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SES Networks and GTMaritime Launch New Connectivity Service

June 2, 2017 - SES and GTMaritime, a specialist in providing communication solutions and services to the maritime industry, announced a partnership to provide a new volume-based service package for regional maritime connectivity. The new SES Networks Maritime+ Regional Connectivity service, leveraging SES’s extensive satellite fleet and ground infrastructure, will be marketed by GTMaritime under the name GTLitespeedMAX as part of their airtime portfolio. The service provides customers with a set price, fixed volume, regional VSAT solution and is perfect for offshore supply vessels, fishing vessels, ferries and RoRo ships, barges, cargo carriers, leisure craft, dredgers and yacht management companies and will be available across European waters and in the Middle East.

Singtel Satellite Wins Satellite Operator of the Year Award Three Years in a Row

June 2, 2017 - For the 3rd consecutive year, Singtel Satellite clinched the coveted award at the Asia Communications Awards (ACA) organized by Total Telecom at Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel on 24 May 2017. This year, the judges were impressed by Singtel Satellite’s work on cyber-security and working with partners in the emerging market and maritime sector. Cyber security is a pressing issue with the proliferation of cyber-attacks causing increasing damage to companies, governments and individuals. The Maritime industry which relies heavily on technology across all fronts from onshore and shipboard operations to navigation at sea, is similarly susceptible to cyber-breaches. Singtel and Inmarsat entered into a strategic partnership to offer a fully managed security service, using Trustwave’s Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution. Trustwave, the cyber security arm of Singtel, provides the software-based UTM service which is integrated with Inmarsat hardware onboard ships, to protect data and reduce cyber risk for maritime companies.

HughesNet Gen5 Surpasses 100,000 Subscribers in just Two Months

June 6, 2017 - Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced its recently launched HughesNet Gen5 satellite Internet service has reached a major milestone in just two months – now serving more than 100,000 homes and small businesses, including both new subscribers and upgrades, and subscribers in every continental U.S. state have been connected to the service. Launched in late March 2017, new customers to HughesNet Gen5 are experiencing faster speeds, more data, built-in Wi-Fi and an overall improved Internet experience. HughesNet Gen5 is the first and only U.S. satellite Internet service to offer Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defined broadband speeds – 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload – from coast-to-coast.

Gogo Reaches 200 Installations of its 2Ku Technology

June 6, 2017 - Gogo, the leading global provider of broadband connectivity products and services for aviation,has reached a milestone of 200 installations of 2Ku, the industry's leading inflight connectivity technology. The company now has installed the technology on many major fleet types including Airbus' A319, A321, A330 and A340 aircraft; and Boeing's 737-800 and 747-400 aircraft. For the first time, passengers flying in all regions of the world are now experiencing high-speed inflight internet. Gogo currently has 14 airlines representing more than 1600 aircraft awards for the 2Ku technology.

SES Networks to Provide Connectivity across Burkina Faso

June 7, 2017 - SES has been selected to lead a project to extend high-speed communications infrastructure throughout Burkina Faso. SES Networks will be providing the full end-to-end solution, including wireless terrestrial communication and integration with the available optical fiber backbone, to connect 881 sites for e-government, education and health across Burkina Faso. In order to enhance connectivity in the landlocked country, SES Networks will be using high throughput, low latency satellite capacity via its Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) fleet, and will provide managed service and maintenance support from Luxembourg, and through a local presence in Burkina Faso. The solution is specifically designed for the Support Programme of the Reinforcement of Communication Infrastructures (PARICOM) and supports the Burkina Faso e-governance policy through a Luxembourg development cooperation project. This project is part of the Indicative Cooperation Programme established for the period 2017-2021 between Luxembourg and Burkina Faso. It aims to improve the quality, reliability and accessibility of IT and communication infrastructure throughout the country.

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