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03/11/10RFID Handheld Power + Connectivity + Location = RTLS Data Capture
Convergence Systems Limited (CSL) launched a novel plug-in module that provides Quad Band EGSM connectivity as well as GPS location data with its CS501 GSM/GPS module.
12/01/09Spectrum and GateHouse to Demonstrate Live Software Defined Implementation of the Inmarsat BGAN Waveform
Spectrum Signal Processing by Vecima (TSX:VCM) and GateHouse announced they will be demonstrating a software defined radio (SDR) implementation of the Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) waveform on Spectrum's flex Comm™ SDR-4000 transceiver at Booth 25 during the SDR Forum Product Expo happening December 2-3, 2009 in Washington, DC. Visitors to the booth will be able to access the internet live via the Inmarsat satellite network.
11/02/09Barrett Xplore Inc. and Hughes Sign Landmark Agreement for Broadband Wireless Satellite Capacity over Canada
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that Barrett Xplore Inc., Canada's largest rural broadband provider, has committed to acquire and operate over 10 Gbps of capacity on Jupiter, a next-generation, broadband wireless satellite from Hughes. Jupiter is designed with more than 100 Gbps of capacity, representing a tenfold increase over existing satellites, and is scheduled for launch in 2012. The agreement is valued in excess of U.S. $100 million.
10/10/09Digicel Relaunches DigiNET Satellite Broadband Wireless Service in Tonga With Aptilo Networks
Aptilo Networks announced today that Digicel, the fastest-growing telecommunications operator in the Pacific, is relaunching DigiNET, Digicel's satellite wireless broadband service in the Kingdom of Tonga, using the Aptilo Carrier Wireless Service Management System.
09/30/09Satellite Operators Race Ahead of the Recession; Score Big in 2008 and On Track for Strong 2009
According to NSR's new report, "Global Assessment of Satellite Supply & Demand (GASD), 6th Edition," commercial satellite operators saw a very good year in 2008 with revenues up substantially. More importantly, most satellite operators have yet to report any substantial damage from the global economic crisis and, assuming recovery is solidly in place by the end of 2009, it appears that they will largely escape unscathed.
08/27/09DDS Wireless Signs $7.0 Million Contract With Taxi Dusseldorf eG
DDS Wireless International Inc.'s (TSX:DD) Taxi business unit, Digital Dispatch, announced that it has signed a contract for approximately $7.0 million with one of Germany's leading Taxi cooperatives, Taxi Dusseldorf eG. The contract includes the implementation and licensing of Digital Dispatch's leading Pathfinder taxi dispatch system along with the Company's latest generation iMax 8000 mobile data terminals, and also includes a seven year service agreement for support and maintenance of the system.
08/04/09Calian's Systems Engineering Division Wins Major Broadband Wireless Satellite Contract With the European Space Agency
Calian (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has been given an authorization to proceed valued at approximately $15 million from the European Space Agency (ESA) for the provision of a 35-metre deep space antenna and RF system in South America. It is expected that the resolution of final details and contract signing for an estimated total value of $39 million will be achieved before the end of the 2009 fiscal year.
07/08/09TeleCommunication Systems Launches SwiftLink SABR Product Line, Expanding Its Rapidly Deployable IP Communications Solutions
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced the immediate availability of its SwiftLink SABR -- Satellite Access Baseband Remote -- product line of rapidly deployable communications solutions. SwiftLink SABR incorporates multi-band (Ku, Ka, X and C), multi-aperture (1.2M, 2.0M and 2.4M) VSAT antennas along with multiple standards-based, L-band modem options and a choice of four baseband configurations.
07/08/09Avis Will Have Florida Travelers Beaming With Broadband Wireless Satellite TV and Audio Service with New In-Car TV Service
Avis Rent A Car and RaySat Broadcasting (RBC) announced that Avis renters at select locations can now enjoy the ride with AT&T CruiseCast service, a new satellite TV technology that delivers 22 video satellite channels as well as 20 audio channels to a mobile unit in automobiles. Beginning today, Avis renters at airport locations in Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and West Palm Beach can rent AT&T CruiseCast for $8.95 per day or $62.65 per week.
04/27/09ODIN's Self-Inventorying SMART Container ® Breaks New Ground in Automated RFID Tracking
ODIN introduced the ODIN self-inventorying SMART Container -- a first in automated technology for the tracking of critical assets. The SMART Container goes beyond basic security and location tracking for a given container. In fact, it provides detailed visibility of items inside the container via passive UHF RFID and can transmit item level data to any ERP system over various communication mediums, to include satellite, cellular, and active RFID.
04/14/09TeleCommunication Systems Receives $14.9 Million World-Wide Broadband Wireless Satellite Systems Order From U.S. Army
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced that it has received a $14.9 million contract order from the U.S. Army to provide Transportable Ground Receive Suites and related spare parts to support the Global Broadcast Service (GBS).
04/07/09Broadband Satellite Market to Escape Economic Malaise Largely Unscathed If Recovery Starts Prior to End of 2009
NSR LLC released findings from its latest report, "Broadband Satellite Markets, 8th Edition" that indicate the broadband satellite sector may remain relatively unaffected by the global economic crisis if a turnaround begins in the next 6-12 months. The report is a comprehensive analysis of the global market for broadband VSAT networking, single site satellite broadband Internet access, and satellite broadband trunking & backhaul services in all regional markets.
02/18/09Octasic Announces Its First Software Defined Radion Solution for GSM/EDGE Basestations
Octasic Inc. announced its first Software Defined Radio (SDR) platform for GSM, EDGE and EDGE Evolution Base Transceiver Station (BTS) applications. Vocallo BTS is the first product of Octasic's recently announced wireless program that uses its groundbreaking Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology.
02/03/09National Hurricane Center and America's Emergency Network Sign Agreement to Broadcast Free Hurricane Updates via Broadband Wireless Satellite Distribution Network
America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN) announced that it has entered into an agreement with the National Hurricane Center, the U.S. government's renowned hurricane forecasting service based in Miami, FL.
01/31/09PBS Selects International Datacasting Corporation for its Next-Generation Broadband Wirelesss Satellite Video Distribution Network
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) a global leader in providing advanced solutions for the distribution of broadband multimedia content via satellite, announced today that it has been selected by the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) to provide infrastructure for a next-generation satellite network to deliver non-real-time HD and SD video programming to PBS member stations across the US.
01/23/09Satellite Internet for US Soldiers Stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan
To the soldiers stationed in the war-torn countries, one VSAT access point provides broadband access to the Internet; telephone connections including voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), IP phone and video-conference connections. In addition, soldiers can also transfer data to many other users simultaneously.
01/16/09Wireless Matrix Adds 1,000 Leak Detection Customers to GPS Fleet Tracking Application
Wireless Matrix (TSX:WRX) announced that the company has received purchase orders to add an additional 1,000 subscribers with a key service provider. The cable service provider will deploy Wireless Matrix's FleetOutlook solution within its operational area in the south. The cable service provider will implement FleetOutlook to support automation of workforce management through use of GPS and integration with existing functionality already provided by CSG Systems.
01/07/09Morrow Equipment Selects Remote Dynamics for Broadband Wireless Satellite Tracking of Its Fleet of Cranes and Hoists
Remote Dynamics, Inc. (OTCBB: RMTD) announced Morrow Equipment has selected Remote Dynamics to be its fleet management partner. REDIview is used by hundreds of service, construction and equipment rental companies for real-time asset tracking, maintenance management, billing and security monitoring. REDIview operates on a wide variety of vehicles and construction equipment including tower cranes, mobile cranes and construction hoists.
01/05/09TCS Awarded $7.8 Million in Broadband Wireless Contracts to Provide Fixed Satellite Terminal Sites and Managed Bandwidth Services for the U.S. Government
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced that it has been awarded orders valued at more than $7.8 million to provide fixed satellite terminal sites and managed bandwidth services utilizing the TCS teleport over 16 months beginning December 2008 to support U.S. government personnel.
12/22/083D TV Makes Its World Premiere in more than 80 U.S. Theaters in 35 States
SENSIO Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SIO) announced that in February, 2009, the first ever Live 3D sporting event will be broadcast to theatres across the United States on up to 160 screens. The Turner Sports' event will be presented to a paying audience in 35 states by Cinedigm Digital Cinema Corp (NASDAQ: CIDM) using their CineLive product.
12/17/08Inmarsat Deploys Redknee's Billing Solution for Prepaid Satellite Broadband Wireless Internet Service
Redknee (TSX /AIM: RKN) announced that Inmarsat has launched Redknee's real-time Turnkey Converged Billing solution to address the prepaid charging needs of its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) service.
12/12/08Extreme Networks Selected by Mapping and GPS Leader DeLorme to Transition to High Performance Network
Extreme Networks, Inc.'s (NASDAQ: EXTR) Ethernet network solutions are helping DeLorme map its future with better support for its employees, applications and its millions of customers with a new network solution. The Extreme Networks Ethernet network provides advantages over DeLorme's previous network infrastructure from Cisco by providing higher bandwidth delivered per port, intuitive and simple-to-operate management, and superior price/performance.
12/08/08Commercial Broadband Wireless Satellite Industry Set to Grow Even in Troubled Economic Times
With many industries around the world in the doldrums due to the current economic crisis, NSR's latest multi-client market research report, the "Global Assessment of Satellite Demand, 5th Edition," projects that the commercial satellite transponder leasing market should emerge relatively unscathed. This new NSR report provides the industry's most complete examination of commercial satellite supply and demand in all regions and for each application over the next ten years.
11/05/08Mobile Satellite Broadband Wireless Services Sector Enters Heavy Launch Phase Amidst Financial and Economic Uncertainty
NSR released its newest market survey and forecast report: "Mobile Satellite Services, 4th Edition," which provides the industry's most in-depth analysis of supply and demand trends for the mobile satellite services (MSS) market today. The report covers eight global regions for MSS equipment and services, as well as transponder demand for satellite handhelds, narrowband and broadband solutions, mobile satellite TV, and MSS-ATC/CGC for the period 2006-2017.
11/04/08Stratos Introduces New BGAN-Based Broadband Wireless Satellite SCADA Service
Stratos Global Corp. introduced its new BGAN SCADA service to provide high-performance connectivity for remote, unmanned SCADA applications. The new service is made possible by an agreement, announced today that names Stratos as the exclusive global distributor of Addvalue's new SABRE Ranger BGAN SCADA terminal. Addvalue is a leading designer and global supplier of BGAN terminals.
10/20/08Norsat Establishes New WiMAX Broadband Wireless Business Unit
Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII ) (OTCBB: NSATF) announced that it has established a WiMAX business unit to pursue satellite-enabled WiMAX opportunities in emerging markets throughout Asia, Africa and South America.
10/20/08HUGHES Expands Satellite Capacity with Intelsat in Latin American Market
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that its Brazilian operating entity, Hughes do Brasil, will implement services on new Ku-band capacity on Intelsat's Galaxy-28 satellite to meet growing demand for its HughesNet broadband services across Latin America.
10/14/08New Flyaway Portable Satellite Broadband Wireless Terminal Can Be Set Up in Less than 15 Minutes
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) announced the availability of its latest iNetVu antenna system, the iNetVu 1.2M Flyaway. The new iNetVu antenna is targeted for first responder's applications where Mobile Broadband Satellite Terminals are expected to be rapidly deployable after arriving at a remote location.
10/13/08Lockheed Martin Delivers Key Hardware for U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System
Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today the successful delivery of the core structure with an integrated propulsion subsystem for the first satellite in the U.S. Navy's Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) constellation. It is the largest A2100 spacecraft core structure ever built by the company.
10/10/08Stratos is First Inmarsat Distribution Partner to Reach 10,000 BGAN Activations
Stratos Global Corporation announced it has reached a milestone of 10,000 BGAN activations. Stratos is the first Inmarsat Distribution Partner to reach this impressive BGAN sales milestone.
10/08/08Harris Corporation Introduces BGAN Satellite Terminals to Expand Use of Wideband Tactical Communications
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) introduced the first tactical satellite terminals with the capability of transmission/reception of TOP SECRET global wideband data communications. These new terminals are designed to military standards for operations in harsh environments.
10/03/08Sprint's XOHM Broadband Wireless Internet Service at Demonstrated at WiMAX Smart Home Exhibit
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) offered a first taste of XOHM service to guests attending a WiMAX open house event last night at Chicago's famed Smart Home. The Smart Home was built using green building techniques, technology that manages home energy use, and is designed with the latest in communications technology in mind.
