Swisscom Taps SES’s Astra Connect in Broadband Push


SES signed an agreement with Swisscom to deliver high-speed Internet service via satellite to Swiss homes beyond the reach of terrestrial solutions that meet Switzerland’s speed requirements.

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CNES To Fund Design of Satellite Broadband Chipsets


STMicroelectronics and Thales will co-invest between 20 million and 30 million euros in a chip to facilitate introduction of France’s THD-Sat project to extend broadband to regions beyond the terrestrial grid.

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Satellite Telecom | Hughes Gets Nothing for Protesting Award to Artel


The GAO said it had denied a protest by satellite broadband services and equipment provider Hughes over a contract award to Artel for satellite communications support to the SSA.

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Satellite Telecom | Infrastructure Upgraded for Iridium Next Constellation


Iridium  has completed key upgrades to its ground control infrastructure in preparation for its next-generation satellite constellation.

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Ground Equipment Maker Gilat Expects To Shake Off Revenue Slump Soon


Gilat Satellite Networks said its business, both military and civil/commercial, is on the upswing and should improve markedly by late this year.

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Satellite Telecom | Orbcomm Cleared To Install Gateway Station in Oman


Orbcomm has been cleared to install a gateway Earth station in Oman following the licencing of its regional service provider.

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Cooper Leaving SIA for Intelsat Position


Intelsat has hired Patricia Cooper as vice president of government affairs and policy.

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Pentagon’s Second Satellite Telecom Pathfinder Targets Pre-launch Transponder Leases


The U.S. Air Force has unveiled the second in a series of experimental bandwidth procurement pathfinders that will help inform how the service fulfills its future wideband satellite communications needs.

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Satellite Telecom | Global Satellite Industry Continued Growth in 2013


The global satellite services sector, driven primarily by consumer services including direct-broadcast television and radio, grew by 5 percent in 2013, to $118.6 billion in sales.

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