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Orange Business Services Wins $12 Million Maritime VSAT Contract – Satellite Today

Orange Business Services provides connectivity to BW Offshore’s land-based and offshore locations. Photo: BW Offshore [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] Orange Business Services was awarded a five-year $12 million contract from BW Offshore for an end-to-end satellite communications solution. The company will graft BW Offshore’s 14 vessels and two land-based locations into the Orange Multiprotocol Label Switching…

SkyVision Donates Second Year of Satellite Broadband to Crossover Academy in Ghana – Satellite Today

A Crossover middle school class. Photo: Crossover Academy [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] SkyVision Global Networks has extended its donation of satellite capacity to Ghana’s Crossover Academy for use in e-learning programs. Crossover relies on charitable donations from around the world to continue operating in the remote village of Tongor-Attokrokpo, Ghana. The school’s student body is comprised…

MTN Adds Fresh Hires to Accommodate New Maritime Sales – Satellite Today

Fred.Olsen’s Boudicca cruise ship in port. Photo: Fred.Olsen [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] MTN Communications has increased both staff and office space at its Southampton, U.K. office to accommodate its expanding maritime business. The company has experienced a number of contract expansions, notably with Fred.Olsen Cruise Lines, Silversea Cruises, TUI Cruises and Technip. P&O Ferries, a new…

OmniEarth Closes IRISmaps Acquisition – Satellite Today

IRISmaps geospatial data. Photo: IRISmaps screenshot [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] OmniEarth has completed the purchase of IRISmaps in a stock-for-stock transaction. OmniEarth anticipates the acquisition will accelerate its growth in agriculture and energy: the top two markets the company is currently focusing on. IRISmaps portfolio of customized cloud-based geospatial solutions already includes asset and environmental monitoring…

StarTimes to Use Entropic’s EN5288 CSS for Satellite Pay-TV in Africa – Satellite Today

An Entropic CSS chip. Photo: Entropic [Via Satellite 09-03-2014] StarTimes has implemented Entropic’s EN5288 Channel Stacking Switch (CSS) in the company’s new single-cable Low Noise Block (LN) down-converter and Multi-switch support for Digital Video Recorders (DVRs). The Entropic solution creates an end-to-end single-cable run satellite solution from StarTimes’ LNB and Multi-switch products to its set-top…

Axesat Sees HTS Opportunity in Cellular Backhaul – Satellite Today

Mauricio Segovia. CEO of Axesat. Photo: Axesat [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Latin American satellite solutions provider Axesat is looking into cellular backhaul as its next major vertical. With VSAT profits coming more often from the rise of Average Revenue Per User (ARPU) than from dramatic increases in site numbers, the company has spent a significant amount…

Eutelsat Tapped for Broadband in Guyana – Satellite Today

An installation on the Guyana Defence Force military base in the New River Triangle. Photo: Eutelsat [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] iNet Communications, the licensed telecoms provider for Global Technology in Guyana, has entered an agreement with Eutelsat for its IP Easy satellite broadband service. Under the agreement, Global Technology will offer broadband connectivity through iNet with…

OHB AG Merges Space Subsidiaries – Satellite Today

An OHB AG Facility. Photo: OHB AG. [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] Erwin Kayser-Threde, located in Munich, Germany has merged with OHB System AG in Bremen, Germany. The combined company will use the name OHB System AG, but will continue to use the Kayser-Threde logo for process control technology activities. Both companies were subsidiaries of OHB AG.…

O3b Declares Constellation Fully Operational – Satellite Today

An O3b satellite. Photo: Thales Alenia Space [Via Satellite 09-02-2014] O3b Networks has completed in-orbit testing of the four Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites launched on July 10. This brings the company’s current constellation up to eight spacecraft, with four more slated to launch in early 2015. O3b’s eight-satellite constellation enables the company to launch…