The World Teleport Association has once again recognized Australian independent satellite specialist NewSat Ltd as one of the top teleport operators in the world. In its annual world rankings, NewSat Ltd was included in the top 5 of the “Fast Twenty” list which ranks teleport-operating companies based on year-on-year revenue growth.
The WTA also listed NewSat as top 10 in the Independent Top Twenty of 2012 list, which ranks independent teleport operators based on revenues from all sources. The list excludes companies whose primary business is the owners and operations of its own satellite fleet or terrestrial network.
Last year, the World Teleport Association honoured Newsat Founder and CEO Adrian Ballintine as the Teleport Executive of the Year. During this year’s SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition which was held in Washington, NewSat was also named as a top 3 Finalist in the Independent Teleport of the Year category for its teleports located in Adelaide and Perth.
NewSat’s Jabiru Satellite Program is set to deliver more powerful satellite broadband solutions not only for rural clients, but also to enterprise customers and government projects like nationwide broadband networks. The fleet of Ka band satellites are a new generation of birds that can deliver high-throughput capacity, and more efficient support for bandwidth intensive applications. NewSat Ltd has already schedule the first satellite of the fleet, the Jabiru 1, for a 2014 launch. Once in orbit, it will become Australia’s first fully owned commercial satellite, delivering new capacity across the Middle East, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Enterprise customers will benefit from this project, and could take advantage of the Ka band satellites for various applications like satellite internet, Voice over Internet Protocol, and even video and voice conferencing.
Ka band satellites are the next logical step for the satellite communications market. Providing greater capacity to support a range of communications solutions, the Ka band technology can deliver high-throughput capacity to military personnel requiring reliable and secure networks especially in volatile regions.
Unlike terrestrial networks which are prone to damages in conflicts, satellite communications solutions can be delivered anywhere, providing remote connectivity that works now only for military operations, but also business-related endeavors by industries with remote sites like mining.
NewSat Ltd is banking on its Jabiru Satellite Program to help meet the growing demand for satellite capacity. Its next generation ka band satellites will become Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellites covering the Middle East, parts of Asia, and Africa where demand for the technology has been growing over recent years.
NewSat Ltd was featured in The Australian courtesy a report by James Dunn. In the newspaper, Dunn looks into the strategies of the company especially with the financing of the Jabiru Satellite Program. The project aims at launching Australia’s first independently owned commercial satellite, and progress on the first spacecraft, the Jabiru-1, has been within schedule after Lockheed Martin announced a few months back it had successfully completed the Preliminary Design Review.
Dunn also interview Adrian Ballintine, the Founder and CEO of NewSat Ltd. Mr. Ballintine explained how the company is acquiring several orbital slots to support its Jabiru Program, as well as meet the increasing demand for satellite capacity not only in Australia but also across the globe. NewSat Ltd has been enjoying increased revenues from its teleport services thanks to solid support from the mining and military sectors.
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Adrian Ballintine, NewSat Ltd’s Founder and CEO, attended the 3rd Annual Microcap Investment Conference held at the Sofitel Melbourne last October 16 to 17. Mr. Ballintine discussed the company’s present activities including the Jabiru Satellite Program, project funding, and the launch of the Ka band fleet.
If you would like to watch Mr. Ballintine’s presentation in full, click here.