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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Dr. Val Munsami of South African National Space Agency

Formed in 2010, the South African National Space Agency (SANSA) has been making huge strides forward. Though the Agency was only founded nine years ago, South Africa’s involvement in space goes back to the second half of the 20th century, with projects that included observing the Earth’s magnetic field at …

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Intelsat and Stratosat Power Business Expansion and Enable International Commerce across Central Africa

Intelsat and Stratosat Datacom have agreed to facilitate the delivery of high-speed broadband services to sites across Central Africa by integrating managed connectivity from Intelsat’s high throughput global network with valued-added engineering and management services from Stratosat. Together, the companies will bring Internet and Virtual Private Networking (VPN) connectivity to …

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Speedcast Wins Multi-Year Contract with Sasol for Fully-Managed Communications Solutions and IT Support in Mozambique

Speedcast has that the company has been awarded a new multi-year contract to provide communications and onsite IT support services at four operations camps for Sasol’s oil & gas exploration and well delivery camps operating in Mozambique. This contract marks Speedcast’s first project for this South African-based customer and the …

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Newtec Dialog Transforms Telemedia’s Outside Broadcast Capabilities

Newtec has provided a Newtec Dialog platform to enhance the live broadcast capabilities of Telemedia, a media broadcast company based in Sandton, South Africa. Newtec Dialog will enable Telemedia to offer a data service in addition to video broadcasting services from its fleet of Outside Broadcast (OB) trucks. Founded in …

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Ethiopian Broadcasters to Migrate to SES Satellite Creating Dedicated Ethiopian TV Environment

Ethiopian private and public broadcasters, and the local media market, are poised for growth following two agreements signed between SES and the Association of Ethiopian Broadcasters (AEB), and the Ethiopian Broadcasting Cooperation (EBC) that will result in the creation of a dedicated Ethiopian TV environment. In particular, the AEB agreement …

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GLOBAL Technologies Selects Eutelsat to Support West Africa Power Pool Project

Eutelsat 10A

Eutelsat has secured a multi-year contract with GLOBAL Technologies for C-band capacity on its EUTELSAT 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool project (WAPP). Established in 1999 by ECOWAS (Economic Community of West Africa States), the WAPP project aims to interconnect the power grids …

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Globalstar Announces the Successful Completion of MSS and Terrestrial Authorisations Across Africa

Globalstar has received MSS (mobile satellite services) and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 million square miles of territory, a population greater than 100 million people, annual GDP of over a half a trillion USD and more than 1.7 …

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UK’s Avanti Communications Group Secures $55 Million Credit Line

Avanti Communications Group Plc has announced that it has now closed its new U.S.$55 million two-year 1.5 lien credit facility. The 1.5 Facility matures in May 2021 or, if the Company’s existing super senior facility (the “Super Senior Facility”) is extended, in July 2021. Loans made under the 1.5 Facility …

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SES Helps Ivory Coast Accelerate Its Digital Transformation

Ivory Coast’s public broadcasting company, the Société Ivoirienne de Télédiffusion (SIDT), has selected SES as its digital partner in a major move to meet the country’s 2020 deadline for switching over from analogue to digital broadcasting. Under this multi-year agreement, 60 analogue turned digital channels will be broadcast with brighter, …

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