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Malaysia’s MEASAT Selects Arianespace For MEASAT-3D SATCOM Launch

Arianespace and MEASAT Global Berhad (MEASAT), the leading Malaysian satellite operator, has announced the signature of a launch services contract for MEASAT-3D. MEASAT-3D, a new multi-mission telecommunications satellite, will be launched into geostationary transfer orbit by an Ariane 5 heavy-lift launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center, Europe’s Spaceport in …

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Qatar’s Es’hailSat Looking To Enter Over-The-Top Media Services Market

The Qatar Satellite Company, Es’hailSat, broadcaster of over 180 TV channels across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), is mulling expansion into the growing over-the-top (OTT) media services market, an Es’hailSat executive said in a recent interview with Qatari newspaper The Peninsula. OTT media services are video, data, and …

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Eutelsat Announces First Signing Of Eutelsat CIRRUS Solution On The African Continent With Orao Telecom Congo

On the inaugural day of AfricaCom 2019, Eutelsat Communications announced a multiyear contract signature with Orao Telecom Congofor video capacity aboard one of its satellites located at 7° East, a privileged position for Africa. In a first for the African continent, Orao Telecom Congo has also signed up to Eutelsat …

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Talia’s Quika HTS Platform Recognized By World Bank As Innovative Model For Satellite Broadband In Africa

Talia Limited, a leading communications solutions provider serving the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas, have announced that their Quika High Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform has been recognised as an innovative business model and technology by the World Bank Group, as detailed in the latest Connecting Africa Through Broadband …

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ITU Members Agree To New Milestones For Non-Geostationary Satellite Deployment

Delegates representing ITU Member States have agreed at the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, to adopt an innovative new milestone-based approach for the deployment of non-geostationary satellite (NGSO) systems in specific radio-frequency bands and services. The agreement reached at WRC-19 establishes regulatory procedures for the deployment of …

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UAE’s MBRSC And UN Office For Outer Space Affairs Sign Cooperation Agreement At Dubai Airshow

The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) to promote international cooperation in the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space. The signing took place on the sidelines of the Dubai Airshow 2019, one …

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Eutelsat’s All-Electric KONNECT Satellite Ships To French Guiana For Launch

The all-electric KONNECT communications satellite built by Thales Alenia Space, the joint company between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), for the international operator Eutelsat Communications is now undergoing final preparation prior to being shipped to the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, for a launch planned mid-January 2020. KONNECT …

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Cobham SATCOM And Kepler Communications Create Strategic Partnership For HTS Data Delivery Service

Kepler Communications, a pioneer of nanosatellite telecommunications solutions, and Cobham SATCOM, a market leading provider of radio and satellite communications solutions, have today announced a strategic partnership aimed at eliminating barriers to widespread adoption of high capacity data services over Kepler’s Low Earth Orbit (LEO) network. Under the new arrangement, …

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Switzerland’s Synopta GmbH And Materion Corp. Partner On Copernicus Earth Observation Satellite

Materion Corporation and Swiss-based Synopta GmbH have announced the successful completion of the latest satellite as part of the Copernicus Earth observation project—an initiative that monitors the changing conditions and general heath of the planet. Materion provided the advanced materials used in the optical communication system on board the satellites, …

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Israel’s Gilat Awarded $10M Contract For 3G/4G Backhaul Services In Peru

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced on 12 November 2019 that Gilat was awarded a U.S.$10 million five-year project for 3G/4G backhaul services in Peru. The infrastructure and network that Gilat recently started to operate is the basis for mobile coverage …

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