10/03/08Portable Satellite Systems Make Broadband Wireless Access Possible from Almost Anywhere
Norsat International Inc. (OTCBB: NSATF) announced that it is exhibiting its broad suite of portable satellite systems at the 2008 Modern Day Marine Expo, a premier equipment, systems, services and technology trade show, exclusively targeted at the U.S. Marine Corps.
09/29/08Broadband Wireless Satellite Network Prepares Florida for Busy Hurricane Season
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN), has been successfully streaming real-time news briefings from numerous state and local operations centers since the onset of the hurricane season. Beginning with Tropical Storm Fay, the system has been up and running for subsequent Hurricanes Hannah, Gustav, and Ike.
09/24/08Greenhill & Co.'s SPAC Merges with Iridium to Provide Broadband Wireless Satellite Voice and Data Services
GHL Acquisition Corp. (Amex: GHQ) and Iridium Holdings LLC jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which they plan to combine. The proceeds of the transaction will enable Iridium to be debt free and well positioned to develop its next generation satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT.
09/23/08Hughes Launches Helius Business IPTV Solutions in Europe
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that its European operating unit has launched an expanded portfolio of HughesNet enterprise offerings based on Hughes' recently-acquired Helius Business IPTV solutions. The expanded portfolio includes comprehensive digital signage and on-line training applications, which are imperative for today's enterprises of any size to drive sales and improve customer loyalty.
09/22/08Next Generation of AmosConnect from Stratos Enhances Broadband Wireless Satellite Connectivity for Vessels at Sea
Nearly 20,000 AmosConnect from Stratos licenses have been issued and the service is used by more than 200,000 officers and crewmembers. Stratos is the largest supplier of mobile satellite services to the maritime industry, with communications to more than 40,000 maritime terminals worldwide.
09/15/08Aernet Wireless Sells Wireless Internet Access Service Business
Barrett Xplore Inc. (BXI) is pleased to announce the purchase of Aernet Wireless' Internet services business from K-Line Construction Ltd. Aernet Wireless currently delivers Internet services to residential and business customers from more than 50 communities across New Brunswick. Aernet was recognized by Business New Brunswick in 2005 as one of the province's most innovative companies for creating and delivering New Brunswick's first wireless Internet service.
09/10/08Hughes Receives Euroconsult's 2008 Award for Broadband Satellite Operator of the Year
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that it has received Euroconsult's 2008 Award as Broadband Satellite Operator of the Year for the "Best Development of a Broadband Satellite System" in recognition of the company's innovative Ka-band satellite system, SPACEWAY 3. Pradman Kaul, chairman and CEO of Hughes, accepted the award earlier today at a luncheon ceremony held at the Hotel Westin in Paris, France during the 2008 World Summit for Satellite Financing.
09/04/08WildBlue Secures $50 Million in Additional Equity for Rural Satellite Broadband Internet Expansion
WildBlue Communications, Inc. announced it has completed a $50 million equity financing to support its continued growth. The financing was led by Liberty Media (Nasdaq: LCAPA/B, LINTA/B and LMDIA/B), Intelsat, the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative and the private equity firm of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers. Terms of the financing were not disclosed.
09/04/08Stratos Successfully Deploys Satellite FleetBroadband Wireless Solution for the Royal Netherlands Navy
Stratos Global Corporation announced it has successfully completed a FleetBroadband field trial with its long-standing customer, the Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN). The successful trial led to the RNLN's purchase of the FleetBroadband from Stratos service, which it will use to manage its daily operations at sea. RNLN is the first organization to commercially deploy the FleetBroadband service.
09/04/08TCS Receives an Additional $7 Million for Wireless Point-to-Point Link System
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) announced that it has received additional contract funding in the amount of $6.9 million from the U.S. Marine Corps for 43 Wireless Point-to-Point Link (WPPL) systems for deployed troops overseas.
09/01/08Broadband Satellite Internet Access Expansion Across Nunavut and the Northwest Territories Enables Economic Development
Fifty-six remote communities across Northwest Territories and Nunavut will soon benefit from enhanced broadband satellite Internet access, which will improve community sustainability in Canada's North
08/29/08Hughes Launches Fastest Ever Satellite Broadband Access Plans for Businesses Throughout the U.S.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced the availability of HughesNet Business Internet service plans, the fastest satellite Internet plans ever offered, bringing affordable, reliable, and high-performance broadband access to small- and mid-sized businesses (SMB) throughout the nation.
08/21/08American Airlines Launches Broadband Wireless Internet Access on Coast-to-Coast Flights
Marking the beginning of the next wireless revolution, American Airlines made history with the launch of onboard GoGo broadband wireless Internet access, which will be provided by Aircell.
08/20/08Machine to Machine Broadband Wireless Applications to Track Military Cargo in Combat Theaters
Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX) will test its military-grade Orbit One SX1 tracking module against a range of operational environmental conditions similar to those found in combat theaters such as Iraq and Afghanistan.
08/08/08Hughes Announces Fastest Personal Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Access Plan Ever Offered
Hughes Network Systems, LLC, one of the world's leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services, announced the launch of the fastest consumer broadband satellite Internet access plan ever offered. The ElitePremium plan, operating over the HughesNet service and utilizing affordable consumer equipment, features download speeds of up to 5 Mbps and will be available to order August 21, 2008.
08/07/08New Broadband Wireless Satellite and RFID Technology Being Developed to Track Fishing Gear and Save Whales
The University of New Hampshire's Zoology Department was awarded $48,000 to develop a system for remote, real-time tracking of fishing gear location. The system would use a radio frequency identification (RFID) scheme and global positioning system (GPS). If successful, this could provide substantial new information on fishing patterns--how much gear is set, when, and where. This could be used, for example, to improve measures that reduce gear in the places, and during the times, large whales are most likely to be present. The UNH team will partner with Blue Water Concepts of Maine to develop this innovative technology.
07/18/08Hughes Signs Deal for Satellite Backbone Services with America's Emergency Network
America's Emergency Network, Inc. (AEN) (OTC Bulletin Board: BRCI), announced that it has entered into an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC, wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH), under which Hughes will provide the broadband wireless satellite backbone for AEN's pioneering satellite- video-Internet emergency communications network using HughesNet service, powered by the new SPACEWAY 3 satellite system.
07/10/08WildBlue Upgrades Its Satellite Internet Network, Increasing Capacity By Over 31 Percent
WildBlue Communications, Inc., the leading provider of broadband wireless satellite service throughout rural America, announced the completion of a series of hardware and software system upgrades that have increased its total network capacity by more than 150,000 additional customers since the beginning of 2008. The upgrades bring WildBlue's total network capacity to over 640,000 customers, with capacity available throughout the entire country.
07/07/08KVH Begins Rollout of Global Ku-band mini-VSAT Broadband Satellite Communications Network
In a move to offer faster, more affordable broadband connections to a growing market of leisure, commercial, and government vessels worldwide, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI ) announced a new agreement with ViaSat, Inc., (Nasdaq: VSAT ) to begin the global rollout of the popular mini-VSAT Broadband satellite communications service. Together with the compact 24-inch KVH TracPhone V7 antenna, the mini-VSAT Broadband service is already offering regional Voice over IP telephone service and Internet access as fast as 512 Kbps (upload) and 2 Mbps (download) at fixed monthly rates to mariners throughout North America, the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, and Europe.
07/04/08OmniGlobe Networks Provides High-Speed Internet Access Services to the Rural Communities in Kingston, Ontario
OmniGlobe Networks, Inc, the telecommunications company that provides cost-effective broadband wireless Internet access, satellite and cellular services to remote communities around the globe, announced the signing of an agreement with the City of Kingston to enhance the telecommunications infrastructure in the unserved areas of the region.
07/02/08Motorola Survey Reveals Significant Savings From Mobile Worker Use of GPS-Enabled Technologies
North American Information Technology (IT) decision makers within the transportation, manufacturing and trucking/warehousing industries stated that global positioning system (GPS) technologies are an essential tool for their mobile workforce, according to a recent survey commissioned by Motorola Inc. (NYSE: MOT). GPS-enabled technologies are helping to increase mobile workforce productivity and enabling enterprises to become more efficient via a reduction in annual labor and fuel operating costs.
06/27/08Chrysler Umbrella 'uconnect' Broadband Wireless Service Now Offers Phone, Tunes, GPS, Studio and High-Speed Internet Access to the World Wide Web
Consumers are passionate about staying in touch and want to be connected no matter where they are -- home, work, school or vehicle. To focus on the experience and connect customers to the things that matter the most, Chrysler LLC will now bundle innovative consumer technologies under one umbrella name - "uconnect." The function of the feature is directly in the name - uconnect phone, uconnect tunes, uconnect gps, uconnect studios and uconnect web.
06/26/08Research Report Finds Satellite Backhaul of Wireless Networks to Remain Key Enabler for Rural Coverage
NSR LLC released findings from its latest report, "Wireless Backhaul via Satellite, 2nd Edition" that indicate satellite links will represent a growing portion of rural wireless network deployments around the world over the next 10 years. The report provides an in-depth overview of demand trends for seven regions of the globe, focusing on mobile backhaul requirements of the globe's rural markets.
06/19/08Helius Technology Powers In-Mall Digital Signage Broadband Wireless Network
Helius, a Hughes company, has teamed with PlasMedia Productions on one of the nation's largest in-mall digital signage broadband wireless networks, servicing over 3,600 advertisers in 100 locations. PlasMedia selected the Helius digital signage solution because it allowed them to quickly expand their business and meet all of their technology requirements.
06/18/08Hughes Breaks the Speed Barrier with Fastest Consumer Broadband Satellite Internet Access Plans
Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services, announced the availability of the fastest consumer broadband satellite Internet access plans ever offered. The new service plans, Elite and ElitePlus, operating over the HughesNet service, give rural Americans access to speeds on par with terrestrial broadband services utilizing affordable consumer equipment. The Elite plan features download speeds of up to 2Mbps and ElitePlus features download speeds of up to 3Mbps.
06/18/08iDirect Rolls Out New Evolution Broadband Satellite Internet Access Modem
VT iDirect, Inc., a company of VT Systems Inc (VT Systems) and a world leader in satellite-based IP communications technology launched the first suite of DVB-S2/ACM products in its Evolution product line -- the Evolution X3 router, XLC-10 line card and iDX software. These new products enable service providers to leverage the benefits of DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) to lower operating costs and increase their business opportunities. The Evolution offerings complement iDirect's widely-deployed, award winning iNFINITI product line.
06/17/08Hughes Introduces HX System to Provide Broadband Wireless High-Speed Internet Access on Vehicles, Ships, Trains and Planes
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of broadband wireless satellite networks and services, announced the introduction of enhanced capabilities for its innovative HX System that facilitate Ku-band satellite delivery of mobile broadband services on vehicles, ships, trains, and planes.
06/17/08Harris Corporation Awarded an IDIQ Contract with Potential Value of $77 Million for U.S. Navy Commercial Broadband Satellite Program
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has received a potential five-year, $77 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Navy for development and production of multiband satellite communications terminals that will provide high-speed communications for military personnel serving onboard cruisers and destroyers. Under the IDIQ contract, the company received an initial award valued at $17.5 million.
06/09/08Stratos to Offer Portable BGAN Mobile Broadband Wireless Satellite Service to Canadian Market
Stratos Global Corporation announced that its subsidiary Stratos Wireless Inc. has been granted a spectrum license by Industry Canada to offer the BGAN mobile satellite service to Canadian businesses and government agencies. Stratos is the first company licensed to offer BGAN to the Canadian market.
05/28/08Harris Corporation Awarded an IDIQ Contract With Potential Value of $85 Million for U.S. Navy Commercial Broadband Wireless Satellite Program
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) awarded a potential five-year, $85 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from the U.S. Navy for multiband satellite communications terminals that will provide advanced communications for aircraft carriers and other large deck ships. Under the IDIQ contract, the company received an initial award valued at $15 million.
05/13/08C-COM Antennas Delivered to the State of Missouri
C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) the leading global provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems announced that a number of its iNetVu Mobile antenna system have been deployed by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).
05/06/08Predicting the Future Triumph of Clearwire's $14 Billion Broadband Wireless Network
Clearwire (NASDAQ: CLWR) and Sprint Nextel (NYSE: S) announced Wednesday that the companies will combine their broadband wireless units to create a $14.55 billion mobile wireless communications company to provide internet access, phone service, movies, games and a variety of other broadband wireless data services. The new company, which will retain Clearwire's name, will continue developing a mobile network based on WiMax technology, which promises much faster speeds than the latest 3g cellular networks.
