Find your match Onlime

Onlime is a substantial user of satellite capacity from a variety of satellite owners and operators, and is very familiar with the availability and demand for capacity on many of the key commercial satellites that cover most parts of the globe. In 2010, we established the Satellite Exchange service, which has enabled numerous Data and Broadcast clients alike to sell surplus satellite capacity or to purchase satellite capacity that is no longer available or at prices not available from the satellite operators. If you are looking for a cost effective way to buy and sell satellite capacity then our Satellite Exchange service is for you.

Available capacity list:

AFRICASAT-1a Intelsat IS-17 NSS-12
Yamal-402 Telstar T11N Intelsat IS-20
HELLAS-SAT 2 Thor 10-02 Astra-4A
APSTAR-7 ST2-C TurkmenAlem

Capacity Sellers

Everybody in the satellite industry knows the burden of having unused satellite capacity sitting on their books. We all sign long-term contracts with satellite operators with the expectation that it will be sold quickly – and if it isn’t; or your customer suddenly decides he doesn’t need the capacity anymore then the burden falls back on you. If you can’t immediately find a new customer you are stuck paying the bills.

We cannot guarantee a sale but we do have a large database of customers built up over many years and popular capacity is snapped up very quickly.

We are also very aware that not all operators want to be seen to be selling capacity, so our service is totally discreet. We don’t disclose the names of the seller or the buyer unless you want us to and your details will remain anonymous to potential buyers during the advertising stage until such time they are required to be released.

If you have satellite capacity to sell, email the Satellite Exchange on with all the technical details of the capacity and give us an indication of the commercial return you are expecting from the sale. We will then advertise the capacity free of charge on the Exchange website and also promote it to potential clients on our database.

Upon a successful sale Onlime will either contract directly with you for the capacity required or we will take an agreed commission on the sale of the capacity either on a one off or monthly recurring basis, depending on the nature of the transaction. Typical deal sizes range from a few MHz to full transponders.

Capacity Buyers

We understand the frustration of having a customer ready to sign a contract but you can’t find the capacity to deliver the service. We can’t guarantee to find capacity for you but with our depth of knowledge and contacts in the industry, if we can’t, we would be surprised if anybody else can.

We generally have a good stock of Ku-band or C-band satellite capacity although it varies from week to week. We also have access to Ka-band capacity and are happy to reach out to our customer base for any other non-standard capacities as required. Most of the standard capacities we have on offer are listed on our website so it is a good place to start.

Similarly, if you have any specific requirements, don’t hesitate to contact the Satellite Exchange directly by email and one of our team will contact you by return.

If you buy satellite capacity through the Satellite Exchange there will generally be no charges or finder’s fee and you will only pay the agreed rate for the capacity.

Teleport Solutions

Onlime is one of the largest Teleports in Europe with over 50 antennas from 15m diameter downwards and extensive fibre capacity. We would be happy to quote for any uplinking services, whether or not you buy the capacity through the Satellite Exchange.

Please contact the Onlime Satellite Exchange Team if you are interested in purchasing any of the satellite capacity listed or alternatively if you have any questions regarding the capacity for sale.

If you have any spare satellite capacity for sale that you wish to advertise free of charge using the Onlime Satellite Exchange Service please contact us for more details.

What to know more? Call us now on +44 1483 377101 or email

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