Satellite Comms


MultiChoice & Eutelsat to expand DStv

July 31, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eutelsat Communications and MultiChoice Africa have signed an agreement that is expected to ensure the continuous expansion of the DStv platform. The deal is expected to have a duration of 15 years. The multi-transponder contract further anchors Eutelsat’s neighbourhood of high-power satellites as the key point of reference for broadcasting in...

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SES launches digital TV platform for West Africa

July 23, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SES and service provider Computer Warehouse Group have unveiled the launch of a new digital TV platform that is aimed at West African audiences. The TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the...

The Word Network Africa

The Word Network launches in Africa

July 17, 2014 • Satellite CommsComments (0)

The Word Network is now available to an additional 70 million viewers throughout Central and Southern Africa. This is due to a new working agreement with ViewSat to launch on IntelSat20. The Word Network position is on a selection of Free To Air Networks...


Garmin calling on buyers in East Africa

June 27, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Africa team for Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa will be hosting meetings in Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania from 8-15 July 2014 to meet with buyers, potential resellers and business partners. The purpose of the trade delegation is to engage and meet with...

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Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

June 26, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has unveiled plans to launch its third satellite extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users, expanding on Yahsat’s current coverage area across the Middle East, Africa...

Gilat Satcom

Gilat Satcom provides voice connectivity to African underground mines

June 19, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gilat Satcom, provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, has revealed a new system that will provide voice connectivity to people working in underground mines. Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom said,...

Intelsat is one of the companies involved in a joint effort to train prospective VSAT technicians from Africa. (Image source: Intelsat-hq-press)

MultiChoice inks 15-year agreement with Intelsat Satellite

June 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Intelsat S.A. has announced that it has signed a 15-year service agreement with MultiChoice for a new satellite to be added to the Intelsat network. The initial aim of the venture is to allow MultiChoice to expand its Direct-to-Home (DTH) Services in...

James Eberhard GeoPoll Founder

First ever overnight TV ratings comes to Africa

June 5, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

GeoPoll, a real-time mobile survey platform, today launched its Audience Measurement Service, which offers the first ever daily TV ratings in several African markets. The launch of this service comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup, when GeoPoll will...

Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom

Gilat Satcom adds new PoP in Tanzania

May 26, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gilat Satcom, a provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced additional investment in its broadband network in East Africa with the establishment of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Dar Es...

Liquid Telecom is the first operator to build a satellite hub at Teraco’s vendor-neutral earth station in South Africa. (Image source: File)

Liquid Telecom named best VSAT provider

May 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommsComments (0)

Liquid Telecom today announced that it has won the VSAT Provider of the Year category at this year’s SatCom Star Awards. Now in their 17th year, The SatCom Star Awards celebrate the continued growth and success of satellite and telecommunications in Africa....