Broadband satellite builder and network operator, Hughes Network Systems, has formed an Australian subsidiary to bid for NBN Co's expected tender for Ka-band satellites.
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Iridium, the operator of a global network of low earth orbit communications satellites has introduced technology that turns its handheld satellite phone into a WiFi hotspot, enabling any WiFi enabled smartphone to connect to the Internet via the Iridium satellite network.
The NBN Company expects to make its purchasing decision for two satellites for the national broadband network within the next "couple of months" before turning its attention to finding a supplier for its earth-based satellite services.
NewSat has yet to confirm that it will launch its first satellite, Jabiru 1, but is already planning additional launches, despite appearing to have been passed over by NBN Co for the NBN's planned Ka band satellites.
Australian satellite services provider, NewSat (ASX: NWT) says it has finalised an agreement to obtain dedicated capacity on an, unspecified, future satellite that will enable it to deliver satellite broadband services to Australia, PNG and Timor Leste.
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: StrategyGlobal satellite operator Inmarsat and Cisco have formed an alliance to enable the delivery of high definition video over future Inmarsat satellite services that will also see Cisco becoming a provider of satellite connectivity for its Telepresence HD videoconferencing service.
O3b Networks, the Google-backed company planning to provide broadband services via satellite to the 'other three million' beyond the reach of current networks has secured sufficient funding to launch its planned satellites and start commercial services in 2013.
Inmarsat has added 176kpbs streaming rate option to its Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) range of satellite services designed for news organisations wanting to upload video from 'off network' locations.