Optus Satellite has extended its partnership with media firm Foxtel for an undisclosed financial consideration, with the extension to provide satellite services until 2031.
Satellite communications provider Inmarsat has entered into an agreement with Internet of Things solutions provider to the agricultural industry Farmbot Monitoring and mobile satellite services Pivotel aimed at bringing IoT-enabled water management solutions to farmers across Australia.
Australian-operated, Thai-owned rural and regional satellite internet service provider IPSTAR Broadband is offering unmetered and non-speed-restricted data to Internet users in regional Australia - via Skymuster satellite - for essential services including emails, general browsing and social media.
Telecommunications industry consumer lobby group, the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network, has raised concerns that consumers will lose services with what it says is the failure of the national broadband network fixed wireless and satellite services not meeting current broadband requirements.
Optus Satellite has extended its services contract for a further four years with the Seven television network for transponder capacity on the Optus D1 satellite.
Geoscience Australia and the Co-operative Research Centre for Spatial Information (CRCSI) are jointly investing around $400,000 on a user trial and testing of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) for the spatial industry in Australia.
ASX-listed satellite communications company Sky and Space Global has signed an agreement with the US Department of Defence under which the two organisations will co-operate on ensuring the avoidance of space junk and other satellites threatening their own satellites.
Satellite operator Sky and Space Global has secured a new commercial wholesale contract for communications bandwidth from its initial 3 nano-satellites, the “3 Diamonds”.
European-based specialist satellite technologies provider Newtec has boosted its Asia-Pacific region management team with the appointment of Sjoerd De Clerck as regional sales vice-president.
Optus has sealed a deal with wholesale television and satellite equipment distributor, NAS Australia, which it says will expand the distribution of its SatSleeve product range in regional and remote areas of Australia.
Inmarsat has appointed a former Rolls-Royce senior executive as chief operations officer for its global mobile satellite communications business.
Peak telecommunications industry group, Communications Alliance, has recommended the need for further adjustment to proposed reforms to taxation arrangements for satellite services in Australia to better support commercial, regulatory and national interests.
Australian-listed global satellite communication and network service provider, SpeedCast, has launched a new maritime email communication solution called SpeedMail+, which is based on ICT maritime solutions vendor, GTMaritime’s new email platform.
Voice and data communications services in remote and rural areas of Australia will get a boost from a new partnership between Optus Satellite and communications provider Ursys.
Optus Satellite has teamed up with New Zealand TeamTalk subsidiary Farmside to deliver broadband services to remote areas of New Zealand.
Satellite communications and network service provider SpeedCast has integrated with Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress service to offer a new service worldwide through the Speedcast global sales network.
Australian global satellite communications and network services provider SpeedCast has secured a contract to provide a fully managed network service to a Middle East global oilfield service company for 10 sites in the UAE and Oman, as an expansion to current services in other regions.
Australian global satellite communications service provider SpeedCast and defence group Airbus Defence and Space have partnered to complete the building of an Australian-based ground anchor station for the Skynet 5A satellite covering the Asia Pacific region.
The national broadband network has now extended its reach to one of Australia’s most remote territories – Macquarie Island, deep in the Southern Ocean and the base for the Australian Antarctic Division.
Communications services provider Ericsson partnered with IT services vendor Hills and infrastructure provider Skybridge to support the National Broadband Network connection of homes and business to its newly launched Sky Muster satellite broadband service.
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