NXTCOMM leases capacity on Eutelsat for its electronically steered antenna
by Staff Writers
Atlanta GA (SPX) Oct 29, 2020
NXT Communications Corporation (NXTCOMM) has signed a capacity agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on Eutelsat's E117WA satellite, aimed to provide the Over-The-Air Testing of NXTCOMM's proprietary flat-panel terminals that will offer high-speed connectivity to aviation, military and other mobility markets.
In June, NXTCOMM unveiled its new Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA), a building block for a portfolio of next-generation, lower-cost commercial satellite antennas designed to meet global demand for cost-effective worldwide mobile connectivity.
Under the agreement, NXTCOMM will also offer satellite capacity to customers seeking a differentiated connectivity experience not available from existing service providers.
NXTCOMM will lease capacity on EUTELSAT 117 West A, located at 116.8 West, which offers high-power Ku-band coverage over North and South America.
Tim Morton, co-founder and president, NXTCOMM, commented: "Eutelsat has proven to be an ideal partner to help us get our new technology to market, and to help NXTCOMM validate the performance of our best-in-class antenna technology and to provide ongoing managed satellite service capacity to our customers as we scale production of our game-changing flat panel antennas."
Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, added: "We are delighted to support NXTCOMM during the critical test and implementation phase of their high-performance antenna, and look forward to supporting them for many years into the future as they develop their unique mobility solutions."
NXTCOMM's ongoing over-the-air performance tests will kick off in November followed by full antenna testing and initial low-rate production in 2021, with Ka-band product testing to begin later in the year.
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