NewSat held its Annual General Meeting last Thursday, November 29 at the Westin in Melbourne. The focus of the meeting was the upcoming launch of the Jabiru-1 come 2014. The company also presented its financial highlights - in particular the increased revenues in core teleport services - the successful fundings for the Jabiru Satellite Program, and the outlook for NewSat in the coming years. A satellite communications trailer was also on display outside the Westin, showcasing NewSat’s mobile satellite services.
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.