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Qatar’s Es’hailSat at IBC 2017

Es’hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, the leading platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The company is showcasing Es’hail‐1, currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded by Globe a Five Year Multi-Million Dollar Contract for Managed Service Satellite Backhaul for Cellular Services

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on September 11, 2017, that Globe Telecom, Inc. has chosen Gilat for a five year multi-million dollar managed service contract, to enable accelerated deployment for the mobile operator’s rapid network expansion throughout the Philippines. Gilat …

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#SpaceWatchME Op’Ed: Why the New Space Race Must Focus On Sustainability

As Earth’s orbits become more crowded due to more countries entering the space domain and the emergence of large commercial constellations, the challenge of sustaining space as an environment in which Earth can continue to derive all of the advantages of satellite increases. In a blog post originally authored for …

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Orbital ATK Begins Assembly of Industry’s First Commercial In-Space Satellite Servicing System

Orbital ATK, a global leader in aerospace and defence technologies, announced on September 11, 2017, significant progress on the industry’s first commercial in-space satellite servicing system. The Mission Extension Vehicle-1 (MEV 1) spacecraft successfully completed its critical design review earlier this year and is now in production with about 75% …

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UAE’s Thuraya and smp aviation Showcase Aero at DSEI 2017

Thuraya Telecommunications Company and specialized security solutions partner, smp aviation, will be collaborating to showcase their recently launched airborne satellite communication service, Thuraya Aero, at booth N3- 402 during the upcoming DSEI event in London. Held from September 12-15, 2017, the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition is the …

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Israel’s EL AL Airlines Partners With ViaSat For In-flight Wi-Fi For New Boeing 787 Dreamliner Aircraft

ViaSat Inc., a global broadband services and technology company, today announced long-time airline partner, EL AL Israel Airlines, has selected the ViaSat in-flight internet system to power the airline’s high-speed onboard Wi-Fi experience across all of its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. EL AL Israel Airlines recently announced the purchase of …

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Israel’s Gilat and SES Networks to Provide Further Connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo

SES Networks’ longtime customer in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gilat Telecom, has expanded the satellite capacity under contract with SES Networks in the country, now topping more than 3.0 Gbps. Gilat has been providing Kinshasa, the capital and largest city in DRC, with expansive internet connectivity services …

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