Globecast Named One of the Largest Independent Broadcast Teleport Operators In WTA Rankings

Paris, France, Dec. 12, 2013 — Globecast has been ranked the second-largest independent teleport operator in the world on the Independent Top Twenty list compiled by the World Teleport Association (WTA). Ranking just behind Harris CapRock, a provider of VSAT services, this makes Globecast the largest independent teleport operator for broadcast services. The Independent Top Twenty ranks teleport operators based on revenue from all sources, focusing on independent companies at the core of the satellite teleport industry.

Comtech Xicom Receives Order for Approximately US$ 7 Mil. for Military Communications Amplifiers

Santa Clara, Calif., December 9, 2013--Comtech Telecommunications Corp. announced today that its Santa Clara, California-based subsidiary, Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc., received an order for approximately US$ 7.0 million from a U.S.-based system integrator for Traveling Wave Tube Amplifiers (TWTAs) for a major U.S. Army Satellite Communications program.

SSL Delivers ABS-2 Satellite To Launch Base In Kourou

Palo Alto, Calif. – December 9, 2013 — Space Systems/Loral (SSL) today announced that the ABS-2 satellite, has arrived at the European Spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, where it will be launched aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle by Arianespace in the first quarter of 2014. ABS-2 is a highly sophisticated and flexible satellite optimized to provide multiple services for a broad swath of regions.

RF-Design Launches New L-Band Switch/Routing Matrices

Bensheim, Germany, December 3, 2013 —RF Design has unveiled its latest FlexLink K4 ideal for flexible signal assignment and perfectly suited for RF-distribution applications in teleports, satellite earth-stations as well as broadcasting and CATV/IPTV facilities.

Signalhorn Awarded European Space Agency Funding to Develop Customer Gateway

Backnang, Germany, November 27, 2013--Signalhornhas been awarded funding from the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a gateway that will allow its customers to monitor all aspects of their services with the company. The funding is part of ESA’s Advanced Research in Telecommunications Systems (ARTES) program.

Eutelsat Selects Newtec’s Sat3Play® VSAT Broadband Platform to extend its IP Easy service over the French West Indies and French Guiana

French Guiana, November 25, 2013--An important project involving satellite operator Eutelsat and regional ISP Caribsat to bridge the digital divide in the French West Indies and French Guiana will make use of Newtec’s Sat3Play® VSAT Broadband Platform.

O3b Networks Opens Peru Gateway

Lima, Peru, November 25, 2013--Satellite operator O3b today moves a step closer to service launch for its customers with the formal opening of its Gateway (satellite ground station) in preparation for its launch and service commencement in 2014. The facility was formally opened by the President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, at a ceremony attended by O3b CEO Steve Collar on Monday, 25 November at 11.00, local time.

Hunter Communications Enters Canadian Market

New York, November 18, 2013 -- Hunter Communications Inc. announces its entry into the Canadian satellite market and applauds the decision of Industry Canada to create a more level playing field for satellite services between foreign and Canadian satellite operators. 

O3b and Somtel to Boost Connectivity in Somalia

St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands , November 13, 2013 – O3b Networks today announced an agreement to provide high-speed, low-latency capacity to Somtel. Somtel, headquartered in Hargeisa, Somaliland is one of the leading telecommunications company in Somalia with over 500 employees providing a comprehensive range of mobile voice and data services including 3G and the first 4G network to customers in Somalia.

Astrium Introduces New SKYWAN 5G satellite Modem Platform

Cape Town, South Africa, November 13, 2013--Astrium, announced the launch of Astrium Services’ next generation SKYWAN 5G satcom modem. With this new modem Astrium brings simplicity to satellite communications.