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RR Media Boasts End-to-End 4K Capabilities – Satellite Today

Photo: RR Media [Via Satellite 03-25-2015] RR Media has expanded its 4K capabilities to cover the complete content lifecycle from creation all the way to consumption. The company will cover the full gamut of services including preparation, creation of content and optimizing delivery. RR Media currently distributes 4K channels for France TV and the Explorer…

Somali Telcos Tap O3b Networks for HTS Services – Satellite Today

Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. Photo: Wikipedia/ctsnow [Via Satellite 03-24-2015] O3b Networks has swept up a number of customers in Africa this month, most notably in Somalia where the operator’s Medium Earth Orbit (MEO)-based satellite services have found popularity. Hormuud Telecommunication, the largest operator in Somalia by customer base and coverage, entered a multi-year…

Marlink Ups Bandwidth to Support Maritime Wind Farm Engineering – Satellite Today

Stril Server support vessel. Photo: Marlink [Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Marlink has concluded a project aimed at increasing Internet speeds aboard the Simon Mokster-owned Stril Server Multi-Purpose Support Vessel (MPSV). Client engineers on a project at the Westernmost Rough offshore wind farm on the U.K.’s east coast required the extra bandwidth. Marlink increased the available bandwidth…

Gilat CEO Steps Down – Satellite Today

Erez Antebi, CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks is stepping down. Photo: Gilat [Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Erez Antebi has decided to step down from the position of CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks. Gilat’s Chairman of the Board Dov Baharav, will assume the position of interim CEO until a new person is appointed. The transition between Baharav…

Measat, iSAT Expand Capacity Agreement Across Africa – Satellite Today

Artist’s rendition of Africasat 1a. Photo: Orbital Sciences [Via Satellite 03-24-2015] Measat Satellite Systems and iSAT Africa have struck an agreement for capacity on the Africasat 1a satellite. Under the terms of the agreement, iSAT will use the capacity for its new managed services platform launched this month. The platform uses the DVB-S2x technology which,…

Hughes Wins IDIQ Contract from Texas – Satellite Today

Austin, the capital city of Texas. Photo: Jims_photos (Flickr) [Via Satellite 03-23-2015] The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) has awarded Hughes Network Systems a two-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with two optional one-year extensions for data communications and networking equipment and related services. Hughes is contracted to provide end-to-end solutions for localized…