Posted on: 16 February 2016 by Mark Howells
tPanasonic Avionics Corporation has extended its relationship with satellite operator Telesat, by signing a multi-year contract for capacity on the high throughput satellite (HTS) Telstar 12 VANTAGE.
tPanasonic will take nearly all the HTS Ku-band capacity on 12 VANTAGE – the first operational satellite with significant HTS Ku-band capacity serving aero and maritime routes over Europe, the Mediterranean, Middle East and North Sea.tt“It is always gratifying when a knowledgeable industry leader like Panasonic compares a number of satellite alternatives and decides once again that Telesat is their best choice,” said Tom Eaton, vice president, International Sales for Telesat. “Telstar 12 VANTAGE is a powerful high throughput satellite designed to provide customers like Panasonic important operational and commercial advantages.” tt“Telesat is highly respected for their ability to design innovative satellites,” said David Bruner, vice president, Global Communications Services at Panasonic Avionics. “Their cooperation in adjusting the position of the HTS spot beams on Telstar 12 VANTAGE to meet Panasonic’s requirements was outstanding. This further optimises the service for Panasonic and gives us an edge in winning mobile broadband business in the air and at sea.”t