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TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

February 21, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

TVGE International, Equatorial Guinea’s governmental channel, is partnering with SES and MX1 to deliver its content worldwide on both linear and non-linear platforms. TVGE International is a free-to-air, Spanish-speaking channel that offers local news, entertainment and cultural programmes. Under the agreement announced by SES/MX1, TVGE International will...

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Enugu State residents to receive digital set-top boxes

Nigeria: Enugu State rural residents to receive digital set-top boxes

February 20, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has revealed that it has officially launched Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) in Nigeria’s Enugu State. This move will allow the nation to switch over from analogue to digital broadcasting. In attendance at...

MyCybercare to launch personal data monitoring service

2018 ICT Security: A year of dire predictions

February 13, 2018 • Satellite Communications, SecurityComments (0)

For both consumers and corporates, the security threat landscape will this year become even more treacherous with experts predicting an increase in zero-day exploits and massive changes in the way ransomware operates. According to Bitdefender’s threat...

Open Innovation Challenge supports novel applications for earth observation data

South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

January 30, 2018 • Features, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on South African National Space Agency and Airbus launch Open Innovation Challenge

The South African National Space Agency (SANSA) together with the Airbus Defence and Space have launched the Open Innovation Challenge project which is aimed at developing and supporting home-grown applications for earth observation data obtained by...

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023, and why satellite connectivity will be needed

What is needed for large-scale satellite networks

January 24, 2018 • Opinion, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on What is needed for large-scale satellite networks

Research undertaken by ITU into the online and offline population shows that four-fifths of the offline population are located in Asia-Pacific and in Africa. While absolute numbers of offline individuals at a regional level show that Asia-Pacific bears the...

TVGE International extends global reach with satellite and online distribution

Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

January 16, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Q-KON deploys iDirect Regional Node solution in Swaziland

Q-KON, a service provider and systems integrator deployed a satellite Regional Node solution to provide primary and backup communication for a financial VSAT network in Swaziland. Q-KON partnered with VT iDirect, a member of Vision Technologies Systems (VT...

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,...

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023, and why satellite connectivity will be needed

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...

SES Networks provides Wi-Fi connectivity for Munga Mountain Bike Race

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...

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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...

Integrated satellite communications company Intelsat has announced the opening of a new sales office in Nairobi, Kenya.  (Image source: Intelsat-hq-press)

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...

The 28 satellites which forms part of the European Union’s QB50 project will all be deployed in this manner over a period of 30 to 60 days while the ISS orbits Earth. (image:NASA)

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 announces the launch of business communication services, Amazon Chime.

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...

20 Billion IoT devices by 2023, and why satellite connectivity will be needed

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...