(Oslo, Norway, November 10, 2014) Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) announced today that Intellian’s v-series antennas have been approved for use on its forthcoming satellite, THOR 7. The satellite, expected to start commercial service in 2015, is equipped with an HTS/Ka-band payload, which has been specifically designed for the mobility VSAT market, offering high-powered regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes.
The Intellian v-series antennas already support Ku-band services on the existing THOR satellite fleet, providing TSBc customers with exceptional performance and redundancy. Moreover, with its simple conversion from Ku-band to Ka-band services, the v100 antenna systems provide an easy upgrade path for THOR 7, which will offer 6-9 Gbps throughput with up to 25 simultaneously active spot beams and also deliver reliable download speeds in the tens of Mbps on its HTS (High Throughput Satellite) Ka-band payload. In addition to the v100, TSBc plans to work with Intellian to approve more antenna systems.
“Over the years, we have developed a good working partnership with Intellian”, said Julian Crudge, TSBc’s Divisional Director , Network and Data services. “The v-series antenna system was chosen as it provides a viable solution for our customers, with easy upgrade capability, ensuring that we are well prepared once THOR 7 commences service.”
“Intellian has played a pivotal role in changing the industry’s perception of VSAT as a viable and convenient communications solution, said Jon Harrison, Intellian’s VP of Global Sales. “From intuitive user interfaces to ease of operation, our v-series antenna system delivers superior performance and reliability for maritime satellite-communications systems, both in Ku-band today and upgraded for next-generation Ka-band capability. Intellian is delighted to be chosen by Telenor Satellite Broadcasting as one of their approved antenna suppliers for its THOR 7 HTS Ka-band services.”
TSBc’s THOR 7 HTS satellite adds vital growth capacity for our long-standing maritime and offshore customers, offering highly concentrated and high-powered coverage over the North Sea, Red Sea, Baltic Sea, North Atlantic, Persian Gulf and the Mediterranean.
About Intellian Technologies Inc.Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology. This well established company has an international reputation for bringing patented innovation to the VSAT and TVRO market. One of the fastest expanding companies in the industry, Intellian exports its products to six continents and over 45 countries with more than 460 contracted dealers and a worldwide support network. It is currently undergoing a substantial expansion of its manufacturing and R&D facilities in Korea. The company’s extensive technical capabilities cover TVRO, VSAT with the latest Global XpressTM capabilities and in-house development and manufacture of Fleet Broadband systems. The company provides a 3-year warranty on all VSAT antennas which is unique in the maritime industry. With expertise in recreational boats and ocean vessels in the commercial, oil & gas markets, and the military, Intellian antenna technology reaches a wide market sector. Headquartered in Seoul, Intellian also has a Maritime Technical Centre in Busan, South Korea, as well as offices, warehouse and engineering centers located at major shipping destinations around the world, all with the staff and resources to support the company’s global customer customer base. www.intelliantech.com