05/02/08Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.1 Million Contract for Satcom High Power Amplifiers
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq:CMTL) announced that its Melville, New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., has received a $1.1 million contract for high power amplifiers from a leading provider of aviation electronics and communication systems.
04/29/08Hughes Technology Earns FIPS 140-2 Level 1 Certification
Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that its Crypto Kernel, the cryptographic component of its HN and HX Systems, has earned a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 1 certificate (Certs. #919 and #915) from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). FIPS 140-2 validation is a requirement for any cryptographic product which will be used in a U.S. government agency network.
04/28/08Hughes Broadband Wireless Satellite Technology Introduces Adaptive Coding Modulation to Improve Internet Access Throughput in Australia
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that Orion Satellite Systems of Australia has purchased and commissioned a state-of-the-art DVB-S2/IPoS with Adaptive Coding Modulation (ACM) satellite system from Hughes to provide broadband Internet access service to remote areas in Australia. Orion Satellite Systems is one of the registered providers of broadband satellite services under the Australian Broadband Guarantee (ABG) program.
04/08/08Hughes Initiates SPACEWAY 3 Satellite with First Commercial On-board Satellite Broadband Wireless Internet Traffic Switching and Routing
Hughes Network Systems, LLC, a leader in broadband satellite networks and services and wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH), announced that it successfully activated the first HughesNet consumer subscriber for broadband Internet service utilizing its SPACEWAY 3 satellite on April 3rd, 2008.
03/29/08Aircell Completes Nationwide Network; Completes Coast-to-Coast Flight Accessing Internet, Email and Testing User-Facing Systems
Aircell announces the completion and full operational readiness of the nation's first wireless network designed specifically to provide mobile broadband services to commercial and business airline passengers while flying over the U.S. The company's wireless network enables full corporate and personal email, VPN access, web surfing and much more.
03/28/08Numerex Aligns Brand with Dynamic Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Industry Environment
Numerex Corp. (Nasdaq: NMRX) formally unveiled a new brand identity that reflects Numerex's growing capabilities and depth in the M2M market.
03/27/08MSUA-5 International Conference and Exhibition to Highlight the Promise of Mobile Broadband Wireless Satellite Services
The Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) announced that the MSUA International Conference and Exhibition will focus on "Delivering the Promise of Mobile Satellite Services." MSUA-5 is the only conference dedicated to the mobile satellite industry, and will be held at the Pier 5 Hotel on Baltimore's Inner Harbor, on May 13-14, 2008.
03/26/08Hughes Continues Broadband Satellite Market Leadership with 1.5 Million VSAT Terminals Shipped
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that it has now shipped cumulatively over 1.5 million broadband satellite VSAT terminals worldwide, demonstrating its continuing market leadership in the global VSAT market
03/21/08E.J. Ward, Inc. Implements Real-Time GPS/Wireless Fleet Tracking With NovaTracker L.L.C.
E.J. Ward, Inc. the nation's leading fleet asset management company, has selected NovaTracker's GPS/wireless real-time GPS unit which will soon be installed in thousands of government and commercial fleets. The Ward Track GPS vehicle tracking solution will give fleet/operational managers the ability to optimize and lower fleet risks/expenses through Ward's innovative technologies.
03/03/08Hughes Enables Broadband Wireless Digital Signage Updating Solution for 108 Hypermarkets
Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that it has completed the installation of a HughesNet Managed Service Solution connecting 108 Hypermarket store locations of Carrefour in Brazil to deliver Carrefour TV. CerejaPRN, the largest in-store media company in Brazil, selected Hughes in late 2007 to connect all Carrefour stores via its nationwide HughesNet broadband wireless satellite service.
02/27/08Space Systems/Loral, Northrop Grumman Agree to Pursue Satellite Opportunities
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) and Space Systems/Loral, a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications (Nasdaq:LORL), today announced that they are pursuing a group of initiatives that stands to broaden each company's opportunities to provide the U.S. government with cost competitive satellite systems. The resulting agreement also will enable Space Systems/Loral (SS/L) to expand its manufacturing capacity as needed, in order to address near-term increased satellite demand, through use of the satellite test facilities and services at Northrop Grumman facilities in Redondo Beach, Calif.
02/25/08Commercial and Business Jets Will Reach More than 27,000 In-service Units and Generate Revenues of $1.7 Billion by 2013
NSR released its newest market analysis and forecast report: "Aeronautical Satellite Services, Analyzing the Market Opportunity for Passenger Jets and Business Aviation." The report provides an in-depth analysis of demand trends and forecasts for L-band and Ku-band equipment and services in all regions, as well as Ku-band transponder demand for aeronautical satellite services in the next six years.
02/25/08Satellite Broadband Wireless to Serve Nearly 1.3 Million Homes by 2012, Report Concludes
Satellite-based broadband services -- arguably the best way to get broadband access to hard-to-reach rural areas -- could be serving nearly 1.3 million U.S. households by the beginning of 2012, market research provider Pike & Fischer estimates. But that will represent only about 11 percent of total rural homes, P&F notes.
02/22/08KVH Receives $20 Million Contract for Commercial Aircraft Broadband Wireless Satellite Antennas
KVH Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: KVHI) announced that it is entering the commercial aviation market following the award of a $20.1 million contract from a leading in-flight entertainment supplier. Under the terms of the multi-year contract, KVH will design, develop, and manufacture new DIRECTV-compatible satellite TV antennas to be used on narrowbody commercial aircraft operating in the United States.
02/07/08Cable TV, Satellite TV and Wi-Fi TV Compared in Webcast
Wi-Fi TV Inc. (PINKSHEETS: WTVN ) ishosting a webcast now online at www.Wi-FiTVNewsblog.com that lays out acomparison of Cable TV, Satellite TV and Wi-Fi TV™, and touts thegrowing advantages of Wi-Fi TV to prime demographics worldwide.
02/07/08Newly Formed ''Content and Communications World'' Brings Established HD World, SATCON and IP Media Shows Together for Breakthrough All-Inclusive Event
Organizers of the HD World, SATCON and IP Media conferences have announced the introduction of Content and Communications World, CCW, ( www.ccwexpo.com ) a newly formed comprehensive event uniting all three established shows.
01/31/08EMBARQ to Sell HughesNet Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Service
EMBARQ announced that it has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, to be a reseller of HughesNet broadband satellite Internet access to EMBARQ business customers. Now EMBARQ announced that it has signed an agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, to be a reseller of HughesNet broadband satellite Internet access to EMBARQ business customers. Now EMBARQ business customers in certain rural areas of the United States will have high-speed Internet access comparable to the services available in other EMBARQ markets.
01/28/08New Video Channels Continue to Be Main Growth Driver for Satellite Capacity
In its recently released study covering the entire commercial satellite transponder leasing sector, NSR projects that worldwide carriage of new standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) channels for all categories of television services will account for between 75% and 85% of C- and Ku-band transponder demand growth in most regions around the world.
01/24/08Learn the Latest Trends, News and Technology in Satellite-Enabled Communications at SATELLITE 2008 Conference
From IPTV to Corporate Networks, Comms on the Move to ATC, the SATELLITE 2008 Conference has satellite-enabled communications covered. With more than 40 sessions addressing broadcast, military, teleport, emerging regions, mobile satellite services, and satellite financing, the SATELLITE 2008 Conference and Exhibition attracts a broad spectrum of satellite professionals who utilize the technology for military, broadcast, enterprise applications.
01/17/08iDirect Platform Selected by Telefonos Del Norte to Power Satellite Broadband Wireless Network in Central America
iDirect, Inc. announced that Telefonos del Norte has selected its satellite communications platform as the standard for a new high-speed, cost effective broadband service for consumers and businesses across Central America. The new service will initially focus on Telefonos del Norte's customers in Guatemala, many in locations with inadequate terrestrial infrastructure. The network will be built on iDirect's Series 15000 universal hub and Series 3100 remote routers.
01/11/08International Datacasting Corporation Enters $3.6 Million Deal For Broadband Wireless Satellite Earthstation Terminals
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with an existing customer for the supply of a new generation of satellite receivers for the upgrade and expansion of an international broadband data delivery network. The LOI authorizes IDC to proceed with manufacturing and, subject to final acceptance testing, to begin deliveries starting early in 2008. The LOI provides IDC with a minimum commitment of $3.6 million USD and has an expected total gross value of up to approximately $6.2M USD. For competitive and confidentiality reasons, the customer is not being named at this time.
01/07/08MobiTV Predicts Mobile Broadband Wireless Television to Reach Mass Adoption Status in 2008
MobiTV, Inc. predicts mobile television will reach the tipping point in '08 as a service adopted, desired and utilized by the mainstream. In addition, MobiTV chronicles 2007 as another year of incredible progress with innovative service roll-outs, renewed commitments to development and research, and record setting subscription uptake.
01/07/08tvCompass Announces click365 WiFi Content Solution
tvCompass announced click365, a new content platform for WiFi enabled second screen devices, targeting the broadband "connected home" user. As a content aggregator and distributor of mobile phone type content, tvCompass supports applications and services such as an electronic program guide (EPG) for TV listings, email and text messaging, mobile Internet and search content, casual games, shopping, advertising and interactive TV.
12/26/07SkyTerra, Mobile Satellite Ventures and Inmarsat Sign Spectrum Coordination and Cooperation Agreement
SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB : SKYT), Inmarsat plc (LES : ISAT), Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) and Mobile Satellite Ventures (Canada) Inc. (MSV Canada) announced today that the companies have reached a comprehensive cooperative agreement for L-Band operations in North America.
12/26/07Gilat Chosen by Mexico's Grupo Elektra to Provide a 1,964-Site Broadband Wireless Satellite Network
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) announced it has been selected by Mexico's Grupo Elektra to provide a SkyEdge satellite hub station and 1,964 VSATs for use in several Latin American countries including Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Peru, El Salvador, Panama and Argentina.
12/19/07Latin America's Largest Mobile Network Operator Utilizes Satellite Solution for Broadband Wireless Internet Backbone Connections
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT) announced that it has successfully completed the first phase of a turnkey satellite network solution for Vivo, a customer of Telecomunica ç õ es de Sao Paulo (Telesp). Telesp is the largest subsidiary of Brazil's Telefonica Group and Vivo is Latin America's largest mobile network operator.
12/10/07Stratos Recognized as World's Top Broadband Wireless Satellite BGAN Distributor for 2007
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced it has been recognized by Inmarsat as the world's top broadband wireless satellite BGAN distributor of 2007. At an Inmarsat awards ceremony in Prague on October 30th, Stratos received the award for the "Best Performing BGAN Distribution Partner". The award recognizes Stratos as the Inmarsat distribution partner with the strongest BGAN revenue growth for 2007.
12/10/07Authorized Reseller of HughesNet High-Speed Wireless Broadband Satellite Internet Service Launches BroadbandCorporation.com
Broadband Corporation, an authorized reseller and retailer of the HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service, announces the launch of its Web site, www.BroadbandCorporation.com .
11/20/07Stratos Announces Availability of ItsFleetBroadband Maritime Communications Broadband Wireless Solution
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced the commercial availability of its new maritime broadband satellite communications solution based on Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service. FleetBroadband from Stratos offers a wide range of value-added services to provide ship managers with optimal communications performance and cost efficiency.
11/15/07Bentley Walker Buys Second Hughes HX Broadband Wireless Satellite System
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that Bentley Walker has ordered from its subsidiary, HNS, Ltd., an additional HX System Network Operations Centre (NOC), a compact, cost-effective satellite solution for smaller networks that provides high Quality of Service (QoS). The HX platform employs the most efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 industry standard including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), and is fully compliant with IPoS (IP over Satellite), the first global satellite industry standard approved by TIA in North America, and ETSI and ITU in Europe.
11/12/07Hughes Communications, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2007 Increase of 11.5%
Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH) announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2007. Hughes' consolidated operations are classified into three reportable segments: VSAT; Telecom Systems; and Parent and Other.
11/06/07DataPath's Broadband Wireless Satellite Backpacks Provide Broadband Internet and VoIP Communications from Almost Anywhere
DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been selected by the U.S. Marine Corps to provide an ultra-portable satellite communications (SATCOM) solution for the Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program, enabling the Marines to extend the network and improve warfighter mobility while they establish and maintain broadband communications on the battlefield.
