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Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

September 18, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

In today’s digital era, if you are not online, you’re locked out of society. Sadly, this is the current situation many South Africans face as the cost of broadband access for them far exceeds that of most of their peers living in other parts of the world. Tapping into innovative, locally developed satellite technology, however, [&hellip...

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Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

September 16, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

The South African satellite industry had the opportunity to showcase their inventions at the South African Innovation Summit (SAIS) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in Cape Town from 12 to 14 September this week. The SCS Space...

Stratosat Datacom, Kymeta Corporation partner to deliver broadband satellite connectivity on-the-move to mobility customers

Satcoms partner to deliver broadband connectivity on-the-move

September 11, 2018 • Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Satcoms partner to deliver broadband connectivity on-the-move

The first commercially available flat-panel, electronically-steered antenna from Kymeta delivers satellite connectivity where it’s never been before. Stratosat Datacom and Kymeta Corporation, flat-panel satellite antennas, are herewith announcing a...

SatADSL, Avanti launch commercial Ka-band broadband in Africa

Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

September 11, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has launched its broadband service YahClick in Ghana. The launch was in partnership with Yahsat’s regional broadcast and Internet service providers Comsys and Teledata. Denver Bartman, Country Manager Yahsat, Africa, said...

Top 7 tips for protecting your Smart TV

Technology aimed at pro-actively and cost-effectively addressing the lack of mobile spectrum

September 11, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SecurityComments Off on Technology aimed at pro-actively and cost-effectively addressing the lack of mobile spectrum

Aimed at addressing South Africa’s spectrum shortage challenges and facilitating access to affordable connectivity, VAST Networks (VAST) – Africa’s public Wi-Fi provider – has developed the continent’s first, true carrier-grade ‘offload’...

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

September 5, 2018 • Big Data, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

“The MeerKAT telescope is the beginning of the creation of a data monster.” – Professor Russ Taylor, Director of IDIA At a recent Science Café held in Grahamstown, Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Professor...

Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

August 30, 2018 • Company News, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August...

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

August 24, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

A Nigerian High Court in Abuja has restrained Multichoice Nigeria from increasing its subscriptions fee for DStv, according to reports by the CommunicationsWeek. The court said the interim ruling restrains Multichoice Nigeria or its agents and...

Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

August 3, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SponsoredComments Off on Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

With the continued evolution of satellite technology, the world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. Areas that were once impossible to reach – cargo ships in the middle of the Pacific or airplanes flying at 35,000 feet – can now stay connected...

Kenya will use Alphabet Internet Balloons to provide internet to rural areas

Kenya to use Alphabet’s balloon project for rural internet

July 11, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya to use Alphabet’s balloon project for rural internet

Kenya is set to use Alphabet Inc’s system of balloons to help bring the Internet to some of the East Africa nation’s rural communities, according to a report by Reuters. Known as Project Loon, the technology was developed by Alphabet’s X, the...

The first high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi installations in Africa (Image from: Business Wire)

Africa gets first in-flight Wi-Fi installation

July 9, 2018 • Hardware, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa gets first in-flight Wi-Fi installation

Honeywell International has confirmed the first installations of its JetWave satellite communications hardware in Africa, bringing in-flight Wi-Fi solution to business jets on the African continent for the first time. ExecuJet South Africa installed...

Is 5G a reality in South Africa?

5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

June 15, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on 5G on a roll, cellular IoT deployments ramping up

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...

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...