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Arabsat Chooses AXESS for Delivering C‐Band Services on Arabsat 5A Appendix 30B

August 31, 2021 - AXESS Networks has been chosen by ARAB Satellite Communications Organization (ARABSAT) to provide connectivity and teleport services on Appendix 30B C-Band space segment onboard its ARABSAT-5A Satellite at an orbital location of 30.5E with coverage footprint across Europe, Middle East, and Africa. AXESS global infrastructure is recognized by the WTA (World Teleport Association) and TIER-3 certified. Together with Arabsat, AXESS is establishing a state-of-the-art Appendix C-Band Network consisting of an antenna system equipped with latest technology. Arabsat-5A earth station is directly connected to the teleport distribution matrix allowing direct access to broad range of technology platforms covering most common use cases scenarios ranging from dedicated broadband SCPC solutions up to complex MF-TDMA and Mx-DMA HUB based network platforms. This multifaceted configuration is ideally suited for large trunk links of MNOs (Mobile Network Operators) and ISPs (Internet Service Providers). In addition, the new service will provide the ideal solution for multi-site networks with significant connectivity and data requirements. With its technical and commercial economic feasibility, it competes against terrestrial fibre connectivity by meeting the highest SLA requirements. 

ThinKom Satellite Antennas Qualified for Operation on Intelsat Flex Networks

August 31, 2021 - ThinKom Solutions today announced that its land-mobile ThinSat 300 phased-array antenna has been qualified for use on Intelsat’s FlexMove for Government satellite network. The qualification was awarded following an extensive battery of over-the-air tests conducted at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat General. As a result, the ThinSat 300 is now fully authorized for use with Intelsat’s FlexMove service packages. Intelsat’s FlexMove next-generation tiered service offerings are built around a high-performing multi-layered Ku-band satellite fleet centered on the Intelsat high-throughput Epic satellites combined with the world’s largest wide-beam satellite constellation to create a global service area. Bandwidth is dynamically prioritized across different satellite beams automatically to meet demand. Based on ThinKom’s patented VICTS (Variable Inclination Continuous Transverse Stub) technology, the field-proven ThinSat 300 phased array is a low-profile, lightweight vehicle-mounted antenna that provides high-quality voice, data and video communicationson-the-move (COTM). It supports robust IP networks, streaming video and voice-over-IP applications onor off-road at high rates of speed without stopping the vehicle to deploy a fixed satellite dish or waiting for a blockage recovery.

Panasonic Avionics New Connectivity Bundles Help Airlines Maximise Value of In‐flight Connectivity

August 31, 2021 - Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a world leader in in-flight entertainment and APSCC Monthly e‐Newsletter 2 September 2021 connectivity services, has today announced a series of Connectivity Bundles designed to help airlines maximize their investment in in-flight connectivity. The new Connectivity Bundles by Panasonic Avionics are available to airlines looking to onboard an in-flight connectivity service for a fixed monthly fee. The bundles provide cost certainty, remove data limitations, and help airlines increase revenue generation. These new bundles give airlines the flexibility to build an in-flight connectivity offering to drive impact on passenger experience, customer loyalty, and operations with Panasonic Avionics’ enterprise-wide solutions. It’s the latest way that we are leveraging our market experience and expertise to help airlines differentiate themselves from their competitors and help drive Net Promoter Score (NPS).

Katanga Awards Speedcast with Multi‐year Connectivity Contract for HQ and Major Site

August 31, 2021 - Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, announced today that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services to its headquarters and a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Mining Company Katanga (MCK Sarl) is a Congolese mining contractor based in Lubumbashi. Internet connectivity is critical for today’s digital mine site, as it enables Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities, ensures safety of personnel and equipment on-site, and provides crew welfare applications for workers in the most remote locations. As part of the agreement, Speedcast will serve MCK’s Lubumbashi headquarters and the Ruashi open-pit copper and cobalt mine under contract with MCK, delivering optimized wide-area networking (WAN) over high-throughput, very small aperture terminal (VSAT), C-band satellite service and content filtering. The solution will enable internet access, cloud-based applications, IoT and crew welfare applications across their operations. All services will be fully supported by Speedcast’s 24x7 global Customer Support Centers (CSC).

Comtech Awarded $3.7 Million in Orders from the U.S. Army for Mobile Satellite Equipment

August 30, 2021 - Comtech Telecommunications Corp. was awarded $3.7 million of additional funding on the U.S. Army’s previously announced task order award to provide ongoing system refurbishments, sustainment services and baseband equipment. This most recent funding continues to support the sustainment of the U.S. Army’s family of ground satellite terminals, to include spare parts, repairs, upgrades, refurbishments, logistics and engineering services, and training.

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