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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 satellite communication networks to ensure that ATM service points and Point of Sale (PoS) [&hellip...

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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, 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...

Nigeria: Cyber security advocacy group calls president to sign electronic transaction bill

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...

The future of Wi-Fi is Mesh

Konnect Africa to launch SmartWiFi in Kenya

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Konnect Africa to launch SmartWiFi in Kenya

Konnect Africa, a satellite Internet solutions provider has announced the introduction of new public hotspots in Kenya. SmartWiFi service will be available in public area like schools, shops, hotel and healthcare centre in the country. According to the...

Gilat Telecom, Cisco Partner in African POP Upgrade

August 2, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Gilat Telecom, Cisco Partner in African POP Upgrade

Gilat Telecom, a communications solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Cisco aimed at enabling Gilat Telecom (formerly known as Gilat Satcom) to meet the growing demand for fast and reliable broadband services, as well as introduce new Value...

Intelsat opens office in Kenya

June 9, 2017 • East Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat opens office in Kenya

Intelsat, the integrated satellite communications company has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya. According to the company, the expansion will enhance responsiveness to customers operating in the region. “Kenya is the business hub...

When will Fibre replace Satellite?

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’...

Internet of Things: Not just a technology project

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...