Thinkom announces VMES FCC Approval of ThinSAT® 300

Torrance, CA, March 12, 2013--ThinKom Solutions, Inc. (ThinKom) a global leader in broadband satellite communication solutions, announced today that the US Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has granted the first low-profile Vehicle Mounted Earth Station (VMES) license (44 C.F.R. 25.226) for its ThinSAT® 300 on-the-move antenna product.

The license provides ALSAT approval allowing operation on any of the authorized domestic satellites without further license additions or modifications. The license also authorizes the highest uplink Power Spectral Density (PSD) limits approved for such terminals, supporting 18.4 dB/4KHz. This level of spectral efficiency uniquely obviating the need to use costly spread spectrum waveforms.

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GVF White Paper on Licensing Satellites in Ka Band

The demand for spectrum never abates.  Over the years satellite systems have responded to this increasing demand by developing ever-more efficient and powerful space and ground segments.  Now the satellite market has responded to the demand for spectrum by developing brand-new state-of-the-art systems that can use the Ka band. The rapidly increasing use of the Ka band for these new satellites, services and applications, may require a review of the allocations and authorisation conditions applied by various National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs).  This paper aims to anticipate concerns, answer questions, and supply strong arguments in favor of open market access to this spectrum for satellite systems.

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International VSAT Policy Declaration

This document was prepared by the Global VSAT Forum (GVF), an association of organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced digital fixed satellite services via Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. The term “VSAT” refers to fixed small-aperture terminals that provide interactive or receive-only telecommunications to an end-user premises via either geostationary or non-geostationary satellites. Headquartered in London, the GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization with 69 members. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including satellite operators, VSAT network operators, VSAT manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, and users. The Regulatory Working Group (RWG) of the GVF brings together regulatory experts from across the globe to share first-hand experience with international VSAT regulatory and licensing policies (Annex A: GVF and RWG Membership). On behalf of the GVF, the RWG has analyzed and compared a wide variety of regulatory frameworks, legal structures and licensing procedures to arrive at this recommendation of the most effective and proven approaches for the benefit of regulatory administrations, industry and the end-user community.

This document consists of the following:


  • • The International VSAT Policy Declaration, stating the key priorities and regulatory principles advocated by the GVF.

  • • Section I addresses the essential role VSATs play in fulfilling telecommunication needs and calls attention to the link between telecom connectivity and economic strength.

  • • Section II identifies regulatory barriers that slow or prevent effective provision of VSAT-based services and establishes corresponding regulatory solutions.

  • • Section III introduces a VSAT licensing guideline and offers ongoing support for regulatory programs that seek to facilitate the provision of VSAT-based telecommunication solutions.

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The GVF Satellite Policy Guidelines 2009

This document was prepared by GVF, an association of organisations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.  Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organisation with 160 members from more than 50 countries.  The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users.  GVF provides a unified voice for the global satellite industry. GVF’s Regulatory Working Group (RWG) plays an instrumental role in this by bringing together regulatory experts from across the globe to share first-hand experience with international satellite communications policy and regulation (Appendix A: GVF and RWG Membership). On behalf of GVF, the RWG has analysed and compared a wide variety of policy and regulatory frameworks, legal structures and licensing procedures to arrive at this recommendation of the most effective and proven approaches for the benefit of policy makers, regulatory administrations, industry and the end-user community. This document consists of the following:Section 1 includes the International Satellite Policy Declaration, stating the key priorities and regulatory principles advocated by GVF.Section 2 addresses the essential role satellite communications play in fulfilling national, regional and global policy objectives and, in particular, calls attention to the link between telecom connectivity and economic strength.Section 3 provides a guideline that aims to facilitate administrations’ efforts to develop communications policies that promote access to satellite systems and services. Section 4 examines key regulatory and licensing trends relevant to the satellite communications sector worldwide.Section 5 identifies regulatory barriers that slow or prevent effective provision of satellite-based services and identifies corresponding regulatory solutions.Section 6 offers ongoing support for regulatory programs that seek to facilitate the provision of satellite-based communication solutions.

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COTTON FIRM GETS SATELLITE INTERNET

COTTON FIRM GETS SATELLITE INTERNET.

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Unlimited Bandwidth; Ubiquitous Access

Unlimited Bandwidth; Ubiquitous Access.

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Country Roads, Take Me Home�To My High-Speed Internet.

Country Roads, Take Me Home�To My High-Speed Internet.

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Producer�s Gin

Producer�s Gin Keeps on Ginning withHughesNet Business Internet Service.

