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.
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.
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.
Iridium has completed key upgrades to its ground control infrastructure in preparation for its next-generation satellite constellation.
Gilat Satellite Networks said its business, both military and civil/commercial, is on the upswing and should improve markedly by late this year.
Orbcomm has been cleared to install a gateway Earth station in Oman following the licencing of its regional service provider.
Intelsat has hired Patricia Cooper as vice president of government affairs and policy.
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.
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.