10/31/07TiVo and Windstream Partner to Offer TiVo DVR & Windstream High-Speed Internet Bundle
TiVo Inc. (Nasdaq: TIVO ), the creator of and a leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), and Windstream Corporation (NYSE: WIN ), today announced an agreement to offer bundled internet and TiVo DVR services.
10/23/07Rural Small Business Owners Say Broadband Wireless Service Critical to Success
In a recent survey conducted by Hughes Network Systems, LLC, rural small business owners believe broadband access is "extremely important" to their business success. The survey of nearly 600 self-identified small business owners and managers indicated that customer communications, research, and order processing were primary needs addressed by broadband services.
10/17/07Hughes and Verso Offering Satellite Cellular Backhaul Solution for Wireless Operators Worldwide
Verso Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:VRSO) and Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) announced that they have successfully concluded inter-operability testing of the Verso NetPerformer solution over the Hughes broadband satellite platform. As a result, Verso's optimized NetPerformer satellite solution is now being offered to wireless carriers worldwide for GSM and CDMA backhaul applications.
10/17/07Stratos Adds AOS Inc.'s SkyPipe Satellite Broadband Wireless Network Optimization to Enhance Performance of BGAN from Stratos
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced it has added AOS Inc.'s SkyPipe network optimization technology to its Stratos Advantage suite of value-added services - further differentiating BGAN from Stratos above baseline BGAN services.
10/15/07UDcast and WildBlue Team Up to Deliver High Performance, Secure Broadband Internet by Satellite for Enterprises
UDcast, a worldwide provider of solutions enabling full IP over broadcast media, and WildBlue Enterprise Solutions(TM), a provider of business-class, satellite-delivered, broadband connectivity, announced today a technical and commercial relationship to jointly develop new products, services and markets for the enhanced delivery of broadband Internet by satellite to the small and medium size business sector.
10/10/07Wal-Mart, Hughes Sign Deal to Sell Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Access to Rural Communities
Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that consumers across North America will be able to purchase HughesNet, the leading satellite broadband Internet access service, from Wal-Mart, giving customers in rural areas the opportunity to experience the benefits of high-speed Internet access. The HughesNet service will be sold in 2,800 Wal-Mart stores across the U.S., including locations throughout most of rural America where terrestrial broadband services, such as cable and DSL, are often not available.
10/01/07Stratos Announces Commercial Availability of Inmarsat Satellite Broadband Wireless Data and Phone Services
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced the commercial availability of Inmarsat's Satellite Phone Services. The new services are available in mobile, fixed-land and fixed-maritime packages. Customers using Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services from Stratos will benefit from the Stratos Advantage, a wide range of value-added services that ensure optimal communications performance and cost efficiency. The most notable Stratos Advantage value-added service is the Stratos Dashboard, which enables customers to manage their usage of Inmarsat Satellite Phone Services by providing real-time information on voice and data traffic used, with associated costs.
09/20/07Stratos Unveils Maritime Broadband Wireless Internet Access Service Via Inmarsat's FleetBroadband Mobile Satellite Service
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) introduced its new maritime broadband satellite communications solution based on Inmarsat's FleetBroadband service. FleetBroadband from Stratos, expected to be commercially available in November, offers a wide range of value-added services to provide ship managers with optimal communications performance and cost efficiency.
09/19/07Row 44 Signs Up Alaska Airlines for Access to Wi-Fi Inflight Wireless Internet Service
Alaska Airlines announced it plans to launch inflight wireless Internet service next year based on Row 44's satellite-based broadband connectivity solution. Alaska made the announcement in Toronto at the 28th Annual World Airline Entertainment Association Conference and Exhibition. The airline will test Row 44's system on a next-generation Boeing 737 aircraft in spring 2008 and, based on the trial's outcome, plans to equip its 114-aircraft fleet.
09/13/07Bradco Supply Corp. Upgrades Network with AT&T Private Network Transport Services
AT&T Inc. announced a three year $2.7 million networking services contract with Bradco Supply Corp., a leading national distributor of building materials. Under terms of the contract, AT&T will provide a solution to migrate Bradco Supply from an existing frame relay network to AT&T's Private Network Transport (PNT) service, which uses AT&T's Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)-enabled network.
09/11/07Clearwire Tests MMDS/Satellite Combo Delivery of Mobile Broadband Wireless Video to Consumer Devices
ICO Global Communications (Holdings) Limited (NASDAQ:ICOG) and Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ:CLWR) announced a joint agreement to collaborate on one of the industry's first mobile video trials. The collaborative effort is at the forefront of the intersection between two-way wireless broadband and satellite connectivity, and will focus on increasing the value and cost effectiveness of delivering an advanced interactive mobile video service to consumers.
09/06/07Eutelsat and ViaSat Ready to Launch Tooway Consumer Satellite Broadband Wireless Internet Service in Germany
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT ) announced that the consumer broadband satellite service they are partnering to offer in Europe will be available from the end of September in Germany, with selected other European markets to follow before the end of the year.
08/29/07State of Louisiana Deploys Portable Broadband Wireless Satellite BGAN Internet Access Terminals from Stratos for Emergency First Responders
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced that the State of Louisiana has completed deployment of BGAN mobile satellite Internet access terminals from Stratos to support statewide emergency communication applications.
08/28/07Hughes Offers $100 Rebate to New Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Subscribers in Remote Rural Areas
Effective immediately, consumers and small businesses who are located beyond the reach of DSL or cable, now can receive a fast broadband connection by using satellite technology. HughesNet, the number one high-speed Internet satellite service, has just introduced new promotional plans with no upfront fees for equipment or installation. Additionally, through September 30th, new subscribers will be eligible for a $100.00 mail-in rebate. These new plans make HughesNet broadband satellite Internet service more affordable than ever, enabling consumers in underserved areas to enjoy always-on broadband connections.
08/17/07TerreStar and Simply Wireless Sign Broadband Wireless Satellite Services Distribution Agreement
TerreStar Networks Inc. (TerreStar) and Simply Wireless Inc. announced the signing of a strategic product development and marketing agreement to jointly market, offer and distribute TerreStar's unique mobile communications network products and services in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
08/16/07Hughes' Next-Generation SPACEWAY 3 Satellite Successfully Launched
Hughes Network Systems announced that SPACEWAY 3 was successfully launched and placed into geostationary transfer orbit by Arianespace, setting the stage for Hughes to begin offering a new range of satellite broadband services to enterprise, consumer, and government customers throughout North America.
08/01/07AfSat Contracts More Capacity for Satellite Broadband Wireless Internet Services in Africa
SES NEW SKIES (Paris: SESG) announced that AfSat, one of Africa's largest VSAT companies, has contracted additional capacity on the NSS-7 satellite for its 'iWay' broadband via satellite services. Afsat takes on the additional satellite capacity to specifically target sub-Saharan customers, notably in West Africa and Southern Africa. The terms of the five-year, multi-million dollar deal - comprising a bundled solution of space segment (approximately 2.7 transponders at 36 MHz) as well as teleport and IP backhaul and other services - remain confidential.
07/26/07Mobile Satellite Ventures Appoints Ray Baxter Vice President, Federal Sales
Mobile Satellite Ventures LP (MSV) announced that Ray S. Baxter has joined the company as vice president for Federal Sales. In this newly created role at MSV, Mr. Baxter will lead sales initiatives in the government sector in support of the company's planned next-generation services.
07/25/07Bentley Walker Buys Hughes HX Broadband Satellite Network Operations Center
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that Bentley Walker has purchased an HX System Network Operations Centre (NOC), a compact, cost-effective satellite solution for smaller networks that provides high Quality of Service. The HX platform employs the most efficient implementation of the DVB-S2 industry standard including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), and is fully compliant with IPoS (IP over Satellite), the first global satellite industry standard approved by TIA in North America, and ETSI and ITU in Europe.
07/25/07Strong Growth in Home Broadband Wireless Networks Fueling CPE Demand According to In-Stat
Driven by ever increasing numbers of residential broadband subscribers, the desire to share bandwidth, and falling prices for networking equipment, the worldwide installed base of home networks is expected to grow by over 35% in 2007. Asia is a significant contributor towards this growth, reports In-Stat Research. Home network growth will be somewhat slower over the next few years, but will remain solid, along with a bright home networking equipment outlook, the high-tech market research firm says.
07/13/07Impsat Contracts Capacity on SES NEW SKIES' NSS-10 Satellite
SES NEW SKIES announced that Impsat, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Global Crossing, has contracted 90 MHz (equivalent to approximately 2.5 transponders at 36 MHz) on the company's NSS-10 satellite at the orbital location of 322.5(degree) East, in order to support Impsat's growing Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) and VSAT IP network in Latin America.
06/28/07Mobile Satellite Ventures Appoints Ines LeBow Vice President, Next-Generation Services Programs
Mobile Satellite Ventures LP (MSV) announced that telecommunications program management executive Ines LeBow has joined the company as vice president for Next-Generation Services Programs to develop, integrate and execute the company's roll out of its next-generation services.
06/27/07Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $1.0 Million Order for Satcom Equipment to Support Cellular Backhaul in Southeast Asia
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (NASDAQ: CMTL) announced that its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., was awarded a $1.0 million order to supply satellite communications equipment to a cellular service provider in Southeast Asia. The equipment will support the expansion of cellular services into remote areas.
06/26/07Global Energy and RAMTelecom to Provide Satellite Broadband Wireless Communications Network for Remote Oil and Gas Exploration Sites
Global Energy Services Ltd. (TSXV:GLK) and RAMTelecom Inc. (TSX-V:RTC) announced that Global Energy has been selected by one of North America's major oil and gas exploration and production companies to provide the communications network for remote oil and gas exploration sites in western Canada. RAMTelecom will be the exclusive provider of satellite services required to support Global Energy's communication network.
06/21/07IndosatM2 (IM2) Launches New Ku-Band Satellite Internet Broadband Built On iDirect Platform
IndosatM2 (IM2) announced that it will offer satellite broadband service over Ku-Band using a universal satellite hub from iDirect Technologies. The expanded service follows IM2's success in providing satellite broadband service over C-Band and enables IM2 to offer satellite broadband to thousands of small and medium enterprises throughout Southeast Asia in remote and unreachable locations, as well as to the consumer market. iDirect Technologies (iDirect) is a global provider of satellite-based broadband communications solutions and a company of VT Systems Inc.
06/19/07Clearwire Partners Signs Deal to Provide Satellite Internet Wireless Service to Customers Outside Its Wireless Coverage Areas
Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR) announced today distribution agreements with DIRECTV (NYSE: DTV) and EchoStar Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH). The distribution agreements enable both satellite companies to offer Clearwire's high-speed Internet service to their customers and contemplate that Clearwire in turn will be able to offer the video services of one or both satellite companies to its customers. This is expected to enable each of the three companies to offer high-speed Internet, video and voice in all current and future Clearwire markets. The launch is planned for later this year.
06/14/07WildBlue Taps Interns to Bring Satellite Broadband Internet Access to Rural America
Rural utilities have, once again, joined together to bring the WildBlue U student intern program to communities across America. The program, sponsored by the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC), provides training, sales and marketing experience as well as a paid internship to college students in rural America while they help bring high-speed Internet access to underserved areas. In addition, the program provides an opportunity for college students to learn about the value of cooperative business practices, by working for one.
06/14/07Marlink Previews New Global Maritime Broadband Wireless VSAT Satellite Internet Service
Marlink's VSAT@SEA will feature three standard service configurations that include a minimum guaranteed committed information rate for IP-based communications providing resource-efficient means for conducting ship's business and enabling free Internet access and calling for crew members and passengers
06/14/07New 3G Wireless Internet Access Service Provider Database Now Online
BWE adds new 3G Wireless Internet Access Service Provider Database to its existing array of wireless Internet access directories, which include Wireless Internet Service Providers (WISPs), Wi-Fi Hotspot Operators, Municipal Citywide Mesh Network Operators and Satellite Wireless Internet Service Providers.
06/12/07Satellites and RFID Tag Technology Makes Tracking Assets Possible Virtually Anywhere
In keeping with its award-winning leadership position of being both an industry leader and technological innovator, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS developed a satellite assisted tag that can isolate the specific location and movement of an asset. Absolute location identification has not been previously possible until the recent development of the IDENTEC SOLUTIONS GPS Tag.
06/12/07Iridium Wins $3 Million Deal for Satellite Links to Nationwide Rail Communication Infrastructure in Australia
Telstra Corporation has awarded an eight-year contract, valued at $3.0-$3.5 million, to Beam Communications Pty Ltd to supply Iridium-based satellite equipment as part of a new interstate communication infrastructure for the Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC).
