Satellite Industry News

Sep 04, 2020

Verizon, Dish, and cable are winners in 5G U.S. airwaves sale

Verizon Communications and Dish Network were the top winners in a U.S. auction of airwaves that also saw cable providers take home rights to use the frequencies that are useful for fast 5G service, the Federal Communications Commission said.

Aug 27, 2020

DSI Announces Partnership with Inspire

DSI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Inspire. This partnership will give DSI dealers the opportunity to offer clean energy solutions to their customers that will not only put the customer’s needs first but also our environment.

Aug 27, 2020

DSI Releases New Rebranded Website

DSI’s new revamped website offers a clean and modern approach while enhancing the user’s experience. In addition, the site is easy to navigate and is optimized perfectly for either desktop, mobile or tablet use.

Aug 25, 2020

DISH named #1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction by J.D. Power for the second consecutive year

Today, DISH earned the J.D. Power accolade of being #1 in Overall Customer Satisfaction, for the second year in a row, in the U.S. Television Service Provider Satisfaction Study. This marks the first time a TV-provider has won all J.D. Power awards for best customer satisfaction, nationally and regionally.

Aug 25, 2020

When Staying Connected Matters Most – Supporting Public Health Needs around the World

As a global connectivity provider, Hughes delivers solutions that meet a range of needs – commerce, social services, entertainment, education and more. And while for decades our technology and services have been used also to support healthcare, the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has amplified the many ways our services enhance public health around the world.

Aug 25, 2020

Viasat Joins Stand for Small Initiative, Spearheaded by American Express, to Support U.S. Small Businesses during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Viasat announced today it is proud to partner with American Express and a growing group of companies on the Stand For Small program, an initiative to provide meaningful support to millions of small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aug 25, 2020

Viasat Receives a ChannelVision 2020 Visionary Spotlight Award

Viasat announced it has been recognized by ChannelVision Magazine in their 2020 Visionary Spotlight Awards (VSA). The annual VSA competition highlights both channel and service provider innovation in communications, and honors outstanding products, services and deployments across a variety of categories.

Aug 24, 2020

AT&T Disaster Recovery

Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. When they do, the need to communicate is at its greatest. AT&T’s National Disaster Recovery team plays a crucial role in keeping our network operational and our customers connected.

Aug 24, 2020

AT&T Offers Relief for California and Colorado Wildfires

AT&T continues to closely monitor the fires in California and Colorado.  

Jul 29, 2020

Hughes Announces New JUPITER System Features to Power Higher Efficiencies and Performance

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) announced the release of the newest set of features for the JUPITER™ System, the company’s Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) platform for broadband satellite services. Already the most widely used VSAT system in the world, the JUPITER platform is the system of choice for network operators, governments, mobile networks, and aeronautical and maritime service providers. Packaged into Release 7.4 are the company’s latest improvements in return channel performance and efficiency as well as new functionality supporting Layer 2 network implementations.

Jul 15, 2020

Viasat Named a Top-Scoring Company on the 2020 Disability Equality Index

Viasat, (VSAT) announced it has been named to the 2020 Disability Equality Index® (DEI) "Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion" by Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

May 27, 2020

HBO Max Launches Today

WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The launch of HBO Max is the culmination of efforts over the past year to bring the best of WarnerMedia together to launch a new streaming offering, following AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner. HBO Max has an unparalleled backing of distinct talent and industry leaders and demonstrates what can be accomplished when WarnerMedia’s celebrated brands come together.

May 20, 2020

When Lives Depend on Lines of Communication, Satellite Delivers

When a natural disaster strikes – no matter where in the world – lives depend on lines of communication. Yet while hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and wildfires incite an urgent need for communications, they simultaneously crush the networks that make those vital connections possible. Flooding, seismic activity, fire, high winds, downed trees – even recovery construction – all damage terrestrial communications infrastructure like wires, fiber and cable. But satellite services endure, and, time and again, deliver the crucial connectivity that first responders, citizens and medical teams need in the wake of a natural disaste

May 12, 2020

U.S. News & World Report Names Viasat Among Best Internet Service Providers of 2020

Viasat, (VSAT) has been recognized as a Best Internet Service Provider (ISP) of 2020 by U.S. News & World Report's 360 Reviews team. The Company ranked #7 in the list that included fiber, cable, wireless and satellite ISPs. Viasat was the only satellite ISP to make the list, earning a higher position than some terrestrial providers.

May 11, 2020

Viasat Extends COVID-19 Support for U.S. Residential and Small Business Customers in Need

Viasat (VSAT) announced it would extend its commitment to keep residential and small business customers connected to the internet during the COVID-19 crisis.

Apr 30, 2020


AT&T Unifies All Advertising Businesses Under WarnerMedia Chief Revenue Officer Gerhard Zeiler

Apr 28, 2020

Viasat Recognized by Fast Company in 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards

Viasat (VSAT) announced today it has been recognized by Fast Company in their 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards. These awards seek to honor the businesses, policies, projects and concepts that are actively engaged and deeply committed to helping address global issues facing humanity. The 2020 World Changing Ideas Awards will be highlighted in the May/June print issue, which hits newsstands May 5.

Apr 23, 2020

DISH Selects Mavenir to Deliver Cloud-Native OpenRAN Software for Nation's First Virtual 5G Wireless Broadband Network

As DISH Network continues its buildout of the nation's first software-defined 5G wireless broadband network, the company has entered into a multi-year agreement with leading network software provider Mavenir to deliver cloud-native OpenRAN software.

Apr 02, 2020

SLING TV to donate 100% of its movie rental profits to purchase healthcare supplies through Good360 and its COVID-19 response efforts

SLING TV is donating 100% of its movie rental profits to Good360 today through April 5. Good360 is a global nonprofit leader that is delivering critical supplies to healthcare providers and first responders, those quarantined, and those facing adverse economic impacts as the nation battles COVID-19.

Mar 31, 2020

AT&T Enhances Spectrum Position Following FCC Auction 103

AT&T Inc.* is the winning bidder for spectrum licenses covering more than 99% of the U.S. population following the close of FCC Auction 103. The company’s winning bids will allow continued improvements and advancements to its wireless network — already the nation’s best1 and fastest.2