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Latens chosen for Egypt’s first satellite IPTV system

April 11, 2011 • Satellite Communications, SecurityComments Off on Latens chosen for Egypt’s first satellite IPTV system

Egypt is looking to improve its satellite delivery systems and Latens, a software security solutions provider for pay television announced on Thursday that it had been chosen by the Egyptian Advanced Multimedia Systems (EAMS) as the company to protect Egypt’s first Satellite IPTV delivery system in the country. According to a press release from the...

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“All Systems Go” for New Dawn Satellite

March 30, 2011 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (3)

Intelsat S.A. today confirmed that the New Dawn satellite remains on schedule for launch aboard an Ariane 5 rocket from the Arianespace Launch Complex in Kourou, French Guiana at approximately 9:45 p.m. GMT (23:45 SA Time) tonight. As Intelsat New Dawn is...

Satellite operator to expand African footprint

December 13, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (1)

Global satellite operator SES S.A. announced today that it plans to expand its presence in Africa by providing much needed additional capacity to the continent, as well as adding staff and new local offices to foster long-term customer relationships in order...

Satellite still the solution for rural Africa

November 25, 2010 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (2)

ITNewsAfrica.com asked Willy K. Linga, Regional Director Sales for Africa at EMC (Emerging Markets Communications) Satcom Technologies, about connectivity on the continent and why Africa still needs strong satellite networks. ITNewsAfrica.com: What is EMC’s...

Gilat provides satellite equipment to Ethiopia

June 2, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Gilat provides satellite equipment to Ethiopia

Ethiopian Telecommunication Corp. (ETC), Ethiopia’s national telecom operator has appointed Gilat Satellite Networks, to provide satellite communications equipment which will be deployed as part of the nationwide SchoolNet project. SchoolNet is a...

Eutelsat satellites gear up World Cup coverage

May 27, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Eutelsat satellites gear up World Cup coverage

The soccer World Cup in South Africa will have four satellites operated by Eutelsat Communications at the heart of the broadcast infrastructure that will enable channels around the world to deliver matches to their viewers. Eutelsat’s W2A, W3A, W4 and...

Rwandatel switches to satellite as SEACOM failure takes its toll

April 30, 2010 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwandatel switches to satellite as SEACOM failure takes its toll

Rwandan businesses that rely on the internet have been adversely affected by the recent failure of SEACOM’s undersea cable, with some businesses switching operators to stay afloat. “We initially thought it was a minor and temporary breakdown but it...

Intelsat: Satellite and digital fibre are complementary services

April 15, 2010 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat: Satellite and digital fibre are complementary services

Global satellite communications provider Intelsat recently launched new satellites for Africa, providing better coverage and enabling better broadband services in the region...

ACS Angola, Eutelsat renew satellite deal

April 14, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on ACS Angola, Eutelsat renew satellite deal

ACS Angola have extended their agreement with French-based firm Eutelsat, concluding a new five-year contract for capacity on Eutelsat’s W7 satellite, Africa’s newest satellite resource...

Intelsat expands Africa’s satellite infrastructure

April 13, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments (1)

Global provider of fixed satellite services, Intelsat has announced new satellite capacity for the African region via its newest satellites Intelsat 25 (IS-25), Intelsat New Dawn and IntelsatOne Terestrial architecture. Last year, the company acquired the...

ITU releases standards for emergency satellite communication

March 10, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (1)

New ITU radiocommunication standards for satellite services have been approved to facilitate early warning, rapid response and relief operations in the event of natural disasters...

African Internet backbone service doubles its satellite capacity

January 28, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on African Internet backbone service doubles its satellite capacity

Gateway Communication, which boasts one of the largest pan-African communications network with customers in 40 countries, adopted Newtec’s FlexACM tehnology to double satellite link capacity for its backbone service, Africa IPJetDirect...

STL Ghana seals deal for broadband satellite network

December 10, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on STL Ghana seals deal for broadband satellite network

Gilat Satellite Networks (GSN) has been chosen yesterday by STL Ghana to provide a SkyEdge II broadband satellite network to customers across West Africa. The network, comprising of two hub stations and around 1.000 VSATs, will cater for networking...

South Africa’s Satellite blasts off into space

September 18, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on South Africa’s Satellite blasts off into space

South Africa’s Sumbandila Satellite finally blasted off into the earth’s orbit on Thursday evening. The blast-off was accompanied by rousing applause and delight by keen South Africans who had traveled to Baikonur, Kazakhstan to witness the event...

Multichoice secures satellite capacity on Intelsat

September 11, 2009 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Multichoice secures satellite capacity on Intelsat

Intelsat, Ltd., the world’s leading provider of fixed satellite services, announced that South African direct-to-home (DTH) television operator, MultiChoice, signed a long-term, multi-transponder agreement for satellite capacity...

Econet subsidiary purchases satellite transponders

June 11, 2009 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Econet subsidiary purchases satellite transponders

Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Wireless Group, has purchased two transponders on the new Eutelsat Satellite W2A which was launched in February from the Baikonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan,...