A refurbished Andrew 7.6m Earth Station Antenna was installed in Nuuk, Greenland for Tusass
Skybrokers delivered and installed a refurbished Andrew 7.6m Ku-band Earth Station Antenna at Tusass in Nuuk, Greenland.
In September 2022, Skybrokers secured a contract to supply Tusass (formerly TELE Greenland), with a used Andrew 7.6m Ku-band Earth Station Antenna. Before shipping the antenna system to Nuuk, the capital of Greenland, the antenna was refurbished and checked out. Despite facing some challenges, the three-member project and installation team persevered and managed to successfully assemble, align, and commission the earth station in July and August of 2023. This antenna will play a pivotal role in Tusass’ satellite network, providing essential support to the villages and settlements around Greenland by offering faster and more cost-effective internet services.
Tusass is a Greenlandic postal and telecommunications company dating back to 1879. It is the largest telecom company in Greenland and is headquartered in Nuuk. The company manages the top-level domain for Greenland .gl, and owns the sea cable Greenland Connect, a 2-pair 128*10 Gbit/s submarine fiber cable connecting Canada, Greenland and Iceland. Formerly known as TELE Greenland, the company was rebranded in 2021 as Tusass, Greenlandic slang for “talk to you later”.
The company provides internet connections to towns and remote settlements using three different technologies: underwater sea cable, radio chains and via satellite. To improve internet connectivity in the country, Tusass signed in 2021 an agreement with satellite operator HispaSat from Spain for a dedicated payload of 800MHz on the Amazonas Nexus satellite. This payload is designed to provide dedicated coverage to Greenland. The satellite was launched on February 5th, 2023 on a Falcon 9 rocket operated by SpaceX, and the payload for Greenland will be known as Greensat.