Inmarsat is finally revealing the avionics for its much-anticipated Global Xpress Aviation in-flight satellite broadband service during the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany this April 9-11, 2013.
The first high-speed global satellite broadband service for the aviation sector, GX Aviation will employ Ka-band technology designed and built by Honeywell.
Inmarsat expects the GX Aviation avionics to achieve commercial availability in early 2015. The Honeywell systems will fully comply with the A791 industry standard and can easily be forward-fitted and retro-fitted aboard aircraft.
Global Xpress Aviation is expected to consistently deliver throughputs that can hit 50 Mbps anywhere in the world. Airlines will leverage Inmarsat’s new satellite broadband service to provide speeds, data rates, and bandwidth comparable to terrestrial broadband during flights.
The global roll-out of Jupiter high-throughput technology begins with the introduction of the new HN9600 and HN9800 Ka-band satellite routers created by Hughes Network Systems. The new routers will be able to deliver the HughesNet Gen4 satellite broadband service to consumers in the United States using Jupiter technology.
Two international service providers have begun to offer the new routers. Avanti Communications serves Africa, Europe, and the Middle East through its Hylas 1 and 2 satellites. Meanwhile, Yahsat’s high-speed Yahclick Internet on satellite service covers Africa, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.
Pradman Kaul, President of Hughes, states that the Company’s North American customers are enjoying swifter speeds, bigger capacity, and better network experience thanks to Jupiter high-throughput technology. The new technology spurred the growth of the Company’s HughesNet Gen4 satellite broadband service beyond expectations. The recently-announced Ka-band routers, says President Kaul, will be the first Jupiter technology seeded worldwide.
Thuraya Telecommunications recently launched the newest member of its mobile satellite broadband terminal portfolio: The Thuraya IP+ terminal.
The Company’s new satellite broadband terminal leverages Thuraya’s satellite network to ensure consumers enjoy swift and reliable access to broadband data services. Capable of delivering the fastest IP speeds to remote locations outside the coverate of traditional terrestrial networks, the Thuraya IP+ terminal enables live high quality video broadcasting, web browsing, email, social media communications, data transfer, VoIP, corporate network access, and various other applications.
Smaller than a typical laptop, weighing in at a mere 1.4 kilos, and equipped with a built-in antenna, the Thuraya IP+ can be quickly moved and deployed in support of high-bandwidth applications. Users can also reconfigure the new satellite broadband terminal to deliver asymmetric streaming capabilities, allowing them to optimize bandwidth costs by managing upload and download speeds based on usage requirements.
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