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Globalstar has launched a prepaid satellite service. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

January 20, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Globalstar launches prepaid satellite service

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd. today announced the launch of its new Pre-paid service in EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa). For the first time, consumers and commercial users can now benefit from the world’s most modern satellite network without a contract. Users including fishermen in the Atlantic, emergency aid workers in North...

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Lagos, Nigeria. One of the territories in which SatADSL's connectivity project is expected to help users. (Image source: Shutterstock)

Bringing satellite internet to the masses

January 8, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Bringing satellite internet to the masses

Despite an increase in internet connectivity across the continent, there are still pockets of users who have yet to benefit from access to broadband or any form of connectivity. This is not because they cannot afford the running cost – it...

A new satellite contract could serve as a catalyst for communications infrastructure growth in Algeria. (Image source: Pichugin Dmitry/ Shutterstock.com)

Algeria: New satellite deal could seal IT growth

September 17, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Algeria: New satellite deal could seal IT growth

Algeria is hopeful that a new contract inked by satellite communication specialist Newtec and the Algerian Telediffusion d’Algerie (TDA) will boost communications infrastructure for the North African country. According to a recent report, Newtec and TDA...

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Toshiba unveils Satellite C-series laptops

July 30, 2013 • Gadgets and Gaming, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Toshiba unveils Satellite C-series laptops

Toshiba launched today the new Satellite C-series, a stylish range of affordable and powerful laptops ideal for everyday computing. Serving a broad audience with its portable design, the Satellite C-series comes in many different configurations at a screen...

Bloomberg TV Africa to launch on IPTV, Satellite

February 28, 2013 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Bloomberg TV Africa to launch on IPTV, Satellite

The Bloomberg Media Group, a division Bloomberg L.P. today announced a multi-year rolling partnership agreement with Nigeria-based content provider, Optima Media Group, strengthening Bloomberg’s position as a leading supplier of global business and...

Five things to consider when selecting a satellite Internet provider

December 7, 2012 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Five things to consider when selecting a satellite Internet provider

Although satellite Internet has been available to certain markets for years, there has been an influx of new satellite Internet providers into the South African market place this year. “Satellite Internet can provide amazing opportunities for those in areas...

Gulfsat chooses O3b for satellite Internet in Madagascar

December 3, 2012 • Online & Social, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Gulfsat chooses O3b for satellite Internet in Madagascar

Madagascar is to receive a boost to its satellite Internet services after Gulfsat Madagascar inked a long-term deal with the satellite provider O3b Networks for a new service aimed at increasing infrastructure.   Madagascar has been hit with a series of...

YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

November 22, 2012 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, South Sudan, November 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi, UAE, based satellite operator, is gearing up to launch its innovative YahClick “broadband everyone” satellite service in South ...

YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

November 22, 2012 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, South Sudan, November 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi, UAE, based satellite operator, is gearing up to launch its innovative YahClick “broadband everyone” satellite service in South ...

YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

November 22, 2012 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, South Sudan, November 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi, UAE, based satellite operator, is gearing up to launch its innovative YahClick “broadband everyone” satellite service in South ...

YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

November 22, 2012 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on YAHSAT GEARS UP TO LAUNCH KA-BAND SATELLITE BROADBAND IN SOUTH SUDAN

JUBA, South Sudan, November 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Yahsat (http://www.yahsat.ae), the Abu Dhabi, UAE, based satellite operator, is gearing up to launch its innovative YahClick “broadband everyone” satellite service in South ...

Angola aiming for telecommunications satellite in 2014

November 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Angola aiming for telecommunications satellite in 2014

Angola’s government has announced it is currently looking to launch the first Angolan telecommunications satellite, or Angosat, by as early as 2014. The announcement was made surprisingly by Russia’s ambassador to Angola, Serguey Nenachev, who added that...

MWEB Business launches ‘everywhere’ satellite Internet service

October 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on MWEB Business launches ‘everywhere’ satellite Internet service

A massive broadband connectivity net is closing over South Africa, bridging the digital divide between the urban areas where businesses are spoiled for connectivity choice, and the country’s remote rural areas. This follows the launch, by MWEB Business, of...

New Eutelsat satellite to boost broadcasting in Africa

October 12, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on New Eutelsat satellite to boost broadcasting in Africa

The North African satellite market is to get a new boost with satellite operator Eutelsat Communications announcing that it is to develop and build the Eutelsat 8 West B in order to bolster the capacity of broadcasting in the North Africa and Middle East...

The financial sense behind satellite

August 6, 2012 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on The financial sense behind satellite

From a business model and pricing structure point of view, a cost comparison between mobile services and satellite technology reveals that satellite works out to be up to ten times more cost effective.  This is the view of Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-KON, an...

Telkom SA launches SpaceStream Home to link voice, Internet via satellite

July 30, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (1)

Telkom today unveiled SpaceStream Home, an IP based communication solution making use of the latest satellite technology. This addition to Telkom’s satellite product portfolio offers voice and Internet services to small business and residential customers....