France: Ovzon launches services from debut geostationary (GEO) broadband satellite

Jul 09, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Swedish satellite communications firm Ovzon has launched services from its debut geostationary (GEO) broadband satellite. “Ovzon’s proprietary satellite Ovzon 3 has reached its orbital position in the geostationary arc,” the company said recently. “After a few weeks of final in-orbit testing, the satellite is now ready for commercial service.”

“This is a moment of great pride for our company. With the satellite now ready for commercial service, Ovzon is entering a new and exciting phase,” said Per Norén, CEO of Ovzon. “Supporting the well-renowned French elite organization, GIGN, throughout the Summer Games with Ovzon SATCOM-as-a-Service is not only a great honor but also the perfect first use-case. It is the ultimate demonstration of our commitment to our customers by connecting the world’s critical missions via satellite.”

“Ovzon’s advanced mobile satellite terminals and high-performing satellite will support different scenarios and users around the Paris area. Ovzon’s technology and experience is a great match for our needs, and we are looking forward to implementing their SATCOM-as-a-Service,” said General Ghislain Réty, GIGN Commander.