Anuvu prepares for launch of satellites

US connectivity company Anuvu has announced details about the first two satellites in its planned upcoming constellation, to be named NuView-A and NuView-B.

After many years as a lessor of geostationary satellite capacity, Anuvu, formerly Global Eagle, is set to become a satellite operator with the launch of the duo in mid-2024, providing coverage over North America and the Caribbean.

The High Throughput Satellites (HTS) will form part of the geostationary orbit layer of the Anuvu network, delivering 50 gigabits per second of additional bandwidth for mobility customers.

The company is launching the satellites as part of what it calls its hybrid ‘Bridge-to-LEO’ strategy, which aims to minimise costs by ensuring that hardware investments in using its systems are compatible with future LEO (low earth orbit) satellite technologies, requiring only minor equipment changes as these systems mature.

“Our mission at Anuvu is to provide seamless connectivity solutions to our mobility clients as they navigate the transition from connectivity today to a world of multiple orbits and frequency bands with the need for rapid and flexible service delivered over both,” said Mike Pigott, EVP Connectivity, Anuvu.

“The launch of the Anuvu Constellation ensures we will continue to expertly provide connectivity to people on the move – whether that’s on aircraft, cruise ships, commercial shipping vessels, or super yachts – through satellite capacity that is targeted and highly flexible.”

“The launch of NuView-A and NuView-B forms part of our ‘bridge to LEO’ strategy, enabling flexible connectivity architectures that allow clients to pivot their business model as new technology is deployed.”

The new satellites will have a mission life of eight to ten years and allow capacity and power to be moved and optimised in-orbit using software defined radios and digital channelisers.

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