–Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), has confirmed the successful launch of its third satellite in the transformational Global Xpress (GX) constellation. Inmarsat-5 F3 (I-5 F3), which was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 12.44pm (BST), entered orbit on August 29 at 04.15 am (BST) following a 15 hour and 31 minute mission. 


AsiaSat Reports 2015 Interim Results

Hong Kong, August 27, 2015--Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited (‘AsiaSat’ – SEHK: 1135), today announced its 2015 interim results for the six months ending June 30, 2015. 1st Half 2015 turnover was HK$ 641 million, down 8% compared to same period last year primarily due to lower short-term revenue generated in the current period. 

SpeedCast Announce Strong Results for First Half 2015

Sydney, Australia, August 26, 2015  Satellite communications service provider SpeedCast today announced strong half year 2015 results for the period of January through June 2015, demonstrating double digit year-on-year growth across all major P&L metrics.

Ariane 5 Rocket Sucessfully Launches Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34

Kourou, French Guiana, August 20, 2015--The 225th launch of the Ariane 5 rocket successfully placed two telecommunication satellites, Eutelsat 8 and Intelsat 34 in geostationary transfer orbits on August 20, following lift off from the European spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana.

Gilat Announces Second Quarter 2015 Results

Petah Tikva, Israel, August 12, 2015-Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT), a provider  of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today reported its results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.  

Iridium Announces Second-Quarter 2015 Results; Updates 2015 and Long-Range Outlook

McLean, Va., July 30, 2015--Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) ("Iridium") today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2015 and updated its full-year 2015 and long-range outlook. Net income was US$ 26.0 million, or US$ 0.21 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015, as compared to US$ 15.0 million, or US$ 0.14 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2014.