[Via Satellite 11-05-201] COM DEV International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has been awarded a fully-funded contract valued at approximately $6 million to deliver Ku-band equipment — including multiplexers, switches and ancillary equipment — to be used on a high throughput communications satellite. The satellite is being built to replace an existing satellite and provide Direct-to-Home (DTH) television broadcasting and telecom services throughout Asia. In addition, it will have multiple beams enabling it to provide broadband services in an area encompassing Africa to Russia, Japan and Australia.
Work on the contract will be carried out at the company’s facility in Cambridge, Ontario with completion expected by October 2015.
“This satellite project is a reflection of the factors that are still driving growth in our industry: satellite replacement, demand for expanded communications services in the developing world and the global demand for more data capacity and services,” said Mike Williams, president of COM DEV International Products.
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