Canadian Mining Journal


COMMUNICATION: C-COM Ka-band antennas certified for deployment in Canadian north

OTTAWA – C-COM Satellite Systems, a leading provider of mobile auto-deploying satellite antenna systems, announced on Feb. 17 that it has received approval to operate its Ka-band iNetVu® mobile antenna products on the Galaxy Broadband network. Galaxy Broadband is a leader in enterprise grade VSAT services to remote areas across Canada and the United States.

The iNetVu® Ka-98H system was successfully deployed and tested on the Galaxy F2 Ka-band network in January, expanding C-COM’s footprint for service in the most Northern parts of Canada. Galaxy’s extensive Ka-band network that covers British Columbia, northern Alberta, northern Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and eastern Alaska.

With Galaxy’s service offering, mobile clients in the Canadian Arctic can now have access to a network that can deliver 5 Mbps down and 2 Mbps up, rivaling speeds available in more southern locations of the country.

Since 1992 Galaxy ( has been a reliable leader in satellite services to remote areas across Canada and the United States. Galaxy owns and operates several fully redundant DVB-S2 hubs. The company delivers leading edge technologies quickly and economically while maintaining client quality of service (QoS). By using geographically diverse uplink centers, Galaxy manages a global IP infrastructure interconnecting remote VSATs directly to the core of major North American carriers with POPs in the United States and Canada.

Galaxy has installed over 10,000 systems across North America and focuses on the mining, remote monitoring, construction, oil & gas, and government vertical markets.