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UAE’s Thuraya IP M2M Service Launched To Connect The Internet Of Remote Things

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the launch of the Thuraya IP M2M Service to support high volume, high throughput machine-to-machine (M2M) applications. The service is powered by Thuraya’s real-time, two-way IP network with speeds of up to 444 Kbps, a state-of-the-art Remote Terminal Management (RTM) platform and the Thuraya IP+ …

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Military Satellites Included In Massive U.S.-Saudi Arms Deal; Pressure Is On For France

Details are emerging about the U.S.$110 billion arms deal struck between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the visit of President Donald J. Trump to Riyadh in May 2017. The main focus of the massive arms package on offer to Saudi Arabia are precision strike and …

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Inmarsat awards contract for additional GX satellite to Thales Alenia Space

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has announced that it has awarded the contract for the construction of an additional Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) broadband network communications satellite to Thales Alenia Space. This award reflects Inmarsat’s strategy of adding capacity to its already established, unique, high-speed …

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Burkina Faso Selects Eutelsat To Accelerate Nationwide Roll-Out of Digital Television

Eutelsat Communications has announced a multi-year agreement for satellite capacity with Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT), the public agency deploying DTT channels across Burkina Faso. Announced at Discop Abidjan, the new contract is a major step in the drive to accelerate analogue switch-off in Burkina Faso. Capacity leased on EUTELSAT …

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Airbus to provide SpaceKnow with access to “One Atlas” for development of new analytics

Airbus Defence and Space will provide SpaceKnow, a leading provider of satellite imagery analysis, with access to its One Atlas optical satellite imagery basemap streaming service. Objective of the respective agreement is to allow online access to Pléiades and SPOT satellite imagery, and support the development of new analytics applications …

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SES Networks and GTMaritime Launch New Connectivity Service

SES and GTMaritime, a specialist in providing communication solutions and services to the maritime industry, announced a partnership to provide a new volume-based service package for regional maritime connectivity. The new SES Networks Maritime+ Regional Connectivity service, leveraging SES’s extensive satellite fleet and ground infrastructure, will be marketed by GTMaritime …

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Spain’s Coastal Authority uses Globalstar’s SPOT Trace for search and rescue training

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. has announced that Spain’s coastal authority, Salvamento Maritimo, has chosen SPOT Trace™ as an essential tool to help train its search and rescue teams as well as oil spill disaster recovery crews. Salvamento Maritimo attaches small SPOT Trace units to human-like dummies that are placed …

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exactEarth Broadens Small Vessel Tracking Offering

exactEarth Ltd. report that the company’s small vessel tracking solution, exactTrax, is now available for integration with all Automatic Identification System (AIS) transceiver manufacturers. A number of different exactTrax-enabled transceivers are already available, which enables customers to choose the most appropriate hardware for their small vessel tracking needs. exactTrax is …

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Qatar Airways to offer next generation Inmarsat GX Aviation in-flight broadband service

Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced that Qatar Airways has become the first Middle East megacarrier to select its advanced new GX Aviation in-flight broadband solution. In a landmark agreement, the next-generation service will initially be available to Qatar Airways passengers on board more than …

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Inmarsat Offers Risk Assessment for Maritime Cyber Security Working Group

Inmarsat is giving its full backing to a new Joint Working Group (JWG) formed by the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) to develop a coordinated position on cybercrime and its prevention.  One of the maritime industry’s leading commercial satellite service providers said that stakeholder unity was critical in meeting …

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