The telecommunications company COMSAT, which supplies services to the U.S. government, has signed a deal with Intelsat to market FlexAir to U.S. government aviation users and coalition partners.
Kaul says Hughes' entrance into Africa with Yahsat gives it a head start over Viasat, which has similarly expanded first into Latin America while also having eyes on Africa and the globe.
Canadian satellite antenna manufacturer C-Com said June 21 it successfully tested the building blocks of a phased array antenna it hopes to sell next year.
Alcan Systems, whose name stands for “Adaptive Liquid Crystal ANtenna,” is designing phased array antennas to be priced below 10,000 euros for enterprise-grade units and under 1,000 euros for consumer models.
Peterman: While WGS is an important capability for the military, it is technology that has been surpassed by the private sector.
An anticipated growth in commercial and government demand for small satellite antennas means more competitors are breaking into the market.
Satellite network operator Quika Ltd. is launching an “entirely free” internet service this spring in Afghanistan and Iraq and plans to reach nearly half of all African nations this summer.
Global-IP Cayman, a Cayman Islands-based startup, has picked SpaceX to launch a high-throughput satellite it has under contract to Boeing.
Australia’s national satellite broadband service continues to suffer regional outages seven months after its introduction, with a majority of users reporting installation or connection problems, according to a survey conducted by a national broadband association.