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DataMiner Increases Operational Agility at SES

March 31, 2020 - Skyline Communications announces that its AI-powered DataMiner NMS/OSS platform has recently been deployed by SES. Media and broadband businesses continuously need to adapt to new market demands in an agile manner. Consequently, a large-scale and global operation, such as the one SES has in place, has been growing and evolving for many years, and is expected to continue to do so at an even faster pace. DataMiner connects to any source of information, product, software system or API, allowing flexibility, agility and increasing efficiencies. The platform is also capable of delivering monitoring, orchestration, automation and deep insights from a single pane of glass, end to end. DataMiner is an NMS/OSS platform featuring capabilities that are required in the satellite industry, such as managing various layers of the infrastructure, including the RF up- and downlinks, comprehensive video services channel management with fully redundant workflows, and related elements such as ground station tracking and satellite telemetry data.

 Paradigm’s MANTA Terminal Qualified on IntelsatOne Flex

March 31, 2020 - Paradigm announces that their versatile, high speed satcoms-on-the-move and satcomson-the-pause MANTA terminal is now approved and fully qualified on the high-throughput IntelsatOne FlexGround network. On FlexGround, the MANTA will now be able to provide even greater throughput than previously available, dynamically accessing bandwidth where it is most needed without the operator needing to manage multiple beams and satellite. The MANTA is a field-proven Ku-Band complete solution designed for both static and mobile satellite communications. It is a single-case carry and is simple to operate in minutes. With the MANTA+ option, users can also connect to both satellite and 3G/4G/LTE networks; so over multiple locations the terminal will seamlessly switch from terrestrial to satellite, ensuring constant connectivity and least cost routing. The MANTA’s integrated PIM technology also provides crucial connectivity situational awareness for the user, allowing full control over satellite selection and operation of the terminal and simplifying satellite operations.

Myriota to Acquire Select exactEarth Satellites and Ground Stations

March 31, 2020 - Global leader in nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, Myriota Canada (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Myriota Pty Ltd), has entered into an agreement with exactEarth Ltd. to acquire satellite communications assets. Significantly adding to its North American capability, the transaction, which is subject to Canadian regulatory approval, will see Myriota Canada acquire four satellites, a global network of ground station assets, and their associated spectrum licenses. The acquisition will increase Myriota’s capability to deliver low-cost, low-power, secure direct-to-orbit satellite connectivity for IoT. In return, exactEarth will receive a payment of CA$600,000; of which a portion will be reinvested into the equity of Myriota. The acquisition also signifies the creation of Myriota’s first North American office, with four exactEarth experts in satellite operations, satellite engineering and spectrum management forming Myriota’s on-the-ground team in Ontario, Canada. The closing of the transaction is subject to receipt of all required regulatory approvals, including the approval of Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Canada for transfer of exactEarth radio spectrum licences. .

Viasat, Visiontec Broaden Brazilian Partnership to Focus on Delivering High‐Speed, High‐Quality Satellite Internet to Homes across Brazil English

March 31, 2020 - Viasat Inc. and Visiontec, a Brazilian-based satellite products distribution company, announced they have expanded their partnership to focus on bringing fast, reliable internet service to residential homes across Brazil. Upon completion of the launch rollout, Viasat will be able to reach 100 percent of the Brazilian continental territory, through Visiontec's in-market sales, fulfillment and technical support expertise. By partnering with Visiontec, Viasat has a dedicated, trusted, local Brazilian partner to help execute its residential service go-to-market strategy – from assisting in sales engagements to providing quick in-home installations and on-site technical support. Viasat's local field services teams will train Visiontec's vast network of distributors, dealers and installers to rapidly meet the demand for highspeed residential internet service in the country.

Inmarsat Takes Founding Role in First Decarbonising Shipping Programme for Asian Start‐ups

March 31, 2020 - Inmarsat is a founding member of Asia’s first ‘Decarbonising Shipping’ initiative to harness the power of start-ups to meet UN targets on greenhouse gas emissions, which launched earlier this month. The regional initiative, based in Singapore, is part of the Trade & Transport Impact (TTI) programme from venture development firm Rainmaking to bring startups together with backers with maritime experience and expertise. Inmarsat joined the first two cycles of TTI, held in Europe in 2019, which scouted 1,200+ start-ups and led to 24 collaboration projects. Backed by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, the new initiative is expected to identify 1,000+ projects offering models to tackle decarbonisation, with selected start-ups to be matched with maritime industry leaders willing to build collaborative pilot projects. Alongside Inmarsat, other confirmed partners include Cargill, DNV GL, Hafnia, MC Shipping Inc., Vale and Wilhelmsen.

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