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Russian hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040.

Russia shoots for the Moon

November 30, 2018 • General, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a recent statement by the Russian Federal Space Agency, the announcement was made that Russia hopes to have a lunar colony established by the year 2040. A press release was published by Roscomos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, on Wednesday 28 November, stating that the establishment of a moon base was the agency’s top priority. In conjunction...

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Amazon Web Services launches AWS Ground Station

Amazon Web Services launches AWS Ground Station

November 29, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Amazon Web Services, an Amazon.com company has announced AWS Ground Station, a new service that will enable customers to download data from satellites into AWS Global Infrastructure Regions using a fully managed network of 12 ground station antennas located...

Liquid Telecom partners Kymeta to deliver enhanced mobile satellite to remote locations in Africa

Liquid Telecom partners Kymeta to deliver mobile satellite to remote locations in Africa

November 15, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom partners Kymeta to deliver mobile satellite to remote locations in Africa

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has partnered with Kymeta in abid to extend its VSAT service. Kymeta’s lightweight, high throughput satellite communication systems will be integrated with Liquid Telecom’s satellite connectivity. This...

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SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

November 14, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SACS Cable to expand connectivity in Africa via data centres

Angola Cables is expanding its network reach and peering capabilities across the globe with an aim to become a major IP transit and MPLS player in sub-Saharan Africa. Boosting the connection is data centre provider, Teraco. Teraco has said that clients...

SARAO joins the Ceph Foundation to advance open source storage

SARAO joins the Ceph Foundation to advance open source storage

November 14, 2018 • Backup and Storage, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on SARAO joins the Ceph Foundation to advance open source storage

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) joined 30 other members in the establishment of the Ceph Foundation, to manage the massive growth in data and information generated from cloud, container, and Artificial Intelligence applications. The...

Sky and Space Global - Dedicated to Connecting Africa

How fibre compares to satellite in meeting South Africa’s connectivity needs

November 14, 2018 • Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on How fibre compares to satellite in meeting South Africa’s connectivity needs

With more and more South African neighbourhoods receiving the infrastructure necessary for fibre connectivity, the question that the average South African should be asking is: how does it compare to satellite in meeting the country’s needs for inclusive,...

Platform-as-a-service solution from SatADSL will empower operators to deliver competitive broadband services – including voucher-based schemes

MzansiSat to provide affordable broadband capabilities for Africans

November 13, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on MzansiSat to provide affordable broadband capabilities for Africans

Satellite Internet offers low upfront as well as monthly running costs, while providing extremely high reliability. This is, therefore, the most suitable option for African Internet access, because they are rugged and reliable. Using satellite allows for...

Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

September 18, 2018 • ITU Telecom World, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Affordable and accessible broadband via satellite tech awaits government go-ahead for lift-off

In today’s digital era, if you are not online, you’re locked out of society. Sadly, this is the current situation many South Africans face as the cost of broadband access for them far exceeds that of most of their peers living in other parts of the...

Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

September 16, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite industry showcases at South African Innovation Summit

The South African satellite industry had the opportunity to showcase their inventions at the South African Innovation Summit (SAIS) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in Cape Town from 12 to 14 September this week. The SCS Space...

Stratosat Datacom, Kymeta Corporation partner to deliver broadband satellite connectivity on-the-move to mobility customers

Satcoms partner to deliver broadband connectivity on-the-move

September 11, 2018 • Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Satcoms partner to deliver broadband connectivity on-the-move

The first commercially available flat-panel, electronically-steered antenna from Kymeta delivers satellite connectivity where it’s never been before. Stratosat Datacom and Kymeta Corporation, flat-panel satellite antennas, are herewith announcing a...

SatADSL, Avanti launch commercial Ka-band broadband in Africa

Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

September 11, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on Yahsat launches YahClick, satellite broadband service in Ghana

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has launched its broadband service YahClick in Ghana. The launch was in partnership with Yahsat’s regional broadcast and Internet service providers Comsys and Teledata. Denver Bartman, Country Manager Yahsat, Africa, said...

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Technology aimed at pro-actively and cost-effectively addressing the lack of mobile spectrum

September 11, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SecurityComments Off on Technology aimed at pro-actively and cost-effectively addressing the lack of mobile spectrum

Aimed at addressing South Africa’s spectrum shortage challenges and facilitating access to affordable connectivity, VAST Networks (VAST) – Africa’s public Wi-Fi provider – has developed the continent’s first, true carrier-grade ‘offload’...

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

September 5, 2018 • Big Data, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Radio telescope presents biggest ever data challenge

“The MeerKAT telescope is the beginning of the creation of a data monster.” – Professor Russ Taylor, Director of IDIA At a recent Science Café held in Grahamstown, Director of the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA) Professor...

Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

August 30, 2018 • Company News, Satellite Communications, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August...

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

August 24, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

A Nigerian High Court in Abuja has restrained Multichoice Nigeria from increasing its subscriptions fee for DStv, according to reports by the CommunicationsWeek. The court said the interim ruling restrains Multichoice Nigeria or its agents and...

Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

August 3, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SponsoredComments Off on Connecting the Unconnected with Mobile Reach

With the continued evolution of satellite technology, the world is becoming an increasingly smaller place. Areas that were once impossible to reach – cargo ships in the middle of the Pacific or airplanes flying at 35,000 feet – can now stay connected...