Communication Services

Major Air Medical Transportation Fleets Switch to Iridium® for Satellite Communications

Iridium Achieves Dominant Market Share in Mobile Satellite Services for Air Ambulance Fleets BETHESDA, Md. - September 25, 2007 - Iridium® Satellite announced today that four major North American air ambulance and medical transportation fleets have switched to Iridium for mobile satellite communication services. Over the last two years, Iridium has surged to become the number one supplier of...

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Tooway(TM) Consumer Satellite Broadband Service Continues Roll-Out across Europe

Eutelsat and Skylogic, in Partnership With Viasat, Announce New Distribution Agreements in France, Spain, Bulgaria AMSTERDAM, September 10 -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) and ViaSat Inc.(Nasdaq:VSAT) announced at the IBC exhibition in Amsterdam the expansion of the distribution network for the Tooway(TM) satellite broadband service that was first presented in Germany at the...

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Iridium Supplies Satellite Phones to Swedish Armed Forces for Nordic Battle Group

BETHESDA, Md. - September 12, 2007 - In an ongoing Iridium-® effort to supply critical communications to military organizations around the world, the Swedish Armed Forces has purchased Iridium satellite services for the newly formed Nordic Battle Group. Service is scheduled to be activated at the end of 2007. Through this offering, and riding on the strength of Iridium's seamless global network,...

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Service supports maritime broadband communications.

Providing management control and broadband IP connectivity, FleetBroadband from Stratos delivers high-speed data and voice communications, available simultaneously, at speeds up to 432 kbps. It can be deployed across entire fleet and seamlessly integrated with head-office networks. In addition to any IP service, FleetBroadband supports traditional circuit-switched voice and ISDN data for legacy...

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ND SatCom Supplies Network Infrastructure for rt1.tv's New Service

Technology Partnership for SNG Network Operated by Remote-control via Database Friedrichshafen/Augsburg, September 3, 2007 - ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company, announced today its newly established technology partnership with Augsburg (Germany) based SNG service provider rt1.tv. Beginning in late summer 2007, rt1.tv will begin a new service called comfort.link . This service, which includes a...

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SkyWave D+ Network Coverage Extends with PAC-C Satellite

Strengthens global coverage for remote asset monitoring/control and messaging applications Ottawa, CANADA - July 19, 2007 - SkyWave Mobile Communications, the leading global provider of D+ satellite communications, announces it has received approval to operate on the Inmarsat Pacific Central (PAC-C) satellite, positioned at 142 degrees West longitude. SkyWave is the first D+ provider to be...

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Lockheed Martin-Built BSAT-3a Satellite Ready for Launch

NEWTOWN, Pa., Aug. 10 / - The BSAT-3a broadcasting satellite, designed and built by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) for the Broadcasting Satellite System Corporation (B-SAT) of Japan, is ready for its scheduled launch on Aug. 14 aboard an Ariane 5-ECA launch vehicle provided by Arianespace. BSAT-3a, which is set for liftoff at 7:44 p.m. EDT, will be located at orbital location 110 degrees East...

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Iridium® Announces First Development Partners for 'NEXT'

Multi-Year Program to Launch Next-Generation Satellite Constellation Begins BETHESDA, Md., Aug. 7 / -- Iridium-® Satellite has contracted with seven key partners in the beginning phase of designing and developing its Iridium NEXT satellite constellation. These first partners -- Avaliant, Boeing, General Dynamics, KinetX, MicroSat Systems, Inc. (MSI) and Trident Sensors -- will work with Iridium...

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ARINC Providing High-Speed SATCOM Service for Sweden's New Coast Guard Aircraft

Annapolis, Maryland, USA, July 11, 2007 - ARINC Incorporated has received a three-year contract to provide high-speed satellite data and voice connectivity for new surveillance aircraft ordered by the Swedish Coast Guard. The three Bombardier Q300 aircraft are being modified by Field Aviation Company Inc. of Canada with several types of advanced radar and a wide range of sensors for environmental...

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Eutelsat W3A Satellite Selected by Gateway Broadcast Services for New African Pay-TV Platform

PARIS, June 28 / / - Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris : ETL) today announced the conclusion of a five-year contract for capacity on its W3A satellite with Gateway Broadcast Services, which is preparing to launch an innovative new pay-TV platform for sub-Saharan Africa. Called GTV, the platform will use Ku-band capacity connected to the African beam on W3A to broadcast direct to homes via...

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