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Eutelsat prepares for satellite launch

April 1, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Eutelsat prepares for satellite launch

Eutelsat Communications has confirmed that final preparations have begun for the launch of its W2A satellite, which will provide additional communication bandwidth and connectivity over multiple territories, including a large footprint in Africa...

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China, Nigeria sign agreement to replace faulty satellite

March 26, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (2)

According to an article on news.xinhuanet.com an agreement has been reached between China and Nigeria to replace a faulty communications satellite by ...

Lamit Company allocates more satellite capacity to Africa

March 17, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Lamit Company allocates more satellite capacity to Africa

Lamit Company, a provider of broadband satellite internet services, has allocated additional capacity to the Middle East and Africa theatres...

Multi-million dollar satellite infrastructure for Africa

March 16, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Multi-million dollar satellite infrastructure for Africa

Satellite operator Intelsat, along with investors from South Africa, have gained approval of a US$25 million loan for the launch and operation of a pan-African satellite system...

Somali pirates target India’s satellite

January 12, 2009 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Somali pirates target India’s satellite

SOMALI Islamist pirates operating on the Gulf of Aden are reportedly threatening to destabilize the world’s communication centre in India if the European Union (EU) marines continue to wreak havoc, sources told ITNewsAfrica on Monday...

Africa’s 1st satellite ready in two years

December 10, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (2)

Africa will in the next two years be having its own satellite; this was announced today in Johannesburg by Intelsat and their partner Convergence Partners...

African satellite TV landscape tilted

October 17, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (2)

A new ‘order’ is transforming monopolies that Canal+, a French operator, and DStv, a subsidiary of Naspers, a South African media giant, enjoyed for years...

African satellite players want less government regulation

September 3, 2008 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on African satellite players want less government regulation

Nairobi, Kenya – African satellite technologies firm, Afsat, is seeking regulatory approval from a number of African countries to be allowed to provide high-speed internet services to retail customers and home users in an effort to bridge the digital...

Africa still relies on Satellite Access

August 7, 2008 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Africa still relies on Satellite Access

In a recent report done by South-Africa based telecommunication analysts, BMI-TechKnowledge, it was revealed that South Africa still relies on expensive satellite connection to access the internet...

Russian consortium to build Angolan satellite

July 4, 2008 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Russian consortium to build Angolan satellite

The Angolan government has approved the creation of an Angolan satellite, in a contract to be signed between the Ministry of Postal Services and Telecommunication and the Russian consortium led by Rosobon Export...

Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

August 17, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria communications Satellite Licence- to Be Or Not to Be?

In this report Efem Nkanga takes a look at the controversy that trailed Nigeria Communications Satellite’s bid to get a licence and provide telecoms services in Nigeria Of recent, the bid by the management of Nigeria communications Satellite Nigcomsat...

Uganda: New satellite television provider GTV on air now

June 24, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (4)

“The rumour has finally become a reality. GTV is here to provide real value for money…” said the general manager of GTV Uganda Mr Daniel Kagwe during the launch party of the second satellite TV service in Uganda at Ange Mystique on Friday....

Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

May 22, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Was Satellite Radio Invented by way of Ethiopia?

The answer is yes. The same country that has brought the world the likes of the world’s richest person of African descent Mr. Mohammed Al Amoudi has also brought the world Noah Samara. Mr. Samara is indeed the founder and CEO of WorldSpace, which pioneered...

Benefits of Satellite launch to Africa

May 15, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (2)

The Nigeria Communications Satellite (NigComSat-1) which was launched in China Sunday will provide services in telecommunications, broadcasting and to facilitate navigation activities, member, governing board, NigComSat Limited, Dr. Bashir Gwandu has said....

Nigerians look up to new satellite

May 15, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerians look up to new satellite

Nigerian stakeholders in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are optimistic that Sunday’s launch of the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigcomSat-1) will halt capital flight. In a random sampling of opinions on the project launched in China,...