SES hails WRC-15 decision on C-band

Satellite operator SES has welcomed what it says is a recognition by the just-concluded WRC-15 conference in Geneva of the continued importance of satellite communications by protecting some of the key spectrum used for satellite. The satellite industry had lobbied heavily for protection of C-band capacity in the run up to WRC-15, and the conference […]

Arab broadcasting union signs Eutelsat deal

The Arab States Broadcasting Union (ASBU) has agreed a multi-year contract for Ku-band capacity on the Eutelsat 21B satellite that provides reach over the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. The ASBU will use the capacity for broadcast content exchanges between member broadcasters in a region extending from Morocco to Bahrain and from the Mediterranean […]

Es’hailSat moves forward with plan for second satellite

Qatar-based satellite operator Es’hailSat has issued a request for proposals for a second satellite. The Es’Hail 2 satellite will be placed in orbit at the regional hotspot at 26° East. Es’hailSat said the new satellite will significantly add to its capacity to deliver premium DTH services across the Middle East and North Africa. Es’hail 2 […]

Arabsat and Telesat sign commercial satellite agreement

Middle East satellite operator Arabsat and Canada’s Telesat have signed a commercial agreement that will see Telesat use a lifetime Ku-band payload on a the new satellite Hellas-sat-4.  Arabsat, which agreed to buy Hellas Sat for €208 million last year, is expected to launch Hellas-sat-4 in 2017 at 39 degrees East. Under the terms of the […]

Hispasat and Astrium develop active Ku-band antenna

Satellite operator Hispasat and manufacturer Astrium have teamed up to develop what they say is Europe’s first actie Ku-band antenna. According to Hispasat, the antenna will enable the Hispasat AG1 satellite to change coverage in orbit to adapt more efficiently to customers’ needs. Hispasat AG1 is the first mission of the Small GEO platform, developed […]