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20 percent of global mobile data traffic will be on 5G networks in 2023-Report

5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

June 15, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments (0)

Commercial rollouts of 5G and larger than previously forecasted deployments of cellular IoT are focal points in the latest edition of the Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) Mobility Report. The forecast for cellular IoT connections has nearly doubled since November 2017. It is now expected to reach an estimated 3.5 billion in 2023, driven by ongoing large-scale...

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New technologies expanding satellite markets

New technologies expanding satellite markets

May 30, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on New technologies expanding satellite markets

  Satellite has proved its worth as a connectivity medium in areas where there is no fixed line infrastructure. While it has remained a niche solution as a result of the logistics involved in the installation and management of the dishes, new technology...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

May 22, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Camtel – Cameroon’s national telecommunications provider – today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon. The formal agreement follows a pilot...

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9° East, covering the whole of Africa in C and Ku band connectivity.

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

May 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

VSAT services provider SatADSL, Global Telesat – providers of telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa....

Scientist expect to pick up as many as 100 quakes during the mission, which should last about two Earth years, or one Martian year. Most o the quakes are expected to be less than 6.0 on the Richter scale.

NASA to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012

May 6, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on NASA to launch its first lander to Mars since 2012

NASA is launching its latest Mars explorer — a robot that will sit on the surface of the Red Planet and measure the world as it quakes and unravel the mystery of how rocky planets like Earth form. The launch is scheduled for on Saturday at 7:05 am Eastern...

Why banks are using satellite services

Why banks are using satellite services

May 4, 2018 • Finance, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Why banks are using satellite services

Satellite connectivity is commonly considered the last mile solution only for areas where there is little or no coverage of other networks such as fibre or 3G. However, its high reliability and ubiquitous coverage have resulted in the banking sector using...

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

April 30, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

SES has announced that it has increased its technical reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes in 2017, up from 3 million in 2015, according to Satellite Monitor, a market study commissioned by SES that provides insights on the broadcasting industry and...

Siemens  has provided automation equipment and industrial networks to assist Anglo’s Engineering Skills Training Centre (ESTC).

Siemens, Anglo American Platinum collaborate on skills development in Africa

April 18, 2018 • Africa By Region, Mining & Energy, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Siemens, Anglo American Platinum collaborate on skills development in Africa

One of the most debated topics influencing innovation is digitalisation and its impact on the future of employment. No matter how you look at it, digital transformation and a truly connected global economy is already upon us. Siemens and Anglo American...

TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

February 21, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

TVGE International, Equatorial Guinea’s governmental channel, is partnering with SES and MX1 to deliver its content worldwide on both linear and non-linear platforms. TVGE International is a free-to-air, Spanish-speaking channel that offers local news,...

Enugu State residents to receive digital set-top boxes

Nigeria: Enugu State rural residents to receive digital set-top boxes

February 20, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Enugu State rural residents to receive digital set-top boxes

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revealed that it has officially launched Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Nigeria’s Enugu State. This move will allow the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. In attendance at...

SA businesses reluctant to insure against cyber-attacks, despite past incidents

2018 ICT Security: A year of dire predictions

February 13, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SecurityComments Off on 2018 ICT Security: A year of dire predictions

For both consumers and corporates, the security threat landscape will this year become even more treacherous with experts predicting an increase in zero-day exploits and massive changes in the way ransomware operates. According to Bitdefender’s threat...

Open Innovation Challenge supports novel applications for earth observation data

South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

January 30, 2018 • Features, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) together with the Airbus Defence and Space have launched the Open Innovation Challenge project which is aimed at developing and supporting home-grown applications for earth observation data obtained by...

New technologies expanding satellite markets

What is needed for large-scale satellite networks

January 24, 2018 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on What is needed for large-scale satellite networks

Research undertaken by ITU into the online and offline population shows that four-fifths of the offline population are located in Asia-Pacific and in Africa. While absolute numbers of offline individuals at a regional level show that Asia-Pacific bears the...

TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

January 16, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

Q-KON, a service provider and systems integrator deployed a satellite Regional Node solution to provide primary and backup communication for a financial VSAT network in Swaziland. Q-KON partnered with VT iDirect, a member of Vision Technologies Systems (VT...

CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa

CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa

January 10, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa

CETel, the provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES Networks’ medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation,...

New technologies expanding satellite markets

3 steps to satellite network success

December 13, 2017 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on 3 steps to satellite network success

Network architects and solution design engineers mostly consider satellite networks as the final option – only to be used when fibre, microwave or wireless networks cannot meet user needs. While this might be true for many applications, this approach might...