Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Solaris Mobile Gains Euro S-Band Spectrum, Reports Satellite Anomaly

Solaris Mobile confirmed the award by the European Commission of the assignment of 2 x 15 MHz of S-Band spectrum across Europe. The Dublin-based company said it plans to broadcast crystal clear live TV, deliver linear and on-demand content e.g. location-based services, video or radio channels to mobile phones, vehicles, iPods, portable video players, game consoles and other handsets across Europe.

Solaris Mobile also announced that in the course of carrying out tests on its S-band satellite capacity which was launched last month, an anomaly was detected. Additional analysis is consequently planned with the satellite's prime contractor, Thales Alenia Space, in order to identify the cause of the anomaly and fully to assess the extent of the S-band payload's capability to provide mobile satellite services to the European marketplace.

Solaris Mobile is a joint venture between Eutelsat and SES Astra,

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