Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC) have partnered to provide inflight connectivity (IFC) services over the Eurasia region.
At the annual AfricaCom 2018 exhibition, the largest African forum in the field of technology and telecommunications, RSCC will present the latest digital solutions for the region’s communications and broadcasting services. AfricaCom will be held from 13 to 15 November in Cape Town (South Africa).
The RSCC delegation took an active part in the seminar organized by Morsvyazsputnik. Evgeny Buidinov and Mikhail Glinka made presentations on promising RSCC projects for arranging communications on mobile objects and on the experience of providing satellite broadband access on sea-going ships.
The British company Bentley Walker has chosen RSCC’s Express-AM8 spacecraft to provide satellite communications services to customers in South America. The transition to the Express-AM8 satellite from the Eutelsat AB2 satellite, as noted in the company's press release, has made it possible to increase the download speed used for VOIP protocols like Skype and Viber.
On October 3, 2018, the Digital Business Space facility in Moscow hosted the XXIII International Conference of Operators and Users of the Satellite Communication Network of the Russian Federation “SATCOMRUS 2018: Smart Satellite - Ideas and Innovations”. Organized by the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), the Conference was attended by more than 360 delegates from 80 organizations in Russia, France, Spain, USA, Israel, Italy, and other countries.
AMSTERDAM — Russian Satellite Communications Co. (RSCC) is Russia’s principal satellite operator, but it has been a quiet bystander as the satcom world argues over LEO and MEO constellations, the size of the in-flight-connectivity business and whether GEO networks are on a glide path to irrelevance.
The RSCC and the Romantis group of companies continue to actively promote the capacity of the Russian Express-AMseries satellites to implement satellite communications and digital broadcasting projects in Latin America.
The RSCC continues to expand communication services in the Ka-band. On September 21, 2018, subscriber #10000 connected to the High-Speed Access Satellite System (HSASS). The number of system users exceeds 25 thousand. The High-Speed Access Satellite System provides broadband access in the Ka-band in the Central and South-Ural regions of Russia, Siberia, and the Far East. The services are provided via the two Russian spacecraft, Express-AM6 (53 ° E) and Express-AM5 (140 ° E). The service zone in the Ka-band stretches over a record 7 thousand km.
At IBC-2018, the Russian Satellite Communications Company (RSCC), Russia’s national satellite operator, will present its own satellite solutions for the media industry for almost all regions of the world using modern spacecraft of the Express-AM series.
On September 10, 2018 the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, signed Decree 513 "On bestowing with state awards of the Russian Federation". For their merits in the development of space communications of Russia and many years of dedicated work, RSCC members were awarded with orders and honorable titles.
On September 9, 2018 RSCC maintained uninterrupted TV and radio broadcasts of the additional elections of State Duma members, region heads, regional parliament members, and heads of capital cities in constituent entities of the Russian Federation.
On September 8, 2018 the Zheleznogorsk Space Communications Center was visited by a delegation, which included: Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roscosmos State Space Corporation, Nikolai Testoedov, General Director of ISS Reshetnev, Aleksander Uss, acting Governor of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Petr Pimashkov, State Duma Member, and Igor Kuksin, Head of Zheleznogorsk.
As part of the conference "Business Dialogue. Satellite Internet. Kamchatka", RSCC and its partners have conducted a master class on tuning up subscriber satellite terminal and set up a demonstration zone for satellite broadband access. The master class was arranged at the foot of the Avachinsky volcano.
On August 29, 2018 the Kamchatka Territory hosted a regional conference “Business Dialogue. Satellite Internet: Kamchatka”. The event was set up in the format of a meeting of experts, the industry community and the media. The organizer was the state-owned satellite communications operator RSCC with the support of the Federal Communications Agency.
Andrey Kirillovich,director of integration services and projects, RSCC: “[LEO] coverage is continuous and achieved by hundreds or even thousands of satellites. Many of them will, most of the time, cover oceans with no customers there. So the effectiveness of such a system and its advantage over GEO by adding coverage over the poles is questionable. It may be effective, but for regional use, or in certain verticals only.”
The RSCC continues to build up its business in Latin America. Its solutions based on Russian Express-AM satellites to implement projects in communications and digital broadcasting, as well as to provide services to the media industry in Latin America, will be presented by the RSCC at SET Expo 2018 in São Paulo (Brazil).
Presidential Certificates of Merit and Certificates of Gratitude in recognition of their services in the development of satellite communications of the Russian Federation and long-term good-faith work were awarded to seven employees of the RSCC.
The RSCC and the Romantis group of companies continue to actively promote the capacity of the Russian Express-AM-series satellites to implement satellite communications and digital broadcasting projects in Latin America.
In the first half of August, an RSCC delegation was in Minsk on a working visit, where it negotiated with scientific and industrial enterprises of the Republic of Belarus with a view to expanding cooperation. In the course of the meetings, the RSCC presented its innovative projects that are of potential interest for Belorussian colleagues, including the latest high-demand satellite communications and broadcasting services developed and implemented by the RSCC.
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