06/06/07Satellite Industry Sees First VSAT Satellite Internet Mesh Network Demonstration
This configuration effectively minimizes the need for a centralized uplink site and reduces bandwidth and delay by half. A high resolution TV conferencing system was successfully and convincingly demonstrated over a mesh network of three DVB- RCS VSAT terminals. Each VSAT terminal was able to communicate with other terminals via a single hop satellite link.
06/04/07Globalstar Launches Satellite Broadband Wireless Data and Voice Module in the United States
Globalstar USA, LLC announced that it has started to deliver shipments of the new GSP-1720 satellite data and voice module (SDVM) manufactured by QUALCOMM Incorporated. Weighing approximately 60 grams, the SDVM is one-third the weight of the previous GSP-1620 modem board (SDM) and about half the size. The GSP-1720 offers integrators, OEMs, and value added developers a compact, power efficient and versatile wireless solution for those data applications, which require affordable low cost, 2-way satellite communications.
06/04/07First End-to-End Satellite and WiMAX Network Management and Optimization Solution Launched by OmniGlobe Networks
OmniGlobe Networks announces OmniCenter-a comprehensive, end-to-end network management software solution that combines satellite and WiMAX network management, operations monitoring and bandwidth optimization into a single, cost-effective package. This solution is designed for Internet service providers and network operators that require a comprehensive dashboard view of their entire network, ensuring round-the-clock reliability and performance of their satellite and/or WiMAX networks, while reducing operational costs.
05/23/07Blue Ocean Wireless Combines Broadband Wireless Satellite Technology with GPRS 3G Cell Phone Service for Sailors in Deep Ocean Water that Need Internet Access, Voice and Instant Messaging Capabilities
Altobridge and Blue Ocean Wireless (LSE: ISAT) announced that Altobridge has exclusively licensed its remote communications technology to Blue Ocean Wireless, for merchant maritime applications. Blue Ocean Wireless is a joint venture between Altobridge and private investment firm, Claret Capital.
05/18/07Inmarsat Selects RAD Data Communications as BGAN Wireless Satellite Internet Access Solutions Partner
RAD Data Communications is providing its Vmux voice trunking gateway, which is designed to increase the number of calls that can be transferred on limited satellite bandwidth. This means more bandwidth is available for other voice lines, or data, and ensures the quality of the connection is the same as if the user was answering a desk phone.
05/09/07General Dynamics Receives $28 Million Broadband Satellite On-the-Move Antenna System from U.S. Army
General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies has been awarded an order under the World Wide Satellite Services contract to provide Ku-band on-the-move satellite communications terminals to the U.S. Army. Under this order, General Dynamics will provide a single Warrior Model 20-20 Satcom-on-the-Move (SOTM) antenna system for verification and testing, with additional purchases to follow successful tests.
05/08/07MobilePro Subsidiary Nationwide Internet to Resell Satellite Broadband Internet Access
Nationwide Internet announced that it will become a reseller of Hughes Network Systems' industry leading satellite broadband Internet service, HughesNet. Nationwide Internet will begin offering the coast-to-coast high-speed Internet satellite service.
04/30/07Navis Will Provide Multi-Million Dollar RFID/GPS Terminal Automation Solution at Georgia Port Authority
Navis will be the solution supplier of a $15-million management project that will provide gate and yard automation at Georgia Port Authority's (GPA) Garden City Terminal in Savannah, Georgia.
04/17/07Row 44 Satellite Broadband System Brings High-Speed Internet Access to Airline Passengers in North America
"Until today, high-speed connectivity in the air has lagged behind broadband services that we take for granted on the ground. Row 44 is set to change that forever," said John Guidon, CEO of Row 44, Inc. "With Row 44's new broadband service, airline travelers can use their own WiFi compatible devices, in the cabin – at true broadband speeds."
04/17/07Wavestream Announces Availability of Next-Generation PowerStream Deck Power Amplifier
Wavestream announced the availability of its newest PowerStream Deck Power Amplifier (DPA). This next-generation product is a major evolution on Wavestream's earlier design which had set the industry standard in compact form factor and efficiency when it was introduced in 2005. Wavestream's new product now resets the bar again in terms of performance, form factor and efficiency. Wavestream's PowerStream DPA is being showcased April 16-19, 2007 in booth C-8447 at NAB 2007 in Las Vegas, Nev.
04/13/07Spacenet Offers Free Training and Networking Events for Current and Prospective StarBand Resellers
Spacenet Inc. announced that it will offer free live training programs to all Satellite & Broadband Expo 2007 attendees interested in becoming an authorized dealer or agent for Spacenet's StarBand Nova series of satellite Internet services. In addition, Spacenet will be hosting a special reception and a tour of the company's Atlanta-area teleport.
04/12/07Harris Corporation Forms Team to Pursue $455 Million Satellite Operations and Maintenance Program
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has formed a team to compete for a six-and-a- half-year, $455 million contract to provide operations and maintenance support to the 50th Space Wing's Air Force Satellite Control Network at locations around the world. The announcement was made during the 23rd National Space Symposium being held April 9-12 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.
04/02/07TransCore Achieves RFID and Satellite Communications Distribution Milestones
TransCore announces radio frequency identification (RFID) and satellite communication distribution milestones, exceeding 150,000 satellite communications transceivers worldwide and surpassing 25 million RFID tags and 45,000 RFID readers worldwide. Annual production of the company's eGo® paper-thin windshield sticker tags also surpassed predecessor hard-case models, marking the shift towards newer more versatile RFID tags that can perform under the rigors of long-range and high-speed requirements for transportation applications.
04/02/07New Satellite IP Wireless Network Uses Picocells and Satellite Backbone Connections for Campus-Wide Deployments
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) and UTStarcom, Inc., announced a technology partnership designed to demonstrate the power of a hosted satellite solution to meet the need for enterprise campus mobile connectivity. The two companies have created a nationwide demonstration network linking multiple picocells serving their office buildings, with all backhaul and call control provided via satellite through a flexible, cost-effective hosted solution.
03/30/07Gilat Provides Broadband Wireless Satellite Network With More Than 3,000 Sites for Major European Retail Chain
Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) announced that it has provided a broadband wireless satellite network which includes more than 3,000 VSATs for deployment at one of Europe's large retail chains.
03/30/07MSV Selects Nortel First Hybrid Satellite-WiMAX Terrestrial Wireless Network Trial
Mobile Satellite Ventures, L.P. (MSV), one of North Americas leading providers of mobile satellite communications services, will deploy what is believed to be the first integrated 4G and satellite broadband trial powered by Nortel mobile WiMAX and IMS technologies.
03/30/07Chrysler the First to Offer SIRIUS Backseat TV Satellite Service to Vehicles
Chrysler Group and SIRIUS Satellite Radio announced that Chrysler Group will be the exclusive auto manufacturer to offer SIRIUS Backseat TV in its vehicle lineup in the 2008 model year.
03/30/07Spacenet Extends the Reach of Satellite Broadband Services with Launch of Expanded Channel Marketing Partner Program
Spacenet Inc. announced the introduction of a newly expanded Channel Marketing Partner Program to reach new vertical markets and offer more flexible ways for partners to work with Spacenet. The revised Channel Program focuses on recruiting high quality value-added Resellers, Agents, and Dealers looking to expand their portfolios with advanced communication solutions. Spacenet's high-performance satellite communication services and its revised Channel Program are well suited for a variety of organizations including ISPs, telecom providers, system integrators and complementary IT solutions providers - regardless of their level of expertise with satellite technology.
03/22/07Comtech Telecommunications Corp. Awarded $2.8 Million of Orders for Satcom High Power Amplifiers
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced that its Melville, New York-based subsidiary, Comtech PST Corp., has received $2.8 million of orders for high power amplifiers from a leading provider of aviation electronics and communication systems.
03/20/07Intelsat, iDirect and TANDBERG Join Forces to Educate Scouts on Satellite Capabilities
Intelsat will host thousands of children for a day of celebrating space and satellite communications. Intelsat and the Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capital are together sponsoring Girl Scout Day at the National Air and Space Museum in Chantilly, Virginia.
03/15/07Globalstar Announces New Smaller and Lighter Satellite Data Modem With Seven Year Battery Life
Globalstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: GSAT) announced that simplex data integrator AXONN, LLC, has launched a new smaller and lighter satellite data modem known as the AXTracker MMT.
03/14/07Harris Corporation Begins Delivery of Large Aperture Multiband Deployable Antenna Satellite Communications Terminals
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has delivered the first 12 of 39 Large Aperture Multiband Deployable Antenna (LAMDA) terminals to be used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force for multiband, mobile satellite communications. The order for 39 LAMDA terminals is part of a $42 million contract awarded to Harris in 2004 by the U.S. Army that also includes 25 Lightweight High Gain X-band Antenna (LHGXA) terminals.
03/14/07Satellite Industry Prepares to Deliver Video, Radio and Data to Mobile Devices
Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has been awarded a contract by Alcatel Alenia Space to supply a 12- meter, commercial satellite antenna for the first European satellite infrastructure designed for broadcasting video, radio and data to mobile devices and vehicle receivers in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain and the UK.
03/05/07Hughes Signs Contract With Arianespace to Launch SPACEWAY 3 to Deliver Spot Beam Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Based Services
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced that it has awarded a launch services contract to Arianespace for the launch of its next-generation SPACEWAY 3 satellite. The Ariane 5 heavy launcher will launch SPACEWAY 3 into geosynchronous transfer orbit from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The launch date is projected for August 2007.
03/01/07Iridium Satellite to Open New Ground Station in Norway
Iridium Satellite LLC announces plans to open a new telemetry, tracking and command/control (TTAC) earth station in Norway. The TTAC opening is part of a continuous improvement plan to enhance Iridium's industry-leading constellation reliability and global mobile satellite communications service quality.
02/22/07Comtech Telecommunications Corp. and Thrane & Thrane A/S Enter into Joint Inmarsat BGAN Satellite Broadband Technology Development Agreement
Comtech Telecommunications Corp. (Nasdaq: CMTL) announced that its Maryland-based subsidiary, Comtech Mobile Datacom Corporation, has entered into a joint technology development agreement with Thrane & Thrane A/S, to bring next-generation mobile satellite solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense and other military customers.
02/22/07SkyBitz Extends Footprint Into Latin America as Part of Strategy to Accelerate Global Business Growth and Launches Joint Venture With Grupo Pegaso
SkyBitz announced that it has received regulatory approval to sell its patented SkyBitz Global Locating System (GLS) technology to logistics and transportation companies throughout Mexico. As part of a joint venture with Grupo Pegaso, a privately-held company headquartered in Mexico City, the companies will launch SkyBitz de Mexico to support fleets based in the country. Grupo Pegaso will oversee sales and marketing efforts while product research and development will continue to be directed from SkyBitz's United States headquarters based in Sterling, Virginia.
02/22/07Encore Networks and Orbital Data Net Team To Deliver Satellite Broadband T1 Backup Service for the State of Louisiana
Encore Networks announced that Orbital Data Net has selected Encore's VSR-30 Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for the State of Louisiana's Department of Public Safety emergency backup satellite network. Built in response to the devastation and resulting network outages experienced during Hurricane Katrina, Orbital's satellite network will provide voice and data emergency backup to locations throughout the Gulf region.
02/21/07Hughes Announces Broadband Wireless VSAT Platform for Maritime Applications
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Nasdaq: HUGH) and Cobham PLC company, Sea Tel, Inc., announced the successful completion of interoperability testing between the Hughes HX family of IP satellite broadband modems and Sea Tel family of marine stabilized satellite antennas. As a result, satellite broadband service providers around the world can now take advantage of a packaged, state-of-the-art maritime VSAT platform.
02/21/07STM Signs Agreement with Satellite Mediaport Services for DVB-RCS Deployment
STM Group announced that, through its Middle East subsidiary, STMEA, it has entered into a value added service agreement with Satellite Mediaport Services Ltd (SMS), a SMS-Mach6 Company, for the introduction of DVB-S2 RCS services in Africa and the Middle East.
02/21/07ViaSat And Eutelsat To Develop Broadband Wireless Satellite Internet Service For Europe
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) announced a new cooperation agreement to jointly offer affordable, high-quality consumer broadband satellite service in underserved markets in Europe.
