Tag Archives: broadband network

Matt Desch: Iridium Sees Satellite Internet of Things as “˜Strongest Growing Area'

Iridium Communications CEO Matt Desch has said satellite internet of things has become the “strongest growing area for the company,“ Via Satellite reported Thursday. Desch noted that Iridium is not in competition with other satellite communications providers and works to differentiate itself. “We have always been different from other broadband networks,“ he …

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Over 2.5K Public Safety Agencies Adopt FirstNet

At least 2.5K public safety-related agencies across the U.S. have subscribed to a national public safety broadband network established by AT&T and the First Responder Network Authority through a public-private partnership. AT&T said Wednesday the figure reflects a twofold increase in the number of agencies that have adopted FirstNet since July. …

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20 US States, Territories Join FirstNet Public Safety Broadband Network Program

Twenty U.S. states and territories so far have agreed to participate in the First Responder Network Authority’s collaborative project with AT&T to establish a nationwide emergency broadband network. FirstNet aims to release updated state plans to states and territories later this month to address additional stakeholder feedback, AT&T said Friday. The company will build and …

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Rockwell Collins to Resell Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Broadband Service to Govt Aviation Customers

Rockwell Collins has begun to offer Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress broadband service to the government aviation market through an expanded value added reseller arrangement. Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins said Monday it currently delivers Inmarsat’s GX service and Jet ConneX in-flight connectivity offering to commercial and business aviation customers under previous VAR agreements. David Poltorak, Rockwell …

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Hughes Unveils Software-Based WAN Offering for Govt Customers

Hughes Network Systems has unveiled a software-defined wide area network offering designed to help public sector customers address cloud readiness, network flexibility and application availability challenges. The company said Monday it developed the Managed SD-WAN platform as part of its portfolio of HughesON managed network and digital media products. “With organizations continuing to adopt new cloud-based and rich …

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Motorola Solutions to Debut Public Safety Mobile Apps Suite

Motorola Solutions will launch a suite of mobile applications designed to help public safety personnel communicate and collaborate with each other. The company said Tuesday the portfolio comprises the Messaging, Mapping, WAVE and Telephony apps. Messaging is designed to help first responders share text messages and photos to individuals or talk groups across smartphones and two-way radios. Mapping …

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Kay Kapoor: AT&T Eyes First Responder Service Delivery by Year's End Under FirstNet Partnership

Kay Kapoor, president of AT&T's global public sector solutions business, told Dallas Business Journal staff writer Shawn Shinneman in an interview published Thursday that the company plans to provide priority and pre-emption service to first responders by the end of 2017 under a 25-year public-private partnership with the First Responder Network …

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Intelsat to Provide Satellite Services for Myanmar's Wireless Comms Network

Intelsat has been selected to provide satellite services to Myanmar in an effort to build on the country's 2G and 3G wireless network infrastructure. Myanmar’s ministry of transport and communications will initially utilize C-band satellite services from Intelsat 902 and Ku-band services from Intelsat 906 for wireless communications services, Intelsat said Friday. The …

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Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch: Inmarsat Looks to Support Military Ka-Band Connectivity Through Global Xpress

Inmarsat‘s $1.6 billion investment into its Global Xpress commercial broadband network aims to offer an integrated satellite communications architecture with global Ka-band connectivity for military users, a company executive has said. Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Inmarsat senior vice president of U.S. government strategy and policy, wrote in a blog post published Wednesday that Global Xpress works …

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