Yahsat has established a Programme Management Office (PMO) for Thuraya 4-NGS, its new L-band satellite being built by Airbus. Thuraya 4-NGS, announced in August this year, is part of a US$ 500 million programme that will transform Thuraya’s space and ground systems and enable its next generation products and solutions portfolio.

Read more: Yahsat selects team for new satellite programme

SES Networks and Tototheo Maritime, a leading Cyprus-based maritime communications company signed a five-year agreement that will have SES Networks’ Skala Global Platform deliver seamless, reliable data connectivity services to the maritime communications company.

Read more: SES Networks sign 5-year data connectivity deal with Tototheo Maritime

IEC Telecom and Thuraya introduced Orion Edge V (“V” for virtual), a state-of-the-art satcom system which offers an affordable VSAT-like experience over compact hardware. Digitalisation, previously reserved for large vessels, is now available for smaller crafts.

Read more: IEC Telecom and Thuraya reveal new virtual satcom system

Omani government-owned Space Communication Technologies Company (SCT) has signed a deal with Oman Broadband (OB) for the Universal Service Obligation project as part of the national initiative by Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA) to provide communications and internet services to around 598 remote villages and residential areas.

Read more: Space Communication Technologies to raise satellite coverage for remote villages in Oman

Intelsat today completed its acquisition of the Commercial Aviation business of Gogo, creating the world’s leading provider of inflight broadband connectivity to the commercial aviation industry.

Read more: Intelsat announces acquisition of Gogo Commercial Aviation in parallel with new leadership...

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