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Inmarsat Transmits Record-setting 10Mbps in L-band

Monday, December 22, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Inmarsat, the leading provider of global mobile satellite communication services, confirmed the U.S. Government Business Unit’s successful testing of its on-demand lease service using the prototype L-band Advanced Communications Element (LACE) terminal. The experimental terminal established a record-setting 10Mbps return link connectivity from a small L-band antenna, bringing high-speed real-time video from the Middle East and Africa regions across the Alphasat satellite.

By demonstrating rates more than an order of magnitude higher than previous L-band experiments, LACE shows how specialist communities can be served while retaining the ease of use, reliability, low cost of ownership and weather-tolerant operation provided by Inmarsat’s global L-band network. LACE demonstrates the wide range of powerful services, ranging from broadcast and video to mission-critical military operations that can be supported simultaneously by the Alphasat system.

“Today’s government agencies and military forces are more mobile than ever, and require very nimble communication solutions. The need for small teams to return large quantities of video and sensor data, and, at the same time, maintain reliability and ease of use while on the move is critical to achieve their missions,” said Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat U.S. Government Business Unit. “This innovation sets the stage for our partners to introduce even more capability into their Inmarsat solutions and thus stay at the cutting edge of satellite communications.”

The high-speed testing was conducted over Inmarsat’s trusted network of global, mobile mission-critical satellite communication services that are highly reliable, secure and affordable, anytime and anywhere.

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Belarus, Azerbaijan to cooperate in satellite communication

Monday, December 22, 2014 @ 04:12 PM

Belarus is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the field of satellite communications, the Azerbaijani Communication and High Technologies Ministry said.

The cooperation between the two countries in the field are planned to be discussed within the framework of the regular meeting of the Azerbaijani-Belarusian intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, which will be held in Minsk in early 2015.

The session will also include the meeting of ministers of the industry, which will affect the issues of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Belarus in the sphere of high technologies.


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Global MilSatCom 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Inmarsat Global Government will be presenting results from recent trials and operational deployments to show how high-throughput mobile satellite services can increase force capability yet reduce costs.

Andy Start, President, Global Government, will be presenting the evidence on the first day of Global MilSatCom which runs from 4-6 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London.

He will also be discussing how high-throughput mobile satellite services can deliver global coverage, high capacity links and outstanding value for money, showcasing:

  • Low Profile BGAN (LPB) – developed directly from government customers’ need for a terminal that can be buried under ground or camouflaged and still operate effectively, LPB delivers discreet, unmanned communications to allow concealed surveillance anywhere
  • VHF variant of L-TAC – the original L-TAC Manpack terminal which delivers BLOS comms capabilities to soldiers on the ground using their existing UHF tactical radios is now available in a new SlingShot VHF variant. Both are available as a manpack, vehicular-mounted and marine platform. All variants are compatible to enable UHF and now VHF military tactical radios operating in the frequency band 58 to 88 MHz to share the same Inmarsat-4 satellite channel and therefore seamlessly intercommunicate.

Outstanding value

This year’s conference – Europe’s largest military satellite communications events – will focus on how to overcome operational challenges faced by military satellite communications end-users, such as the difficulty of establishing satcom capability when troops have just been deployed, managing MilSatCom on difficult terrain and securing cost-efficient connectivity.

Speakers will be discussing how to tackle these issues through international cooperation on military and civil projects.

Delegates can also visit Inmarsat Global Government’s stand, where its complete portfolio of reliable, secure and globally available voice and broadband data services will be on show.

The conference and exhibition brings together over 400 of the industry’s key senior military representatives with satcom solutions providers and operators to hear about the newest technologies.


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