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The 28 satellites which forms part of the European Union’s QB50 project will all be deployed in this manner over a period of 30 to 60 days while the ISS orbits Earth. (image:NASA)

International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

April 11, 2017 • Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on International space project puts South Africa on the satellite industry map

The South African satellite industry is taking yet another step forward as a player in the international arena with the launch of two South African built nanosatellites from Cape Canaveral in Florida within the next few days. Two nanosatellites, ‘nSight1’ designed and manufactured by Cape Town-based SCS Space, a member of the SCS Aerospace Group...

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By 2020 There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

February 17, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on 5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use...

Employees are happier and more productive when not chained to their desks.

Opinion: How WiFi is enabling the Mobile-Office revolution

February 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Opinion: How WiFi is enabling the Mobile-Office revolution

Today’s largest and most in-demand segment of employees are operating in a vastly different digital landscape than they would have only ten years ago. The nine-to-five workday has given way to the demands of an always-on lifestyle. And forward-thinking...

Amazon announces the launch of business communication services, Amazon Chime.

Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

February 14, 2017 • General, Satellite Communications, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on Amazon launches Chime, a communication service for business

Amazon has announced the launch of a new video conferencing and communications platform, Amazon Chime. The service will look to compete against similar applications such as Skype. Chime is a new unified communications service that will attempt to go beyond...

Dr Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON.

Opinion: Africa turns to satellite Internet

December 14, 2016 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Opinion: Africa turns to satellite Internet

In Africa, technologies of all types are evolving rapidly, with one exception – Internet access. With around only 170 million users, Internet penetration remains low, at around 18%, well below the global average. Low Internet penetration in Africa is...

iWayAfrica has launched Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into Sub-Saharan Africa. (image: file)

iWayAfrica introduces Jola, a retail satellite service

December 2, 2016 • Retail, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on iWayAfrica introduces Jola, a retail satellite service

iWayAfrica has launched Jola, a Pan-African Ku-Band managed retail satellite service into Sub-Saharan Africa. Meaning ‘one who brings happiness’, Jola provides affordable satellite internet to Sub-Saharan Africa including those areas with limited...

Eutelsat’s new SmartBeam solution, powered by Broadpeak nanoCDN™ technology, unlocks opportunity for broadcasters to extend access to OTT services. (Image source: Flickr/Eutelsat_SA)

Broadpeak and Eutelsat to offer live TV and VOD to mobile devices

November 17, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Broadpeak and Eutelsat to offer live TV and VOD to mobile devices

Broadpeak and Eutelsat Communications are combining their complementary skills to offer content providers a satellite-based solution for multiscreen video delivery to connected devices. The new offer is a game-changer for extending access to video content on...

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MultiChoice enhances Streaming Services

November 11, 2016 • Gadgets and Gaming, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on MultiChoice enhances Streaming Services

MultiChoice launched the new DStv Explora 2 decoder from ARRIS International plc to customers in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. The flagship decoder is the fourth generation of HD PVR devices that ARRIS and MultiChoice have launched together and makes...

The core team that built SCS Aerospace Group's nSight1 nanosatellite in a record time of 6 months are at the front from left to right: Louis Muller, Dr. Francois Malan, Kannas Wiid, Rikus Cronje, Hendrik Burger; in the middle David Brill; and at the back Heinrich Fuchs, Premie Pillay, Philip Bellsted, Dr Lourens Visagie, Kevin Gema and Marcello Bartolini.

South African satellite to launch from International Space Station

November 7, 2016 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on South African satellite to launch from International Space Station

A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. Managed by SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa’s biggest private satellite concern it...

TAC will will officially launch TAC Studios, a production arm of the cable channel, at DISCOP 2016 in Johannesburg.

The African Channel to launch TAC Studios

October 27, 2016 • Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on The African Channel to launch TAC Studios

The Africa Channel, (TAC) has announced the launch of TAC Studios at DISCOP 2016 in Johannesburg from November 2-4. TAC Studios focus will formalise and build on the network’s existing production initiatives by developing, producing and distributing premium...

Godwana International Networks CEO Mathew Welthagen.

GIN to bring cost effective satellite connectivity to Africa

October 14, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on GIN to bring cost effective satellite connectivity to Africa

Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has launched Source, a fully managed, virtual network satellite operator service. Aimed at telecoms and internet service providers, Source will be rolled out across sub-Saharan Africa on the first Jupiter hub in Africa,...

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Nigeria: Digital Switchover in progress

October 10, 2016 • Satellite Communications, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Digital Switchover in progress

According to The Vanguard the move from analogue to digital has been in progress since April 2016 for Nigeria. The Federal Government launched the pilot phase in Jos, where the country’s first TV station was launched many years ago. The...

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Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

September 26, 2016 • Education, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launches ECO – a new sustainable digital inclusion initiative focused on providing affordable, superfast satellite broadband...

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Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

September 13, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new...

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Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

June 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

Although not yet listed as an endangered species, Roan antelope numbers have drastically reduced across Africa in recent years. Just 60% of these animals are estimated to live in protected areas, and without urgent action the species may face extinction. In a...

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Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies

The Kenyan government has received 10 Iridium satellite phones from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The devices have been issued to the Government for use in case of any emergencies or threats within the country. The government will have the...