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Avanti Collaborates With NuRAN Wireless On Connectivity For African And Southeast Asian Rural Areas

NuRAN Wireless and Avanti have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to market and distribute a combined 2G RAN product alongside Avanti’s Ka-band satellite backhaul solution. Reaching rural communities presents a huge challenge for mobile operators, yet these pockets of population are in great need of mobile connectivity which gives …

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Angola Hopes Two Times Does The Trick With Russia For Angosat-2

After the failure of Angosat-1 shortly after its launch late last year, Angola is again partnering with Russia to build and launch Angosat-2 by 2020. Angola’s first communications satellite, Angosat-1, failed shortly after reaching orbit. It was launched in December 2017 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on board a …

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Airbus Defence And Space Showcases Its Military Satellite Portfolio To South Africa

Airbus Defence and Space has been highlighting its wide range of satellite-based solutions to the South African military and other organisations during the company’s recent Airbus Defence and Space South Africa Defence Day 2018 presentation in Pretoria. The country already utilises Airbus satellite products. The South African National Space Agency …

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Zimbabwe To Create National Geo-Spatial And Space Agency

The Zimbabwe government has announced that it intends to create a national space agency that will be called the National Geo-Spatial and Space Agency (NGSSA). The NGSSA will be run by the Zimbabwe Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and is being created as part of the ministry’s 100-day plan. …

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South Africa’s Square Kilometer Array Partners With Dutch Optical Telescope for Astronomical Breakthroughs

The South African Square Kilometer Array (SKA) has partnered with the Dutch optical telescope MeerLICHT to create the world’s first combined radio and optical telescope – a kind of ‘eyes and ears’ approach to astronomy – that could provide huge advances in both astronomy and astrophysics. Launched last week, the …

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Thaicom and Croatia’s MediaVision Partner to Broadcast Content to Africa

Thaicom, one of the largest commercial satellite communication companies in the Asia-Pacific, has announced an agreement with MediaVision as part of the expansion of its broadcast platform in Africa. The Thaicom-MediaVision agreement will utilise Thaicom’s MCPC broadcasting platform to broadcast MediaVision content from Europe via the THAICOM-6 satellite located at …

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African Smart Cities Get Boost From Inmarsat, Tillman, and Smart Africa Initiative Agreement

Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, announced on 9 May 2018 that it, in conjunction with Tillman Digital Cities and CivicConnect, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Smart Africa secretariat to accelerate the development and implementation of public-private partnerships (PPP) with the Smart Africa …

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