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Phasor Keeps Up With The Superyachts... Transmits Tests From Moving Platform 

Phasor Keeps Up With The Superyachts... Transmits Tests From Moving Platform  | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Phasor has been quite busy in order to announce a critical step forward in the productization of its new flat panel, electronically steered antenna (ESA) system. The company has demonstrated the transmission of live HD video over the Intelsat 903 satellite from its test site in Essex, UK.
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SES enters Ka-band airline connectivity market with Thales Avionics as customer

SES enters Ka-band airline connectivity market with Thales Avionics as customer | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Satellite fleet operator SES, in a direct challenge to competitors ViaSat, Eutelsat and Inmarsat, is investing $500 million in a large, all-Ka-band spot beam high-throughput satellite to launch over the Americas in 2020 for aeronautical connectivity and other mobility applications, industry officials said.
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Gogo Hangs Hopes on More STCs to Increase 2Ku Installs

Gogo Hangs Hopes on More STCs to Increase 2Ku Installs | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it

Gogo is hoping to pick up installs for its satellite-based 2Ku In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) solution 10-fold by the end of the year.

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Antennas: The Shift to Small

Antennas: The Shift to Small | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it

Antenna vendors are constantly innovating to meet the evolving demands of their customers. Today, perhaps more than ever, the onus is being placed upon manufacturers to create antennas that are smaller, lighter, and more powerful.

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Airbus Defence & Space : Une liaison de donnée longue portée pour le MRTT

Ce système a été baptisé JRE (Joint Range Extension) L-16. Il est en cours de développement afin de permettre aux A330 MRTT, qui sont déjà équipés de la L-16, de disposer d'une capacité de transmission de donnée stratégique. Airbus DS travaille sur un système employant des liaisons par satellites.

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Satmove Ka terminals for better performance on the move

Satmove Ka terminals for better performance on the move | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
A new Ka-band version has been added to the Satmove family of Satcom On The Move terminals, following the successful deployment of the X-band version of the terminal on recent French military operations.
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Automotive Antennas From Kymeta Receive New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan

Automotive Antennas From Kymeta Receive New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
The award arrives in the middle of an exciting year for both Kymeta and the connected car industry.
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C-Com to Enter SOTM Market with Phased Array Antenna

C-Com to Enter SOTM Market with Phased Array Antenna | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
C-Com Satellite Systems, in partnership with the University of Waterloo, is creating its first Phased Array Antenna (PAA), adding the company to a growing list of players designing phased array systems with confidence that this time they will see widespread adoption by the commercial sector.
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Boeing, Inmarsat on What to Expect for Future Connected Aircraft

Boeing, Inmarsat on What to Expect for Future Connected Aircraft | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Executives from Boeing and Inmarsat discussed future implications for connected aircraft operations during a panel discussion held at Honeywell's Deer Valley headquarters last week.
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Global Eagle Makes $550 Acquisition of EMC

Via Satellite 05-09-2016] In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFEC) provider Global Eagle Entertainment (GEE) is acquiring satellite connectivity provider EMC for $550 million, the companies announced this morning. The acquisition, anticipated to close during the third quarter of this year, is GEE’s biggest acquisition to date, and brings the company into new markets — most notably maritime communications.

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Thales choisit la technologie LTE de Sequans pour la connectivité à bord des avions

Le Parisien Sequans Communications annonce que Thales a retenu la technologie de son jeu de circuits LTE pour permettre l’accès LTE à bord des avions dans le cadre du réseau d’aviation européen EAN (European Aviation Network), une solution d’accès large bande haute vitesse. Les produits d’accès LTE de Thales, appelés terminaux CGC (complementary ground component), …
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VT Miltope’s Wireless Connectivity Solution

VT Miltope’s Wireless Connectivity Solution | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it

Wireless personal communications have expanded at an incredible rate over the last 2 decades. The technological advances in hardware and software are truly remarkable

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La SNCF va connecter 300 rames de TGV en Wi-Fi d’ici 2017

La SNCF va connecter 300 rames de TGV en Wi-Fi d’ici 2017 | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
C’est officiel : la société de chemins de fer a choisi Orange comme maître d’œuvre du Wi-fi dans ses TGV. Guillaume Pepy vient de préciser le planning : le déploiement va bientôt commencer.
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Connecting Flights

