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South africa looks set to benefit from greater satellite broadband connectivity. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

More satellite broadband heading South Africa’s way?

February 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Globecomm Systems, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has announced a contract extension with Avanti to deploy satellite broadband services to thousands of businesses in South Africa. Operating from Cape Town and Johannesburg, the international service provider will deploy Ka-band satellite connectivity to enterprise...

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Nigerian Businessman Tony O. Elumelu. (Image Credit: Tony Elumelu foundation)

Nigeria’s Tony Elumelu invests in US tech Startup

January 28, 2014 • Company News, Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by Tony O. Elumelu, CON, has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology. Heirs Holdings is the only African investor in the...

Mitchell Barker, CEO of WhichVoIP.co.za. (Image source: WhichVoIP.co.za)

Can Dynamic Spectrum Alliance help sort out broadband availability?

January 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Bringing internet to people in rural areas where infrastructure deployment is expensive and tricky, is becoming a priority throughout the world. Twenty three companies and organisations from around the globe – including South Africa – recently got...

Globalstar has launched a prepaid satellite service. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Satellite CommsComments (0)

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Pre-paid service in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite...

Lagos, Nigeria. One of the territories in which SatADSL's connectivity project is expected to help users. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Bringing satellite internet to the masses

January 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Despite an increase in internet connectivity across the continent, there are still pockets of users who have yet to benefit from access to broadband or any form of connectivity. This is not because they cannot afford the running cost - it is because...

Eutelsat headquarters, Paris. (Image source: Flickr/Eutelsat_SA)

Why Eutelsat signals a new chapter in Tanzanian TV

November 6, 2013 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eutelsat Communications and Azam Media Ltd., part of the Tanzanian industrial house, Bakhresa Group, this week announced the signature of a long-term contract for capacity on the EUTELSAT 7A satellite. Azam Media will use 108 MHz of capacity connected to the...

Seven Ghanaians arrived in South Africa last week to begin training on the independent operation and maintenance of radio telescopes in Africa. (Image source: SKA South Africa)

Ghana first in line for SKA-training

October 25, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Seven Ghanaians arrived in South Africa last week to begin training on the independent operation and maintenance of radio telescopes in Africa. Using a miniature version of a radio telecsope, they will learn how to design, build, operate and maintain an...

Yahsat and truIT have partnered to  reduce entry costs of acquiring YahClick broadband internet services. (Image source: Google/nairaland.com)

YahClick offers broadband perk for Ugandan businesses

October 14, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off

  YahClick Service Partners truIT, and Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi, UAE based satellite operator, are working together to reduce the entry costs of acquiring YahClick high speed, reliable and cost effective satellite broadband internet services. Following on...

A new satellite, South Africa's third, has been designed by students and will be used for research purposes. (Image source: generic satellite via Shutterstock.com)

How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

October 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern AfricaComments Off

A satellite, ZA-Cuba, designed by students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, will be launched in November to observe the planet Earth. It is the country’s third satellite and, according to national broadcaster SABC News, it will join two...

Mike Brown, Managing Director of Broadlink. (Image source: Broadlink)

SA’s Broadlink plans satelite hub launch in 2014

October 1, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off

Broadlink, a South African telecoms provider of microwave, fibre, satellite, voice and internet services, celebrates its sixth year in the telecommunications industry with plans to launch a satellite hub in 2014, situated at the Teraco Data Environment in...