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Archive: April 2011 (X)

  • Inmarsat recently announced that it is working with partner SkyWave Mobile Communications to develop a new low data rate (LDR) tracking, monitoring and messaging service that is planned for launch in Q3 2011. The new device dubbed the IsatData Pro promises to deliver up to 37x data capability of current global M2M services. The announcement stated that compared to typical global M2M offerings that provide data connectivity rates of about 270-340 bytes, the new service aims to deliver…

  • In the rush to secure end-users and satisfy investors for upcoming satellite investment and network developments, satellite operators and service providers are buying access to end-users through mergers and acquisitions, or “leasing” access to end-users through partnerships with regional providers.  In fact, NSR’s recently released Oil and Gas via Satellite report indicated that consolidation among niche service providers and partnerships with operators to expand business in this sector…