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  • Rwanda collaborates with Japan to launch satellite

    February 28, 2019 • East AfricaComments Off on Rwanda collaborates with Japan to launch satellite

    In 2018, the Rwanda Utility and Regulatory Authority’s (RURA) Director General, Patrick Nyirishema, confirmed plans to launch the country’ inaugural satellite in 2019. Rwanda has collaborated with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the...

  • Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

    November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia rolls out 200G optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Network

    Telecommunications company, Nokia has announced the new adoption of Telecom Egypt and Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed...

  • Facebook AI researchers create population density maps of Africa

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

    November 14, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments 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,...

  • New technologies expanding satellite markets

    New technologies expanding satellite markets

    May 30, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on New technologies expanding satellite markets

      Satellite has proved its worth as a connectivity medium in areas where there is no fixed line infrastructure. While it has remained a niche solution as a result of the logistics involved in the installation and management of the dishes, new technology...

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

    SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

    May 22, 2018 • West AfricaComments Off on SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

    SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Camtel – Cameroon’s national telecommunications provider – today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon. The formal agreement follows a pilot...

  • Satellite driving digitalisation in Africa

    May 5, 2017 • GeneralComments Off on Satellite driving digitalisation in Africa

    Digitisation of businesses is fast becoming a necessity for surviving in competitive environments. In Africa, there is an opportunity for it [digitisation] to pave the way for development of transformative technologies that will increase the competitiveness...

  • MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

    March 6, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on MWC 2017 : Video is a trillion dollar business for Telcos says Huawei.CEO

    At the Mobile World Congress, Huawei Technologies continued its drive to create platforms that help telecom operators and other service providers realise improved revenue streams. With this, consumers will also have a great experience on one video service...

  • South African satellite to launch from International Space Station

    November 7, 2016 • Top StoriesComments Off on South African satellite to launch from International Space Station

    A nanosatellite designed and built in South Africa will be launched early next year from the International Space Station as part of a European Commission research project. Managed by SCS Aerospace Group, South Africa’s biggest private satellite concern it...

  • 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 TelecomsComments 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...

  • Erez Antebi

    Gilat CEO steps down

    March 24, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on Gilat CEO steps down

    Gilat Satellite Networks has revealed that Erez Antebi, has decided to step down from the position of CEO of Gilat Satellite Networks. Dov Baharav, Gilat’s Chairman of the Board will assume the position of interim CEO until a new CEO is appointed. The...

  • Satellite Dish

    Orange & Eutelsat ink C-band capacity deal

    October 9, 2014 • Top StoriesComments Off on Orange & Eutelsat ink C-band capacity deal

    Orange and Eutelsat have inked a multi-year agreement for C-band capacity on the Eutelsat 3B satellite. According to both parties, the initiative is expected to broaden Orange’s satellite capabilities across Africa. According to Orange and Eutelsat, the...

  • More satellite broadband heading South Africa’s way?

    February 2, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on More satellite broadband heading South Africa’s way?

    Globecomm Systems, a leading global provider of managed network communication solutions, has announced a contract extension with Avanti to deploy satellite broadband services to thousands of businesses in South Africa. Operating from Cape Town and...

  • How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

    October 8, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on How student innovation gives SA planetary perspective

    A satellite, ZA-Cuba, designed by students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, will be launched in November to observe the planet Earth. It is the country’s third satellite and, according to national broadcaster SABC News, it will join two...

  • Eurochannel heads Africa’s way

    April 10, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Eurochannel heads Africa’s way

    The range of channels broadcasting across sub-Saharan Africa via the EUTELSAT 16A satellite further increased with the launch of Eurochannel, the international TV channel dedicated to European films and series. Eurochannel’s selection of EUTELSAT 16A marks...

  • Bloomberg TV Africa to launch on IPTV, Satellite

    February 28, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off on Bloomberg TV Africa to launch on IPTV, Satellite

    The Bloomberg Media Group, a division Bloomberg L.P. today announced a multi-year rolling partnership agreement with Nigeria-based content provider, Optima Media Group, strengthening Bloomberg’s position as a leading supplier of global business and...

  • Africa 24 to be on Arabsat in North Africa

    January 31, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Africa 24 to be on Arabsat in North Africa

    Mindful of the increase in interest in African affairs, satellite communications services provider, Arabsat, has announced the inclusion of Africa 24 in its group of channels. “Africa 24 has selected Arabsat to expand its coverage and launch in French on...