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Iridium CloudConnect operational

January 28th, 2020 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that its Iridium CloudConnect satellite cloud-based solution is now actively serving customers. This new service combines Iridium IoT capabilities with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT and cloud services extending customers’ IoT reach to the more than 80% of the Earth that lacks terrestrial coverage.

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Iridium formally authorised to provide GMDSS service

January 13th, 2020 by

Iridium Communications Inc. announced that on 19 December 2019 a Letter of Compliance was signed by the International Mobile Satellite Organisation (IMSO), stating it has positively verified the operational and technical requirements as requested by the Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for Iridium to provide Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) service.

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ExactEarth, Hisdesat announce contract with EMSA

January 13th, 2020 by

exactEarth Ltd. and Hisdesat announce that in partnership they have been selected by the European Maritime Safety Agency (“EMSA”) to provide satellite-AIS data services for a four-year period.

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Telefonica selects Eutelsat Hotbird neighbourhood

December 11th, 2019 by

Eutelsat Communications has secured a multi-year capacity contract at its flagship Hotbird neighbourhood with Spanish telecommunications operator, Telefonica.

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Yahsat and Hughes launch satellite services JV in Brazil

December 10th, 2019 by

Hughes Network Systems, LLC and Al Yah Satellite Communications company announced the commencement of a joint venture to provide satellite broadband services in Brazil, now operational under the established Hughes do Brasil name.

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JUPITER system to power ground network for SES-17

December 10th, 2019 by

Hughes Network Systems, LLC announced that SES will employ the Hughes JUPITER System to enable services on its SES-17 satellite, which is being built by Thales Alenia Space and expected to launch in 2021.

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