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  • SES GS Secures Contract to Provide O3b Satcom Services to DoD End User - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES GS Secures Contract to Provide O3b Satcom Services to DoD End User

    The government services subsidiary of SES has landed a contract to provide O3b Networks‘ satellite communications technology to a Defense Department customer. The O3b satcom service uses a satellite beam that operates within 200 milliseconds per roundtrip and consists of a 155 Mbps link, gateway access, terrestrial backhaul, a 2.4m AvL terminal and installation, operations and maintenance services, SES said Monday. The company added the U.S. […] More

  • Space News: Satellite Industry Players Send Opinions to FCC on 5G Ruling - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Space News: Satellite Industry Players Send Opinions to FCC on 5G Ruling

    Satellite operators have sent opinions to the Federal Communications Commission after an agency ruling that aims to make frequencies above 24 gigahertz available for fifth-generation wireless services, Space News reported Friday. Peter de Selding writes Boeing, EchoStar, Hughes Network Systems, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, O3b Networks, OneWeb, SES, SpaceX and ViaSat are among the companies that have submitted their opinions to […] More

  • SES GS-O3b Team Delivers Managed Satellite Service to Support NWS Weather Data Sharing Operations; Pete Hoene Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES GS-O3b Team Delivers Managed Satellite Service to Support NWS Weather Data Sharing Operations; Pete Hoene Comments

    SES Government Solutions has partnered with O3b Networks to install the latter company’s managed satellite service at a National Weather Service office in American Samoa under a task order. The task order under NOAA’s Worldwide Satellite Communications Systems II contract covers the installation of O3b's terminals, ground segment network and radomes in order to provide high-speed data connectivity to NWSO […] More

  • Thales to Help O3b Networks Expand Satellite Constellation; Jean Loic Galle Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Thales to Help O3b Networks Expand Satellite Constellation; Jean Loic Galle Comments

    Thales Alenia Space has been selected to produce an additional eight satellites for O3b Networks' medium Earth orbit constellation. The satellites will add to the existing twelve operational satellites in orbit used by O3b Networks to supply trunking and mobile backhaul connectivity to telecommunication firms, Thales said Thursday. The new satellites are set for launch […] More

  • SES' US Arm to Link NOAA With O3b Satellite Tech for Weather Data Distribution - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES’ US Arm to Link NOAA With O3b Satellite Tech for Weather Data Distribution

    SES Government Solutions will provide O3b Networks‘ satellite services and ground equipment to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency‘s National Weather Service Office in American Samoa under a one-year contract. The SES federal market subsidiary said Monday NOAA seeks to grow its coverage for the distribution of weather forecast information outside the continental U.S. and foster wider broadband connectivity. O3b’s “fiber in the […] More

  • O3b Networks Demos Satellite-Based Broadband Service Aboard US Navy's USS Fort Worth - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    O3b Networks Demos Satellite-Based Broadband Service Aboard US Navy's USS Fort Worth

    O3b Networks in conjunction with lead integrator Oceus Networks and partner TrustComm, Inc. has demonstrated its satellite constellation for broadband connectivity during the Trident Warrior exercises of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet. The company said Monday, upon installing O3b tracking antennas that receive signals from its medium Earth-orbit satellites, the USS Fort Worth achieved approximately 600 Megabits per second […] More

  • SES GS Completes 2nd Satellite Demo of O3b System; Pete Hoene Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    SES GS Completes 2nd Satellite Demo of O3b System; Pete Hoene Comments

    The government solutions business of SES has held the second demonstration of O3b Networks‘ satellite system for “fiber-like” connectivity at the SES Washington Media Port in Virginia. SES said Monday the O3b technology works as an alternative to fiber networks to provide high-speed communications capability for government operations in remote locations. Pete Hoene, president and CEO of SES Government Solutions, […] More

  • TCS Puts O3b Networks' Satellite Services on GSA IT Schedule 70 - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Puts O3b Networks’ Satellite Services on GSA IT Schedule 70

    TeleCommunication Systems has agreed to offer the satellite products and services of its channel partner O3b Networks to TCS’ government clients via the GSA IT Schedule 70 contract vehicle. TCS said Monday O3b’s medium Earth-orbit constellation provides broadband satellite services with up to 1.6 Gbps data throughput and LTE support. O3b’s satellite products include satellite terminals, antennas, gateway equipment and block upconverters, while services include field service […] More

  • TCS Becomes O3b Networks Satellite Service Partner; Michael Bristol Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    TCS Becomes O3b Networks Satellite Service Partner; Michael Bristol Comments

    TeleCommunication Systems Inc. has teamed up with O3b Networks to provide O3b's satellite network services to TCS' government and commercial clients through contract vehicles. “D” D’Ambrosio, O3b Networks executive vice president of government solutions, said Monday TCS will deploy communications services to remote areas with “O3b’s fiber speed and satellite reach.“ O3b's medium Earth-orbit constellation […] More

  • Level 3, 03b Ink Satellite Network Partnership; Chris Schram, Mark Taylor Comment - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Level 3, 03b Ink Satellite Network Partnership; Chris Schram, Mark Taylor Comment

    Level 3 Communications has agreed to help feed satellite-based Internet for O3b Networks‘ satellite service for emerging markets. The Broomfield, Colo.-based company will provide a North American satellite gateway that will allow O3b to connect to its U.S., Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico clients, Level 3 said Tuesday. According to Chris Schram, EVP of operations […] More

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