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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, SES and CETel announced on Wednesday, 10 January 2018. CETel will leverage the O3b fleet’s low...

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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...

Liquid Telecom SA partners Western Cape Government to increase public access to Wi-Fi services

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...

Busting the myths for businesses seeking to switch to Mac

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 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...

New technologies expanding satellite markets

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...