Orbcomm said that it will supply 16,000 tracking and monitoring devices to a U.S. retailer with a large fleet of dry and refrigerated transportation assets.
Spain’s Ministry of Defence approved the use of Globalstar’s GSP-1700 handheld satellite phone by its personnel and ordered an additional 300 of the company’s SPOTGen3 GPS tracking and safety devices.
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.