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Harmony Ridge Farms

200 Acres, 42 Alpacas, and 1 HughesNet� Service.

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SatMagazine Special with Hughes Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Dr Arunas Slekys

SatMagazine Special with Hughes Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Dr Arunas Slekys

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SatCom in the SNG Market

Developments in the Satellite News Gathering (SNG) industry over the last 20 years havebeen dramatic. They have changed the way we consume news and view world events. No longer is“reporting the news” enough — consumers want to become “part of the news.” This expectation translates into having Live News available for every major story. Innovations in satellite and Internet technologies have enabled much of this advancement.

Submitted by: C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

Use Of Extended C-Band With Mobile Antennas In India

From dial-up in the 90s to broadband connections in the early 2000s, and now to mobile satellite communications, Internet connectivity in the Asian sub-continent has evolved exponentially over the past decade. A growing demand for high speed Internet in the cities as well as in remote areas has led to an early penetration of satellite broadband in these countries.

Submitted by: C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.

Hughes CEO Reveals Economics Behind Next-Generation Satellite

Hughes CEO Reveals Economics Behind Next-Generation Satellite

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SISLink found a partner with a shared focus on customer service

“In Intelsat, SISLink found a partner with a shared focus on exceeding its customers’ requirements. Our revolutionary, clientempowering approach to the uplink process combined with Intelsat’s reach and flexibility made SISLink’s most ambitious plans a reality. Together, we are changing the way the world gathers and delivers video content.”

Submitted by: Intelsat General Corporation

Intelsat Globalizes Largest Concert Event in history

The ChallengeWhen event organizers and broadcasters have simultaneous projects underway and those events are happening around the globe, having an advanced network in place to transmit content in various formats to various outlets without interruption or loss is paramount. However, it is challenging to choose the right network that can deliver always-on, secure connectivity. This was the challenge Live Earth organizersfaced in July 2007 during the logistical planning of the largest live concert event in history.Executives at Live Earth had to find a transmission service provider that could handle 24 hours of live, simultaneous content from eight international venues on six continents and be able to disseminatethat content to an estimated two billion viewers worldwide, seamlessly and simultaneously. They turned to Intelsat for a solution.From its inception, Live Earth was a huge technology hurdle. Organizers described it as the equivalent of transmitting seven simultaneous Super Bowls live to a global audience. AndreMika, the Executive in Charge of Production for Live Earth, said, “I’ve worked on the Olympics... and this project was much larger and more complex than the Olympic Games.” Mikaknew from the beginning that collaboration with a leader in high definition broadcasting would be a key component in the success of the Live Earth broadcast. He needed a trulyglobal service provider with deep experience in video distribution and one with proven resources to handle an event of this scale. Mika called the Live Earth production “the biggestRubik’s cube I’ve ever seen.”

Submitted by: Intelsat General Corporation

Quick Reaction Terminals (QRT)

The project awarded to Globecomm was the “Rehabilitation of the Satellite Earth Station” Project. The purpose of this project is to rebuild an international gateway in Kabul. The gateway will be capable of transmitting international voice and data traffic as well as video.

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SkyWAN for the World Bank - a space andn fibre solution linking East and West.

A global composite space and fibre network, with focuses in the US and Australia, is hard at work for the world's largest institution for development assistance - the World Bank Group.

Submitted by: ND SatCom AG

Intelsat and the Global Digital Solidarity Fund (DSF) join forces to fight Aids in Burundi and Burki

The ChallengeIn the information society, equality means equal access to knowledge. This equality is a fundamental condition for a harmonious transition to a global society. In developing countries,access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) helps boost economic growth. ICTs contribute to resolving a number of problems related to underdevelopment, such aseducation, health, nutrition and good governance.Access to ICTs is one of the key objectives identified by the United Nations for achieving the Millennium Development Goals.

Submitted by: Intelsat General Corporation

Bagan Cybertech Joint Venture [Myanmar]

By far the largest and most successful Telecoms & IT related project undertaken in Myanmar to date [probably with any Local or Foreign Operator] is the creation of the 1st Private ISP and Next Generation Info-Communications Service Provider, Bagan Cybertech Co. Ltd. ATM's staff conceptualized and significantly contributed to the development of the Business Plan Concept, commercial analysis and detailed technical design for Bagan Cybertech IDC & Teleport, the first Private ISP, Data Center, Satellite Communications facility and Broadband Wireless Access provider in Myanmar.

Submitted by: Ultra Developments Pte. Ltd

GVF Full Members

  • Arabsat - Arab Satellite Communications Organisation
  • Eutelsat Communications
  • Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd.
  • Hughes Network Systems LLC
  • General Dynamics Mission Systems
  • ViaSat, Inc.
  • SpeedCast
  • SES Networks
  • Yahsat
  • Talia Group
  • iDirect
  • Inmarsat
  • Newtec
  • Intelsat
  • OneWeb
  • MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn Bhd
  • Telesat
  • KBZ Gateway Company, Ltd.
  • Skycasters, LLC