Tag Archives: Satellite

Hispasats Amazonas 5 becomes operational

Hispasat announced that Amazonas 5 satellite is now in its final 61° West orbital position and has begun to offer the telecommunications services for which it was designed after having successfully passed the exhaustive testing carried out in space. The new satellite offers coverage over the entire American continent and has an estimated useful life [...]

Chile to create law against pirate set-top boxes

The Chilean senate is working on a bill that seeks to sanction the commercialization and use of satellite set-top boxes for illegal pay TV operations. The Transport and Telecommunications Commission dispatched the bill last week, which introduces changes in the general Telecommunications Law. Diario Financiero reported that the initiative seeks to attack piracy, which according [...]

Arsat wants to enter the Brazilian market

The president of the Argentine telecommunications company Arsat, Rodrigo De Loredo, met last week with Juarez Martinho Quadros, president of Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel) in order to analyze possibilities to provide satellite services in that country using Arsat-2 satellite. At the meeting, De Loredo expressed the intention of Arsat to enter the Brazilian market [...]

Chile complements DTT coverage with DTH

Digital TV in Chile is beginning to take shape in order to complete the analogue switch-off in 2020. The main broadcasters are already operating in DTT in the capital Santiago. However, to cover those areas where there are few or no coverage at all, the free-to-air channels has joined to implement a DTH solution. Mario [...]

Argentina suspended the construction of the Arsat-3 satellite

  The Government of Argentina decided to suspend the construction of the third satellite of national industry, Arsat-3, which the previous administration had begun, by claiming lack of necessary funds, according to local newspaper El Cronista.   The CEO of the state company Arsat, Rodrigo De Loredo, told the Argentine economic newspaper that first it [...]

EchoStar to finally launch satellite for 45° West position to provide TV services in Brazil

American satellite company EchoStar will finally place in 2016 a satellite in the allotted 45° West position over Brazil to offer television services, said the company’s CEO, Mike Dugan, during the presentation of results for the fourth quarter of 2015.   EchoStar XXIII DBS satellite is scheduled to be launched in a Falcon 9 rocket [...]

India to launch SAARC satellite

India has revealed the details of the satellite that it plans to launch on behalf of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will build and launch the satellite, which will be used for direct-to-home (DTH) TV as well as telecommunication services. The satellite will have 12 Ku-band [...]

Bangladeshs BTRC invites bids for geosynchronous satellite system

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) has issued an invitation for international open tender for orbit delivery of geosynchronous satellite. Bangladesh intends to use the satellite for providing communications and broadcast services in the country. BTRC is inviting international parties on behalf of the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. According to a notice released [...]

Arabsat to build, launch four new satellites

Middle Eastern satellite communications operator, Arab Satellite Communication Organisation (Arabsat),will discuss its plans to manufacture and launch four new satellites in its 147th Board of Directors meetings in Dubai this week. While two of these satellites will be launched in Arabsat orbital positions, the other two will be in the Hellas-Sat orbital positions. The latter was [...]