Connecting Flights | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Mobile satellite communications is soaring to new heights Every major satellite fleet operator is positioning itself to win the aeronautical broadband
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Intelsat General Reports Unprecedented Performance Using Gilat’s Small Airborne Flat-Panel Antenna over Intelsat EpicNG Satellite

Intelsat General, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: “I”) announced today unprecedented performance in sending signals to and from a high-throughput Intelsat EpicNG satellite using a small, flat-panel antenna designed for aeronautical applications by Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT). A series of tests were performed using Gilat’s BlackRay 71 airborne terminal, …
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Hail To The Chief! ViaSat's $73 Million DISA Contract To Provide Air Force One And Other Aircraft In-Flight Internet Services

Hail To The Chief! ViaSat's $73 Million DISA Contract To Provide Air Force One And Other Aircraft In-Flight Internet Services | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
ViaSat will be providing services to the nation's top executive aboard Air Force One as part of a $73M contract with the United States Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
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Mobility Matters For Comms—Honeywell Aerospace Survey Results Presented Regarding In-Flight WiFi

This thought was one that permeated the thinking behind a survey of airline passengers by Honeywell (NYSE: HON) that revealed more than increased frustration with current in-flight, WiFi offerings, when compared to the company’s study that was conducted in 2014. Nearly 3 of 4 passengers are ready to switch airlines today to have access to a faster and more reliable WiFi connection. In addition, out of more than 1,000 American travelers polled, annoyance is growing, with just 22 percent reporting their in-flight Wi-Fi to be extremely reliable over the past 12 months, a dip from 27 percent in 2014.
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Kymeta Plans 2017 Release of mTenna Product Line

Kymeta Plans 2017 Release of mTenna Product Line | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Kymeta plans to release the first commercial units of its meta-materials technology based mTenna in 2017. The software-defined electronically steered
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Is It Time To Take Passenger Connectivity To Next Level?

Is It Time To Take Passenger Connectivity To Next Level? | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
In-flight broadband is a multi-billion dollar opportunity for airlines to boost ancillary revenues. So they need to move it up their list of priorities.
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Inmarsat Looks to Capitalize on Growing Chinese IFC Market

Inmarsat Aviation’s Vice President of Strategy Frederik van Essen sees the Asia-Pacific region as a huge growth point for the satellite-based In-Flight Connectivity (IFC) market. Aviation mandates for flight tracking are pushing satellite-enabled IFC safety and cockpit services forward in China, making flight tracking capabilities a necessity for aircraft operating in China’s airspace.

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EBACE: Dassault to fit Falcon 8X with ViaSat broadband service

Dassault Aviation has become the third business jet OEM to add ViaSat’s Ku-band in-flight connectivity system to its catalogue as a linefit option, and the satellite company is “in discussions” with other business aviation manufacturers with a view to adding them to the fold.
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NSR... No Need For A Funeral... FSS Aero SatCom Not Dead Yet

NSR... No Need For A Funeral... FSS Aero SatCom Not Dead Yet | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
In the last few months alone, aeronautical in-flight connectivity (IFC) service providers have made numerous new deals with satellite operators for FSS and HTS capacity. Indeed, the latest announcement came from GoGo with SKY Perfect JSAT to expand FSS Ku-band services over Japan and the Pacific.
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Delta and Gogo to Offer Faster Wi-Fi on More Planes

Delta Air Lines passengers will soon be able to experience faster Internet connectivity while in the air. The Atlanta-based airline announced a new deal with in-flight Wi-Fi provider Gogo to offer travelers more than 20 times more bandwidth than the current system.
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Next generation of satellite connectivity solutions for railway

Presentation by Pablo Martín Pérez, Customer Engineer, Hispasat in 'The Gigabit Train' seminar on 21 March 2016 at techUK
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Commercial Aero Connectivity Market Will be Worth $4.6 Billion by 2025

Commercial Aero Connectivity Market Will be Worth $4.6 Billion by 2025 | Satcom on the move | Scoop.it
Commercial aircraft connectivity markets are forecasted to reach retail revenues of $4.6 billion by 2025, according to Northern Sky Research’s (NSR) recent report, “Aeronautical Satcom Markets, 4th Edition.”
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