Inmarsat protects OSVs in Thailand

29 September 2022

Offshore support vessel (OSV) company Uniwise Offshore is expanding its cybersecurity standards across its full OSV fleet with technology from Inmarsat.

With connectivity delivered by Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress, Fleet Secure Unified Threat Management (UTM) provides Uniwise with end-to-end functionality to protect its network from cyber-attacks and intrusion via infected devices. Connectivity is a key requirement for operation in the busy gulf of Thailand, where the majority of Uniwise’s OSVs operate, but during prolonged downtimes and when usage is high, vessels become susceptible to cyber-attacks, which could impact vessel operations and result in significant business losses for both owners and charterers.

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Es’hailSat showcasing key tech at IBC

07 September 2022

Es’hailSat. the Qatar-based satellite communications operator, is exhibiting at the annual IBC exhibition in Amsterdam, its platform for the broadcast, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Es’hailSat will be showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services to be delivered through the new 50,000 sqm state of the art teleport in Doha.

The company's Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5°/26° East hotspot.

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MEASAT-3d enters commercial service following successful in-orbit testing

27 July 2022

Malaysian satellite operator; MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT) successfully completed in-orbit testing for the MEASAT-3d satellite today, ahead of schedule. MEASAT-3d, the company’s latest and most advanced satellite has now entered commercial service, after its handover by Airbus Defence and Space (Airbus).

MEASAT-3d, a multi-mission satellite with a planned lifespan of more than 18 years, carries C-band and Ku-band payloads for video and Direct-to-Home (“DTH”) services and a high- throughput multiple spot beam Ka-band payload optimised to deliver high-speed broadband internet communications for Malaysia; even for users in the most remote areas of the country.

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Arianespace launches satellites to serve APAC

14 July 2022

Arianespace launched a brace of satellites to improve broadband coverage in the Asia-Pacific region on the Ariane 5 rocket’s first flight of 2022.

It lifted off at 5:50 p.m. Eastern from the Guiana Space Center spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, June 22, carrying Measat-3d for Malaysian operator Measat and GSAT-24 for India.

Both satellites separated from Ariane 5 and will use onboard propulsion to reach final positions in geostationary orbit.

Stéphane Israël, Arianespace’s chief executive officer, said the next Ariane 5 mission is scheduled for September 6 to launch Eutelsat’s Konnect VHTS satellite.

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