News Analysis

Eutelsat and ViaSat Forming Joint Venture to Expand Satellite Broadband in Europe

Carlsbad, Calif., February 9, 2016–Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc.(NASDAQ: VSAT) today announced an agreement to create a joint venture combining Eutelsat’s current European broadband business with ViaSat’s broadband technologies and consumer Internet Service Provider (ISP) business expertise.

RigNet Completes Acquisition of TECNOR

Houston, Tex. Feb. 04, 2016--RigNet, Inc. (NASDAQ:RNET), a lglobal provider of managed remote communications solutions to the oil and gas industry, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Orgtec S.A.P.I. de C.V., d.b.a. TECNOR, a  provider of telecommunications solutions and services for remote sites on land, sea and air, including a wide array of equipment, voice and data services, satellite coverage and bandwidth options in Mexico. These services are provided to industrial, commercial and private users in a variety of segments from mission critical armed forces and oil & gas operations, to commercial fishing and leisure. 

DataPath Report Strong 2015 Growth and Announce Plans for International Expansion

Atlanta, Ga, Feb. 4, 2016 – DataPath, Inc. a  provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets announced today plans to expand its customer-facing functions and international footprint, on the heels of strong 2015 growth.  The expansion will include the launch of new products in the company’s portable satellite terminals business, continued development of its DataPath Services Division, as well as plans for new sales and customer service offices in the Middle East, India, Singapore and Australia.  

C-COM Reports Quarterly Dividend

February 1, 2016-C-COM Satellite Systems Inc., (TSXV: CMI) a leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, today announced the payment of an eligible dividend in the amount of $0.0125 per common share payable on February 26, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of February 12, 2016.  Based on the closing price of $0.90 per share on January 28, 2016, this dividend represents a yield of 5.6% on an annualized basis.

Ericsson to Acquire FYI Television

Stockholm, Sweden, January 19, 2016--Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today announces its intention to acquire FYI Television, the premier entertainment metadata and rich media content supplier based in Grand Prairie, Texas. The acquisition, which is subject to customary closing conditions, will strengthen Ericsson's already industry-leading position in broadcast and media services. FYI Television accumulates and distributes TV entertainment content and linear scheduling data from over 9,000 TV networks daily, aggregating the information into customized formats for various digital, media, content, analytics and print clients for use on their connected devices such as tablets, phones, desktops, internet portals and gaming consoles.

The January-February issue of the Satellite Executive Briefing magazine

The January-February 2016  issue of  the  Satellite Executive Briefing magazine  sponsored by Comtech EF Data  is now available.  Featuring:

Trends to Watch in 2016  by Elisabeth Tweedie

Executive Roundtable on the Aeronautical Satellite Market by Bernardo Schneiderman

Executive Spotlight Interview with ITU Secretary-General Zhao Houlin

The New Digital Ecosystem by Martin Jarrold

Case Study on Broadband Access for Rural Mexico

Show reports on the ITU Telecom World, Budapest, Hungary and InterBEE 2015, Tokyo, Japan

plus Mergers and AcquisitionsMarket Briefs, Executive Moves and many more.  Click here to read or download the file

Netgem Reports Revenue Growth in 2015

Paris, France, January 14, 2016--For the quarter ended December 31, 2015, Netgem announces a consolidated revenue of € 18.2 million, bringing total consolidated revenue for 2015 to € 78.8 million, up 9% compared to 2014.

ARRIS Completes Pace Acquisition

Suwanee, Ga., Jan. 4, 2016-- ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS), the new parent company of ARRIS Group, Inc., today completed its US$ 2.1B (£1.4B) acquisition of Pace plc – combining the two companies' strengths in entertainment and communications delivery.

Speedcast Acquires Newcom International

Sydney, Australia, December 29, 2015–SpeedCast International Limited today announced it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of NewCom International a satellite communications service provider specializing in the South and Central American regions.  The acquisition opens a new growth frontier for SpeedCast in a region where satellite is widely used and SpeedCast did not have a direct presence.  The acquisition will strengthen SpeedCast’s capabilities to serve and support its customers globally, including in the important and growing South American market.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Reports Results for the 1st Quarter of Fiscal 2016 and Updated Guidance

Melville, NY, December 10, 2015--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL) today reported its operating results for the three months ended October 31, 2015. Net sales for the three months ended October 31, 2015 were $64.1 million compared to $76.4 million for the three months ended October 31, 2014.