NXTCOMM Leases Capacity on EUTELSAT E117WA for Over-The-Air Testing of its Electronically Steered Antenna

Oct. 28, 2020

NXT Communications Corporation has signed a capacity agreement with Eutelsat Communications for capacity on Eutelsat's E117WA satellite, aimed to provide the Over-The-Air Testing of NXTCOMM's proprietary flat-panel terminals that will offer high-speed connectivity to aviation, military and other mobility markets.

In June, NXTCOMM unveiled its new Electronically Steered Antenna (ESA), a building block for a portfolio of next-generation, lower-cost commercial satellite antennas designed to meet global demand for cost-effective worldwide mobile connectivity.

Under the agreement, NXTCOMM will also offer satellite capacity to customers seeking a differentiated connectivity experience not available from existing service providers.

NXTCOMM will lease capacity on EUTELSAT 117 West A, located at 116.8° West, which offers high-power Ku-band coverage over North and South America.

Tim Morton, co-founder and president, NXTCOMM, commented:  "Eutelsat has proven to be  an ideal partner to help us get our new technology to market, and to help NXTCOMM validate the performance of our best-in-class antenna technology and to provide ongoing managed satellite service capacity to our customers as we scale production of our game-changing flat panel antennas."

Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, added: "We are delighted to support NXTCOMM during the critical test and implementation phase of their high-performance antenna, and look forward to supporting them for many years into the future as they develop their unique mobility solutions."