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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 lifestyle content reflecting Africa’s influence on the world. It will collaborate with producers...

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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,...

Nigeria: Digital Switchover in progress

October 10, 2016 • Satellite Communications, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Digital Switchover in progress

According to The Vanguard the move from analogue to digital has been in progress since April 2016 for Nigeria. The Federal Government launched the pilot phase in Jos, where the country’s first TV station was launched many years ago. The...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

September 26, 2016 • Education, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Avanti Communications launches solar-powered ECO Wi-Fi hotspots

Avanti Communications Group plc, a provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), launches ECO – a new sustainable digital inclusion initiative focused on providing affordable, superfast satellite broadband...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

September 13, 2016 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite CommunicationsComments Off on Tanzania gets superfast satellite broadband

Avanti Communications Group plc, a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Bentley Walker, the largest supplier and operator of VSAT Networks outside of North America jointly announce a new...

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Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

June 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

Although not yet listed as an endangered species, Roan antelope numbers have drastically reduced across Africa in recent years. Just 60% of these animals are estimated to live in protected areas, and without urgent action the species may face extinction. In a...

Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies

May 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies

The Kenyan government has received 10 Iridium satellite phones from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The devices have been issued to the Government for use in case of any emergencies or threats within the country. The government will have the...

Gilat Satcom unveils satellite service for rural Africa

April 1, 2015 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Gilat Satcom unveils satellite service for rural Africa

Gilat Satcom has unveiled the launch of its ‘Village Island’ portfolio, which according to the company enables rural villages and remote communities in Africa where ARPUs are low to take control of their digital futures. According to the company, the...

SES’ Astra 2G satellite ready for launch

December 24, 2014 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on SES’ Astra 2G satellite ready for launch

SES S.A. has revealed that the ASTRA 2G satellite is ready for its scheduled launch on board an ILS Proton booster from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on December 28 at 03:37:49 Baikonur Time (December 27 at 22:37:49 CET and 16:37:49 EST). According to...

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Liquid Telecom reveals satellite reseller programme in SA

December 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom reveals satellite reseller programme in SA

Liquid Telecom South Africa has revealed details of its new reseller programme. According to the telco it has established the programme in response to increasing demand for high-speed broadband from enterprises and individuals across South Africa and as part...

Gilat Satcom inks USD7.5M deal to launch satellite service

November 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Gilat Satcom inks USD7.5M deal to launch satellite service

At Africacom, which is being held at the CTICC in Cape Town, Gilat Satcom has revealed that it has signed a two-year $7.5M contract with a leading mobile communications company in DRC. Dan Zajicek, CEO of Gilat Satcom, said “Established operators across...

Airtel Uganda launches LTE network

Airtel reveals Thuraya satellite services in Africa

November 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Airtel reveals Thuraya satellite services in Africa

Airtel Africa and Thuraya have announced the launch of Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services, which will span across 12 countries in Africa. According to both parties, Thuraya’s mobile satellite products and services are available to...

Satellite industry backs the importance of C band in Africa

September 29, 2014 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Satellite industry backs the importance of C band in Africa

New research has revealed that Satellite services delivered via the C-band spectrum will spur socio-economic development in Africa. The study, which was conducted by international consultancy firm Euroconsult and commissioned by the European Space Agency,...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

September 25, 2014 • North Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Com Dev inks contract for high throughput satellite

Com Dev International, a manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, has revealed that it has been awarded an Authorisation to Proceed (ATP) contract to deliver Multiplexer Equipment, Waveguide and Coaxial Switches, and Microwave Components to be used on a...

iSAT Africa extends East Africa satellite broadband coverage

August 5, 2014 • East Africa, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on iSAT Africa extends East Africa satellite broadband coverage

Avanti Communications has revealed a new multi-year contract with African service provider, iSAT. iSAT will deliver satellite broadband services across Kenya and Tanzania. Deployed via Avanti’s HYLAS 2 satellite, the service is expected to target consumer...

Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

June 26, 2014 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Third Yahsat satellite to extend broadband to africa

UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has unveiled plans to launch its third satellite extending its commercial Ka-band coverage to an additional 17 countries and 600 million users, expanding on Yahsat’s current coverage area across the Middle East, Africa...