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02/16/07Loral Skynet Announces Skyreach Remote T1's for Rural Cell Towers and Wireless Internet Service Providers
Loral Skynet, a subsidiary of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: LORL), introduced a new, satellite-based cellular backhaul service that enables mobile/cellular operators to extend their networks and reduce the operational costs of serving remote and low annual rate per user (ARPU) areas.
02/06/07TECORE Announces Wireless VoIP/SIP Enabled Base Station for GPRS, EDGE and GSM Wireless ISPs
TECORE Wireless Systems announced the launch of its pre-IMS VoIP/SIP enabled GSM base station to be showcased at this year's 3GSM World Congress. The BTS-4000RM delivers up to 64 high powered GSM/GPRS/EDGE voice and data channels occupying as little as 5U of a standard 19" telecommunications rack.
02/01/07Talisma to Provide Integrated CIM Suite to WildBlue Communications Satellite Broadband Service
Talisma Corporation announced that WildBlue Communications, a leading provider of satellite broadband Internet services, has selected Talisma Chat, Talisma Email, and Talisma Knowledgebase, which are unified by the Talisma Customer Interaction Hub to improve service and support for both agents and customers.
01/31/07Iridium Announces Rapid Adoption of Satellite RFID Tracking Service by U.S. Department of Defense and Partners
Iridium Satellite is pleased to announce the activation and support of approximately 200 of its 9601 Short Burst Data (SBD) devices through its contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Applications for the 9601 device include asset tracking; integration with radio frequency identification (RFID) technology providing "total asset visibility."
01/10/07Chorus 2i Brings Wi-Fi to Satellite Internet Radios
Frontier Silicon launches its Chorus 2i baseband receiver SoC, bringing over 10,000 Internet radio stations and network audio streaming capability to sub-$99 Wi-Fi radios.
01/08/07Globecomm Systems Awarded Multiple Contracts from a Global Multilateral Organization Valued at Approximately $2.1 Million
Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM) announced that it has been awarded multiple contracts from a global multilateral organization valued at approximately $2.1 million.
01/08/07City of Rzeszow, Poland Reduces Telecommunications Costs By 60% by Migrating to a Broadband Wireless Network
Cambridge Broadband Limited and its system integrator partner VSAT have successfully deployed an extensive broadband wireless network in the city of Rzeszow, Poland. The Rzeszow Metropolitan Area Network (ResMAN) network uses VectaStar to provide broadband access services to over 6,000 IP customers and 92 city administration offices and schools, as well as providing backhaul for 47 WiFi hotspots, with free Internet for citizens, and a video surveillance system for security at bus and train terminals across the city.
01/05/07Skylogic Provides Satellite-Based In-Flight Communications to European Business Jets
Skylogic, Eutelsat's broadband affiliate, has teamed with ViaSat, producer of innovative satellite and wireless communications products, to provide in-flight communications to business jets flying over Europe. The new service has already been selected by ARINC, a world leader in aviation communications, which announces that passengers on over 40 business jets flying over European airspace are now benefiting from satellite-based in-flight communications. ARINC provides users with European coverage through Ku-band capacity on Eutelsat's ATLANTIC BIRD 2.
01/04/07National Scientific Corporation Blends Wi-Fi, RFID, Video and Satellites to Monitor School Bus Activities
National Scientific Corporation (OTCBB: NSCT) announced that following a competitive bidding process, it has been awarded a contract to install its Travado IBUS Digital Video Recorder and Rider Authentication System on the 125 buses of Washington State's Clover Park School District. The 26-square-mile district, located south of Tacoma, serves 30 schools and transports some 5,300 students daily.
12/18/06New Satellite Broadband Deal Delivers High-Speed Internet Access and VoIP to Remote Areas of Canada
Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) Minister Glenn Hagel and OmniGlobe Networks, Inc. (OGN) Chair Julian Costley signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form a long-term strategic alliance. The two companies will work together to deliver a satellite-based wireless broadband Internet service capable of supporting video-conferencing, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other e-solutions to rural and remote communities across Canada.
12/13/06Mobile Satellite Ventures Continues to Fortify Its Dominant Intellectual Property Position in ATC Technologies
Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV) announced that it has been awarded its sixteenth patent relating to Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) technology by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The patent addresses essential architectural aspects of ATC technology, the linchpin of MSV's next generation integrated satellite- terrestrial wireless broadband network.
12/11/06WildBlue Announces Successful Launch of New Bird for Satellite Broadband Internet Services
WildBlue Communications announced that its Ka-band spot beam satellite, WildBlue-1 was successfully launched this evening at 5:08 p.m. EST from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. WildBlue provides high-speed Internet connectivity via satellite to homes and small businesses in communities where terrestrial broadband access is either limited or unavailable.
12/05/06DriverTech Offers Satellite, Cellular and Wi-Fi Bundle for Superior Truck Fleet Management
The DT4000 incorporates ORBCOMM for satellite coverage and low-cost messaging as well as cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity for the most cost-efficient message routing. Leading customers such as U.S. Xpress, Interstate Distributor, and Anderson Trucking Service are some of the large fleets who have installed and are using the DriverTech system, as well as many others that are currently piloting the system.
12/01/06International Datacasting Wins Satellite Contract for Development of IPTV, Digital Cinema, Digital Radio Networks, and HDTV
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX: IDC) announced that it has been awarded a contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for a research and development project for the next generation of DVB-S2 satellite multicasting products.
11/18/06Stratos Signs Strategic Satellite Alliance with SeaMobile
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with SeaMobile Enterprises, a leading provider of global VSAT broadband, wireless voice and data services. The agreement will enable Stratos to deliver GSM and CDMA wireless voice and data to the U.S. government and military markets.
11/10/06ERF Wireless Signs Deal With Satellite Backup Services Provider to Serve Financial and Enterprise Clients
The services supplied by SkyPort to ERF Wireless will initially provide satellite backup that satisfies the requirements of annual disaster recovery plans for banks. Under the terms of the contract, ERF Wireless will resell the SkyPort satellite backup capability as a part of its total wireless broadband T1 replacement package.
11/06/06Intelsat Ranked First Among Teleport Service Providers
Intelsat announced that it placed first on the World Teleport Association's (WTA) annual rankings of the top teleport operators. Intelsat led the list of the 2006 Global Top Twenty. WTA's Global Top Twenty ranks companies based on revenues from all satellite-related sources which includes independents, satellite carriers, fiber carriers, and technology providers.
10/18/06Radio Maria Awards $1M Satellite Radio Network Expansion Contract to International Datacasting Profline
International Datacasting Corporation (IDC) (TSX: IDC) announced that PROFline B.V., their wholly owned subsidiary and base of operations in Europe, has received a follow-on order from the World Family of Radio Maria, to continue with their major satellite radio network upgrade. This new contract is valued at approximately $1 million (CDN).
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09/15/06Ofcom Introduces Spectrum Licence Type for Broadband Wireless Access on Trains
A new type of spectrum licence enabling broadband access on trains, via a satellite link, has been made available by UK communications industry regulator Ofcom.
09/09/06Eutelsat Selects Alcatel Alenia Space for the Delivery of W2A Satellite
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) and Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE:ALA) announced that Eutelsat has retained Alcatel Alenia Space, the European leader in satellite systems, for the design, manufacturing, assembling, tests and on-ground delivery of the W2A satellite.
09/08/06CanalDigitaal Delivers World's First Wireless Entire-Home Satellite Distribution Service
The Netherlands' sole commercial direct broadcast satellite provider will offer its customers the Caton V2O Wireless Home Media Network, the world's first satellite wireless STB system capable of whole-home video streaming. The V2O Wireless Home Media Network incorporates Airgo's TrueMIMO Media technology within a master media server with PVR and up to two slave boxes to receive live and recorded content anywhere in a household.
08/31/06Iridium and Raytheon Provide First Responders Fully Interoperable Emergency Communications
Iridium Satellite and Raytheon's JPS Communications announce a joint marketing initiative to provide first responders a fully interoperable communications service for use in disasters. The two companies are making Iridium voice and data communications services available to customers packaged with the JPS ACU Interoperability Technology.
08/25/06WiMAX Operators Outbid Satellite Industry for Advanced Wireless Spectrum (AWS)
DBS operators in the United States have taken an aggressive approach to the Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum auction currently being held by the FCC. A consortium called Wireless DBS qualified as a bidder; it includes EchoStar, DirecTV, News Corp., Rupert Murdoch, and Charles Ergen as interested parties. However the DBS operators' bids, although initially among the highest submitted, were largely unsuccessful, and Wireless DBS has dropped out of the bidding.
08/23/06Stratellite Deal with NASA Crashes
GlobeTel Communications Corp. (GTE.A) on Friday said it received a notice from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, saying it would terminate the memorandum of agreement signed on June 13, 2005.
08/23/06Americom Government Services and Wheat International Set New Record for Transferring Data Wirelessly for Military and Marine Applications
Americom Government Services, Inc. (AGS) and Wheat International announced that the companies set a new documented record for mobile broadband Internet services recently during a public test of the TeleSea Network (TeleSea) in the Norfolk, Va., area. These long-range wireless Internet systems, which support high-speed data and voice traffic, can be set up instantly and have many commercial and government wireless applications, including meeting first responder needs during disasters.
08/02/06Wireless Interactive Completes 900 MHz OFDM Wireless Deployment in Iraq
Wireless Interactive Comm. Inc. announced the completion if its newest network in Iraq utilizing the Orion-900, 900 MHz radios as a network of wireless backbone infrastructure which then is redistributed using the RedFire-200, 2.4 GHz WIFI product line.
07/31/06Israel Company Receives $11 Million to Fund WiMAX Triple Play Technology
WiNetworks announced that it successfully raised $11M in venture capital funding. In this round, most of the funding came from WiNetworks existing investors, Cedar Fund, Columbia Capital and Rho Capital, with Evergreen entering as a new investor. This is the second major financing round for WiNetworks, which was founded in 2003 with seed financing from Cedar Fund. The capital raised will be used to expand WiNetworks' operations and accelerate its 'Go to Market' plan.
07/21/06Stratellites Get U.S. Airforce Approval
GlobeTel Communications Corp.'s (AMEX:GTE) wholly owned subsidiary, Sanswire Networks LLC, has been granted a Statement of Capability (SOC) by the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC) of the United States Air Force, permitting Sanswire to flight test its Sanswire 2 high altitude airship technology demonstrator. Sanswire began to seek approval for the SOC in February of this year. NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, also located at Edwards, will provide meteorological services to the Air Force Flight Test Center in support of Sanswire's flight test effort.
07/05/06Wayfinder Mobile Satellite Service Warns Motorists of Speed Cameras
With the number of speed cameras on British roads increasing all the time, Wayfinder, the live mobile satellite navigation service is advising motorists to take caution when driving. Speed Camera sites, whether they are mobile or fixed camera locations are growing year on year. Over 11, 000 speed camera locations, including fixed, mobile, free standing, traffic light and temporary cameras sites can be located all over the country.
06/24/06Globalstar Files for Expanded ATC Authority
Globalstar, a leader in providing mobile satellite voice and data services to business, announced that that it has filed an application with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for authority to use all of its assigned mobile satellite service (MSS) spectrum for Ancillary Terrestrial Component (ATC) services in the United States
06/24/06Roadpost Selects Info Directions' CostGuard XG OSS/BSS to Support Expanding Operations
Info Directions, a leading developer of net-centric billing, rating, order management, workflow and selling solutions for the telecommunications industry, is pleased to announce that Toronto-based service provider, Roadpost Inc., has selected its CostGuard XG back office solution to help manage the launch of new services to the company's international business clients
06/23/06ND SatCom Deploys Telemedicine Solution in Kazakhstan
ND SatCom, a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and defence communication network solutions, delivered 16 SkyWAN terminals which support telemedicine applications in Kazakhstan
06/07/06SeaKey Selects World Access as Concierge and Emergency Assistance Service Provider for Next-Generation Telematics Solution
SeaKey LLC, a provider of onboard safety, security and convenience telematics services announced that it has chosen World Access to provide Concierge and Emergency Assistance for its next-generation satellite communications product
06/06/06Falcon Communications, Inc. Signs on as New Intelsat Ampiage Distributor in U.S.
