NXTCOMM Leases Capacity on EUTELSAT to Perform OTA Testing of its Electronically Steered Antenna

NXT Communications Corporation (NXTCOMM) has signed an agreement with Eutelsat Communications to demonstrate the performance of their electronically steered antenna through leased capacity on the Eutelsat's E117WA satellite. It will provide Over-The-Air Testing of NXTCOMM's proprietary flat-panel terminals that will offer high-speed connectivity to aviation, military and other mobility markets.

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

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.

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 at NXTCOMM, stated that Eutelsat has proven to be an ideal partner to help them get their new technology to market, and to help NXTCOMM validate the performance of best-in-class antenna technology and to provide ongoing managed satellite service capacity to customers as they scale production of their game-changing flat panel antennas.

Mike Antonovich, CEO of Eutelsat Americas, commented "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."

NXTCOMM's ongoing over-the-air performance tests will kick off in November followed by full antenna testing and initial low-rate production in 2021, with Ka-band product testing to begin later in the year. Click here to learn more about NXTCOMM.