Myanmar’s only international telecoms summit will be held on 19-20 September 2017

Myanmar Connect 2017, which dubs itself “the only executive summit to unite Myanmar with the international telecoms market”, will be held from 19-20 September this year at the country’s capital city...

Inmarsat Awards $130 million Contract for Additional Comms Satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, provider of global mobile satellite communications, today announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales...

SES Announces Partnership with Patrakom and Onboarding of Palau Telecoms as a Customer

SES and Patrakom, a provider of telecommunications and network solutions in Indonesia, announced a partnership to provide seamless, high-speed connectivity to passenger vessels and oil barges traversing domestic routes in Indonesia. As...

AST Launches Real-Time Application Control for Satellite Communications

The AST Group, a provider of satellite communications services and solutions, today announced the launch of INTEGRA Control, which it claims offers "the first real-time application control for satellite communications"; and...

Release of “TianYing”: China’s first four channel GNSS broadband RF Chip

China’s first four-channel Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) broadband radio frequency (RF) chip “TianYing” was released on 23 May 2017. It is an improved continuation of the Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)...

IPSTAR International To Use Hughes’ System To Improve Satellite Internet Across India

IPSTAR International, a subsidiary of satellite operator Thaicom, has announced that it will use Hughes Network System’s JUPITER System in order to extend satellite broadband throughout India and increase speeds by...

Satellite Companies Exhibit at CommunicAsia in Singapore

From 23 May to 25 May 2017, major satellite-industry players are exhibiting at CommunicAsia, an annual ICT event held in Singapore and one of the largest in the Asia-Pacific Region. Comprising a large...

AsiaSat 9 Ready to be Transported to Baikonur Launch Site

AsiaSat, a major satellite operator based in Hong Kong, announced that it is ready to transport its latest geostationary satellite, AsiaSat 9, to the launch site at Baikonur, Kazakhstan. Slated to launch...

SKY Perfect JSAT Invests in LeoSat for Faster-Than-Fibre Connectivity

Asia’s largest satellite operator, SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation (SJC), has signed an agreement with US-based LeoSat Enterprises to invest in the latter, which seeks to provide the first commercially available, extremely...

Data from Fengyun-4 Used for the First Time to Track Dust Storms

The northern parts of China have seen the most serious dust storm of the year. On the morning of 4 May, Fengyun-4 (FY-4) meteorological satellite monitored the movement of the dust storm and...

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