Intelsat announced that Falcon Communications, Inc., a provider of integrated services to U.S.-operated telecommunications companies (telcos), has signed an agreement with Intelsat to distribute Ampiage, Intelsat's satellite-based MPEG-4 video, open-architecture, transport service, to telcos and other multichannel system operators in North America
06/01/06New Emergency Management Solution Decontaminates Spaces of Pandemic Causing Viruses
What may be the collective answer to emergency preparedness for local, state and federal response and recovery from large scale natural disasters, including pandemic outbreaks, has been unveiled by Florida-based AeroClave, LLC
05/31/06DSP Experts Launch New RF Development Platform to Help Developers Bring Products to Market Quickly
Digital systems design and development continues apace, new tools to speed the process are in continual demand
05/25/06AT&T Launches Rural Satellite Broadband Internet Service
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced the availability of its new satellite-based broadband Internet access service, delivering a new service option to millions of rural homes and businesses where DSL and cable services are not offered today
05/23/06Seamobile Acquires Maritime Telecommunications Network (MTN)
SeaMobile, Inc., a global provider of advanced at-sea wireless voice, data, and Internet communications services, announced that it has acquired Maritime Telecommunications Network, Inc. (MTN), a provider of satellite-based broadband communications and networking services for the maritime industry
05/19/06Eagle Broadband to Host Meeting for the Philadelphia Financial Community
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, will host a special luncheon for Philadelphia financial analysts on Tuesday, May 23 to introduce them to the company, its services and future plans
05/19/06Eagle Broadband Announces a Second SatMAX Purchase Order From Textron Systems
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, announced that the company has received another purchase order for its SatMAX non-line-of-sight satellite communications technology from Textron Systems Corporation
05/19/06Verso to Exhibit at CommunicAsia 2006
Verso Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRSO - News ), a provider of next generation network solutions, announced its participation at CommunicAsia 2006 (June 20-23) in Singapore, at the Singapore Expo, Stand 6E1-14, Hall 6, U.S. International Pavilion
05/17/06WCC Launches Docking Station for Iridium Secure Military Satellite Phones
World Communication Center (WCC), a provider of global satellite voice and data communications, announced the launch of the first docking station for the completely secure military/Department of Defense (DOD) Iridium satellite phones for indoor, maritime, or vehicle use
05/16/06Eagle Broadband Showcases Satellite Communications System at GSA International Products and Services Expo
Eagle Broadband, Inc (AMEX: EAG), a provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, will showcase its SatMAX indoor/outdoor Iridium-based satellite communications system at the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) International Products and Services Expo in San Antonio from May 15-18
05/12/06Evaluate The Latest Developments in the Australian Broadband Marketplace
Research and Markets has announced the addition of 2006 Australia - Wireless Broadband - Personal Broadband to their offering
05/09/06AT&T Initiatives Expand Availability of Advanced Communications Technologies
AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced a series of moves that underscore the company's commitment to widely delivering the benefits of broadband Internet access and IP-based services to businesses and consumers throughout its traditional 13-state local service territory
05/09/06WCC Celebrates 2nd Anniversary of GSA Contract
World Communication Center (WCC), a provider of global satellite voice and data communications, marks the second anniversary of its U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) contract, providing federal agencies with availability and competitive pricing on WCC satellite products and services
05/09/06Stratos Announces First Quarter Financial Results
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB), a global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006
05/05/06ND SatCom Becomes Partner in Indian Joint Venture
ND SatCom, a global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast and defence communication network solutions announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture with Grintex India Ltd
05/04/06Eagle Broadband to Host Meeting for the Houston Financial Community
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, will host a special meeting for Houston financial analysts on Friday, May 5 to introduce them to the company, its services and future plans
05/03/06Eagle Broadband to Present at Micro Cap Event in New York
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG), a national provider of broadband, Internet protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, will be a featured presenter at the Micro Cap 2006 Conference, taking place May 3 in New York City
04/28/06BWE Releases New Wireless ISP Training Course Schedule
All BWE class instructors are seasoned wireless RF engineers that have years of experience in building broadband wireless networks. BWE's classes are designed to give attendees a real world view of broadband wireless principles, equipment selection guidelines, and examples of what you should and should not do in order to build a carrier class broadband wireless data system.
04/27/06International Datacasting's Profline Operations Awarded Contract for MPEG4 HE-AAC Satellite Radio Network in Europe
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announced that PROFLine B.V., their wholly owned subsidiary and base of operations in Europe, has received a new order from the commercial broadcaster Radio Contact in Belgium, to supply equipment for a major new satellite radio network upgrade
04/27/06SiriCOMM Presents at ViaSat User Conference
SiriCOMM, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SIRC), announced that it is to present its VSAT managed services offering at VISTA 2006, the 12th Annual Conference of the ViaSat VSAT User group
04/25/06SlipStream Data's International Success Wins Gold
SlipStream Data Inc, an industry leader in data acceleration software, has been recognized for their outstanding export achievements by the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT)
04/25/06ND SatCom and BASE TEN Present First Satcom on the Move Robotic Vehicle to the German Armed Forces
ND SatCom, a global provider of satellite-based communication network solutions for commercial and defence applications, has together with its partner BASE TEN finalized the world’s first unmanned Satcom on the Move controlled robotic vehicle system, RoboScout, to the German Armed Forces
04/25/06International Datacasting Provides Equipment for Access Integrated Technologies Digital Cinema Deployment
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) announced that it has received an order for 400 DVB-S2 receivers from Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. (AccessIT) (NASDAQ: AIXD), a provider of digital cinema software and services
04/21/06Eutelsat's HOT BIRD 7A Satellite Goes Live
Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) announced the commercial entry into service of its HOT BIRD 7A broadcast satellite
04/19/06Global Warming Heats up Internet-Protocol Television
More than 16,000 high school and college science classrooms across the United States will simultaneously see and chat with nine leading scientific and religious experts on the topic of global warming through the Earth Day Network using the new "PowerTV" internet- protocol television (IPTV) network of Chantilly-based Communication Technologies, Inc
04/08/06ViaSat Wins Contract from Boeing for Ground Based Beam Forming System for Mobile Satellite Ventures
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) has been awarded an initial contract valued at approximately $57 million with options for an additional $15 million by Boeing (NYSE:BA) to develop a ground-based beam forming (GBBF) system for a new mobile communication network covering North America
04/07/06Eurotech presents the AVL Light
The Eurotech Embedded AVL-Light is a low power standard system platform designed for demanding cost sensitive real time vehicle tracking applications
04/06/06BART and Capitol Corridor Release Request (RFI) to Develop Network for Providing Passengers with Wireless Broadband Connections
BART/Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCPJA), the operators of the Capitol Corridor commuter train, are asking the telecommunications industry to help them take the next big step in providing mobile broadband services, including Internet, email, Virtual Private Network (VPN) access, video downloads and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to their riders’ laptops, PDAs and cell phones—while the Capitol Corridor train is moving at full speed between Auburn and San Jose
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03/30/06SDN Global Announces Terry Chase as VP and Financial Controller 
03/29/06Mimix Broadband, Inc. Introduces 7.5-22.5 / 15.0-45.0 GHz Active Doubler Combined with Output Buffer Amplifier
Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduced a 7.5 to 22.5 / 15.0 to 45.0 GHz active doubler offered in a 3x3mm QFN surface mount plastic package that is RoHS compliant
03/28/06WCC and Eagle Broadband Form Agreement to Offer New Solutions to Emergency Management Community
Eagle Broadband, Inc. (AMEX: EAG - News ), a provider of broadband, Internet Protocol (IP) and communications technology and services, announced that World Communication Center (WCC), a provider of global satellite voice and data communications, will distribute various models of Eagle Broadband's SatMAX product line, including Eagle's innovative Alpha Emergency Communications System (ECS)
03/17/06fSONA Systems to Address Free Space Optical Wireless Solutions at Rural Broadband & Connectivity Forum
fSONA Systems, the industry leader in high performance Free Space Optical transmission systems announced that Kelly Irvin, Director, Canada will present at the Rural Broadband & Connectivity Forum occurring March 21-22, 2006 in Calgary, Alberta Canada
03/16/06NextPhase Wireless Signs Letter of Intent to Form Joint Venture With OnSat
NextPhase Wireless (OTC BB: NXPW), a next-generation connectivity company that specializes in integrated Internet, voice and data communication solutions, announced it has signed a Letter of Intent with Onasi, Inc. (OnSat) to form a joint venture to provide integrated connectivity solutions, using satellite backhaul and wireless last mile technologies, to rural US markets and developing markets internationally
03/07/06GeoWireless Brings Disaster Recovery Solutions to Hurricane Prone Areas
GeoWireless, one of the first companies to reestablish communications for federal officials after Hurricane Katrina, is showcasing disaster recovery communications solutions in storm prone areas
03/07/06SlipStream Data Accelerates Iridium Satellite's Communications Service
SlipStream Data Inc. stated that its new mobile acceleration solution, SlipStream MSP, will be used to provide enhanced data communications to the Internet over Iridium Satellite's low-earth orbiting (LEO) satellite network
03/01/06WildBlue Announces Launch Plans for Its Next Satellite WildBlue-1 With Arianespace
WildBlue Communications announced that Arianespace has scheduled the launch of its Ka-band spot beam satellite, WildBlue-1, on an Ariane 5 vehicle in the fourth quarter of 2006 from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana
02/28/06MobilePro to Present at W2i Digital Cities Convention in Houston
MobilePro Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: MOBL) announced that its wireless group will present at the W2i Digital Cities Convention in Houston Tuesday, Feb. 28 to Thursday, March 2
02/28/06Wireless Internet Service Launch in the Quebec City-Windsor Corridor
VIA Rail Canada officially launched its Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) access service on board its trains, in several stations and in Panorama lounges in the Québec City-Windsor corridor - a first in North America
02/24/06AT&T Outlines Plans for Global Network Expansion to Serve Multinational Enterprise Customers
AT&T Inc. announced details of its 2006 plans to expand its global network, providing enhanced connectivity in the United States and around the world in order to meet the growing demands of its multinational enterprise customers
02/16/06KVH Ships its 100,000th Mobile Satellite Antenna, Setting Industry Milestone & Record Revenues
Reaffirming its position as the leading manufacturer of mobile satellite antenna systems for boats, cars, and RVs, KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI - News ) announced that it recently shipped its 100,000th antenna, setting a new milestone in the mobile satellite marketplace
02/16/06ViaSat Satellite DOCSIS-Based Terminal Shipments Reach 100,000 Worldwide
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) today announced that it has shipped its 100,000th DOCSIS- based two-way broadband satellite terminal
02/15/06WCC Reports Record-Breaking Year
World Communication Center (WCC), a provider of global satellite voice and data communications, announced a record-breaking year with net revenue exceeding $10 million in 20
02/03/06Wi-Fi TV Adds Categories and Advertising Choices to Its Global Interactive Online TV Web Site
Wi-Fi TV Inc. (OTC: WTVN) added additional topics and channels to its live and interactive online TV web site
02/03/06Mobile Satellite Services Could Capture 16 Million Users by 2015
A new report from Telecom, Media and Finance Associates, Inc. (TMF Associates), "ATC: The Future of Mobile Satellite Services?," concludes that a partnership between a Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator and a Satellite TV operator could provide spectrum and funding for deployment of a new nationwide 4G wireless network in the US by 2010
02/01/06Wi-Fi TV Teams With Poker TV Network to Offer Live and On-Demand Gaming Content
Wi-Fi TV Inc. (OTC:WTVN), which streamed the first full-length movie on the Internet in 1995 and in 2005 became a pioneer in Internet TV, announced that it has formed a strategic content alliance with Poker TV Network Inc. to offer Poker related live and on-demand content
01/24/06Globalstar is Granted FCC Authority for the Implementation of Ancillary Terrestrial Component
Globalstar LLC (GLLC), a world leader in providing mobile satellite voice and data services to business, announced that it has been granted authority from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer Ancillary Terrestrial Component services (ATC) in the U.S. in conjunction with its mobile satellite services
01/20/06Oxford to Provide Video-On-Demand, Satellite TV and High-Speed Wireless Internet to Albuquerque Complex
Oxford Media, Inc. (OTC BB: OXMI) announced it has signed an agreement with Comco III for the sale and installation of a bundled suite of products and services including its proprietary Video-On-Demand Entertainment System, known as eMOD, Satellite Television Service and High-Speed Wireless Internet Access for Comco III's 240-unit apartment project in Albuquerque, New Mexico known as Sunchase Apartment Homes
01/19/06Uniworld Unveils Only River Cruise Ship to Offer Wi-Fi and Internet Access
Uniworld, a river cruise and tour operator, announced it will launch a new ship, the River Royale, and new 2006 itineraries for its popular river sailings in France
01/19/06WCC Adds Inmarsat Including BGAN to Its Satellite Voice and Data Communication Product Portfolio
World Communication Center (WCC), a provider of global satellite voice and data communications, announced the addition of Inmarsat to WCC's existing satellite Internet and Iridium product lines
01/18/06Community Connect Program Utilizes Tachyon Broadband Satellite Connectivity to Bridge Digital Divide in Underserved Communities
The Community College Foundation (TCCF) is a nonprofit dedicated to using educational excellence to enhance communities. Founded in 1983, the Sacramento, Calif.-based organization launched its nationwide Community Connect program in 1999 to help teachers learn about technology. It educates and provides training to underserved communities through the use of the Internet and information technology.
12/09/05Telecom Services Remain Expensive in the South Pacific Islands
Research and Markets has announced the addition of 2006 South Pacific Islands - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband to their offering
12/06/05Fortress Technologies Announces First Gigabit Wireless Security Controllers
Fortress Technologies announced the latest addition to its award-winning product suite, the FC-X series of security controllers
11/30/05WiMAX Links to Satellite High-Speed Internet Backbone Connections
iDirect Technologies, a privately-held company that designs, develops, and markets bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, and Airspan Networks Inc. (Nasdaq: AIRN), a provider of broadband wireless access solutions for both licensed and
11/26/05Infrastructure Agreement Providing Greater Broadband Access in the Northwest Territories
Residents throughout the Northwest Territories are one step closer to being able to access new broadband service thanks to a signed agreement between the Government of Canada and Falcon Communications GP Ltd
11/24/05Calypso Wireless & Sleipner Completed Seamless Mobility Summit for Launching VoIP Skype Calls Connectivity
Calypso Wireless, Inc. (PINK SHEETS:CLYW - News) announced that it has completed the Sleipner & Calypso ASNAP Seamless Mobility technology summit in Miami, Florida
11/22/05instaCare Corp. To Be Profiled on Money TV
instaCare Corp. (OTCBB:INCA - News), a Wi-Fi PDA technology provider to the lodging and satellite media industries, announced that its chairman and chief executive officer, Robert Cox, will be interviewed and profiled on Money TV, which is broadcast to mo
11/17/05Australian Operator AUSTAR Signs Agreement with Thomson
Thomson (Euronext Paris:18453; NYSE: TMS), partner to the media & entertainment industries, and AUSTAR (ASX: AUN), one of Australia's leading subscription television providers, announced the signing of an agreement for the delivery of Personal Digital Rec
11/15/05Tellus Venture Associates Completes WiMAX Feasibility Study for City of Folsom, California
Tellus Venture Associates, in collaboration with Coast2Coast Technologies, completed a study for the City of Folsom, California that determined that a citywide WiMAX system is financially and technically feasible, and would help drive economic development
11/10/05EMCORE Corporation Acquires Phasebridge, Inc.
EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR), a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and wireless communications markets, announced that it has acquired privately-held Phasebridge, Inc. of Pas
11/10/05Video Without Boundaries, Inc. Launches Several Initiatives
Following the successful launch of its first portable media product, Flyboy, VWB plans to further broaden its product line and has created an initiative to focus specifically on the portable media category along with content and application distribution t
11/10/05Beam Express Appoints Peter Clark as New Chief Executive Officer
BeamExpress Inc. announced that it has appointedindustry veteran Peter Clark as its new President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of Beam Express's board of directors
11/09/05EMCORE Corporation Reports Preliminary Fiscal 2005 Fourth Quarter and Year-end Results
EMCORE Corporation (Nasdaq: EMKR), a provider of compound semiconductor-based components and subsystems for the broadband, fiber optic, satellite, and wireless communications markets, announced its preliminary financial results for the fiscal 2005 fourth
11/08/05WiFi Wireless, Inc. Announces WF205 System
The WF205 System, by WiFi Wireless, Inc. (OTC: WFIW), is a fully integrated nav-aid system using laser gyro controlled platforms
11/08/05Inclarity sets sights on African telecoms markets
British communications company Inclarity announced a series of investments in Africa markets as it seeks to expand its business through advanced satellite services and solutions that provide data and voice connectivity
11/08/05Stratos Taking Orders for BGAN Mobile Satellite Service
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced it is now taking orders from distribution partners and customers for Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) service, which will be commercially available in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia within t
11/05/05Mitec Reorganizes Operations in China - Continues Streamlining Activities in Montreal
Mitec Telecom Inc. (TSX: MTM) announced that Mr. David Embery, who had been Mitec's Vice-President Asia-Pacific and General Manager of its Suzhou operations, has left the Company
11/04/05DataPath Announces $96 Million Army Contract
DataPath, Inc. announced that the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J. has awarded the company a $96 million firm-fixed-price sole source contract
11/04/05State of Alaska Expands Contract For WCC’s Satellite Communication Solutions
World Communications Center (WCC) announced that the State of Alaska has renewed its contract with WCC to supply satellite communication services for the state government and state agencies. According to the terms of the agreement, the contract contains r
11/02/05Wireless Matrix Inks Initial 400 Unit Agreement with Leading Electric Utility
Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX:WRX - News) announced an agreement with one of the leading utilities on the East Coast of the United States serving more than 2 million homes and businesses, for an initial order of 400 Mobile Base Station 2 (MBS2) units.
10/27/05State of Alaska Expands Contract For WCC’s Satellite Communication Solutions
World Communications Center (WCC), a leading provider of global satellite voice and data communications, announced that the State of Alaska has renewed its contract with WCC to supply satellite communication services for the state government and state age
10/25/05Mobile Satellite Ventures Issues Analysis Examining the Advantages of New Communications Technology in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
In a research study, Toward a Next Generation Strategy: Learning from Katrina and Taking Advantage of New Technologies, issued by Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), recognized telecommunications experts Dale Hatfield and Phil Weiser review how public safety
09/28/05WiFi Wireless, Inc. and Hyundai Shipping in Formal Negotiations for First WiFi-Enhanced 60-Ship Fleet
Wifi Wireless, Inc. (OTC: WFIW) recently returned from South Korea where they presented live demonstrations of their revolutionary new WiFi technology product to many high-level officials and well-known companies in Korea. This demonstration included a co
09/28/05Inmarsat Files Petition Requesting Access to 2 GHz Broadband Wireless Spectrum
Global Satellite Communications Provider Intends to Launch Interoperable Communications Network to Meet Communications Needs of First Responders and Homeland Defense Personnel
09/15/05Satellite Newspapers and BaySys Technologies Revolutionize Business Travel With On-Demand Global Newspapers Onboard Private Jets
Satellite Enterprises Corp. (OTC BB: SENR) announced that its Regional Distributor, Satellite Newspapers North America, a subsidiary of Satellite Newspapers Suisse GmbH, signed a partnership agreement with Baysys Technologies.
09/15/05SDN Global and the Disaster Relief and Strategic Telecommunications Infrastructure Company to Provide Satellite Services
SDN Global announced it was chosen by the Disaster Relief and Strategic Telecommunications Infrastructure Company (DRASTIC) to provide broadband satellite-delivered voice and data services for DRASTIC initiatives worldwide.
09/13/05Loral Skynet Completes Worldwide Deployment of SkyReach Through Agreement With Telekom Austria
Skynet To Install New IP Hub at Telekom Austria's Aflenz Teleport to Expand
09/09/05WiNetworks Launches WiMAX Triple Play Services Solution for Satellite Broadcast Networks
Innovative Technology Enables DBS Operators to Provision Voice, Data, VOD and Interactive TV Over Existing Infrastructure
09/08/05NDS and WiNetworks Cooperate to Deliver Secure Integrated WiMAX Triple Play Solution for DBS Operators
Integrated Solution Allows Low-Cost, Rapid Migration Path To Triple Play Services
09/03/05iDirect Technologies Enters $165M Agreement to Become Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Singapore Technologies US Headquarters
iDirect Technologies announced the company has entered into a definitive merger agreement with Vision Technologies Electronics, Inc (VTEE) to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of VTEE. VTEE is a subsidiary of Vision Technologies Systems (VTS), the US
09/03/05Navajo Division of Public Safety Launches Satellite-Based Mobile Network Operations Center
System will give officers in the field real time database access
08/25/05WCC and Strix Systems Team to Provide Portable Wireless Networks With Satellite Internet
WCC will combine Strix Systems' powerful self-configuring and self-healing wireless mesh networking systems, with WCC's portable VSAT satellite to create a wireless LAN Internet connection anywhere in the world. Underserved industries impacted by the
08/18/05ViaSat LinkStar Satellite Network Selected by HCL Comnet for Shared Hub Services in India
Network service provider adopts LinkStar hub-based VSATs to go along with previous ViaSat mesh network installations
08/02/05GlobeTel Wireless Announces New Contract to Provide Wireless Networks for Three German Cities
GlobeTel Communications Corp. (AMEX:GTE) announced that GlobeTel Wireless, a division of GlobeTel Communications Corp., has been awarded a contract to install wireless networks in three German cities.
07/25/05Dawson's New Mobile Broadband Service Supplies Temporary Connectivity for Events and Emergency Recovery
Dawson announced the launch of its Dawson Interconnect mobile broadband service which offers temporary internet connectivity to corporate, public or sporting events on a short-term hire basis.
07/25/05PanAmSat Presents One of the First Demonstrations of Satellite-Based Broadband Wireless Networks
PanAmSat announced that it was joining forces with KenCast, Inc. and Trinity Workplace Learning to demonstrate the first satellite-delivered live video to handheld devices
07/11/05ViaSat LINKWAY VSATs Provide Networking for DataPath Mobile Military Communications Systems
ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) is supplying high-performance LINKWAY satellite communications networking equipment to DataPath, Inc. for mobile military communications. DataPath is a global telecommunications systems integrator specializing in satellite
07/08/05GaAs MMICs cover the Ka band
A new line of Ka-band gallium arsenide monolithic microwave integrated circuit products includes power amplifiers and a doubler, covering the 27 to 34GHz frequency bands.
06/16/05Teleport Services International Offers Managed Network Services to iDirect VSAT Network Operators
iDirect Technologies, a privately held company that designs, develops, and markets the fastest, most reliable bi-directional satellite-based broadband access solutions, today announced Teleport Services International (TSI) has launched its iNOC Managed
06/15/05iDirect Technologies and Loral Skynet Demonstrate Remote Broadband Wireless Connectivity at CommunicAsia 2005 in Singapore
Revolutionary Solution Combines Satellite and Wireless Protocol to Provide Customers with Last Mile Connectivity
06/13/05Stratos Launches First BGAN Broadband IP-Based Data Satellite Service
Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB) announced it will launch the first BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) mobile satellite service using Inmarsat's recently launched I-4 satellite when Regional BGAN service is transitioned to the I-4 satellite.
06/07/05DigitalSkys Purchases iDirect Technologies Networking Equipment to Extend Broadband Services to Europe, Middle East and African Markets
DigitalSkys announced that the company has purchased and installed a 5IF broadband IP (Internet Protocol) VSAT networking hub from iDirect Technologies. The purchase of this hub will enable DigitalSkys to build the next generation IP networking platform
05/12/05Motient Announces $200 Million Investment in TerreStar Networks
5/12/05 - Motient Corporation (Pink Sheets: MNCP) announced that it had purchased $200 million of TerreStar Networks Inc. common stock, giving Motient ownership of approximately 61% of the outstanding stock of TerreStar and effective operating control
05/11/05GMPCS Places Order for New Mobile Broadband Terminals
5/11/05 - Satellite Communications Company Places Initial Order with Hughes Network Systems for 1,000 Terminals for New Inmarsat Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) Service
04/29/05WiFi Enters Into a Multi-Year Agreement With a Major International Satellite Operator
4/29/05 - After months of negotiations, WiFi Wireless Inc. (OTC: WFIW) and Planetel were able to consummate a three-party multi- year agreement with a major international satellite operator.
04/20/05Stratos Signs Premier Distribution Agreement for BGAN Satellite Terminals with Hughes Network Systems (HNS)
4/20/05 - Stratos is showcasing the HNS 9201 Broadband Satellite IP Modem and Wi-Fi Access Point at NAB2005 in Las Vegas through April 21, booth No. C11119
04/18/05Stratos and Wireless Matrix Extend Exclusive Partnership for Satellite-based Remote Monitoring Solutions
4/18/05 - Stratos Global Corporation (TSX: SGB) and Wireless Matrix Corporation (TSX: WRX) announced the signing of an extension to their existing exclusive service agreement for wireless data communications equipment and services to support remote
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